Did you spend too little time on the trainer and too much time eating pumpkin pie this winter?. Now that the weather is finally turning and the Holidays have passed, are you ready to get out and ride? How’s your motivation? Here are our top 4 ways to get yourself motivated for the riding season (in no particular order).
1) Get a fitness app.
There are a number of apps to choose from. We here at the shop are partial to Strava because it is geared towards the racer who is seeking results. Fitness apps provide a well organized and easy to use exercise journal. They monitor your progress and help you set goals. The next best thing to riding is being able to look back on your ride and see what you accomplished.
2) Get a cycling computer
If you don’t have a smartphone, there are other ways to record your rides. A GPS cycling computer such as a Garmin 510 can easily be mounted on your bike and later recorded data can be uploaded onto your favorite fitness app online. Many cycling computers are able to sync up with wireless cadence sensors and heart rate monitors. Stop by the shop and we’ll be happy to show you some great options.
3) Clean and Tune up Your Bike
Cycling is only enjoyable if your bike and gear are functioning properly. Dust off the cobwebs and bring your bike in for a spring tune-up so that you can enjoy your exercise.
4) Get a New Bike!
You might find this crazy, but nothing motivates like a new bike. Sell your old bike and come grab a new one. The same principle can be applied to new gear. Come grab some new shorts, gloves, shoes, pedals, helmet, etc…All these things are going to enhance your riding experience and are guaranteed to add some motivation.
What motivates you to ride? Sound off in the comments, and remember: