Getting on bicycle is the first step towards fun filled bicycle world. There are actually lots of reasons to dust off your bike and ride. Some reasons are including here:
- Makes you healthy
- It’s a first step towards to ‘The Green World’
- Avoiding all car related problems-parking, insurance and other expanses
- Getting some fresh air
- Reduces your stress level
Above mentioned all reasons are sounds good but many of us have found plenty of reasons ‘NOT’ to riding, so let’s go through those reasons or myths one by one.
Here the 10 Myths or reasons for not to riding and there actual reality:
- Riding a bike required a lot of gears
The basic requirement for a bike firstly is you, then a bike & helmet that’s it. There is no need for gears as early as you just started they can come later. So, the basic need for bike riding is just you only not gears.
- Costly to buy a gear bike
Every person has its own ideology. With their words they influence other people. Some of them think that gear bikes are very costly but in reality they are far cheaper than cars. If you own a car its expanses increased day by day whether it’s for maintenance or daily uses. Bikes on the other hand, don’t need gas and free to park. They have few components and requires less expanses on maintenance.
- Expensive bike are good
In the terms of pricing it doesn’t mean that every expensive is good for ride. Every bike has its own specialty. Any bike with a good condition can take you where you want to go. It may take you longer because you don’t have gears in your bike like expensive bikes have but it will definitely get you there.
- Bikes take too much time
As compare to other vehicles bike takes more time but it actually requires planning. Depending on traffic on the roads and distance is very important. Sometimes bike can takes you where your car cannot. There is one plus point in it and that is riding burns calories and you can also run while riding.
- Bicycling is dangerous
Many bike riders ride over the years without any difficulty. You just need to remember some tips while riding like- Always behave like driver, be predictable, wear bright colors, wear safety equipment’s like helmet, knee pads, making an eye contact with drivers, place your hands on brakes, watch out for car doors opening and obey traffic rules to improve your safety.
- Bike seats are uncomfortable
Bike seats are usually designed in unisex but if you feel uncomfortable while riding you can switch your seats with new ones. Bike seats come in different size and shape you can check by yourself in which seat you feel comfortable.
- Unable to maintain bike
It’s easy to maintain your bikes or you can appoint a service man who can take care of your bike regularly. Otherwise you can join some service classes where you can learn the basic tips to maintain bike.
- Out of shape to ride
Riding a bike regularly helps you to get back into shape. Don’t be afraid or feel ashamed firstly while riding because nobody is perfect. The more you bike it will help you faster to back in shape.
- Can’t carry too many things on bike
It’s really not like that you can’t carry things on bike. You must be patience to handling all the situations. You can apply carrier or attach bags with your bike to carry things. Everything is become easy if you have little knowledge and patience.
- Sweating makes people say no to bike
Sometimes it is difficult to avoid but you can ride with calm and cool manner to avoid exertion. It’s even better to ride in the morning when it’s cooler. It makes you feel happy when wind comes and touch your cheeks.