BIKE RIDING HELPS IN MAKING A BETTER PERSON

There is no doubt, cyclists lead extreme lifestyles. Regular bike riding is a sign of good health and long life. Whether you pedal regularly, your blood circulation and stamina boost up. Bike riding is essential for every person as like other exercises. Bike riding is same for all like old age persons, adults, kids and so on. There is no any cause of cycling. We have discussed various benefits as under.

Cyclists are always  teach us about the principal of  happier and healthier life.

  1. The shape of the cyclists are really good

It should come as no amazement that a dedicated cyclist is bound to be one of the fittest people around.  One hour is sufficient to reduce 500 and above calories and its only possible when you are regularly go for a bike ride. It’s an outstanding  way to get your heart rate up that are very effective for old aged and matured persons.

  1. Cyclists know that self-sufficiency gets good results and benefits

Cyclists need to be more self-sufficient. Only then they can run a long life bike ride. Their knowledge will also grow. There is lot of benefits after attempted this quality. Being a self-sufficient, you will become a hard worker and dedicated. Being self-sufficient is one of the biggest thing, a cyclist believe in.

Below are mentioned some benefits:-

  • You don’t depend on others for such things who make you happy and satisfied.
  • Self-sufficient is the key of stable comfort. Self-sufficient people always recover the negative point from the wrong events  and try to convert in positive.

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  1. Attentiveness for choosing the sport for yourself

Now you are ready to buy a cycle and ready to go for a ride. Fortunately, it’s easier to start cycling as you think. But need to aware about some important points.

Here we have mentioned some tips:-

  • Try to Know the cost- When buying a bike, try to spend money anywhere. The cheaper bike has  generally the heavier  frame and the wheels. The weight may not matter quite as much for someone who wants to shuttle as it will be for someone planning a cross-country cycling vacation.
  • Always Invest in some biking-specific clothing– “Good-quality of bike and a comfortable helmet, accessories and gloves will do more for your enjoyment of cycling than anything else. You will definitely enjoy your riding Always try to invest in such things. “Cycling jerseys are designed to wick moisture and carry other essentials for your ride — like a cell phone, keys and food.”
  • Always be prepared-   Always carrying a patch kit to fix a flat, along with a way to pump air back into the mended tire, identification, a cell phone, a credit card and some cash in case of emergencies. You should be prepared for any kind of situations.
  • Try to build up  longer distances Unfortunately, you can’t hope on your bike and pedal hundreds of miles. It takes time and enough of riding to be able to cover serious ground. It’s a bit like anything; start slow and build up. Once you have start cycling, then it will be easy for you  to become a fit and fine person.
  • Cross-train– New riders always build strength and flexibility with yoga and Pilates.  These additional activities always  help in increasing training, they’re more like bonuses — Pilates and yoga can’t really replace the real deal. There’s nothing absolutely like cycling to prepare you for cycling.

 

 

 

 

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Family Bicycle Riding : Tips

A very famous quote is “A Family, Rides together Stays Together”. Bike riding together with the family makes bond stronger. Bike riding makes exercise easy and enjoyable activity for all. It’s good to spend your energy and time in a right way to teach your kids how to start pedaling on different roads.

Always Have A Goal

A point to kept in mind is that, every ride has its end. Each ride has its own goal. In family, ride goal doesn’t aim on  distance, speed, capability or perfect technique but it stands for having fun with your family and enjoy every moment. It is necessary to ride with a goal and while riding with family your goal must be to have fun with your family and make this bike ride memorable for all. Take a break for a while, so that your children can enjoy the mid-break snacks. Kids feel enthusiastic to participate the next time.

Ride Preparations

  • Fresh Start- Take a good sleep at night and start with fresh vibes and also take good meal before heading out for ride.
  • Choose Terrains– Start with your child’s comfort zone, which is flat, smooth, paved and traffic away path and choose a few mile distance. With the passage of time you can increase the distance, amount of traffic and examine unpaved paths.
  • Helmet- Bike helmets are compulsory. They should be fit in protected manner and should not hang side to side or back and front. Helmet should be  of proper size and shape. Make sure your kid’s chin strap should be properly fitted. Wearing helmet is safe for your children and it protects them from mishappening.
  • Height of Saddle- Kids like to have low seats when they are riding for the first time but make sure that their legs make a 6’O clock position so that can get more power while pedaling.
  • Clothing- Try to dress your kid in layers because its easy to take off while ride when they feel too hot. Also make them wear thin pants in order to avoid fabric getting stuck in the bike gears.
  • Check ABC- Make sure that tires have proper air, the brakes work and the chain should work properly.
  • Safe Tools- Keep a small first-aid kit for minor scratches and also have a small puncture kit with yourself to fix flat tire and learn how to fix slipped bike chain.

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Trail Tips

  • Give Instruction In Brief- Remember kids learn better by doing not by listening. So give your kids short instructions and show them how to do because they can learn easily while experiencing.
  • Basic Skills- If your child feel uncomfortable on bike try to teach him some basic skills like using hand signals while turning or passing other riders on road.
  • Stay Alert- Tell your kids to stop their eyes and ears to stop, look & listen so that they can avoid hazard situations. Also try to sharp their powers by pointing on some interesting things on roads like animals, road sign and trees.
  • Give Them A Treat- Include special treats on ride, by stopping for something yummy or bringing something special which they don’t get usually to eat.

Traffic Safety

If you think that your child is ready to ride in streets, then follow these tips-

  • Bikes Are Vehicles- A bicycle is considered as vehicle and you should same obey all the traffic rules and signs that apply to cars and drivers.
  • Be Attentive- Always look both sides while crossing the roads and make an eye contact with drivers so that they can see you. Watch out for parked cars doors.
  • Be Visible- Wear attractive colors so that you can visible to other people and always give horn while turning or passing others.
  • Ride With Flow- Always ride with traffic flow not against and ride in one line.
  • Familiarize Your Child With Traffic Rules- This is very important to keep in mind that road rules include hand signals and the position of your bike on the road while turning right or left. Obey traffic rules or signs and also wait and watch the roads while riding and be aware of those humps and cracks on roads.

Tips To Become A Professional Cyclist

In modern time, people feel more comfortable with bikes. They started taking bikes in their day to day routine like ride to work or school. Most of the bike riders feel happy and enthusiastic while riding and especially in racing. They often participate in different bike ride events and polish their skills. It’s good to expertise some cycling skills to become an all rounder.

In order to become an expert, as cyclist it is important to be advanced in everything and you should make great efforts to be well rounder. A good training program includes not only psychological development but also helps you to focus on technique. Here are some of the tricks which you can include in you training sessions and become a pro-cyclist.

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Power Meters A Lot

Present time power maters a lot. Riders always wanted to reach from one point to another as soon as possible. They are forgetting the ancient pleasure and fun of riding. A very famous word is ‘speed kills’ is totally referred to this situation. If everything is balance in same manners, than yes generally more watts equal to more speed but this is not happen usually. Sometimes while increasing you power you take a lot load because of that your watts increased but not your speed. This is totally to your desire efforts. Remember your main focus is not increase you speed not your watts.

Run Over Full Speed In Short Distance

If you want to be a good rider and win races it’s good to challenge your limits. Challenge yourself beyond your capability. It will definitely increase your chances to win a race. Always remember that sprint is really very important weapon towards races. It means you have run all over full speed in small distance to win races. Even a rider that wins in 60K solo effort had to sprint 60K ago. With this he increases the chances of his wining.

Mix Intensities In Same Workout

If you’re in point where you need to start some high intensity rides. Then mixing all the high intensity workout routine and start practicing is good way to achieve the goal. You can repeat the main set as many times as you please but to its good to complete in a preferred time slot. If your trainer provides you power numbers, be ensure that your power numbers must increases throughout the main repeat sets. In other words, the power outcome of one minute workout must be higher than the two minute workout. Record your power outputs and start working on it for better result. The general idea I to increase you intensity or power, but the format and specifications must be customize for the event the rider is preparing for. The condition in this workout is challenging so you can’t do this on regular basis.

Keep Fresh

Always keep yourself fresh and give a new start. It means that you should not to do same workouts every day. Change your workout routine every week and try to do in different methods on roads, change your rhythm, change your steps and try to be comfortable being uncomfortable.

Every rider condition is to being differ from one another, be comfortable in difficult situations and try to face every challenge with a big smile on a face. This is the spirit of a true rider.

Essentials To Improve Bike Handling Skills

A cyclist need to rehearse require bike handling skills regularly. It is as important as increasing his fitness level. We see sometimes cyclists taken for granted their bike handling skills and they think that their skills are good enough but it’s not true, because in outer world many people sitting who are master in your skills and they can prove you wrong at any time. No matter what how good your bike handling skills are but you can always try to be better and faster both from others.

The training of cyclists is very tough and hard. They tried achieve their best of it, but sometimes results are not up to the mark or unexpected. Occasionally, they can’t control their punctures, crashes, bad roads or failure. But there are a lot of skills and drills which can combine with training to develop bike handling skills and increase chances of success. Here are some of essentials tips with you can build your training sessions and polish your bike handling skills.

Group riding and interact with others

If you’re going to take part in any event or a road race, the most important skill is to master that you can manage to ride close to others and being comfortable while interacting with them. If you feel uncomfortable while riding close to others than your liability is to either you stay back or cut to the front. Both options are worst for you because it consumes a lot of energy.

How to fix this problem

First find a place with little a traffic, than start riding with your friends and keep trying different-different move’s. For the next drill hold your bars and try to focus on the road ahead. Try to focus on your partner’s elbow and make contact with your partner.

Once you are confident in your capability than you can try advanced skills. Ride close to your partner; keep an eye down to the road and not looking at the partner. Then bend in from your hips and bend your upper body to sideways. With this your shoulder and elbow touch with your partner. By the time passing you will feel more comfortable and confident when you ride in a group.

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Cornering Technique

One of the fast ways to waste power in a race is to having a poor cornering technique. Your group members move you back because you are not confident to escape from harder situations means you have to waste your power unnecessarily to get back with them. At some point of time, your group members start neglecting you because you don’t know how to overcome those situations. Good cornering technique helps you to go faster.

How to fix this problem

You can ask your partner rider try to trap you with this you can learn how to come out of this situation. Take tips from your seniors they will tell you basic tips and tricks to escape from such situations and trap others into this condition. Consider races to improve your cornering. Once you done this you can easily achieve your success goal.

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Consumption of nutrition

The final component to boost your power is to give right nutrition to your body. If you are not relaxed, you may find difficult to eat and drink while riding with others. Firstly work on your group riding, secondly improve cornering technique and then take care of your nutrition’s.

How to fix this problem

Again take a help from your rider friend and tried to pass bottles to each other while riding. With this your bike handling skills improve and you learn how to relax while drinking in a ride.

Naturally, while building the sessions with these drills and skills you must consider your safety first. Make sure that every rider should know the purpose of each drill and also perform in a safe environment. Having strong sessions of these skills of group riding, cornering and consumption of nutrition will ensure that the power you have gained will increase chances of your success in race.

Cycling IS A Good Medicine

Whether it’s to boost your fitness, health or environmental choice, taking up bicycle riding could be one of the best decisions you ever make. It’s scientifically proven that cycling gives us unexpected benefits. Cycling is great for not only physical and mental fitness but also makes you smarter and happier.

Beat Depression

Exercise is beneficial for mental health, and the area which has the strongest evidence in is depression. Exercise is like a fertilizer for brain. More muscles and blood vessels in brain want more oxygen to help them to work. When you pedal you force you nervous system to produce new brain cells. All those new and old cells exchange with each other for better working. It’s a pretty great benefit to cyclists. This kind of growth is very important because with each passing years of our life, our brain starts shrink and started weaken our memory. A sharper mind works far better than inactive one. People who exercise regularly have sharp memory skills, high level of concentration and the ability to solve problems quickly rather than dull mind.

Calms Your Mind

Everyone go through a stressful life period in their day to day routine. In today’s world everyone is in hurry to get their work done It is hard to come out of this pressure. It can come from number of reasons like some kind of financial problems and work load. All of this can contribute to people going into depression. But riding is the way to overcome these worldly worries because exercise strengthens our mind. It can be done in any form of like jogging, running or riding. Going for riding on bicycle not only soothes your soul but also get you out off depression.

Makes You Friendlier

Riding makes you friendlier because while riding you meet a lot of people. Some people are very much aware about riding, they can give you useful tips for your daily riding and regular meeting with same people can strong your connections with them. This can make your social life active. As we all know that cycling groups had a better social activeness from us because they know how to interact with different kind of people, how to gain knowledge from them and utilize that knowledge. When people are tensed they don’t go out or not to do anything. They keep everything inside which impacts their confidence and low their self-esteem. For good health you need to socialize with people, and regular exercise gives you an opportunity to interact with other people, especially when you do exercise outside.

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Mood Booster

Everybody have their mood swings and these mood swings comes from some kinds of stress or worries. But riding is the only way to get out of all those mood swings because improves your capacity to think or work well. Riding is an amazing way to help you to reduce workload and stress. It lifts up your mood easily and helps you to forget all troubles in life for a while. A very famous line is “A healthy comes in healthy body”. So, if our body is healthy than our mind is able to think positively and find solution to overcome serious conditions.

Natural Meditation

Cycling is the best form of meditation. As we all know that meditation is the best way to calm troubled mind. Pedaling is a repetitive process and we need to concentrate the rhythm of pedal while riding. it requires the whole focus of mind. For some time our brain stops worrying about hurdles of life and make up our mind to enjoy our riding. So we need to do is “RIDE-WORK-RIDE-REPEAT” in our life for healthy lifestyle.

Cycling Skills & Tips To Improve Riding

Cycling skills can be one different level in each field whether its beginner or professional. It’s true once you learn to balance on two wheels while move yourself forward via pedals, wind going through your hairs and heart races with adventure. It’s a skill which is not going to forget quickly. By adopting cycling skills and tips you will not only earn greater appreciation but also improve your riding experience and get a better workout in process. Before you hit road, here are essentials of basic riding skills that everybody should learn and practice.

  1. Know Your Gears:- Your front gear are used to make the biggest shifts like when you approach a hill and need to get into easy gear fast. You may have two or three chain rings to choose, using small rings provide you easiest turnover on hill. You back gears are the fine-tuners. When you need to make pedaling easy these gears are good to use while riding.
  1. When Shifting Plan Further:- Watch terrain and look what gear’s you will need in different terrains. When you get to a hill, shift the gears before you reach there. Waiting too along cause’s pressure on chain and making it harder for the bike to shift properly. The best way to familiarize yourself with gears is to practice on different terrains and try to shift both front and back gears to see what they can do for you.
  1. Learn To Brake:- Rule of braking is to used both brakes equally, if you need to stop suddenly. The front brake provides you more stopping power that’s why you need to avoid use it commonly. If you apply front brake suddenly it will harm you. To brake safely, it’s good to press both brakes until you slow or come to your desire speed. Over gripping the rear brake gives you less stopping power and makes you tire to skid.
  1. Look Before Turns:- When heading into a turn, always look through the turn where you want to go, rather than into the middle of it. You bike will go where you are looking, so if you looking at the curb’s you are trying to avoid, you will definitely run into it. If you need to slow down going into the corner, brake before the turn rather than in the middle of your turn.
  1. Lean Your Bike, Not Your Body:- As you head into a turn push the handlebar and take a slightly turn so that your arms straightens a bit. This will automatically lean your bike into the turning position. At the same time keep your body upright and don’t lean your body with bike. Make sure your outside foot is pushing down hard to the pedals. This will ensure that you don’t drag your inside pedal or lean your bike too far.

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  1. Position Yourself For Downhill:- Keep your weight over on saddles for downhill’s. If the falling is so sharp position your butt toward the back of the saddle to keep resistance on your rear wheel. Keep your focus in your front wheel so you can easily change directions and cross obstacles on roads. And also control your speed rather than hitting hard at last time.
  1. Be Smooth On Pedals:- Always think about turning circles with your pedals rather than pushing them down. This will help you to make your riding more efficient. 
  1. Keep Trying On Different Terrains:- You can easily improve your cycling skills by riding on different roads. It will help you to learn how to cross obstacles like pebbles, which will help when you are riding on roads with traffic or waste. 
  1. Be Alert In Traffic:- Always ride under thought that drivers don’t see you. Slow down at all crossings even if you are in a right way. Right as close to the right side of the road as safety possible, use arms signals, obey all the traffic signs and lights so drivers knows where you are heading too. 
  1. Use Clip-less Tires:-  Start using clip-less tires and avoid traditional clips and straps in pedals. It will help you cycling shoe fix on pedals easily. This transfers greatest amount of force from your legs to your pedals, pushing you forward with more power and efficiency.

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After knowing the basic skills and tips it’s good know about some bike equipment’s will get you looking and feeling like a professional in no time.

  1. Bike Frames:- Bikes are usually comes in four materials- aluminum, carbon, titanium and steel. Aluminum is a economical light weight frame on other side carbon is very light and provide you smooth ride but they tend to be very expensive. Titanium is also very pricey but steel is inexpensive but at the same time it’s heavier than other kinds. If you are happy with your old bike stick with it otherwise tries different frame styles and materials before buying.
  1. Helmet:- A good helmet should fit well and make your head relatively cool. Look for good helmet which is easy to adjust and fit properly.
  1. Clothing:- Look for comfortable clothes which provide pedaling between you and your bike seat. Use short length shorts rather than to opt for long shorts which troubles your ride. Chose some technical fabric which soak moisture easily.
  1. Gloves:- Cycling gloves minimize impact and warm to your hands and protect them if you fall. It will provide you complete protection in some cooler conditions.
  1. Shoes:- Always chose right shoes which fix properly and provide you perfect grip while pedaling.