Bored at home? Many people are experiencing the outdoors nowadays, given work from days are part of the boredom life we have! If you’re one of these people looking for a new way to spend time outside, this quick article will help you get going.
Whether you’re new to the outdoors or trying a new activity, keeping things fun is key. Taking some time to prepare for new activities and experiences with the right gear and mindset will keep you motivated.
Try Cycling around neighborhood or local trails on less crowded streets, you may still have some childhood habits like standing up to mash the pedals.
Ideally, you’ll learn to spin your feet in an almost circular pattern: One leg pulls up slightly as the other pushes down. This may seem wimpy at first, but it saves your energy and helps you ride farther.
Another two-wheeled skill that takes time to make a habit is looking into turns. Your body will lean into turns according to where you look. Similarly, if you want to avoid a root or rock, look to a safe spot next to it. If you stare at an obstacle you will soon hit it.
Cycling shoes: These will help you spin at a steady cadence with consistent power rather than mash the pedals. Be sure to get used to clipping in and out of your pedals in a safe area before you hit the road or trails in new shoes!