Riding a bike is slowly coming back into fashion. Cycling seemed to be falling out of favour for a while, when everybody got into gaming or watching the millions of TV channels. However it has made a recent resurgence thanks to the coverage of cycling events on TV and the amount of parks slowly coming back into existence.
There’s no reason why you can’t incorporate cycling into your every day life. I mean it is a mode of transport. The soul purpose of riding a bike is getting from point A to point B, so why shouldn’t you cycle to work before returning home for your evening dose of PartyPoker? What other benefits can you gain from taking it up?
Fresh air – Even dogs love to feel the wind in their fur, as they ride in the car. You can gain this experience from riding a bicycle too. The wind in your face is refreshing, and while yes you will have a helmet on preventing you feeling it in your hair, safety does come first. Besides, you breath in air through your mouth not your head.
Money – It costs far less to run your bike than a car. When you drive a car, you are spending at least $50 a week on petrol, dependent on how far you travel to work and other destinations each week. And with insurance for bicycles being significantly less than a car, you’ll be happy to find your bank account and pockets will be much heavier.
Fitness – Cycling is one of the greatest and most effective ways to get fit. The gym is nothing on this. You can spend the 30 minutes you normally spend sat in rush hour, cycling and getting fit and trim. Your fitness level will rise, and you’ll feel happier for it.
A little over a week here in Seoul and it’s been pretty rad meeting all sorts of people from all walks of life.
Definitely the highlight so far is meeting Nico he’s the owner of the coolest bikes on this planet to date! Has a serious collection of bikes and according to him, he’s built over 35+ bikes!
The Dodici in trout hunting mode – she covered a solid 80Km today including a few hundred meters of elevation up into the Akatarawa ranges on a trout stalking mission. No fish but as they say, “the journey is half the fun.” Probably closer to 90 percent in this case …Life just rolls on that little bit slower when you have a fixed gear and a pack on your back.
Last week Gareth came down from Palmy and bombed some hills with us.
I didn’t get any photos on the ride, but here’s some from the pre-start.