it started one summer…
Opening one’s mind to what is truly possible is really important when thinking about riding – it’s scary to try something new. I used to think a friend was nuts for riding 5 miles to work downtown every day. Then one Sunday morning (before everyone was out of bed) I thought, well, I’ll try it. And I did it. And the first time, it was hard. And I had a lot to learn about riding on the streets. But I did it. And a few rides later, I was commuting.
Get a support network. Learn from other commuters what does & doesn’t work (it is not an expensive hobby!). Then pay close attention on how GREAT you feel when you arrive to work and don’t need the coffee because your endorphins are going nuts. And how awesome you feel because you realize that you can bike to work instead of go to the gym. AND that you- too- became a bike commuter.
PS – then the quick trip to the grocery store by bike doesn’t seem like a big deal 🙂
that happy happy joy joy feeling after making it home in the snow
and the little mountain bike that could…
and the many girls of the world who inspire me (sunday parkways visitors), this is dedicated to each and every one of you