Benefits of biking...

United States
September 8, 2010 8:56pm CST
I started riding my bike around town instead of driving. I think I have ridden about 20 miles the last four days! But today when I was heading to the bank (in the pouring rain!!) I did not have to shift down going up the hills.. so I am benefiting the environment as well as myself! It's exciting to see and feel my legs getting stronger!! Does that get you going to be able to see your physical improvement?
5 responses
@formidexo (1351)
• Canada
9 Sep 10
That is great! I had a bike and I gave it away as I prefer walking. I have less to worry about like bicycle theft. Yes, here they steal bikes even when chained. Well, let them try to steal my feet! LOL
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• United States
9 Sep 10
lol! I hear that! So far no trouble with stealing my bike, but if I was still in Chicago I might worry about it a little more. I like to walk but my time is very limited so a bike helps me get my errands done in the allotted time!
@formidexo (1351)
• Canada
10 Sep 10
I have no problem with people who bike, unless they run over my feet. LOL
@Humbug25 (12551)
11 Sep 10
Hi there macdingolinger Well done you! That is great if you find a form of excersize that you really enjoy too as it will make things a lot easier. My backside is too big for me to want to cycle that badly but I do enjoy riding a bike just need to make sure who is behind me haha
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• United States
12 Sep 10
lol! you know you are wrong for that! Anyway, my backside hurts from riding on the little seat! It even makes my tail bone hurt. I don't notice it until I go to sit in a different chair or when I lay down on the bed at night. yikes!
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
10 Sep 10
i believe that biking is very beneficial to a biker. it is a very good exercise. i havent seen a fat biker. all bikers (i mean the professional ones) are all lean. it's sad that i dont even know how to mount a bike!
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• United States
10 Sep 10
lol!It is true I have never seen an overweight biker! I guess my daddy taught me how to ride a bike when I was about 6. It seems he always kept some bikes around for us kids to ride. When I was 15 I bought my first 10 speed with my own money!
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
9 Sep 10
Everyone knows that one of the biggest struggles with losing weight is sticking with it.. it's easy to lose motivation, especially if you don't see results right away. I started trying to lose weight last fall, and in December joined a gym. At first my motivation was the little goals I set for myself, like being able to run for a full hour on the treadmill or getting through an hour of cycling class. Then my motivation was trying to keep up with some of the people around me. There was one woman.. I felt she was a bit of a show off and felt a little threatened by her, can't really explain why.. but secretly competing with her in our classes made a huge difference on me as well. I managed to lose about 75 lbs and am now working on maintaining.
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• United States
9 Sep 10
Way to go Kats!!Good job!! Keep it up! What ever it takes to feel good and be able to stay active, even if it's competing with people who don't even know they entered the race!
@nangisha (3504)
• Indonesia
9 Sep 10
Hi Mac!. In my country is really popular bike to work, they had community about it. But most people still used motorcycle or car to go to work. Especially this rainy day its not suitable to use bike, honestly its make me don't wanna out from house without a reason because its rainy hard and very cold. I had a bike at home, I rarely used it maybe I will start to used it again when the weather start a little warmer and not rainy hard.
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• United States
9 Sep 10
I rode in the rain yesterday. I simply had no choice! However, as I get more used to it and get organized a little better, I can avoid the rainy days I hope!