If we don’t mentally prepare ourselves for anything we do, chances are we won’t be dedicated to the cause. Furthermore, if we can’t dedicate ourselves to it that means we don’t really want to accomplish it.
Why You Should Challenge Yourself
Challenging yourself is a great way to engage your mind into the ride every time you mount up on your bike. One day you might ride 1 mile and it hurts a little. Then the next time you challenge the pain. You decide to ride a little further or harder. Believe me, it gets easier with every challenge. That’s when you notice you have just cleared one hurdle.
Can You Complete This Challenge?
While riding to work or just a route of your choice, put yourself up to this challenge. For two minutes ride hard then 2 minutes ride easy. Then 1 minute hard and 1 minute easy. Again for 30 seconds hard and 30 seconds easy. Bare down and ride 15 seconds in a sprint and 5 minutes easy. Bike riding coach Chris Carmichael who is a retired professional, suggest this for beginners. This challenge will increase your stamina as you are showing some athlete mental toughness. Keep in mind you don’t have to be an athlete to ride a bike.
Keeping It Enjoyable
This might be the biggest key to making bike riding work out for anyone who is interested in simple bike riding. That is to change up your bike riding directions or route. This will provide different scenery as you ride instead of seeing the same thing every time. A very good means of keeping it interesting. As long as it stays fun and enjoyable, the rider will find it really easy to Keep on Pedaling.