Posted on November 7, 2016

Last Bike Ride of the Year

Written By bodywipejim

Each spring, as the weather begins to warm in the Midwest, my excitement for biking outdoors again is palpable. After a long winter, there is nothing like your first bike ride of the season. As a dedicated mountain biker, riding the trails in early spring is exhilarating. Over the course of the summer, as I get into riding shape, I tell myself that I could easily ride until the first snow. But, like all great plans, each year as November is upon us, I get a change of heart. With the weather getting significantly colder, I find it less desirable to ride outdoors. I know there are a few die-hard cyclists out there that embrace these elements and it is with great respect that I most humbly bow to you! But for me, each fall as I battle the weather and shortness of daylight, I surrender to riding indoors. I know that indoor riding does not come close to riding on the trails. But, on the other hand, no wind or cold to deal with and I can even watch Sports Center as I ride on my stationary bike. As I store my mountain bike for the winter, I pray that spring comes early next year!

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