Hi Fans of Cycling!
It sure is getting on the chilly side out there and now comes the season where the "die hards" get dressed for cold weather and ride, while the "smart ones" ha ha revert to cycling indoors!
As for me, I love to ride outdoors. BUT, if you can do both during the off season, you'll get blessed with all the benefits of continued riding, which also means, no lost bike fitness over the winter.
For those of us who love cycling soooooo much that we can't think about NOT getting on our bikes outside,this beautiful autumnal season offers us so much beauty in the gorgeous outdoors. We experience and see things on the bike that we never would on four wheels.....The changing leaves on all the trees, those colors that capture the beauty of autumn, it just makes me feel so alive and grateful for all the beauty that surrounds me. All the different smells of the season, camp fires, wood burning stoves, leaves burning, home cooking, all fill my senses as I ride along the rolling terrain, taking in the views, smiling and even talking to the cows and horses! The warmth of the sun on my face as I'm pedaling thru the countryside helps me appreciate another day on the bike....no rain, sleet or cold quite yet!
Riding is happiness, my muscles sing because they are being trained, my body sings as it sweats, my eyes open to the vibrant rush of colors, objects, and nature and my nose awakens to a thousand scents, unknown to the indoors.
A dream state overcomes my thoughts just for a minute, ahhhhh....opps! a pot hole!
Better to not dream for too long on the bike....
AWAKEN! Grab your bike..its time for another ride today....and so it is...
Blessings to your day,