August 3, 2016
Cycling in the rain, cycling in the dark, cycling in the winter (often in a combo with the first two), can make a rider feel a pedal up the hill of their street is their own personal Alpe D’Huez. Regular cyclists encounter regular challenges. Yet, beyond the daily rider there’s another type of rider: someone who has previously been a rider, wants to ride again – but is timid about it. This can be the hardest summit to scale.
There can be many reasons for this. Some of them are more complex than others. But the solution to these challenges is always the same. The rider must get back on the bike, and that’s why anyone looking to restart their riding should not delay doing so for a single day! Ride shamelessly, do so indulgently, do so inelegantly if you must – but just get riding. Any cyclist worth their weight in chamois cream would do well to encourage a new rider on the road, not shame them.
The Cycling Boom Is Very Real
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