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The Slackers Guide to 30 Days of Biking

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Today marks the 6th day of biking for the 30 Days of Biking. I hope everyone is sticking to their pledge as best as possible!

Unfortunately, I haven’t done any epic rides during these first 6 days but my butt has sat on the saddle and my feet have pedaled some distance each day thus far. For everyone that is struggling to find the time to hit their bike rides I give you my guide to slacking your way through the next 24 days!

Start with small distances

Are you riding around the block? Down a hallway at work? Great, you’re getting on the bike and that is ALL that matters for 30 Days of Biking.

Earlier is better

Pedal your bike around the block as early as possible and then forget about your pledge until tomorrow

Make it achievable

Determine a daily task or distance that you normally walk that can be achieved by bike (mine is checking the mailbox). Make this task your fail-safe if you had absolutely no opportunity to ride your bike that day. Simply jump on the bike and check the mail, or ride down to the stop sign and back before you head to bed.

Treat yourself

Hang a carrot out in front of those handlebars, I personally enjoy riding for ice cream!

Don’t over commit

This isn’t meant to be an epic undertaking of riding 1,000 miles a month. In fact, I think I have ridden <20 miles in the first 6 days of this pledge.You don’t have to bite off more than you can chew. Do what you can with what you can. As long as you are getting on your bike, in any fashion, you are doing better than most!

Stop stressing

This is meant to be fun, to kick the dust off the tires. Enjoy it and don’t stress!

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3 Responses to The Slackers Guide to 30 Days of Biking

  1. Michael says:

    Good stuff in here! Personally, I hit the trainer for the first 5 days, anywhere from 30-60 minutes daily, and then I hit the trails today for day 6.

  2. Laura says:

    Today is the first day I dont have a built-in opportunity to ride so I’m going to ride over to my friend’s house and back after work. Even if it’s raining (which there is a 100% chance it will be). :)

    Great tips!

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