Sometimes, knowing how to ride a bike just doesn’t cut it. If you want to take your cycling to the next level – whether that means riding regularly or entering races – you need to do prep work beyond picking out an awesome bike and hitting the road. In this post, I’ve listed a few points you ought to consider before you ride off into the sunset. These simple tips can help you get your cycling journey off to a great start.
One of the most important pieces of gear you can buy when you’re getting started with cycling is a good pair of padded shorts. No matter how padded your saddle is, it’s the shorts that will really make the difference on long rides. You also need a good quality helmet and if you are mountain biking, additional protection like gloves and knee pads are highly recommended. Invest in a sturdy pair of sports glasses as well to shield your eyes from stray stones, bugs, rain and sun exposure.
Get your bike road ready
When you’re first starting out, it’s a great idea to develop a relationship with a friendly local bike shop. To get started, they can check your riding position and make sure that your saddle and handlebars are set correctly. Later on, they can help you troubleshoot problems, make recommendations if you’re looking for new gear and teach you how to perform regular maintenance on your bike. You’ll especially want to make sure that you are routinely washing your bike, cleaning and oiling your chain and checking your tire pressure to keep your rides smooth. If you’re riding in rainy or wet conditions, you’ll also want to fit mudguards or fenders.
Whether you’re riding solo, in a group or in the city streets, it’s important to be mindful of safety guidelines that pertain to your situation. Also, always carry a tire repair kit and make sure you know how to fix a puncture. It’s important to have a good supply of water with you at all times, so pack a hydration backpack or a water bottle and fill up along the way if you run out. You’ll need more than water to keep you fueled though; make sure to bring a banana, an energy bar or other substantial snacks to give you a boost when your energy reserves are low. If you experience cramping, it’s a good idea to pack something that will provide your body with electrolytes.
Let’s face it – finding the motivation to go to the gym can be hard. But fitness doesn’t need to be an uphill battle! For those that are trying to be more active, there are plenty of fitness apps that can help track steps, give workout tips, and help push individuals forward on their health journey.
This app tracks walks and physical activity. This works for anyone that just wants to get in more steps, as well as those training for a marathon. Users turn to the app to help find new routes, join challenges, and keep track of their workouts.
Strava helps connect users with a motivating community. The app is for cyclists, runners, and any adventurers to record their activities and share in the community of other athletes.
This app is not free, but includes more than 280 yoga poses with step-by-step instructions. Users can choose classes to suit their needs, which include strength, balance, flexibility, or a combination.
Users can choose workout plans depending on their goals to get leaner, fitter, or stronger. There are numerous workouts for strength, cardio, and yoga, and is made for users of all fitness levels.
This app features the popular HIIT workouts and circuit training, so users only need a 7-minute workout to reach goals. Users can track their progress and share training with friends in order to stay motivated.
This is another paid app that helps users go from not running to running a 5K in 9 weeks, with easy-to-follow training plans. Users can post their workouts on Facebook in order to track progress and share with friends.
JEFIT helps those that are gym beginners with exercises so that they can forget about using pen and paper to track workouts, rest time, and body measurements for progress. There are users to connect with to help stay motivated and share progress.
Not only does this app encourage working out, but it’s also a game. Running using the app will help users save lives from the zombie apocalypse, with music and instructions on when to speed up or slow down.
By exercising, users can make a difference, whether it’s running, biking, or even just other health activities. Motivation comes from giving more to charity and there are over 40 to support.
This app is a coach in a phone. It includes the same HIIT method for 7-minute workouts and either gives you a harsh coach demeanor and screams things “You will get fit or else” or offers rewards.
About Dan Jey
Dan Jey is a real estate agent who lives in Corona, California and services the surrounding areas. Over the years while working in the real estate industry, Dan has discovered, one of the best ways to connect with clients is to leverage his passions. Clients are attracted to work with Dan due to his superior market knowledge. “Knowing the market” and delivering a one-of-kind buying or selling experience are two of his strengths. A few of Dan’s passions are hiking and outdoors, food and wine, and the sport of Cricket. In addition to connecting with clients on these interests, Dan finds the pursuit of these passions relaxing. Dan believes that it is important to make time for relaxation—especially when you are a busy professional. Taking the time to pursue his interests during his free time allows Dan to return to work more focused and ready to serve his clients.
One sport in particular that Dan Jey likes is cricket, which is the most popular sport in his native country of Sri Lanka. The sport is popular in many other South Asian regions & the Commonwealth nations such as England, Australia and South Africa as well. Although the game isn’t that popular in the United States, over the years Dan has met clients who enjoy watching the sport as much as he does. Dan particularly likes watching short form cricket.
Corona, California is a fantastic location for people like Dan Jey who like to get outdoors. The city itself features a number of green spaces that are perfect locations to spend time with the family. However, the real appeal of Corona is that it is centrally located to many outdoor destinations. Dan has enjoyed hiking since college. In fact, when he was an undergrad he visited many parts of the world and hiked a number of notable trails. More recently Dan would go on backpacking trips on Mount Baldy, also known as Mount San Antonio. However, due to his busy career now Dan tends to hike in areas that are closer to his home.
Since July 2014 Dan Jey has worked as a licensed realtor at Keller Williams, Corona. Dan has has achieved a great deal of success in a short span of time. For example, in 2015 he was awarded the “Rookie of the Year” award by Keller Williams. Dan attributes his success to his tireless work ethic and his commitment to exceptional customer service. It’s not unusual for Dan to work 18 hour days or spend his entire weekend hosting open houses. However, Dan thoroughly enjoys the time that he puts into selling homes. Seeing a customer’s reaction when he or she finally gets the keys to a new home never fails to make him smile.
Many of Dan’s clients leave positive reviews on his Zillow account after working with him. Most reviewers note Dan’s honesty, positive attitude, and dedication as three of the reasons why they enjoyed working with him. Getting feedback from clients is very important to Dan. He strives to provide clients with the best experience, but he knows he’s not perfect. One of the best ways to improve future client experiences is to hear from past clients so that he can perfect his craft continually and earn to be his client’s trusted advisor.