What To Do Now?

Photo courtesy of… oh I can’t remember, but thanks!

I don’t need to have a go at road riding, I do it an awful lot and love it. But what if you have never been on a road bike before and want to start… what have you been missing?  The escapism as you leave the city and smell the fresh country air, the sights you see when travelling a little slower, the interaction with other cyclists and pedestrians and the feeling of speed in your face. Road riding seems to have a little more of a stigma about it as it’s seen as ‘the Lycra sport’ and thus some are not as open to trying it. But it’s not necessary to zip your flabby bits into skin-tight clothing to enjoy the delights of a road bike. Get out there, climb some hills and enjoy the downhill bits. Screw what your colleagues say about push bikes, you know they are wrong. Road bikes are the new mid-life crisis purchase… just get one now and buy a Porsche when you’re 50!

There are lots of new experiences out there, and I now have a few more to try, and then conquer over the coming months. I hope you have fun trying something new.  Whatever you do… Do It Now.



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  • http://twitter.com/trimon29 Eric Hutchins

    Great Post, hoping to get a little trail riding in this weekend (in between sessions on the road of course :) )

  • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

    Great post, my man. Thanks for taking what I laid down yesterday and running with it. This is awesome…and it’s great to see that you are totally Making it Happen.

  • JD

    Good luck Stevie. Are you going to follow up with articles once you get going in these other types of cycling? Seeing video of it would be even better.

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      I agree with JD…let’s see some video of your new bike adventures. Sounds like fun to me.

  • http://twistedchristian.ca/dadblog twistedxtian

    I did one cyclocross race last year and was hooked. I sold my mountain bike and bought a cross bike. I’ve done two races so far this season and it is the most fun (and pain) I’ve had on two wheels. I heartily recommend it to any and all. :)

  • egggman

    Based on this post I believe you have caught all the same bug’s I have…. I am (was) a MTB rider only, but…. SSMTB sounded amazing, oh and fixed gear has an element of awesomeness, what is this CX you speak of??? oh and with a pair of slicks I can try road??? Yup, you heard it here…. cycling is amazing!! pick your way/s and enjoy!!!

  • http://about.me/Aaronthestrong Aaronthestrong

    Rock ON! Welcome to the dark side of cycling! :-)

  • Peter

    I felt the same way as you did after reading Darryl’s post yesterday. I’ve always wanted to try cyclocross but haven’t yet got around to actually doing it. That post yesterday got me thinking about it again and now that I see how you’re going about it I am ready to do it. I have a few buds with cyclocross bikes and will call them up right now to see if they can borrow it to me. The idea of buying another bike was always something that stopped me from doing this. Good luck with your cyclocross.

    • http://twitter.com/StevieDexter Stevie Dexter

      Good to see you’re looking forward to getting muddy Peter!