With school starting and only about a month and half left of the Colorado cycling racing and touring season, many are filling up their calendars with the last big events of the season hoping to capitalize on the fitness gains made during the season.Many cyclist are also looking for ways to get their cycling fix as the days come to an end. With less time to ride, what are the ways to get the cycling endorphins flowing? We have some creative suggestions for you.
How do you stay motivated and stoked to get out and ride? Podcasts can be a great resource because you can listen to them anytime, anywhere. If you haven’t already jumped on the podcast train, it may be time. The post, The Best Cycling Podcast, offers 7 great podcasts to listen to on your commute or while cleaning, cooking, doing maintenance, lazing around and pretty much anything else. Who knows, after listening to a favorite episode, you may find yourself inspired to try something new!
Whether you are striving for peak performance or to shed a few pounds, apps are a great way to inspire positive behavior and keep you on track towards your goals. Check out our post, Top Apps for Cyclist in 2018, for cycling and health related apps. You will also want to read The Best Motivation Apps of the Year for inspirational quotes, motivational videos, or everyday reminders. These apps are fun and engaging way to help you become a better version of yourself.
Bikes and Bike Parts
The easiest way to get your cycling fix is to get a new bike. Or, expand your horizons and try a fat bike. Experiment! Play! Embrace your inner child and let it ride!!! Okay, maybe you are not be in the market for a new bike but end of season is a great time to experiment with new bike parts and replace worn cycling components. Our cycling accessory closeouts has everything from gloves, jerseys, bike parts, hydration packs, bicycle tools – you name it! Think about it. There aren’t many better upgrades for your road bike than a new set of wheels. Now is the time to get them. Do you wear a helmet every time that you ride? Probably. Well, now’s the time to replace that helmet. Replace worn out pedals, chain rings, and saddles without spending a ton of money.
Fall bike commuting offers the chance to enjoy cooler temperatures, view the changing colors of the leaves, and reinvigorate our spirits with the freedom riding a bike inspires. You can even listen to your podcast while riding your new bike when bike commuting! If you are curious as to the best bike parts for fall bike commuting, check out our post, 15 Tips for Bike Commuting in the Cooler Months, for route ideas, bike suggestions, and preferred cycling apparel.
During the racing and cycling season, the focus is on riding; whereas at the end of the season, there’s more time for mental wanderings, experimentation, and fun! Get creative and enjoy those endorphins!