Now that Spring has sprung, I'm seeing lots of smiling faces on two wheels, my local bike shop/cafe filled with bicycles for a tune ups, and a home now currently filled with bicycles. Coming from a state that has no seasonal weather and 330 days of sunshine (I'm blowing kisses at you California), it's not easy to adjust to the extreme weather changes. What's harder is not having the ability to ride my bike almost everyday, not being able to physically endure the weather patterns regardless of the preparation and research. This makes life on two wheels a bit of a challenge during the cold seasons. And although I admire those who can ride in the snow, I won't do it. Call me a spoiled Cali girl, but this adjustment to the East Coast is a big eye opener on tackling bicycle lifestyle one season at a time. Adjustment isn't easy, and I'm sure my friends from home are giggling at me, but I'm just so excited for this sunshine and warm weather!
If you're on the same road (pun intended), here are some tips to help you get inspired and adjust to Spring's seasonal bike lifestyle...
Dress up for your ride: florals please!
Bike to your favorite spot, park, cafe, farmers market, beach.
Enjoy the freedom and breath it all in.
Meet people. Cyclist are uber friendly and make great cycling partners.
Take selfies while riding your bike.
Explore your city or town.
Bring a journal to draw or write about your ride: note what you see, hear, smell, and feel.
I hope wherever you are, nature is being good to you, and your adjusting well to getting back on two wheels!