Wednesday, June 17th, 2009...8:24 AM

Don’t Forget to Bike for Fun!

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mafergusonbrickwallI have found myself recommending cycling to my clients a lot this week. Maybe it’s because I am a Tour de France fanatic, and the July 4th start date is fast approaching. Then I read this article over on EcoVelo’s website reminding us to get out and just ride our bikes for fun and transportation.

I used to try to ride my road bike around town for general transportation, but I didn’t like it much. I was always afraid of not being able to get out of my clipless pedals in time or running into something because my head was always looking down. Then we got a couple of cruiser bikes at Bicycle Sport Shop, and that solved everything! I got an Electra Townie in pink pearl, and my husband got an Electra Amsterdam. I love my bike. It makes riding around town so much easier: only 3 speeds, hand brakes AND coaster brakes, I sit straight up looking forward, and it has “flat foot technology” so my feet touch the ground when I stop. Awesome. We ride to dinner or the toy store and plan to start getting in the habit of riding to the pool and church each week. It’s one more great way to add a little more exercise to your life.

If you happen to be looking for a sweet high-end custom ride, check out Violet Crown Cycles, Austin’s local handmade city bike builder.

Let me know when you are ready to ride!

About the Author:

Chris Heidel is the owner and primary personal trainer with Libra Fitness in Austin, TX, a private, in-home studio. Chris focuses her business on developing mentoring relationships with her clients built on trust and meaningful support to help them set, achieve, and maintain realistic fitness goals. Chris truly believes that while getting in shape isn’t easy, it doesn’t have to be complicated. Chris is certified through the American Council on Exercise.

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