Saturday, September 18, 2010

Why You Should Road Bike


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Just in case you don't know what it is. Road biking is biking long distances, usually 30 miles, and up to a few hundred, maybe thousands. All of this is done on a road bike, which is a specially designed bike used solely for riding on roads and pavement. These bikes are much more sleek and narrow than most bikes. But due to the advanced designing that goes into these bikes to provide them with maximum efficiency, they aren't cheap. You could get a decent one for the high hundreds, all the way up to 15,000 dollars for the very top of the line. Just don't buy a cheap one.

It's a great exercise

Biking is a very good exercise, especially road. It helps build up your stamina greatly, since you have to use your muscles for such a long period of time.

You get to travel

Everybody wants to travel, but in todays economy, it's just not feasible for most people to take a round trip. But with road biking, you can explore all of the trails around where you live. Find a lot of great scenic spots, and picnic there. If your willing to go the distance, literally, then you could bike for hundreds of miles, and do some real road biking.

Advancing Society

Motorized transportation is in a tight spot. All of the car companies are being criticized and forced to make better, more environmentally friendly cars. Like the Honda Prius and the Chevy Volt. But another thing many people are doing these days, especially in bigger cities, is they are biking to work. Most bus systems will allow you carry your bike on the bus. The majority of larger cities also have vast systems of paved and packed dirt trails, which you could use. Biking also saves money, since you do not need to buy gas as often.

It's Just Plain Awesome

Ever since the wheel was invented, people have biked. Why? Because it is a whole lot of fun! You can go out into the back country and explore the trails. Or you can stay in the city and explore places you didn't know existed. Either way, you're gonna be going back, again and again.

Those are just a few main reasons why you should road bike, but there are more. If you think of any, then feel free to leave a comment.

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