Use Your Childhood Experience of Learning to Ride a Bicycle to Help You to Succeed With Dating

This week I want to discuss your childhood days when you were first learning how to ride your bicycle.

So, you may be wondering why learning how to ride a bicycle has anything to do with meeting, attracting, dating, and seducing single women. Well, it is related and I’ll explain why:

Remember when you got your first bicycle for Christmas or your birthday? You were so excited and you could hardly wait to ride it.

So, when you were first learning to ride it, you would lose your balance and fall off your bicycle. Sometimes you would skin a knee or elbow. But, this would not deter you. You would get right up and jump on your bicycle again. No matter how many times you fell off your bicycle you would get right back up and try again until you mastered riding a bicycle. You didn’t give up. You didn’t just say to yourself, “The heck with this, this is too hard, I give up!” No, you stuck with it because your were bound and determined to learn how to ride your bicycle. A few setbacks did not deter you. You were determined to succeed and you did.

And, let this childhood experience help you succeed with single women. Just like in dating and riding a bicycle, you will fail a few times. But, you keep trying until you get it right and master the art of succeeding with women and meet the woman of your dreams.

And just because you fail a few times with women, you just don’t give up hope and quit. Just like when you were learning to ride your bicycle, you didn’t just give up. You kept trying until you got the hang of it and you could keep your balance and steer it.

Well, I hope this article helps you develop a new positive outlook on the times that you have trouble doing better with women and the dating game. Just go back in time when you were first learning to ride your bicycle. Remember how determined you were to succeed and apply this same philosophy to your dating life.

Five Interval Training Suggestions to Use While Riding Your Bicycle

So much has been written about interval training, and with good reason.It’s fun, doesn’t take a lot of time, and enables your heart to pump more blood to your muscles, training them to use oxygen more effectively. And all interval training really involves is a short burst of intense activity, followed by a short rest.

Generally, whatever aerobic activity – walking, jogging, running, for example – you can think of can also be adapted for interval training. But in this article, I’m going to focus on five ways to use interval training as you ride your bicycle.

1. Choose two long blocks. At the beginning of the first block, speed up by pedaling rapidly and stop at the end of the second block. Now rest. You can remain seated on your bike if you wish. Give yourself a few minutes to catch your breath and relax.

2. Find a hill locally that isn’t too long or steep. Beginning at the base of that hill, climb its length by pedaling as fast as possible until you reach the top. Then rest and give yourself time to catch your breath.

3. Find a lake in a nearby park. Pick a starting point, such as a bench near a tree. This starting point will also be your finish “line.” At your starting point, ride as fast as possible around the lake back to the place that you chose as a starting point. Then stop and rest and relax.

4. Choose a different location and again, pick a starting and ending point. You can vary the distance. Then ride as quickly as possible and stop at the place that you chose as an ending point. Then rest, as usual.

5. Choose another area that is somewhat hilly and designate a starting and ending point. Then ride your bicycle as fast as possible to the ending point and rest. You should consider this as an ultimate interval training activity and not try it until you’ve done some intervals on shorter distances. By the time you’ve reached the ultimate, which is this activity, you will acclimated yourself to high intensity rides.

Of all the aerobic exercises you can do, cycling is perhaps the easiest and most fun. You can ride alone or with a friend and have the flexibility of deciding where and how long to ride. Best of all, you will feel so much better after a few interval training rides and improve your muscle tone and lose more fat.

How to Maintain Your Bicycle Parts

There are several parts that you absolutely have to make sure you check routinely. You must check the tires, brakes, wheels, and the handlebars.

The tires are one of the most important bicycle parts on your bike. The tires bear most of the weight when you are riding and are therefore prone to deflation. You will need to regularly check the air pressure in the bike tire to make sure that it is optimal and fill it up with air when necessary. Bicycle manufacturers often include the correct air pressure measurement in the instructions with the bicycle or on their company websites. You should also take a close look at the tire and check for wearing, tearing, or rips that might have occurred.

The wheels are one of the bicycle parts that tend to need some of the most repairs and tweaking. Look them over closely for dents or twists in the wheel due to impact damage. You should check the wheels every time your bicycle makes contact with a hard object or if the bike falls. Checking the wheels is pretty simple. Spin the wheel quickly and look for unusual movement. If the wheel moves side to side the wheel has sustained some damage.

Another group of bicycle parts that are of great importance for maintaining your bike is the spokes. The spokes are the part of the bike responsible for helping to distribute and support your weight when getting on the bike. If these are damaged it can cause serious accidents and ruin your bicycle. The spokes should be tight against the rims of the bike. If they are bent or broken you should replace them immediately.

The handlebars are also one of the most critical bicycle parts you need to maintain in order to make sure your bicycle is safe to ride. Make sure to check the elevation of the handles regularly to make sure they are not too high up or too low. You want to have a comfortable ride and be able to reach the handlebars easily. Check to make sure the handlebars are properly aligned with the bicycle’s front wheel. This maximizes your ability to steer the bike and can help you avoid accidents should you need to swerve suddenly.

The brakes are the bicycle parts that are the most critical for the rider’s safety. Checking the brakes regularly can prevent many bicycle accidents and injuries. You can check the brakes by using your hands to squeeze the levers that control the brakes and making sure the pads are coming into contact with the tires to prevent them from moving forward. If your wheels move at all as you move your bike slightly forward you will need to tighten the cables or replace them.

How to Ride Your Bicycle Safely After Dark

While most people can ride in the afternoon or evening or Saturday Mornings when it is daylight due to my schedule I often have to get my riding time in before daylight. This means that I am often riding in the early morning hours and before it get light or as it is getting light. Riding at night is considerably different than riding in the daytime though there are some things that never change.

When I ride at night I take numerous precautions that I do not feel would be needed during the daytime hours. I have two small battery operated lights that are attached to the handlebars on my bike. I have devised a small dashboard for my bike which I made from a piece of PVC tubing and is held on by cable ties. These are removed when I race, but I leave them on for training. I also have a flashing blinkie light on the seatpost that is programmable.

I put Nu-Tech tires on a while back so I no longer have the lights that I used to have on my valve stems, because I no longer have valve stems but that is a subject for another article.

At night the idea for a cyclist is to be seen and to be able to see. To make sure I am seen even if I am not on the bike and that I can see whether or not I am on the bike I have a bike helmet light that attaches to my helmet in the front and lights up an area in front of me with a white light and I have a red triangle light on the back of the helmet. You can see pictures on my MySpace page.

At Caroline’s Ride in August 2009, I was the ride director and one of the vendors and sponsors was Joe Mizerek of Road Guardian out of Tallahassee Florida. Joe furnished me another device that makes me more visible. The device is a bright yellow reflective vest with a round circular light in the center of the back. The light starts in the center circle that resembles a target and progressively works it way toward the outside of the circle. Works great I get a lot of comments when I ride into WalMart at 5:30 AM.

I have also gotten comments from motorists that it was easy to see me or something to the effect: you really want to be seen, don’t you?

If you ride at night you really do not have to do all that much to make your bike and you safer and you more easily visible. The law in almost every state requires that you have a white light on the front of your bike that is visible by oncoming vehicles for at least 200 feet. The law in most states also requires that you have a red reflector on the rear of your bike. Georgia law also requires that you have reflectors on your pedals.

Note also that you will probably want to ride a little slower when it is dark outside, you can come up on something fairly dangerous pretty quickly at 15 plus MPH. You may scare and animal and it attack you because it feels threatened. You may not see something in the road that causes you to fall or could damage you bicycle.

So when you ride after dark, at night or early in the morning take precautions to be seen, be able to see and slow down, be safe not sorry.