Sunday, July 8, 2007

Biking to the gym

Don't you think it's a little funny that a person would bike to the gym?

I do.

So, today, instead of getting in my car and driving to the gym to just do cardio, I road my bike. Now, it normally takes me about 15 minutes to drive there, but today on my bike, it took 45.

The day was gorgeous, the air was fresh (albeight a bit humid) and the sun was shining.

Since I have a bad back which makes it very painful to ride a bike, I finally located a bike that works for my mechanics. This made my ride much more enjoyable then the year prior when I would get off my $1300 road bike and want to just die from the pain. Now, I've got myself a granny bike (as some people call it) which sits me upright and makes my back very happy. It also gives my legs and butt a killer workout because the angle at which I sit is almost like stepping up on a stair rather than rolling my thigh back on a normal bike.

Pictured is my beauty bike. If you have a bad back, like I, I encourage you to check one out. It's the Specialized Crosstrails and it makes riding to gym a great and pain-free workout.

The next time you have the option to bike to the gym instead of driving you should. It made my whole day a lot better and my workout a lot longer.


Robin said...

Come on Cassandra - when you tell us about your new bike how about a few of the specs. Google didn't do me much good here.

Jaya said...

Yep, I also love biking to/from the gym. If I didn't work out at 5AM, I would probably do it more often. The weekends are a great time to sneak in some more fresh air.

Let's not forget the often overlooked benefits to biking such as improved posterior gravity defiance and increased (short-term) ability to evade legal authorities.

Gopi Rajaseharan said...

We live in a high-consumption society. Why else would people drive 20 minutes to the gym to get on a treadmill for 20 minutes? I have been recently discovering the jobs of biking around Boston (instead of taking the train).