All of us love going to for an early morning ride on bright sunny, breezy mornings but what if one day you open the curtains and it is actually raining? Well now that’s a bummer isn’t it?
Most of us hate going for rides when the weather outside is bad but what if I told you it is all the more reason to get out there and get riding. Still not convinced? Well here are 5 reasons why you should be riding even in bad weather.
It is a challenge
So are you looking to take your riding up a notch? Do you feel you are ready for a new challenge? Well why look for a new road or bike instead try riding in winters or during heavy rains and yes it is not as easy as you may have first thought.
Only the pros take on the weather so get the right gear, put on the mudguard on your bike and get on the saddle.
Indoor cycling can get boring
Yes indoor cycling does have its own fair share of benefits but then how long can you do the same thing over and over again at the exact same place? Well I guess there will come a time when you just won’t feel like it.
Personally I love to ride outdoors and riding in rain and the cold weather well there is hardly a better way to train and get fit.
Your handling gets better
Most of us hate riding in the rain because it needs extra care and better handling but if you are looking to be pro and want to get better well then that is exactly what you need to do. Keep in mind you only get better with practice.
Also you will find yourself thinking and using technique you may not have tried out otherwise. Apart from that riding under harsh wet conditions will only make you a better rider under normal conditions too.
It is peaceful
Now if you live in the midst of the town finding peace might just be very tough irrespective of when you go out but believe it or not riding in the rain has a special kind of peacefulness about it that I love.
Now I usually ride with friends which is fun but riding solo with rain making its drizzly sound and water splashing around is at times the best feeling and gives me the boost we all need at times.
It is not really that bad
Well the weather outside may look horrible from your drawing room window but is it really that bad after all?
Well there is only one way to find out so stop being a couch potato, get your bike out of the garage and get riding. Trust me sometimes it really is not as bad as it looks like. All we need to do is be a little brave.
Want to learn to ride in the rain?