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Riding In Winter- 10 Ultimate Challenges For You

Riding In Winter- 10 Ultimate Challenges For You

It is likely that winter time is not the suitable time for cycling or taking part in any types of sports because of the hard weather which can badly effect on your health. However, there is one research pointing out that there will be a lot of benefits that you can gain from riding a bike all the winter.

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  1. Strengthen your health

Winter is the traditional time for training because of the hard weather which can create a favorable condition to forming the high spirit of the trainees. With the long riding for some weeks in the winter, you can enhance the size as well as the number of mitochondria – an organelle in the cell in which the biochemical process and production of energy take place.

Besides, it also helps to increase the capacity of riding longer and faster. In the winter, because of the cold weather, you often wear the thick clothes and carry gears; so it can practice your strength and your muscular system. The endurance of your muscular will increase a lot, and you will become stronger.

  1. Become tougher

It seems to be your pride over others when you can do something special in the winter when not all of the people dare to challenge themselves with this activity. This challenge will help you to be legitimately tougher in the terrible weather. When exercising with the high intensity in the winter, you can be more flexible in adjusting yourself to the changes of weather and environment.

  1. Burn more caloriesBurn more calories

When the temperature is falling, your metabolism may rise to keep your body warm; therefore, you will burn a lot of calories. Nonetheless, some researchers show that the largest amount of energy is burned after your warming up activity.

  1. Burn a lot of matches

In winter, the weather is very cold, so you need to set up a careful training plan if you have an intention of riding a bike in this weather. Of course, it can be deniable that you can maintain and build up your fitness in the training process; however, I have to admit that without careful preparation, you may get cold or flu when being outdoor frequently.

If you ride with the too high intensity in the winter, you may not get out of the bed in February. Besides, if you do not pay attention to the warm clothes, you may do your lung harm. Therefore, together with a hard-working exercise, you need to have a careful plan for training.

  1. Reduce the risk of being sick

It is proved that the regular riding will help the participants to reduce the risk of getting cold and being sick. Thanks to doing exercise every day; you can enhance the immune system, which will prevent you from some common diseases. Besides, by dint of going out on the daily basis, you can enjoy the fresh weather and get out of the indoor environment.

  1. Have a chance to cycle in a new path

You may get bored with the path that you ride on every day because the views are too familiar with you. However, let try once riding in the winter, you can find that the familiar path will change a lot. Though snow, ice, and the cold wind can partly set a limit on your vision and cause some difficulties in traveling, you may find it is not a big deal at all.

You can have a chance to enjoy the beautiful winter and the fresh atmosphere, which will enable you to increase the creativity. You can ride through the industrial parks or the rail trails where you cannot visit in the peak season because they are always full of visitors.

  1. You can refresh your mindrefresh mind

After a hard working day, you may feel stress or overloaded with works at the office. However, thanks to 30-minute riding you can refresh your mind comfortably. You will not suffer from the crowded streets and the noises from vehicles, and can find peace in your mind.

  1. Master your riding skills

Cycling sometimes is considered as art and science. When winter is coming, the number of people walking in the street will decrease, so do the vehicles; therefore, you can have a golden chance to practice and master you cycling skills.

  1. Learn the processes of defrosting

When riding in the terrible weather, you can enrich yourself more useful knowledge for surviving in this condition. For example, when riding in the cold weather, you toes and hands often get aches, and you bottle may be frozen; in this circumstance, you may find the ways to solve these problems.

  1. Choose the best

When riding in the winter with the undesirable condition, you may more understand your bicycle. You can understand its operation and then get more experience when choosing bikes later.


About the Author Nick Soros

Hi, I'm Nick Soros. I have been an cycling enthusiast from 2006. is my personal blog where I share my pedaling experience. No matter you are a new cyclist or skillful one, you would find useful topics in my site. Have a great cycling...