Biking does not have to be about pain, endurance, or pushing it hard beyond your limits to the point that it hurts.
The forces that be, the athletic few tend to dominate cycling in the United States and this is heavily true here in the SF Peninsula where spandex and roadie mentality dominates and how much you spent on your bike, or how old and classic and vintage your bike is, is more important than what kind of person you are, how pleasant and helpful you may be, how much you smile.
Biking is not about that. We can help you #ridewithoutpain
Biking is not about what kind of time you pulled or how many miles you did or what crazy "loop" you ran over the weekend.
Biking is about getting out and having fun and being happy doing so and for many of us a huge obstacle to getting us riding more is the sheer fact that it hurts to the point that we don't enjoy doing it. It's also about getting around by means other than a car, or a bus. To do this and grow this, it's important that we learn to #ridewithoutpain
So we've been looking at the concept of #ridewithoutpain and think more people would ride if they understood that riding can be made to happen without pain.
The concept here is that you CAN ride a bike without pain and that riding a bike is all about getting exercise and enjoying it in a pain-free manner. We use the bike as a tool to aid us in traversing the terrain ahead of us rather than walking or running. If biking is painful, most of us won't be getting involved.
Our #ridewithoutpain is about getting more people riding. We believe that any one can ride a bike and that pain isn't required to do so.
Many of us who haven't been on a bike in a long time, who are older, who are parents, or grand parents, have taken on health issues have written off bike riding as an option because they believe it's painful. We see the rider struggling to get up that hill with the grimace on their face. We recall the last time we tried and failed to ride our own bike in our garage up that hill and it hurt and wasn't enjoyable.
Still, with the right bike and the right adjustments and the right care taken to first select the right bike and then make the necessary adjustments or add the recommended accessories, any one can #ridewithoutpain.
It's our goal to help facilitate this. It's a program we're initiating in our stores. It's a concept we want to spread and share and get the word out about it.
We do this by guiding you in the process of getting back into cycling. No purchase is required of you to have us help. We're glad to offer a free #ridewithoutpain consultation to give some advice on how we can help. Where possible, we'll talk about riding style and posture, or setting goals. We'll also consult about products such as a new bike, or accessories - without obligation.
We're not doctors. We supply bicycles, standard and electric assist and we sell accessories to help customize a bike to make it fit better and more comfortably.
Stop by our store and see what we can do for you.