Charlotte Watson left the following comment:
I’m new to cycling and have just bought a 1970’s schwinn Free Spirit touring bike and will be riding my bike in excruciating heat this summer commuting to work and back (about 3+ miles each way)
What advice could you give to a new cyclist? I’ve been riding almost everyday and am still having a hard time keeping up.
I believe that preparation and planning is the key to a smooth bike commute. Here’s my bike commuting ritual
The Night before my morning commute:
1. Check the weather forecast
2. Prepare my clothes for work and for my commute.
3. Check my bicycle for any punctures or loose spokes
The morning of my commute:
1. Check the weather
2. Check my bike again
3. Make sure I have water
Riding back from work:
1. Check the bike
2. Make sure I have water
As far as riding in the heat, drink plenty of water and carry sunblock. Riding will become easier as you keep riding, don’t give up!!!