Try It, You Might Like It!
There’s no doubt that we know more about preventing injury and illness than they did, say 50 plus years ago. For example, hopping on a single gear or if you were lucky a three-speed Schwinn bike heading down a steep hill trying to stay upright while avoiding a gaggle of kids, and once at the bottom turning around and riding back up the hill was thrilling–but dangerous.
Today you can be a safer rider. Protect their brain with a helmet, suit up with UV-blocking pants that won’t get caught in the chain, slather on sunscreen, don high-impact sunglasses, stretch, drink plenty of water and ride during the day on a safe path.
If riding a busy path isn’t for you, think about a stationary bike. What ever you do…ride safely…try it, you might like it!