13 December 2023
We love spring.
It is the ideal time for cycling because there are more daylight hours, the temperature is better and even people are in a better mood.
If you are one of those who leave your bike in a corner in winter, this is the perfect time to dust it off and wake up.
Don’t you think it sounds great to go out on the road to disconnect, discover new places and have a fun time with your family and friends?
We think it’s a great plan.
However, spring is also a time when you should take some precautions that we would like to tell you about:
Get ready to roll.
Spring is a complicated time.
First thing in the morning, you freeze.
However, from midday onwards it is scorching hot.
The point is, you just don’t know how to get it right anymore, do you?
Well, here are some recommendations for not being loaded with thousands of clothes and pedaling at ease (without being cold or hot in this changeable weather).
At this time of the year the only option is to combine different layers.
This way you don’t get cold in the morning and hot at noon.
We advise you to follow the 3-layer theory:
It is important that the clothing is easy to fold for easy removal.
If you are going to do a route with long uphill or downhill periods, we recommend that you put on and take off layers before starting these periods.
On uphill slopes you tend to sweat and get hot. However, you may be left cold when lowering them afterwards.
In spring you may ride your bike more often or for longer periods of time. It may even be the time when you start pedaling again after some time off.
Therefore, you should follow these recommendations (some of them will prevent injuries and accidents).
We keep rolling!
Your hips, back and legs work continuously when you pedal.
Therefore, it is important to warm up and stretch beforehand to avoid injuries.
Here are some ideas:
After warming up, comes the fun part: enjoying your route.
And if you can follow these tips, even better:
1. Start slowly so that your muscles are activated little by little. You will avoid injuries and early fatigue.
2. Stay visible with these tips to avoid accidents:
3. Regulate the temperature according to your needs. Stopping to change clothes if you are hot or cold is more important than breaking a record. Whenever the route allows, stop for a moment to put on or take off layers.
It is important not to stop in the dry after the trip.
Walk, move and stretch to avoid injury before sitting.
And when you get home, don’t leave everything lying around thinking “I’ll do it tomorrow”.
The next day you will be more lazy to put your gear away and put the washing machine in the washing machine (we tell you from experience).
Do you want to be full of energy?
Then drink water or an isotonic drink every half hour at the most.
To eat every hour if you are going to do a long route.
This way you will not lose strength no matter how many kilometers you ride.
Would you ride your bike in the middle of winter on a mountain that you know will be snowy?
Although spring seems more harmless, you should be just as proactive in preparing your routes and choose those most appropriate for the time of year.
These are the bicycle trips that we recommend for this time of the year:
If you want more top options for this spring, here are some routes and activities you can do this season.
We are waiting for you!