I practice what I preach

24 Jan 2014
  • posted by Veerle Pieters

Some of you will know that I love to ride my bicycle. I try to share the beautiful scenery that I encounter along the way via my Instagram feed. I'm hopeful that my enthusiasm is creating an itch so that others would do the same. Find out why after the jump.

My Merckx EFX-3 race bike

“Ride as much or as little, or as long or as short as you feel. But ride.”

 — Eddy Merckx

Good for the body, mind & soul

Riding your bicycle is not only good for the planet it's also excellent to empty your head and it's one the most effective workouts you'll ever do. Don't have time? That's just a matter of priorities. Ok I work less than before but I'm way more productive now. I'm convinced that riding my bicycle is improving my energy levels and decreasing the fatigue feeling that I sometimes had before. It's all about dopamine, which is linked to energy ;) It's not needed to ride hard, in fact it's better to ride a low to moderate pace three times a week. If you are serious about it I would highly recommend to get a proper bike fit. It's so important! Remember riding your bike puts a lot of stress on the knees, ankles, and spine, more so than walking or running so it's super important that your position is just right.

Final advice

My advice, instead of being worked up on just another thing on Twitter or Facebook ride your bicycle instead. That's what I did in 2013 and planning to do again in 2014. Much healthier ;)
Vive le vélo!

How much time did I spend on my bicycle