Commuting to Work, bicycling to a better you.

by michelle bontrager in


Addicted to life? A recent study completed in Great Britain, http://www.bbc.com/news/health-39641122, found that the overall quality of life for every-day bicycle commuters is enhanced.  We enjoy leaner bodies and better overall health than non-cyclists! Not only are we more jovial, our chances for suffering from heart disease are 45% lower than our non-cycling counterparts and our cancer rates are lowered by 46%!

The Shimano Dynamo hub and B&M head light on this Downtown will light the path ahead.

The Shimano Dynamo hub and B&M head light on this Downtown will light the path ahead.

With a little planning cycling to can become a life changing experience, and after reading this British report it’s worth the extra sweat. In fact it’s the physical effort and sweat that benefit your long-term health. Give it a go this summer while it's warm and sunny.

Back to Basics for Bicycle Commuters

  • Plot your route along bicycle friendly streets
  • Pack a work specific outfit if necessary, depends on the distance you travel
  • Carry a flat repair kit including an inner tube, frame pump, patch kit, and tire levers.
  • Have bus fare just in case!
fenders, rear rack, comfy seat, all essential components for city streets.

fenders, rear rack, comfy seat, all essential components for city streets.

Three years ago, when I accepted a job located 10 miles from home, I rode out to my new work place on a quiet Sunday morning in order to determine my bicycling time.  Then I outfitted my bike with a dynamo light system, bought a secure lock and mounted commuter-friendly tires. By the end of my first summer, bicycling to work became a habit.  I ended up riding year-round only missing saddle time about 14 days a year. In all that time I was only late once due to a puncture and called for a ride home once due to another flat tire.

Downtown-7

Downtown-7

What you will find is that having a bicycle suitable for the terrain ahead enhances the enjoyment of your ride and may even provides that motivation to cycle everyday.  I adore my bike and feel guilty when it doesn’t get ridden.  Breezer’s Downtown 7 is an example of a stylish bicycle that you will want to take to the road every day. It features a 7-speed internally geared hub for just the right amount of gear ratio to accommodate Denver’s hills and for 2017 Breezer included a dynamo hub to power it’s brighter than bright head light.

Why the Downtown 7 is an excellent commuter bike

  • Fenders protect you and your bike from city grime
  • Rear rack for toting your cargo
  • Light system is integrated and bolted onto the frame
  • Internally Geared Hub is clean and practically maintenance free           
  • Sprightly feel!

After representing Breezer bikes for nine years in our shop we continue to be pleased with their fantastic ride quality.  Breezer’s Downtown-7 illustrates that there is no need to sacrifice style for a smooth, responsive ride.

The first step in admitting your addiction to life is by taking care of your physical health, riding a comfortable stylish bike may be the encouragement you’ll need this summer.

Enhance this experience we call living and ride your bicycle this summer!


 

 

Source: www.bbc.com/news/health-3961122