15) Ride in every type of weather
If you live in Britain, this isn’t so much of a resolution as a reality. If you don’t ride your bike in every type of weather condition, you’re probably not going to end up riding much of your bike at all.
But that’s part of the beauty. The days spent powering through pouring rain only make it better when you get to the warm shower, and in the months that follow when you’re riding in the sun. The days spent battling against 50mph winds only make it sweeter when you’re cruising on a sweet summer day.
It’s a rite of passage for any budding cyclist to have experienced the worst as well as the best when they’re on two wheels. Just be careful things don’t get too slippy!
16) Stop laughing in the face of that mate who exaggerates everything
No, he probably didn’t ride that three-hour road in one and a half hours, and no, he almost definitely didn’t backflip the made up gap he keeps claiming is “just off” the local trail…
But at least wait till he’s headed off before laughing. The guy/girl is probably incredibly insecure in every way you can possibly imagine.
17) Drink More Post-Ride Beers
Y’know, in moderation and stuff. We don’t like New Year’s resolutions that say “do less of this stuff”, though. Less is boring. So maybe do more instead?
More biking, more day rides, more night rides, more pedalling, more pushing, more risks, and yeah, why not, more beer. Enjoy 2016 folks. We’ve got a good feeling about the 12 months ahead.
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