Cycling Uphill on Labor Day Weekend
September 03, 2021
As we are nearing the last holiday of the summer season, we are racking our minds on how to best spend the three-day Labor Day weekend. And on top of the must-do activities on our list is to hop on our bicycles and go off-roads and hillsides. Let us do some physical activities to regain strength and soak up Vitamin D, which we are lacking nowadays as we have been staying at home for far too long so as to protect ourselves and loved ones, and not to further spread the virus. COVID-19 has caused a global pandemic that has hit the world for nearly two years now. Keeping ourselves healthy physically and mentally can help us cope with the dispiriting conditions we are all subjected to. Cycling is a fun and cheap activity that you can enjoy while being physically active. Not to mention the change of environment as we ride along the roads going to the mountains and places with a lot of greens. You can stop for a while and breathe in the clean air. On ordinary days, we stay too long in the bustling city, where we are exposed to polluted air. Riding your bicycle can help us protect ourselves from diseases such as heart disease, obesity, mental illness, and other problems that may have been caused by a sedentary lifestyle. We sure do love riding our bicycles on a regular basis on plain terrains and just within our neighborhood. Take this chance and spend the three-day weekend challenging yourself by ascending uphill. Cycling uphill can be a love-hate relationship. You will hate it because cycling can be difficult. You will hate it because your body is not ready for it. But once you get to try it, and of course prepare yourself mentally and physically, it becomes no question that you will definitely love cycling uphill. So, buckle up and soak into the sense of accomplishment once you have done it, especially the first time! We’ve rounded up a few tips for first-timers to ascend uphill.