Cycling is one of the best exercises you can do outside. It’s become quite the trend however. You probably have seen a couple of cyclists in tight shorts, racing colors, and those glasses flying down in the middle of the road sometime. Don’t be intimidated. You don’t have to wear all those clothes, look that fit, go that fast, or even have some expensive bike. I’m not too sure why there are so many people looking like bicycling is their job instead of just their hobby, but I do know that I won’t let it bother me. I hop on my cheap $80 mountain bike once or twice a week and just ride along the SIDE WALK for about 3-4 miles.
Just enjoying the ride outside can be a really calming experience and is one heck of a workout. All the “professional” cyclists can pass me if they want, I’m not competing. I do this for my enjoyment and to stay in-shape. I think a lot of people would enjoy cycling as well, but may be too intimidated to really give it a fair chance. So don’t fall into thinking that because you’re not anything like the “professional” cyclists, that cycling isn’t for you. Do it for fun, do it for exercise, and just enjoy your own pace of cycling.