Homemade Isotonic drinks
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- Boost confidence and reduces depression
- Soothes the brain and the nervous system
- Energizes the heart and lungs
- Reduces blood pressure
- Relieve stress-related headaches, migraine and fatigue
- Tones the abdominal organs
- Relieves lower backache
- Relieves stomachache by neutralizing acidity
- Strengthen the knee joint and make the hip join supple
- Regulates menstrual flow
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2. Bucket, hosepipe and sponge
6. Bike Polish
Cycling is FUN. Painful rides, are NOT.
We at Bikeroo, continuously struggle to design the most comfortable products to eliminate the pain out of your cycling sessions and help you stay active.
This is why we have always stated that our Bikeroo Comfy Gel Seat cover is one of the comfiest bike seat cushions on Amazon. The same did all of our happy clients that have sent us amazing reviews.
Now, we have the final confirmation.
After intense hours of research, Wiki Ezvid, the largest and most comprehensive video wiki on the planet, declared our Bikeroo Large Seat Cover, the top choice for the most comfortable Bike Seat Cushion.
We’ve created the Bikeroo soft bike saddle cushion to help you enjoy all your bike rides and trainings without feeling pain.
See you next time.
Peter from Bikeroo
We always try to share with you our experiences and talk honest about things related to our biking passion, but not only.
Today we will talk about reasons to join a biking community, but most of all about the more personal ones. We all know that is healthy for body and mind to bike as much as your time allow it, but there are also other reasons to consider when you decide to join new people with the same passion.
Let’s see the 10 big yes!
1. You will never feel lonely
Let’s be honest, every passion is a great way to escape the everyday routine and challenge yourself…but, sometimes, you will feel like you need someone to share with all this joy and love for new discoveries.
That’s nothing wrong if you don’t have a partner, or if he/she doesn’t share the same passion. The biking community puts you in the same place with people like you, willing and happy to meet someone new, so you will always be welcomed with open arms. Don’t let you age stay in your way, because, indeed, age is just a number.
2. Many is more fun than one
It might sound a bit kinky, that’s because we are Europeans! But give us some credit, will you? You can discover the world biking, but it will never be so fun like when you have cheerful people by your side. This is what a biking community make for us. Be prepared, to hear all kind of jokes, the gang will make fun of everything, maybe, some on your account, but it worth it, you can have the time of your life!
3. You can go places, you wouldn’t dare by yourself
This is a big, big YES to join a biking community.
We all have goals for which we never had courage, even if we didn’t gave up hoping that “someday”… Tomorrow is an abstraction, so better start today.
Being a member in a biking community challenges you to travel places and distances you never thought, discover places you’ve never been and live experiences you’ve never experienced before. In the end, is all about discovering YOU again.
You will find that you have more strength that you knew, or that you are more curious and determined that you thought about yourself before. That daring adolescent still lives in any of us.
4. Zero risks, 100% fun
This is a more rational argument, but with the same importance like the previous. Riding with the gang allows you to try new routes in the same time being entirely safe, because it’s all prepared in advance.
Maybe you are not great with the orientation and felt vulnerable to give a shot to new trails, or maybe you were not sure about the risks involved and abandoned the trip.
Now, you don’t have to worry about all that, you can join all the trips with open heart because the routes are tested and well-known by the organizers.
5. Competition reveals a better you
There is a positive competition which is about being as good as someone you admire and start, let’s say, a partnership.
You can help each other with advises, tips and tricks to improve the performance and become every of you better. The ability of learning from others, in few words.
As adults, we forgot to learn from others and feel insecure when we are not on our highest level or we don’t know something. Now is time to remember that you don’t need to be perfect, you can only desire to be better.
6. Find a friend for life
Never say never!
Having the same passion, going together through challenging experiences and beautiful trips, makes you discover the other and sometimes becoming inseparable.
Once you truly discovered someone, it almost impossible to let go!
As a conclusion, say YES today to cycling club! You will train better, get a good company, discover new places and bottom line: a better YOU!
Please do share with us if you are more into joining a biking community now, after you read our thoughts!
Today we will talk some grownups stuff as we are adults (maybe you, not sure about our colleagues), so we will go into some advice to the best storage of your bike through the winter.
Garages, basements and even large closets all offer popular and practical options, but it’s important not to rest a bike’s tires on bare concrete for long periods of time. Otherwise, concrete will draw moisture from the rubber tires, drying them out, according to Ohio-based Century Cycles.
Does the bike need special preparations before being stored?
Yes! Definitely! You need to check all the points here and it will be great for your bike next spring. This is why we told that this are grownups things, we all enjoy the rides and less the work.
So, let’s start!
1. Lubricate the cables or chain
If you store your bike in an unheated garage, or outbuilding, then it’s a good idea to lubricate the cables and chain. To avoid problems with rusting or poor performance in the cables that may pop up in the spring, take a few minutes to lubricate also the cables that control your brakes and shifting. But if your bike will be placed in a heated room, this won’t be necessary.
2. Inflate the tires
Be sure to fully inflate your tires, especially if you are going to store your bike resting on its wheels and not suspended from a ceiling. If you store your bike in an unheated garage you can take the tires off and bring them inside to a heated area.
This will protect the rubber on the tires. If your tires are flat, the weight of the bike sits there pressing down through the rims on one spot on the rubber all winter long. Over time, that can cause deterioration of your tire as the rubber can end up distorted and/or the tire can develop a weak spot in the side wall.
3. Don’t store the bike in the sunlight
Either you decide to hang it from ceiling or place it on its own wheels, the bike should be protected by direct sunlight, unless your windows are new and UV protected. The reason is that the sunlight can dry and split the side walls of the tires.
Other useful things you can do to store the best your bike are to wipe down tires, saddle and handgrips, inspect tires, wheels and brake pads and clean your chain.
But….If you want to skip all this work, you can simply take your bike to a bike repairs place and they do all this for you.
That’s should be it with the grownups stuff for today!
Either you would do it yourself or choose to go to the mechanic instead, don’t forget to take care of the winter preparations, that’s the most important.
Not sure if biking suits you or not, or you once started but now you are endlessly delaying to bike again?
Nothing new, all of us are in one of these phases many times. But, remember, biking should be fun and relaxing, so if you regain the fun in it you will never drop it again.
That good news is that we have some tips and tricks for you in our biking magic bag, so let’s start!
1. New bike feels like a new car, new dress, new start!
Yes, we know the saying about how aging makes you buy an expensive car or an expensive dress! But you know why is so frequently seen? Because it really works! The good news is that it doesn’t have to be expensive, it only has to be the right one and it will feel like a million bucks. Every time we buy something we love, either is a Porsche, or the perfect blouse that makes us look great, we feel fabulous. So, it worth changing your bike for a new appearance and some more properly adapted features. Over 80% of cyclist give up cycling because of the “something’s wrong” experience. Also, over 80% of the discomfort of the saddle or the wrong bike type. If you recognize yourself in this description: change the saddle and even the bike, if necessarily.
Choose the one that suits best the trips you dream to take, and, of course, the design that express you best.
Be careful to combine those two, because a great design doesn’t mean also the perfect match in terms of personal comfort. It can even be a pro bike but unsuited for your needs, so choose wisely. Without intending to be frivolous, we can definitely say that a bike change an appearance and give more personality to the biker.
If your bike is great and you are entirely satisfied with it, you can only change the seat cover with more personalized ones that will express the mood of the day. For some more special specific needs, there are also available gel cover seats that improves magically your rides in terms of painless rides.
2. Take a break from “musts”! Regain your freedom!
The kids are grownups now, but the they changed places with the nephews, we know and you feel like you need to be available for them always. Ok, this is great that you were a good parent and a better grandparent, but you have your life too and biking is the perfect motif to regain your lost freedom.
Just remember how it is to do stuff only for your personal joy. Take a 3 day biking trip, for example. Plan ahead, ride comfortable distances and spend the night in good places on the way. Don’t feel safe to ride alone for long distances? Follow our next tip!
3. Join a cycling club
Once you started cycling again, this will be the next greatest joy, trust us! You will never feel lonely, once you are in a place where people share the same passion. Here you have a good company and you will train better, because of the positive competition. But, more than this, you will discover new routes, try new rides, new places, new experiences and feel entirely safe in the same time. Maybe, you will meet here the love of your life or your future best friend, everything is possible. Don’t be ashamed about your motives, the majority of the people in the gang are here for the same reasons. From our experience, the club members always talk delighted about the new places they never been and lifetime memories they had.
4. Riding for family fun
The nephews will be delighted to go with you in some new and special places. Adolescents thing they know it all, but they are also the most sensible to discover and find new in everything. If you plan a trip with them and settle some interest points, they will say yes, no doubt about it. You have to practice a bit before your talent as a storyteller because they are very much into the story about something than into the thing itself. Ok, like the rest of us…
5. Get in the best shape ever
We looked at people seeming younger than others at the same age.
Why is that? Probably is genetically established in some proportion, but it is also about vitality and physical shape. You can look 10 years younger, only through regaining a good shape. If you are not ready for cycling outside, buy a stationary indoor bike until the next spring, get in shape and then go outside.
We told you about our experiences, it was enough to motivate you start? What’s is your best motive to bike again?
Here, on our blog there are many people like you reading and it’s very possible to really help someone to regain confidence in biking again.
Forget about that saying “no pain, no gain”, it might be applicable in everything but not in cycling.
It’s ok if the pain comes from the extra effort that challenges yourself, metaphorically speaking, but, in general, physical pain is almost never a good sign.
Here we chosen the essentials accessories for the perfect ride, not only in terms of physical comfort, but also the ones that make you feel really good.
It should feel like sitting on fluffy cloud while conquer the world mile by mile!
With the perfect one, you feel only the effort of extra miles in your physical shape, not…sorry - but it is what it is – like a pain in the ass. That’s nothing wrong to return it because it doesn’t feel good.
Don’t settle for “it’s something wrong with my body”.
If you ordered it online and never tested before, you can change it with something better, many of the online stores owners are bikers themselves and they can help you with great tips if you ask for their advice.
2. The royal treat for saddle!
Feels like sitting on 10 pillows if you put an extra gel seat cover over your heavenly saddle. We agreed that you won’t settle for less.
Easy to use, almost all suitable, the gel seat cover is the perfect choice.
Now we are curious what you will find next for not to ride pretexts.
3. Second Skin Gloves
High quality PU leather cycling gloves, soft, comfy and warm, let you feel the winter is not cold this year.
Unlike cheap imitations, these gloves are soft, not scratchy. You can even text without removing them. But, please, don’t text while riding.
Full palm & five-finger touchscreen technology makes texting, operate touch screens while wearing this touch screen gloves, works on smart phones, tablet PCs etc. Non-bulky design allows for superior movement & quality materials provide resilient strength & dexterity.
4. Breathable Clothes for Cold and Wind
You won’t feel like in a sauna, or so dressed so much you could not move in it.
These clothes are especially designed to protect you from the cold weather, but in the same time to allow you the flexibility like you’d wear a t-shirt.
The reflective brand logo and stripe keep you safe in darkness and the zipper pocket and back pocket are totally safe for storage.
5. Good Shoes and Better Protection
Shoes for road bikes have protruding cleats that make walking difficult but provide excellent support for power during races.
Cycling shoes are designed to be light and stiff for efficient pedaling, usually with mesh panels to keep your feet cool in the summer, and with a sole that's designed to be compatible with clip-less pedals.
If you are a pro, you need those especially designated ones, but if you are a leisure rider, you can cycle in a pair of good trainers. Either ways you need to protect your shoes from dirt or water. So, don't let the bad weather ruin your bike ride, just put the shoe covers over your shoes and you are ready to go.
Water and cold will not bother you on your bike ride if you wear proper protection.
6. Ultralight handy travel backpack, water resistant.
As we talk about key accessories, the essentials, we can’t miss the perfect companion for trips.
This compact backpack is the perfect companion when you are out and about. Perfect for day trips, vacation, travel, day hikes, school, camping and shopping. Main pocket is large enough to carry what you need in the trip. Outer smaller pocket is great for quick access such as guide books and camera.
Inner zippered pocket is a perfect place for valuables such as cash, credit cards and passport.
Choose your color and ride on!
7. Energy for extra miles
Why don’t put extra pleasure in your rides?
The stylish and cool holder is especially designed for your small guilty pleasures, coffee, tea, hot chocolate. Made either of artificial leather or steel, the cup holder attaches to a basket or your handle bars as a bike holster.
It is also multi purpose, because, some of them fit great with coffee cups, root beer bottles, water, or phones!
8. Ride in style
This is maybe the accessory that women would put it first in our article, also our women colleagues here, but they made a compromise this time.
We have to admit that the bike basket is not only the essence of chic, but it is also very practical for small groceries. That’s nothing more beautiful than to ride on a Sunday morning with it filled with flowers, a bottle of wine and hot french croissants.
Now, give us a tip with your essentials! What are the indispensable top 3?