Bicycling is a healthy activity, but pedaling at a low cadence on an ill-fitted bike can lead to knee injury. Cadence refers to the revolutions of the pedal crank per minute: the rate at
which you are turning the pedals. Higher cadence more evenly applies
power throughout the rotation.
The 36-mile round trip from Capitol Square to Belleville is a nice ride for both new and seasoned touring cyclists. The Southwest Commuter and Badger trails take you into downtown Belleville, where you can have a picnic in the park or dine at a local cafe.
Having cultivated an aversion to cycling garb as a bike
commuter, I was quite reluctant to incorporate any pieces into my touring ensemble. I went my first season without – horrified by the mere thought of
padded bike shorts and bright, busy jerseys.
The Annoying Samaritan: Motorized human that cedes
right of way to a cyclist when said right of way should not be ceded.
The annoying Samaritan does not please the cyclist, who was fully
prepared to wait his turn, but rather annoys other motorized humans who
direct their ire at the cyclist.
After a day in the saddle, starting a fire and cooking
dinner does not appeal to me and I rather not lug around a camp stove and
cookware on a bike. Instead, we bring
food that doesn’t require preparation and stop at a café for breakfast.