This past weekend I went on a bike ride with a friend!
Guess what? The secret to making a bike ride fun is bringing a friend along!
I never really thought about the difference that biking with friends would make. I run with friends sometimes, and it’s fun. But I like running with friends as a once-in-awhile activity, not a common activity. While I love running, and love spending time with friends, it’s tough to maintain my goals when I’m with a group. The group may be going slower or faster than is ideal for my training. Or, maybe the group is going longer or shorter than my ideal distance for training. It just gets kind of messy trying to match my training goals with my friends’ training goals.
Yes, running with others is lovely as a 2x/month occurance.
Biking is a totally different story for me. I don’t really have any goals when it comes to biking. I do it because I’m training for a triathlon and because it’s good cross-training for running.
But, generally, I don’t really like riding bikes.
With a friend along, the entire experience changed! I got to chat with her, enjoy the views, and the experience was enjoyable!
How come no one told me that the secret to good biking is going with friends?
What active pursuits do you think are better with friends? What would you prefer to do solo? Do you want to go for a bike ride with me????