Charene the Adventure Queen Gets Back into Biking with McU Sports
My listeners know I love being outdoors — almost any weather and any activity, from camping to fishing and more, if it's outdoors, I'm probably going to love it.
I haven't been biking as much as I'd like lately, though, so I was delighted to learn that McU Sports offers rentals (half-day, full-day and overnight) on a wide variety of bicycles. You can try out a particular style before you commit to purchasing it, or if you want to spend a few weekends on a gravel bike or mountain bike, renting is a good, cost effective way to make it a casual hobby.
I couldn't stop with just one, though. After cruising the Greenbelt on a lightweight city bike, I hopped on a gravel bike:
Gravel bikes feature tires that are a bit wider but have a much smaller diameter. Overall, gravel bikes are designed to give you more power and a little more room for error on trails and — you guessed it — gravel.
Then, they got me back on a mountain bike for the first time after a bad experience years ago. They assured me the design and technology has advanced so mountain bikes are easier and more fun to ride — and boy, am I glad I gave it another try! There were a few moments where I pushed myself out of my comfort zone on Bogus Basin, but Jeani's instructions were so helpful. In the end, you've got to trust your instincts and trust your bike.
I know I can't wait to get out there again!