GOLDEN VALLEY -- This weeks installment of Peddling With Pat tackles increasing your comfort and safety while on two wheels. Erik Saltvold, aka Erik The Bike Man was our guest on Kare 11 News @4 and offered the following tips.
Increase your comfort with a new gender-specific saddle from Serfas or Specialized. Cutouts relieve pressure points. Match this up with some great cycling shorts from Endura and Pearl Izumi. Available in baggy or lycra, cycling shorts are a must have. Padded where you sit, once you ride with them, you will never ride without!
Extend your riding time and increase your safety with a light for your bike. Be seen by others and light up the trail. Ride earlier and later in the day!
Make sure you have a great fitting Helmet. Don't ride without one. New designs by Specialized maximize your comfort with great airflow and offer adjustable fit systems to make the perfect fit.
Have fun while you are out riding! A Garmin GPS cycling computer will give you real time data and feedback to help you get where you want to go. Keep track of your fitness goals with a Polar Heart Rate monitor designed especially for cycling. Wireless heart rate monitoring allows you to keep your pulse rate in the proper training zone to get the most out of your cycling workout.
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