You know that Spain sells many mountain bike, but walking tour/City. In this blog believe that, although the best bike is which already have, carry a good bike, comfortable and adequate to the city, is fundamental to enjoy of our trips.
Chris and Melissa Bruntlett, who have two sons and live in Vancouver, they say the same thing. In 2010 decided to sell the car and tell how can live a family Canadian without this artifact “indispensable”. Because apparently, can be
This article by Melissa Bruntlett was originally published in Momentum Mag. Melissa tells us their way of a mountain to ride bike: already has back pain, it is more comfortable and safe and enjoy their trips much more.
Her life from the saddle of a bike urban
By Melissa Bruntlett
More than two years ago that circle on a bicycle ride, low bar, also called Dutch or urban bike, and I’m very happy. Before using a mountain bike quite heavy, with its full complement: 21 gears, cushioning and a completely straight handlebar. Was a good bike and I made it work, but after years inclined towards front and mistreating me them dolls, shoulders and back, Mount in that bike was each time less pleasant. When I started to see photos of cyclists who rode with the straight back in elegant bikes on Cycle Chic blogs, I decided to change.
Live in an area where at least three fourth parts of them cyclists van in bikes of road, hybrid or in bike of mountain, so in my bike urban soil highlight. And still more when I’m going with the family, pedaling with my husband and my daughter, that also carry bikes of ride. But not I feel excluded: feel that am keeping a great secret that to the majority of the people still not is you has revealed. The secret? That circular in a bike’s ride is an experience spectacular.
Happens to me almost every day: I’m with the bike out there and someone, a friend or a total stranger, it tells me that you liked my bike, especially for its beauty. I like that I say these things, but not I can avoid ask me why not there are more people that prefer use bikes as the mine. With all the praise that receive, could expect that had each time more people by there in bikes of ride. But am an of the few that prefer to go with the back straight. Perhaps is lack of education about what you can offer an urban bike. So beyond going: I want to share with you the pleasure of riding in a bike of city, and count why can be perfect for you.
Les had sweetheart from before, but now that I am the happy owner of a Papillonaire Sommer red, new and bright, I like even more them bikes urban. It has a picture of durable steel, low bar and a very comfortable position that leaves me straight back. Although it weighs 14 Kg and has only 3 gears, it is very easy to carry, even when there are slopes. The Papillionaire brings home those practical details coming in city bikes, or who should come: mudguards, chain and rear carrier of the same color as the picture. So my book to get me fat and mud, and I take the purchase or you need when I’m errands. A detail extra that me has surprised pleasantly is the saddle, of leather, very stylish. At first I thought that it would be too small and thin for my taste, but find it surprisingly comfortable and going very well for the classic line of my beautiful bike.
This type of classic bikes has many advantages, in addition to tell you that you seem to “break a photo” passing (Yes, that has happened). Mainly, I have noticed that it is less demanding with my body. As I told you before, riding with his back leaning forward in my mountain bike I spent invoice in the back, shoulders and wrists, because the weight of my body soured towards the handlebar. As soon as I started to carry the back straight, my headaches disappeared of wrists and back, and I realized that could be made much longer travels. What could keep bothering me is the back, if I spend hours sitting in the saddle. Instead of being a small daily annoyance, I now love to spend the day on the bike, for errands or for a pleasure ride.
Besides remove me headaches, in the bike’s city I feel incredibly safe. As the nature of this bike you sit with your back straight, I see everything that happens to my around without having to turn your head to monitor blind spots, cars or bikes wanting me to get ahead, or traffic that can come at crossings. Not only I see better; as I’ve been the head high, drivers also see me me more easily. Not go leaning forward, parked cars I don’t already cover at intersections, and is very comforting to know that I am much more visible to the people with whom I share the road. In addition to be more visible, the trend natural in a bike’s ride is circular to a rhythm something more slow. Among the posture, the materials and the weight of the bike, and that they rarely have more than 7 marches, it is not likely that it take a race from point A to B. This means I have time to to see the traffic to my around and react fast erratic and unpredictable behavior of drivers, fellow cyclists and pedestrians.
More beyond of all the reasons practices to choose a bike from city, there is a truly important. I have this bike because when I go out to give it a turn, I want to experience the world that surrounds me entirely. I want to see all what can, and that not is easy when going leaning towards front. I enjoyed walks improvised with my husband and our children, and the views that I have found I have made appreciate much more those days. From the magnificent horizon of it city, seen through the fog, to them waters quiet of the port sports, I was completely awed by it beauty that I find to the pass. I’m glad the day that strangers smile me, look at me in the eyes, and I salute when I crossed them. While going in my bike urban, me feel in connection with the people and them places that I crossed, and I would give much rage lose me those moments by go inclined in a bike, focused only in the road that have by front.
After all, the best bike for you is that you makes happy and you leaves with desire of return to give you a turned. I hope you have helped to understand what urban bikes aren’t just for pretend, and perhaps one urban bike you’ve been looking for all this time. Although the bike, so simple, has evolved much for respond to them needs of the cyclist of road or of mountain, can tell something in favor of the design of the bike of city, that survives almost without changes from the beginning of the century XX. Is a design intended for the transport, not only the use recreational, and for travel of form civilized, to taking your best clothes of Sunday. Personally, I am very glad to see the revival of the city bike, and I invite you to join me in my travels in slow pace, enjoying what surrounds me and people I meet along the way.
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