new to biking
June 2, 2007 8:29 PM Subscribe
I got a bike. Now what do I do?
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel to sports, hobbies, & recreation (24 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
I bought a hybrid and a lock for it; it seem like a good bike and I feel comfortable on it. However, I did not really have a childhood filled with biking and only really had a bike that I rode briefly five years ago or so. Thus, I do not really know how to get into using the bike for fun and transportation.
How do I get to feel more comfortable riding the bike? Is there anything that I need to know that seems obvious? Do I actually need a helmet
? (if so, how do I fix helmet hair? also, any tips for riding in a skirt?) What else do I need to know?
I don't have a car so aside from walking, this would be my only real mode of transportation other than bumming rides from friends.