I want to ride my BIIIIIIICYCLE.....
Ok, so I decided a couple of months ago that I needed to start going out on my bike. Only, I hadn't been on my bike in about 3 years. So I got it out and dusted it off, and I've been going down to the stables ever sunday on it (about half a mile) for the last couple of months. In the last few weeks I've taken it on the 3 mile walk as well, but because I go with a friend who walks, I go at a walking speed so it doesn't do a whole lot. I've taken to riding the same trail in the week as well at a faster speed.
Today I rode it to work, which is just over a mile away, and I didn't get too knackered (The thing about me is I have got quite strong legs from walking and horse riding.. but apparently you use completely different muscles on the bike than on a horse... Go figure -_-) and heeeeere's the point I'm getting to!
I just emailed a place in Evesham about doing some voluntary work, only to get there.. I'd have to ride the bike... 17 and a half miles. I've never gone that far on a bike in one go in my life, and I'd have to do it again i nthe evening to get home. There's no buses that go near where I'd need to go and no one in my house drives.
I was wondering if any of you lovely lovely people could help me figure out how to get bike-fit in a very short space of time without completely-over doing it? I'd love to buy an exercise bike so I could still cycle when I can't go out on my actual bike, but you know. Broke teenager trying to save up for a trip to Africa here.
Any advice would be well appreciated!!
Bunny trainer extraordinaire!