Enjoying the cycling paths


When there is snow on the ground and the temperature dips into the forties, I handle my workouts indoors.

Shortly after moving to Springfield, Missouri, I purchased a bicycle. The area is a very bicycle friendly community, offering more than 75 miles of cycling trails. I can ride my bike to run errands around town and save on gas. I also pedal for pure enjoyment and to elevate my physical fitness. Galloway Creek Greenway and South Creek Greenway are fairly easy riding trails. The Frisco Highline Trail covers thirty-five miles and connects Springfield to Bolivar. It’s one of my favorite rides because it provides all sorts of wildlife and good places to stop and eat. Just recently, I bought myself a mountain bike and started exploring the Sac River Trails in northwest Springfield and Two Rivers Bike Park near the intersection of the James and Finley Rivers. The countryside surrounding Springfield is just gorgeous. I am able to ride for the majority of the year. My wardrobe includes moisture wicking shorts and tanks for the summer heat and humidity. I have waterproof gear for the frequent rain during spring and fall and thermal pants and jacket for the colder conditions. I appreciate the changing landscape and climate. I can enjoy brilliant sunshine, cool breezes, blooming flowers and the changing colors of the leaves. The months of December, January and February are often too cold and wet to ride. When there is snow on the ground and the temperature dips into the forties, I handle my workouts indoors. My house is outfitted with a furnace and zone control. I can keep the home gym a bit cooler than the rest of the house. I have access to a stationary bike that isn’t quite as fun as riding outside but still keeps me fit.

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