Words: Sarah Devriese
Sometimes we may just get tired of biking… I know, hard to imagine. But it does happen. For me, it can be difficult to be motivated when the weather is cold and the skies are so dark. Or perhaps you’re stuck in a rut and it seems like the same stuff over and over. And over.
Time to freshen things up! Here are five ideas that have helped me.
Adventures on snow
Just when I’m getting a little tired of wet days, a muddy bike, and too much darkness, there’s snow to mix things up. I started snowboarding years before even considering mountain biking. When I moved to BC and started mountain biking too, these two sports nicely balanced each other out. Every six months or so, things got mixed up and neither got old. I then also learned to ski just to try something new and absolutely love it. These days, my winters are divided between the bike, the skis, and my trusty snowboard. It’s enough variation that biking remains novel and exciting, even if I’m just doing simple trails (which is what I stick to when night riding). Then when summer hits, I’m excited again to ride, ride, ride.
My name is Jaclyn Delacroix, I live work and play on Vancouver's North Shore, this is my story.