Sometimes hacks are physical in nature, other times they are digital. Reader Jeremy wanted to find a way to connect with other riders and he came up with his own digital hack . . .
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I started riding road bicycles years ago (not that many years, I’m only 29 years old) and really enjoyed it. I’ve never been the most atheletically gifted, but cycling gave me something I could do and enjoy. Riding 15-30 miles really isn’t a chore for a cyclist on a road bike, however the common non-rider is amazed at those figures. It gave me something to feel proud of. But, like most good things, I realized riding by myself was not as much fun, and the same loops became old and “done.” That’s when I sold my bike.
Years passed, and I’d dabble here and there, until I moved to the country in Eastern NC. I picked up another entry level model from a local bike shop, and off I was again. My rides were around 20-30 miles and I averaged 15 mph with some moderate terrain changes. It was great…until the new wore off. Then I was back to the same “alone” that I had the first go round.
I figured a mountain bike would be a good change. So I made my calls and found a ‘last years model’ Cannondale Trail SL 5 for $400. I made the hour long drive and enjoyed a good lunch and drove home with my new bike. And then it hit me… why not bring the cycling to me? Enter, Pedal NC.
I couldn’t be the only person who was struggling to find other people to ride with! So I took that thought process and started building an idea. That idea is in its infancy, but is slowly taking shape. Pedal NC is designed to bring cyclists all over North Carolina together to ride. Pedal NC is accessible via the web at www.PedalNC.com and on facebook.com/PedalNC. We have a twitter handle @pedalnc and our email is firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re in North Carolina and would like to volunteer or be a part of our family we invite you to sign up and help us build our forum and site. We look forward to our friendship with BikeHacks.com and the awesome folks involved in the management of that awesome resource. Until we see you on the road, keep the rubber part down, the leather part up, and be safe!