Cycling as Fitness with Bryant McGee

Bryant is one of our newest customers and local bike enthusiasts. He has been riding for around 6 months now and his passion for cycling grows more by the day! If you see him out on the road, tag along; you're in for a great ride. 


What kind of bike do you have?

I ride an Emonda ALR 4 that I purchased from the Spinning Spoke in November of 2016.

What’s your favorite aspect of cycling? 

My favorite aspect of cycling would be the competition of cycling whether it is trying to beat your own PR's on Strava or racing against a group of friends you are riding with. Being a competitive person, it is easy for me to stay motivated to ride even on the cold or windy days.

How has cycling improved your fitness level?

The reason I got on the bike was for the physical benefits the sport brings. In a little over five months of riding as a beginner I have already rode over 1,300 miles and lost 30+ pounds on the bike and have had a blast doing it! Cycling has quickly become a lifestyle for me. I am always looking forward to the next time I can hop on the bike and ride!

What’s the most fun aspect of cycling to you?

Before I started cycling I would have thought this was crazy, but my favorite part of cycling is the suffering you endure as you ride. I enjoy pushing myself to and even past the limits I thought I had, whether I am crushing climbs or flying down the other side of it, I love to push myself and to improve my performance every day. One thing that I have heard a lot since I started riding that I have found to be 100% true is that “It never gets easier, you just get faster!”

Why ride Trek?

The reason you should choose Trek is the same reason why I did. Trek gives you a line of some of the highest quality bikes on the market at a cheaper price than many of their competitors. The reason I chose the Emonda is that Bicycling Magazine named it the 2016 Bike of the year last year. So, if you want a sweet bike that is high quality, comfortable, and customizable to your taste, choose Trek. 

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