Anyone who has rode a bike long distance can feel this story in their hamstrings.
Andrew Germain, DrumFMs weekend host, is participating in the Bike Trip to Banff for another year. He is currently training his body to take the physical stress of the six day ride.
"The first year that I went, I did absolutely nothing," explained Germain in relation to not prepping for his first long distance ride. "The bike trip is designed to be able to be conquered by any skill level. There is no shame in walking up a hill. If you train just a little bit before hand, you can bike so much farther and harder then if you don't do any training at all."
Germain is cycling on his own bike as well a stationary bike to increase his endurance an stamina for the trip.
"I am training right now," he said. "I plan on biking a lot to work this summer. I want to bike up the Highway 9 hill towards Calgary at least once this summer, just so I can get my legs back into the grove of biking before I go onto the bike trip."
Germain is not phased by the fact it's going to take the bike troupe 6 days to get to Banff nor does the distance bother him, as long as he keeps up his training.
"The trip it's self is totaling is about 320 Kms from here, in Drumheller, all the way up to Banff," he stated.