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post #31 of 47
As far as I know, this part of NY (Rochester to Skaneateles Falls) doesn't have the mass transit system to make this possible. I think the drive from my apartment to work is 66 miles, a bit of a ride. My biggest issue with riding after work is trying to find the time to eat something (and let it settle) that will give me energy between getting home and going out to ride.

On the plus side, I did get a ride in from 5:45pm to right now. I think I might take a break tomorrow, got out again Tuesday.
post #32 of 47
2+ hours in the saddle on a work day puts most of us to shame. Good ride!
post #33 of 47
Lance once said that any training ride less then 2 hours wasn't worth riding...

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post #34 of 47
Lance never had a real job. 2+ hours riding a bike is not a really impressive work day, hardly worth clocking in.
post #35 of 47
It worked for him !
post #36 of 47
Anyone else notice that it's getting *cool*. Ran into some real thermal inversions over the weekend, to the point that I almost dreaded the downhills, probably would have done if it weren't for the foreshadowing of *S*n*O*W*.
post #37 of 47
I prefer early, but usually manage late.
post #38 of 47
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Originally Posted by comprex View Post
Anyone else notice that it's getting *cool*. Ran into some real thermal inversions over the weekend, to the point that I almost dreaded the downhills, probably would have done if it weren't for the foreshadowing of *S*n*O*W*.
Yeah, it was a little cool out last night....

Rain today, snow tomorrow?
post #39 of 47
164 K today...home by 10:15 AM
and it was a little cooler...only 75 degrees !
post #40 of 47
On the weekends, group rides for sure early. In the weekdays just depends on group rides, racing schedule, etc.
post #41 of 47

Anytime is a good time

Life always gets in the way, so build it in:

18 miles each way to work = 180 miles weekdays and then a long one or two on the weekend - hopefully on the dirt

Some days though, you just can't get one in. If this happens for to many days, people around me finally tell me to "Go Ride!". I get very grouchy without my fix.
post #42 of 47
190 K today.
On the bike @ 3:25 AM.
post #43 of 47
Roadie - AM weekends ~8 am; MTB - PM weekdays ~6 pm
post #44 of 47
Early tomorrow..We are riding at the crack of 10. First lift.
post #45 of 47
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Originally Posted by carbonissimo View Post
190 K today.
On the bike @ 3:25 AM.
So is that early or late??
post #46 of 47
That depends on how you look at it.
The kid I met in a gas station up the road thought I was out pretty late.
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post #47 of 47
I do early, but prefer not to. I often feel less able to sustain a high energy output and I’m less mentally focused and less willing to push myself in the morning. Besides, other than mid summer, it’s cold here in the morning. For instance, it was 1c (34f) at 7:30 yesterday and it only got to 4 (about 39f) when I left for my morning road ride. The temperature was great at the end of the ride at noon (17c (about 65f)). Riding with such extreme temperature shifts requires dressing in layers and filling the back pockets with clothing as the ride proceeds.

I normally ride from 1 to 3:30 weekdays, and this is my best time to ride from a physical perspective (what one gets used to doing is important). My second ride yesterday was from about 2 to 4:30 and the temperature was great (24c)

Evening rides are also good, but one has to eat strategically.
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