Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-19-08, 09:27 AM   #1
Jesster1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Jesster1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SouthWest Iowa
Bikes: 2007 Specialized Sequia
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Warm ups

Just woundering how long it takes everyone to find their stride when they ride. For me it's the first 5 miles that kick my butt. After that I am good to go and brease through the rest of my normal 15 mile ride. What does everyone else expereance?

Jesster1
Jesster1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-08, 09:30 AM   #2
Tom Stormcrowe
Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
 
Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Posts: 16,120
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
About 8-10 miles, and then I'm fully opened up.
__________________
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
Tom Stormcrowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-08, 09:36 AM   #3
uncadan8
Dwindling Roadie
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Lansdale, PA
Bikes: Cannondale Caad8 R1000, '80's Cannondale (The Beast), Diamondback Topanga Hardtail MTB
Posts: 210
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
For me it depends on what the last couple of days have been like. Some rides, I don't seem to open up at all, but generally, I am good to go in a few miles (3-5).
uncadan8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-08, 09:38 AM   #4
atcfoody
Senior Member
 
atcfoody's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: In school again.
Bikes: Trek 7200fx, Surly LHT
Posts: 262
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I usually use the first 1/2 mile to get things spun up and moving, and I'm warm by the time I get to about the 3rd mile. After that, it's fairly easy.

D
atcfoody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-08, 10:26 AM   #5
WickedShark
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Portland
Bikes:
Posts: 136
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It usually takes me around 3 miles or so to really feel good. Although sometimes I just feel great as soon as I leave the house. On my commute home I start with a climb in the first half of mile that is around 300ft or so in the next half of mile. This hill usually gets me pretty warm quick but I would like to hit that little hill when I have done 5 miles or so and I think it would be much easier for me.
WickedShark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-08, 11:07 AM   #6
RedC 
Senior Member
 
RedC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sebring, Florida
Bikes: Trek Navigator, LeMond Buenos Aires, Madone 5.9, S-Works Roubaix
Posts: 767
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Part of the difficulty with my daily commute is that I really start feeling good at the end of about 4 miles and my commute is only 6 miles.
__________________
Red, like the color my hair used to be.

Lemond Buenos Aires(Broke) Madone 5.9 for sale,Navigator 2, S-Works Roubaix
RedC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-08, 11:10 AM   #7
lil brown bat
Senior Member
 
lil brown bat's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Boston (sort of)
Bikes: 1 road, 1 Urban Assault Vehicle
Posts: 3,878
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
For me, it depends on where I have to play chicken with the first MBTA bus. That'll get the blood flowing every time.
lil brown bat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-08, 12:55 PM   #8
c_m_shooter
Senior Member
 
c_m_shooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Paradise, TX
Bikes: Surly Cross Check, Redline Monocog 29er, Generic Track bike, Surly Pugsley, Salsa Fargo, Schwinn Klunker
Posts: 1,542
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I must be an oddball, because it takes me 15-20 miles to get warmed up.
c_m_shooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-08, 01:08 PM   #9
evblazer
Thread Killer
 
evblazer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Marfan Syndrome-Clyde-DFW, TX
Bikes: Fuji Touring Xtracycle, Merlin Road, Bacchetta Giro 26 (Sold), Challenge Hurricane, Cruzbike Sofrider
Posts: 1,845
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Hmmm.. Maybe it is Texas. I really can't start going most days till I'm near the end of my commute. Right around mile 18 in the AM I'm all set to conquer the road. A few miles later I'm my bike is all locked up.
evblazer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-08, 01:29 PM   #10
BikEthan
JRA.
 
BikEthan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Boston, MA
Bikes: '07 IRO Mark V, '01 Cannondale Jekyll 3000, '07 Rivendell Atlantis
Posts: 505
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lil brown bat View Post
For me, it depends on where I have to play chicken with the first MBTA bus. That'll get the blood flowing every time.
+1 or the first time some twit takes my right of way making for a short stop, a hard turn, or whatever else I need to do to keep myself in one piece. Commuting in Boston is for crazy people.
__________________
2009 Bike Friday Season Tikit (commuting folder)
2007 Rivendell Atlantis (touring, general riding, errand runner, stuff hauler)
2007 IRO Mark V (SS)
2006 Rockhopper Comp Disc (Icebike)
BikEthan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-08, 05:11 PM   #11
uncadan8
Dwindling Roadie
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Lansdale, PA
Bikes: Cannondale Caad8 R1000, '80's Cannondale (The Beast), Diamondback Topanga Hardtail MTB
Posts: 210
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I think what helps me most is the four cups of coffee before the ride.
uncadan8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-08, 08:47 AM   #12
Jesster1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Jesster1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SouthWest Iowa
Bikes: 2007 Specialized Sequia
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Looks like I'm in the avarage give or take a few miles. Jusst glad I don't live in Texas, 18 miles is the ride for me.

Jesster1
Jesster1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:30 AM.