Since I assume most here in this section of the forums are here for exercise, I'm wondering how you all go about daily riding.
Do you ride 7 days a week? Do you ride every other day? Perhaps you ride for a few days and take a day off? Are you riding for a set mileage or set time limit?
I want to get an hours worth of riding in daily. I don't have much more time than that even on the weekends since the kids are just getting to the point they can stay home without me. My wife usually works weekends and evenings during the week when I get home from work. This Saturday she didn't go in until late so I got an extended ride in of 18 miles (felt fantastic) but normally I ride 12 miles which takes me an hour.
Last week I rode 5 days straight. That was too much without a break. On the 5th day, I was exhausted at around mile 9 of my 12 mile ride. Because of school starting and the open houses, I didn't ride for 2 days after that 5th day. Friday I was back on the trail and I felt great having 2 days of rest. I've been doing this biking thing now since July 31st.
I rode Friday, the extended ride I mentioned on Saturday, and yesterday. I figured I'd take tonight off and ride 3 days starting tomorrow. That seems like it would be a good thing to do, ride 3 days and take a day break.
What do you folks who are doing this for exercise do?