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    Too much of a good thing?

    I think all of us here can agree riding is a good thing, right? But I was wondering how much is too much? I've been commuting 25+ miles a day 5 days a week, but on my days off i cycle too, anywhere from a few miles here and there running errands to a solid 50mi joyride. I know its good to take some time off to let your body recuperate (or so i have heard), but how much rest and how often? I really don't want to overdo it and injure myself. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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    Your doing good. Keep on riding, Your having fun.
    I finished a cross country tour NY to LA with a group.
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    I took a rest week a month ago, it was miserable.
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    I'd rather ride a greasy bowling ball than one of those things.
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    Rest while riding.

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    If you hurt then rest. If you don't then ride more.

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    It depends on what you're doing the rest of the time. My job is fairly physical, so by Friday hometime, the ride home can be pretty slow. I still usually go about 8-10km for coffee on Saturday though.

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    Awesome! Just what i wanted to hear! Thanks for the knowledge, I'll keep on rolling.

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    How are the bike tires holding up?

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    Enjoy what you do, and take good care of yourself so you can do what you enjoy.

    I ride 120 miles/week, to-and-from school. The rest of the time I'm studying, eating, sleeping, or studying.
    I reserve the right to be wrong at any time. :D

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    If you feel fine, why would you be worried that there's a problem? Listen to your body and don't worry about it.
    You have the right to your own opinion. You don't have the right to your own facts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil brown bat View Post
    Listen to your body and don't worry about it.
    Mine just curses at me. I'm ignoring it until it has something civil to say.

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    Do what your body tells you to do.
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