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    do what on weekends?

    guys, hopefully this is not repeated post..

    this is a commuting sub forum,
    so I assume, all of you here bike commute one or more days, on weekdays.
    and I also assume, cycling to work is not forced, rather it's passion.
    so my question is:
    do you still ride on weekends?
    I mean: do you still ride trails on your mtb on weekends?
    or is it just me, who is not owning an mtb and not ride xc, on weekends, for leisure, recreational purposes only?

    I am asking this, because in my country, those who claim themselves as bike-to-workers, are originally mtb-ers.
    and they, regardless of being frowned upon by their wives or not, still ride, climb, on their mtb's
    on weekends.

    so please let me know about you....

    tedi k wardhana
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    I'm a roadie, not a mtber, but I ride a lot on weekends. That's when I get my long rides in. My daily commute is about 22 miles, but on weekends I generally ride 40-60+ miles per ride. Over the course of the year, about half of my mileage is from commuting and half from recreational rides. Most of the rec rides are on weekends, holidays and vacations.

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    I don't ride on weekends. Still looking on joining a club, or finding some fellow enthousiasts that are 'clubless' as well so we can head out for a ride on weekends on a regular basis.

    Ah well, instead of riding, I do whatever needs to be done around the house.

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    I ride any time I leave the house.

    I do go for recreational rides on weekends or even after work.

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    I ride on the weekends as much as I can. No mountain biking though, even though there are some great mountain biking trails nearby. I like taking the touring bike out and doing day rides over the mountains. My favorite kind of ride is when I pack a lunch and a map and just explore roads I haven't been on before. Even better when my wife and kids come too. About once a year, we take a family bike tour for a week which is tons of fun.

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    I normally commute 5 days a week and yes, I ride on weekends. Most of it is just around town utility riding and errands. I am involved in the local bicycling advocacy group, so I do some rides, and help with the large organized rides. I even did a century and all the training for it.
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    My riding is 100% commuting. My weekends are always packed with 10x more stuff to do than I have time. Also, I despise riding in groups; on the few occasions when I've gone out riding, I never plan a route, I just go, and go where I feel like going. I wouldn't want to know before I started where I'm going to wind up.
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    When the weather is nice I hook up the Trail-a-Bike and we take a short (2-5 miles each way) ride to a park where my daughter can play for a while. Sometimes I'll ride while she's playing, but mostly I relax and read a book or something.

    But for the most part my riding is all commuting.

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    I would ride on the weekends. Around a couple hundred miles and a fun ride with the kid.

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    Yes. Weekends are for racing or long training rides.
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    I don't own a car, so all my travel is by bike, if it's not an easy walk. (And I'm as bad about walking as some drivers--sure, I could walk two blocks, or ride my bike!)

    Typical weekends include going to my fencing class downtown, going out someplace nice with my girlfriend for a meal, going out someplace nice with my gf for birding, visiting friends in a suburb (nice ride that), just tooling around town for fun . . . I get in a decent mileage on weekends, but it's not intense riding typically. I could say dismissively that I just ride as part of my life, but to be perfectly honest, I'll manufacture errands so I can go for a ride. Sometime I'd like to get into randonneuring, but the weather's a bit crap for it now. I have also been on a longer tour, and a short weekend trip, and look forward to more of those.
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    I used to ride more on weekends and I plan to again next year. I've done more hiking this year than riding. I wish I had enough time for both (and other things). But definitely, my biking extends past commuting. I used to do more road and MTB riding before I even started commuting by bike. Actually, I started commuting on my MTB.

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    Once in a blue moon I will get in a non-commute ride with my roadie friend. Other than that, it's all commuting for me. There's a dog to walk and tons to do on the weekends (and soon a baby to entertain), so the bikes sit on the weekend.
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    I usually do utility-type cycling on Saturdays: trip to the bike shop, library, groceries, etc. Sunday: long recreational ride.

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    I ride my Mountain Bike on weekends - year round.

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    would if I could

    wld love to ride on the weekends but the rest of the family doesn't like cycling. in fact, commuting is the only way I can justify taking the time to do it - they would squawk if I took an hour or two per day "just to go biking"

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    Roadie at heart. I commute 5 days a week, run errands, and still bike for fun too. Nice when I can hook up with friends, but mostly go it alone. Can't STAND bike clubs.

    Luckily I found the right woman. My wife has her own friends and life. We do things together, but no problem with me taking off for half a day or three days to ride or tour. Actually, taking a month off is no big deal either.

    I waited 35 years for that woman though. She is also very appreciative of me letting her have her previous life and friends as well. Nobody is "The Boss" in our house. So long as we are considerate of each other and communicate our plans (so one of us is not left twisting in the wind on our day off) it's all good.

    FYI...I don't heel very well. Neither does she. And she is HOT. Like finding diamonds!
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    I need a destination while riding, and I typically like to ride alone. On weekends, I'll bike if I have somewhere to go. Sometimes I plan long trips out to various destinations 25 or 30 miles away just to have somewhere to go (apple picking, a scenic trip to the farm stand or to visit a friend)... but most weekends I don't ride recreationally. My 28 mile round trip 4 days a week makes me appreciate the away time.

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    About 2/3 of my riding is recreational on the weekends. Almost all my riding is road but I do some MTBing when we camp.

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    I ride 5 days a week to work, about a 20 mile round trip daily. I generally don't ride on weekends because my neighborhood is so walkable with several bus routes nearby. It's also a nice change of pace to slow down and walk somewhere. In addition I take a yoga class on the weekend which I usually drive to in bad weather. I ride more for pleasure/quick trips in the summer than winter. But I really only drive if I have to.

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