Join Date: Nov 2004
Bikes: Pinarello Rokh, Look 586, Merckx Corsa 01
Well, I have two young kids, and a wife who travels quite a bit for short stretches. I'm also self-employed. All of which, needless to say, leaves me almost NO flexibility. If I'm not full-time dad, I'm working full-on/all weekend on a project. Or not of course. So, i have big weeks when i ride a heap, followed by weeks when if i can get on the trainer 2 or 3 times I've done well. Overall though, I'd agree that the early morning ride is the one that works best, especially on the weekends. On Sunday i can get in my 100 k's and still be back for late breakfast.
The trickiest part is balancing the targets/goals part of the riding with the time available. No point getting down when my "this week I'll get in 10 hours" resolution goes out the window .. though equally, no point for me at least in having no targets at all.
PS Currently writing this late in the evening, having given up on my one hour trainer session today. It just didn't happen ...