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    As a noob, just curious, how often do you ride and how far or how long?

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    I ride every day, unless I am flat on my back with the flu which happened during mid-February. Many rides are just five to twenty miles around town (commuting, groceries, library, socializing). I also try to ride at least four or five "training" rides each week. These vary from thirty to two hundred miles each and probably average forty-five miles.

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    Typically, 4 days a week. Tuesday and Thursday, 25 miles. Saturday, anywhere from 30 to 65. Sunday, 15 to 16.

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    65-100 on Saturday, 30 on Sunday and a couple hours on Wednesday after work. If I didn't have to work it would be a lot more but never 7 days a week.

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    After-work rides are 12 to 25 miles Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Saturday rides 35 to 65 miles. Sunday rides 20 to 30 miles.

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    I try to ride 20 miles or more "every day", which probably averages 5 or 6 days a week, and ride more on weekends. Been hitting 700-800 miles a month or more.
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    Varies a lot, depending on work, family stuff and whatever else I'm doing (right now I'm taking care of a lot of neglected stuff around the house, so I'm not hitting the bike very hard). On a good summer week, I might go as far as 200 miles (75-100 commuting three or four days plus longer rides on weekends). I did two miles today, just to the store, and I'll be lucky to go another 10 by Friday.
    On a typical week when the weather's OK, though, probably 50-60 miles. I don't really "train" anymore; I just ride for fun.

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    I try to ride three days a week usually between 65 and 85 miles each ride. Here is today's ride.http://connect.garmin.com/activity/70850896
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    2-3 times a week (I still work fulltime, but three 12's a week). I can't commute to work or I'd be riding home in the dark. On weekends I am off, we like to do up to about 40 miles one of the days. On weekdays I don't work, I ride to the store, the gym, downtown for lunch- just a few miles to get out and about. Sometimes I just get on and ride around a few blocks! I wish I had more time, but I still have other responsibilities although the kids are grown and out. It is a great hobby for husband and myself.

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    3 to 4 times a week. 35 to 45 miles on the weekdays; 45 to 70 miles on the weekend ride.

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    Once or twice a week until DST starts. I try to make the weekend ride 50 miles or more. After DST starts, I'll do my best to ride 2 or 3 20-30 mile rides during the week and both days on the weekend. Would love to do more, but the family needs time and we like having a house and food, so I keep going to my demanding job.
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    It depends on the season. Year 'round I ride daily for commuting and errands. Through the winter I keep to minimum distances, around 50 to 60 miles a week. If it's clear and dry I'll take one of the roadies out on the weekend for 20 or 30 miles.

    Once the snow melts, I add miles to my commute. My long loop more than triples the distance to work in each direction. My solo weekend rides grow in number and length, to 40-70 miles. The club wakes up after winter too. I ride with them many weekends--distance varies--and occasional weekday mornings. (I don't start work until after lunchtime.) By summertime, I've usually added 500 miles a month to my baseline miles.
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    I commute to work when I can (that is, I don't need the car to go to out of office meetings). I do my recreational fides after work and on weekends. My average yearly mileage has been between 4000 and 5000 over that last few years.
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    I commute a twenty mile round trip to work, for 100 miles per week, year-round, except for vacations and holidays. Sometimes I run errands on weekends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twentysomething View Post
    As a noob, just curious, how often do you ride and how far or how long?
    I try to ride 3-4 days a week. Gotta spend time doing things with the wife.
    My rides are usually 27-40 miles, depending on where I ride. Want to ride out to Stone Mountain with me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    I try to ride 3-4 days a week. Gotta spend time doing things with the wife.
    My rides are usually 27-40 miles, depending on where I ride. Want to ride out to Stone Mountain with me?
    Let me catch up first and then I'll give it a try.
    Headed to the Silver Comet tomorrow after work. We'll see how that goes.

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    5 days a week, totaling 10 hours or so. 4-5 hours of that is a long Sat ride.
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    Weekends only about 15 to 20 miles each ride. When daylight savings kicks in I will move up to 4 days a week with some longer rides on the weekend.

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    I'm 65 y.o. and I usually ride 4-5 days a week depending on my schedule. Most rides are in the 25-35 mi. range and it's bit hilly here in eastern CT. One ride per week is dedicated to a 15 mi. TT that I ride as hard as I can just to expand my limits. This year my goal is to do the TT at 18 mph or better.

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    I'll ride 3 days a week most of the year, more during summer. I try to ride 100 to 200 miles per week.

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    I'm 72 and try to ride every day when the Chicago weather warms up to 60 or so. We have a paved loop trail nearby that is 13 miles long and it makes a nice hour ride. In Florida in January we ride every day from 25 to 30 miles per outing; usually to a restaurant halfway than back.
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    Ride at least five days a week, commute 10 miles, and when the weather changes, its get out and ride, I have some favorite loops here in the Twin Cities, and I bike tour during the summer months.
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    Typically 4 or 5 days per week. Shorter rides (<30 miles) on a couple weekday mornings, longer rides (>50 miles) on the weekends...winds up averaging ~150 miles per week over the course of an entire year.

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