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Old 08-07-08, 10:31 PM   #1
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How often do you ride your bike?

With the warmer weather, how often do you ride your bike? Everyday? Whenever you can?
Are you a Weekend Warrior? A few times a week? One big ride a week? Twice daily?
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Old 08-07-08, 10:34 PM   #2
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I ask the questions around here. Now properly reply to the thread.
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Old 08-07-08, 10:41 PM   #5
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10 yrs car free = every day = rain, shine, snow, crap in inner city traffic.

Off-road with a couple of decent mtbs but mostly enjoying my new FS Toy (and yes I really do enjoy deep winter riding on virgin snow) as well as pushing some miles with the roadie - last good bout was 110 solo.

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I am Snowsurfer, so you can guess that 'snow' and I get along. I do not fear snow whether on a board, or on a bike.

Rain, sleet, or snow (or sunshine, and smooth asphalt), bring it! I've got fenders, chain grease, and a good sense of balance, traffic, and traffic laws. I bike hard, and I bike frequently. You can't maintain an 8-pack without eating right and working out all the time!

110? That is my kind of riding. But solo...you don't listen to music do you? Dual will keep you company without music.
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Every day or at least 5 days a week. I try to give all my bikes some seat time too so I end up riding multiple times a day sometimes.
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I am Snowsurfer, so you can guess that 'snow' and I get along. I do not fear snow whether on a board, or on a bike.

Rain, sleet, or snow (or sunshine, and smooth asphalt), bring it! I've got fenders, chain grease, and a good sense of balance, traffic, and traffic laws. I bike hard, and I bike frequently. You can't maintain an 8-pack without eating right and working out all the time!


110? That is my kind of riding. But solo...you don't listen to music do you? Dual will keep you company without music.
Oh Haaa-eeellll no! No music! Ever. Need the ears for listening to vehicles. Only time I stick buds into the ears is on the trainer.
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That's good. It is safer to ride without buds. I can't believe how many I see with buds, and no helmet, and riding cruisers, running reds without looking. No offence to cruiser riders.
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Every day or at least 5 days a week. I try to give all my bikes some seat time too so I end up riding multiple times a day sometimes.
Does one get more jealous?



I'm actually almost serious - other than giving the bicycle seat a personality ...

Just cause my commuter (mtb - little over a yr old hardtail) needs some work and I'm taking it in this next Monday - winter did a number on it - plus riding through some deep water too (water was at the top of the tire - bridge underpass was clogged - but daaaam it was fun so I did it a couple more times!) ...

... but I feel bad for my blue commuter sitting there and I'm riding my FS Toy when it was just supposed to be for off-road ...

Or ... maybe it's just me

Oh and I forgot to add the total sadness coming from the roadbike sitting silently on the trainer feeling sadly neglected.

ARGH!!
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Every day or at least 5 days a week. I try to give all my bikes some seat time too so I end up riding multiple times a day sometimes.
Good work.

You should see how massive my thighs have gotten. And I never knew my abs could be so rock hard and bulgy.
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^^^As long as you lock out the FS before you ride, it is all fine.
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That's good. It is safer to ride without buds. I can't believe how many I see with buds, and no helmet, and riding cruisers, running reds without looking. No offence to cruiser riders.
While I'm pleased that there are more commuters out there - I'm NOT pleased to see how some of them ride. I've actually been cut off by a couple and so I had to go talk to them. But there's this one guy who looks like he's extruding something nasty out of the southern area or something - WOW - having a good day dood? But he rides with blinders on - he just is focused to the front and rides - neck does not turn, body is stiff - man he's cut me off too.

He's either terrified or a dink. I'm going for terrified.

Lots of these people out there. I really feel bad now that I left my Publicity Director on my bike club because I'd still be in charge of where we would have our booth - and I had it at several events - from festivals, out door expose to children events - and as far as I know the booth appeared at a festival and will be at the big race period. Too bad - this year would have been a great year to be out there talking to people - and I always had a crowd around me asking me questions - especially women. There were days that I would go home almost horace due to talking all day - but it's pretty cool when you have an almost mini seminar where one person asks a question and you answer and others gather around and you can sense the person the the far left has a question and so it starts. This is good because these were good things - questions on helmets, clothing, trails, I don't feel comfortable riding the road - are there club rides that can teach me, etc etc etc.

While it was a pain to get my stuff to the site - I miss the people, I really felt like I helped and turned people onto bicycle and bicycle safely. And I know I made an impact as I have people - who signed up with the club - come back to me to tell me about how they're doing in the club rides, etc.

Spreading the good word about bicycling!
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^^^As long as you lock out the FS before you ride, it is all fine.
Yep.

I'm the "learning" person when I go purchase things (however I'm building roadbike though) - have two people on the phone hanging as I go crawl through a LBS because I've instantly decided I need THIS (wanted an FS and - that was the day) and so I'm pouring over the bikes part by part with my brother - the VOICE OF MTB REASON finally tell me:

Oh XXX (my name) you do know why the guy standing there said "RAD FRAME" don't you".

No - thought he liked the bike.

OK, XXX (my name) this is an awesome bike, I used to race on stuff with those components and it's something you'd take out to the desert and go do some 20' drops. Do you plan on doing that?

Um. No.

Then you don't need it.



But, the bike is ...

You don't need it.

My brother is worse than my mother!!!!!!!!!!!!!

However that dam freaking beautiful bike is still there and so I may offer a deal this Fall .......
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I'm more of a bike healer.

While I ride a bike nearly every single day, it would be unfair to call them "rides". A test ride, a little trip to get the mail or a Thursday MTB ride ending at the brewpub is all I seem to manage these days.

Am I a bad person that I'd rather help others fix their bikes and keep them on the road than ride myself?
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I ride as many days each week as I possibly can. For example, I took Wednesday off this week because of a prior engagement in the evening after work. If all goes well it will be the only day off this week.

I do short-to-mid-length rides during the week, and long rides on the weekends.

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I try to use my bike for errands as much as possible. That easily gets me on the bike four days a week. We do a weekend club ride, a Wednesday later PM ride, Errands at least two days a week. I just so on a solo recreational ride at least once a week. So its like 4-5 times. I try to leave Saturdays' open because that is normally a honey do day.
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I ride my bike for fun, utility, and commuting to my volunteer job. So I usually ride a bike (I have several) every day. Sometimes 7-8 different trips a day.
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I've been hitting the road every evening for a while, we'll see as school starts back up and the weather gets cooler I imagine I'll start riding less and then by myself. I want to ride all winter at least once or twice a week. Time will tell I suppose.
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I try to do something every day, either bicycle or unicycle.
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Recreationally, I ride twice a day every day. I run as many errands on my bike as possible, which adds another four or five trips a week.
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As a commuter/recreationalist, I try for six days a week, usually not Sunday after a long Saturday ride. I give up the "long" rides (greater than 40 miles) from around November to April. My major deterrent all year long is wetness: rain, sleet, or "wintry mix." On my spreadsheet to track my rides, I have one row labeled "Excuses."
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I do 25 to 30 miles every other day. On the off days I do errands and sometimes grocery shopping by bike. I was riding every day but with some of the other activities I do my legs and knees were always sore and we decided I have been pushing it a bit too much. But I am slowly getting back in shape and when the legs stop hurting I will add some more days of 20 mile rides, even if the off days are going to be on graded dirt.
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