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    I picked up cycling about 2 months ago. I started out riding my old mountain bike just 20-30 minutes a day. I loved it so much, I got a new hybrid bike about in a month. I've been spending about 15-20 hours a week riding on the trail, commuting (2-3 times a week), and just getting around town to visit places and such.
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    Thinking about it, talking about it, posting about it or actually doing it?

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    It doesn't matter how much someone else rides in a week. It doesn't matter how far or how fast either as there will always be someone going further and faster.

    This is one situation where it really is all about you. Ride as long, as far and as fast as you like. Your body will tell you when it's had enough. Just don't overdo it on the outbound trip and have to stagger back on the return.

    When it comes to riding the only person I measure myself against is me. So far, so good.

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    6-7 hours per week. I actually have trouble with my legs (cramping) when I go a while without riding...

    This: (Replace running for cycling)


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    Miles? Hours on? Hmmm, dunno. I go for about 2 hours in the evening, 5 days a week with first one dog and then another one tied to the bike. Then there's trips to the bank; the four mile round trip to the grocery store; several 2 mile round trips down to wifeys work; then there's the 'marathon' runs with a couple of good friends where we take off from some interesting point and play 'lets go get lost'--mileage is usually around 30, and usually that happens once a week in the summer. 'Shrug', as others have said, start with short frequent rides and work up to whatever you need to use the bike for.

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    As a beginner,I will recommend you to get out for a little bit several times a week.Then,you can increase hours after days.You will feel comfortable for cycling,not tired and bad.

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    where is the picture come from?well,you are so funny

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    Quote Originally Posted by AstroEng View Post
    6-7 hours per week. I actually have trouble with my legs (cramping) when I go a while without riding...

    This: (Replace running for cycling)


    where does the picture come from?You are so funny man.

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    It is the oatmeal
    http://theoatmeal.com/

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    The most important thing is to get a bike that fits you. That is unlikely with a Wal-Mart bike. Not that it can't be done, just unlikely the person on the sales floor knows how to get you properly fitted. Next stop, the local bike shop. I would recommend buying a bike there. The shop's personel will fit you properly. A good entry level bike can be had for about $300. A fall back, if that is out of the budget, is to use the sizing info learned at the bike shop to cruise Craig's List for a cheaper high quality alternative. To settle any ethical misgivings you might have about "using" the bike shop's info but not buying the bike from them, go back to the shop, and buy all the little things you need to ride. Cycling gloves, helmet, maybe some cycling shorts, water bottles etc. They make more profit on that stuff anyway. As well, you could have them tune up the bike which is $40 or $50 dollars well spent.
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    8-12 hours a week. Usually average close to 10 give or take.
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    Sorry, I should have included the link. It is The Oatmeal http://theoatmeal.com

    Specifically this comic: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/running

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