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Old 08-11-05, 05:21 PM   #1
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I'm usually stuck at the office from 8:30 - 6:00 PM. I do 90 % of my riding after work on a local trail close to my home.

I'm getting worried because the days are slowly getting shorter here in So Cal. In a few months darkness will be upon me as I exit the office. This means my mid-week riding will have to be done in the morning. This is a scary thought because I'm the furthest thing from a morning person... Strangely, I'm looking forward to see how I pull it off.
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Old 08-11-05, 05:46 PM   #2
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I ride after work since in no way am I a mouring person. Only on the weekends will you find me on the trails at 0800.
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Old 08-11-05, 06:34 PM   #3
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Old 08-11-05, 06:43 PM   #4
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I'm in college so I ride to and from.
I take it easy going so I don't sweat too much.
I hate the backpack with books in it so when I get to the trail on a Sat. morning when my family is sleeping I feel light.
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Old 08-11-05, 07:30 PM   #5
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I ride in the PM. I was really tired this evening but went out for a group ride anyway. My legs felt like crap on the first climb but I came around and I relt great after the ride.
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We work 8-5 here. Sometimes I ride before work, just here in our subdivision which has hilly parts--so it's like you're on a trail except the road's asphalt. I can only go on long rides on Sunday.
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Old 08-11-05, 10:19 PM   #7
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After. I hate riding in the morning.
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Old 08-11-05, 10:22 PM   #8
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Evening, at 5:00pm everyday M-F. On the weekends, I go earlier. I live and work (a teacher) in community on a campus so I don't have a commute to deal with and the drive home. I'd go in the morning, but I hate clearing out the spiders--and we are crawling with brown recluse's around here. During lunch, I put my bike on the rack and drive out to the trails. Twice a week, I ride out to the trails--I'm working on getting that to everyday.
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I work 8-5. It takes me about 15 minutes to get to work, and about an hour or two to get home, depending on how energetic I'm feeling.
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i work 8:00 to 6:30. Just to follow that timetable, i get up at 7 get home by 7:45, and because of the lovely daylight savings, sunrise is only just before 7 and just after 6, give or take 15 mins.

I only ever see daylight at lunchtime and on the weekends, so i am strictly a weekend warrior (too stingy to cough up the money for night-ride lights)
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Old 08-12-05, 12:13 AM   #11
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I usually work from about 7-7:30am to 4pm. I bike to and from work (20 km each way on a road bike) and then I usually ride for an hour or so on the singletrack near my house in the evening. Weekends are for the longer trail rides. When I think about it, it seems like I ride a lot but if I miss one ride, I just don't feel right!
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I'm NOT a morning person. I have a feeling riding before work (not counting commuting) would get rather expensive for me.
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I normally ride in the morning after work. I work from 1130 at night until 730 am. So I normally go for a ride in the morning and get to bed.
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Old 08-12-05, 05:31 AM   #14
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8:00-4:30 and try to squeeze a ride after work. On Tuesdays drive to a trail near by and ride my SS, on Thursday the roadie sees action.

Saturdays are for my son's ride and Sundays will go for group rides.
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I work 7-5 usually. I don't have time in the morning for riding although sometimes I will swim or go for a run.

When I am on my bike I need at least an hour to feel like I have actually gone for a ride.

Speaking of riding after work, In the next weeks I will be forced to use the lights again. We do a wednesday 6pm night ride all year for about 2 hours. Last week was near impossible to see by the end as it was an overcast day. This week, I am bringing the light. It is always a bittersweet time of year. I love night riding and riding in the fall, but I love that sunshine till 9pm!


SFV Rider......assuming your trails are open at night..get a good light. Well worth the investment.
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I work from 2145 - 0630, so I ride after. Only problem is that I can't get to sleep right after a ride so I'm usually up until at least noon during the week. I ride whenever I have the time on the weekends.
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Old 08-12-05, 07:24 AM   #17
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No way to ride before work, I work from home, live in the mountain time zone, work eastern time zone hours.
I am at the desk by 5:45 am, but I am clear at 3:30 pm, so I can usually get a decent 1-1.5 hr ride on local trails 2-3 days a week.
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wow, am I the only morning rider? I get into the office between 8:30-9am, so the days I do ride before work I'm on the bike between 6 and 6:15. It's really not that hard. I'm a confirmed night owl (and barfly), but a few nights of getting to bed by 10-10:30 and it's easy to get up early for that ride. Sets such a good tone for the day, too

edit: oh, and as far as daylight going bye-bye, that means lights and reflectors. This fall/winter will be my first at riding in the dark, too. Whee!
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I never really thought about it until recently, but living in northern areas really has its advantages this time of year when it comes to cycling.
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How so? I don't see many advantages.
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I work 2:30pm to 11pm, so most of my riding is done in the morning or on the weekends at my leisure. In the summer time though, it's time to break out the lights and go after work when it's some what cooler.
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How so? I don't see many advantages.
I was thinking as far as sunlight goes. What time does it get dark for you this time of year? (dark as in needing a light to ride)
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I ride after work.. Im not looking forward to the winter when the sun goes down early.. I guess im gonna have to look into getting a light.
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I was thinking as far as sunlight goes. What time does it get dark for you this time of year? (dark as in needing a light to ride)
8pmish.
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[QUOTE=Raiyn][color=blue]I'm NOT a morning person.


Id have never guessed.

I work 730 to 4 and ride after work as I need the AM to catch up on my tobacco intake due to not smoking while Im asleep. seriously I prefer to ride after work so the warmup time is much less from being already loose from working
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