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    How many days a week do you ride ??

    I just got back into the sport so I've been riding about 3 times a week around 6 miles each time...Hopefully after all the soreness disappears I can ride for much longer...

    Anyway...How many days per week do you ride & how many miles ?? Thanks...

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    18 miles a week on a MB is not alot, unless those 6 miles are a active uphill volcano crater with spewing molten lava.
    Try doing 15 miles on singletrack.

    I ride a road bike 20 miles everyday. Approx. 150 miles/week

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    Quote Originally Posted by vyper005 View Post
    I just got back into the sport so I've been riding about 3 times a week around 6 miles each time...Hopefully after all the soreness disappears I can ride for much longer...

    Anyway...How many days per week do you ride & how many miles ?? Thanks...
    Everyone has to start somewhere and your 6 miles, 3 x a week is a start. Yes, your body will adapt to the changes you are giving it and you will be able to ride more and more. I think you are doing it best by not putting too much load on your body all at once. You are building your base miles and this is important before putting too much load on yourself. Try increasing your mileage about 10% each week and be sure to get proper nutrition for recovery as this will help with the soreness. Also, make sure to stretch after each ride as this too will help with soreness. Keep it up and you will be riding as many miles as you want. Just remember that it takes time.

    Perhaps you might want to get the book "The Cyclists Bible" by Joel Friel. You will learn alot from this book. Oh yeah, I too ride three days a week but they are 40 mile days with intervals, sprints, hill climbs and recovery.

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    I ride my bike to work everyday. I'm a wuss though. If it's raining, I take the SUV. However, raining or not, I try to find time to go out trail riding for at least an hour every second day or so. I'm on 2 weeks holidays right now, so I've been going trailing between 2-3 hours everyday

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    7 time a week rain or shine around 20 miles a fay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zumba View Post
    8 days a week, 30 miles each ride, all hilly singletrack with 10,000ft elevation climbs/descents, usually under an hour. PR is 15 minutes. But that was a one time deal... I drank a lot of gatorade that day.
    You ride 30 miles of hilly singletrack in under an hour??...WOW...thats at least 30 mph...Dude..you are my new hero! Even with the gatorade.

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    At this point in time, nothing. Been a sick year for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoYlE_RiD3r View Post
    7 time a week rain or shine around 20 miles a fay
    Only I don't ride in the rain...so this week was a 4 timer....since I live on the east coast (Pa) and we have had alot of rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThinLine View Post
    Only I don't ride in the rain...so this week was a 4 timer....since I live on the east coast (Pa) and we have had alot of rain.
    I live in Quebec and since like a month it's raining a day on two

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zumba View Post
    8 days a week, 30 miles each ride, all hilly singletrack with 10,000ft elevation climbs/descents, usually under an hour. PR is 15 minutes. But that was a one time deal... I drank a lot of gatorade that day.
    A PR of 30 miles in 15 minutes???? Am I reading this right?? Even with the 30 miles under an hour you would be blowing by the pros like they were standing still . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by bfloyd View Post
    A PR of 30 miles in 15 minutes???? Am I reading this right?? Even with the 30 miles under an hour you would be blowing by the pros like they were standing still . . .
    In comparison to how he rides, it's like they're standing still. (He even rides so awesomely that god put an extra day in the week, just so he could watch.)

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    5 days week 3 of those are 30 mile road a mixture off hill and flat, 2 days sprints, hill climbs. like to mix it up rain or shine.

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    Hahahahaha!

    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlip View Post
    In comparison to how he rides, it's like they're standing still. (He even rides so awesomely that god put an extra day in the week, just so he could watch.)
    What can I say but LMFAO!

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    I commute with my mtb on slicks 5 days a week if at all possible, if I don't have to transport the kids. 25 miles each way. Then on weekends I will start making an effort to trail ride at least one day but probably 3-5 hours. I just got back from a 100 miler so, I am just now getting back into the swing of daily life. This should keep me in good shape for any other long race that comes along where I will need to ramp up just a bit.

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    I am right below you (WV) and we have been getting nailed too. I did some trail ridding the other day and spent some time on the ground. I guess I have been out of the game to long for muddy single track. I am also just getting back into ridding though and am probubly riding 6 miles a day 3 times a week also. I would like to start loggin more miles but I hate to give up weight lifting and thats what I do in the only free time I have
    Last edited by 01amberfirewv; 08-25-07 at 04:07 PM.

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    I ride 2 times a week after work, 17 miles of single track and fireroads (2hours) been doing this since spring... occasionally I throw in a ride on the weekend or sometimes I just ride once a week it just depends on how I feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bfloyd View Post
    A PR of 30 miles in 15 minutes???? Am I reading this right?? Even with the 30 miles under an hour you would be blowing by the pros like they were standing still . . .
    Wow.........awesome. I don't really ride I just post on here to be cool.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    Wow.........awesome. I don't really ride I just post on here to be cool.
    shhhh...that literally me this year...only 5 days on the bike, maybe 6. I am an e-rider now.

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    Haven't been on the trail for about a month and a half. Should change in 2 weeks though! woOT

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    7 days a week on the roads, unfortunately I consider myself lucky if I can ride once a month out on the trails. Guess it's about time to simultaneously try to afford a car and start working less

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    Wow. You guys are lucky. I get in maybe 4 day/week, hope to get in 60 miles each week.

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