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    Can't seem to get my butt back on the bike

    Lots of excuses but mainly because I'm lazy...plus it's cold and wet out! Kudos to you folks logging miles outdoors.

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    We ride when it's ****ty out, so you don't have to!

    Seriously... the bug will bite you again. rest assured.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    I actually saw more people than usual out on Calaveras today, very nice day for riding (except the flat I got at 5:00 just as the sun started to set)
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    I'm hoping to get in my second ride this year tomorrow. The last two weeks were spent getting, then recovering from the flu.
    "Don’t take life so serious—it ain’t nohow permanent."

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    The bug hasn't bit me again yet. Feel ashamed. I need to get on the bike and break my goal of 3k this year. Anyone have a workout/ride routine they'd like to share?

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    I like riding - but to really keep getting out there, doing the intervals and riding in crappy weather, I need a goal. Last few years it's been the Death Ride, but it's looking like that may not fit this year so I'm going to try a few doubles. The risk of embarrassing myself is ever-present, and hearing the wrecking crew stories of their rides is more than enough to keep me going out and riding, knowing that at least a few of the crew will be at each double I've registered for.

    For me at least if I try to train without having a goal - some big ride I really want to do and do well - I might as well just head to the gym put in some lackluster time on a treadmill!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diegomayra View Post
    Anyone have a workout/ride routine they'd like to share?
    Yeah.... I try to commute whenever the weather cooperates, 17 miles each way. It's a regular way to get miles in.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    What did it for me was stepping on the scale and actually reading the results...
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    Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoelS View Post
    What did it for me was stepping on the scale and actually reading the results...
    I just did that this morning. Not good. I may have to put 700 x 28 tires on my road bike if my weight keeps going up.

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    Yeah, I was in the same boat. But with a training camp coming up at the end of the week, I sucked it up, put on the layers and lights and went for a ride after work on Fri. Will do one today at lunch to try and beat the rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    Yeah.... I try to commute whenever the weather cooperates, 17 miles each way. It's a regular way to get miles in.
    +1. Commuting seems to be the only way I can get any mileage in anymore. I've resulted to adding more miles when going home since I can't get motivated over the weekends to ride in cold, foggy weather in the East Bay.
    "Of all the things I like bestos, I like asbestos." - A co-worker

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    put a little time in working on the bike(s). sooner or later you're gonna wanna take a spin to check an adjustment. every journey begins with the 1st step
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoelS View Post
    What did it for me was stepping on the scale and actually reading the results...
    You're telling me. It's quite a good motivator though.

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    Hey cantdrv,
    I can relate since our PM's I've only ridden to get a burrito down the block I think I need to sign up for a century...
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    When the weather is bad I typically need a reason to ride, for example riding to the store or the post office or to meet a friend.

    Can you do any of your regular errands by bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnwalker View Post
    +1. Commuting seems to be the only way I can get any mileage in anymore. I've resulted to adding more miles when going home since I can't get motivated over the weekends to ride in cold, foggy weather in the East Bay.
    Yep, when I'm bike commuting, I'll keep bike commuting even if all of my other riding drops to zero. Plus, keeping a commute going makes it easier to drift back into extracurricular riding. Less of a hump to get over.

    I find a lot of the time that if my motivation is very low, if I manage to push myself out the door and actually get on the bike, I'm fine from then on. If you're like that at all, adding distance to your commute might be the best way to get some riding in until you get your excitement back.

    And like Ms. I says, having a reason, destination, or general purpose for a specific ride seems to help a lot.

    Good luck. I'm sure we've all been there. I know I have.

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    Commit to a ride date with someone. I will always show up if I say I will, even if I wake up feeling like crap. If someone is waiting on me, I won't just grunt, roll over, and fall asleep. I feel a little more obligated to get out and go.

    Honestly - if it weren't for ride buddies dragging me out the door, I doubt I would have more than 50 miles this year.
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    Commute, commute, commute! There's no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing. Also, as an old Dutch guy once said; it's just water, you're not made of sugar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
    Commit to a ride date with someone. I will always show up if I say I will, even if I wake up feeling like crap. If someone is waiting on me, I won't just grunt, roll over, and fall asleep. I feel a little more obligated to get out and go.

    Honestly - if it weren't for ride buddies dragging me out the door, I doubt I would have more than 50 miles this year.
    I hereby obligate you to set up more slowpoke rides, preferably South Bay based!



    (I'll even show up on a C&V ride, and bring some stuff I owe ya!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    Yep, when I'm bike commuting, I'll keep bike commuting even if all of my other riding drops to zero. Plus, keeping a commute going makes it easier to drift back into extracurricular riding. Less of a hump to get over.

    I find a lot of the time that if my motivation is very low, if I manage to push myself out the door and actually get on the bike, I'm fine from then on. If you're like that at all, adding distance to your commute might be the best way to get some riding in until you get your excitement back.

    And like Ms. I says, having a reason, destination, or general purpose for a specific ride seems to help a lot.

    Good luck. I'm sure we've all been there. I know I have.
    This is totally me. I bike commute all year round, an dI don't let the weather stop me. But going out for fun in teh rain and fog just isn't... fun.
    This has been a wet foggy Jan/Feb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    I hereby obligate you to set up more slowpoke rides, preferably South Bay based
    Sounds good to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by msincredible View Post
    When the weather is bad I typically need a reason to ride, for example riding to the store or the post office or to meet a friend.

    Can you do any of your regular errands by bike?
    Such a simple solution but execution is so hard. The post office is a good three miles away but every mile counts. There's a McD on the way back too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
    Commit to a ride date with someone.
    I'm embarrassed to admit that I found reasons to cancel. Damn I'm lazy!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cccorlew View Post
    This is totally me. I bike commute all year round, an dI don't let the weather stop me. But going out for fun in teh rain and fog just isn't... fun.
    Yep, once you get in the swing of things commuting, it's just how you get to work. While I'll admit that my current commute is extremely short, even before when I rode eight miles a day, I never woke up and thought, "I'm going to drive today." Didn't think at all about my mode of transportation at all, in fact.

    And while I do love fun-riding in the rain and fog, at the same time they're such easy excuses. "Oh wahhh, I'll die! Boo hoo!"

    Quote Originally Posted by cantdrv55 View Post
    Sounds good to me!
    Sounds like a second!

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