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    SoCal Mornings and GETTING OUT OF BED?

    What's tougher? Getting out of bed to go to work, or getting out of bed to go for a ride?

    I hate getting up in the morning to go to work. I get up, then lay down again. Maybe I'll wake up long before it's time to get ready, but I'll stay in as long as I can. On the weekend, I'm up and ready to go.

    Gina on the other hand can sleep 3 hours and is excited about getting up to go to work. More than likely add in some OT if given the chance. When the weekend comes, I'm up a 6 prepping the bikes while she stretches out bedtime as long as possible. I give her the option to stay home in bed but no, she wants to ride. 8 am comes and I'm still asking her to get out of bed. I can't 'tell her', cause she pretty much owns my azz!

    What's your sit?

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    working = money = shopping
    +OT = +money = +shopping

    thats why gina jumps up to go to work.

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    All I can say is with a two year old in the house, if I don't get my butt out of bed early and get my ride in, I'll quickly get caught in the rhythm of the day and won't have time to squeeze in the ride later.

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    I get up at 6:15 a.m. every day whether I set an alarm or not. I think it's a personality defect.
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    I work for myself, which means I never stop working.

    I'm always out of bed no later than 7:00am.

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    I try to wake up early every single day...

    of course, I generally fail miserably.
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    Everyday at 3:30am. Set up for work, drink coffee, on ride days hop onto Sacha between 4:30-5:00am

    If I have a lot of work to do, sometimes 2:30am, no ride.

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    Usually up at 4:30 am to hit the gym or I'll hit snooze five times and end up getting up at 6:00 am. Then I just go to work and hit the gym in the evening...well, that or the bottle.

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    perhaps I should try the first part and forget the bottle part

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    I am usually up between 6-7 am. I am one weird grad student. he he.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Go_Fast View Post
    working = money = shopping
    +OT = +money = +shopping

    thats why gina jumps up to go to work.
    I rather have my health than go and suffer at work on my days off...

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    I usually wake up at 5 am. But with the sun not really rising until 6 am, I haven't been getting out for morning rides. I don't like riding in the dark, even with lights, and if I wait until 6 am to go out, it makes me pretty late for work. So if I don't go to the gym, I will stay in bed until 6:30 or 7.

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    I love to get up early on my days off and hit the road before the wind picks up. If I'm lucky I can get back home and not ride in 20+mph winds.

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    Getting up for a ride is definitely easier. I actually *like* riding.

    Sadly, I can't say the same about my job. It does pay for my riding habit though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happytime View Post
    If I have a lot of work to do, sometimes 2:30am, no ride.
    that's just sick.

    A lot of days that's about when I'm starting to go to sleep.

    I'll get up early to race, but avoid it if possible.
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    Im my old age, I've started to like getting up early. By early I mean 7. For ride days, I usually get up by 5 or 6 depending on the ride times and location without much problem.

    By the way, 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30 are last night, not this morning.
    just being

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    I get up at 5 am, regardless of if it is a work day or weekend. This may make sense if I'm in SoCal, and need to get to a ride that starts at 7 am ... but in NorCal, the rides start at 9 or 10 am. Go figure!
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spingineer View Post
    but in NorCal, the rides start at 9 or 10 am.
    Slacker hippies up there partying late doing their mary jane need the extra sleep
    just being

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    I'd be lying if I'd say it's easier for me to get up for rides. I have to go to work, I don't have to ride.

    I usually wake up for work at 5:30, and go on rides after work. Every weekend I try to get up in the morning, but I fail half the time. Just this morning I didn't get out til 8:30. I just blew off my ride today =\

    Of course I have been doing two a days for a week (4 mile run at lunch, 20 mile ride after work) and my legs seem to be toasted today.

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    Getting out of bed for work is the worst. I always wake up too early, check my clock, go back to sleep. Wake up 15-30 minutes later, check my clock, go back to sleep. I repeat this cycle until I have to force myself up, get ready, and start riding uphill. Plus, it's really, really hot these days and I have no AC. So I wake up sweaty and miserable!

    By the time I'm out the door, I'm thinking "!@#$ THE WORLD".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post

    Gina on the other hand can sleep 3 hours and is excited about getting up to go to work. More than likely add in some OT if given the chance.

    You sure it's not because of that young 20-year-old stud mailboy they just hired at her office? . . .

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    Getting up has always been a struggle for me, I think my deepest sleep is during the hour when I most need to get up! I'd like to get up very early and ride before work but I know myself and I don't know if I can keep that commitment. On the other hand I've overcome other bad habits, so........

    Nice to see I'm not alone in this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronjon10 View Post
    By the way, 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30 are last night, not this morning.
    + a bazillion!

    If there were no such thing as a 24 hour day, my body would go to a 27 or 28 hour day (circadian rhythm?). I'm NEVER tired when I need to go to sleep at night, I always have to force myself to go to bed. I wonder if people like Joy have an internal day of 20 hours?
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    I wanted to go for a ride this morning but i slept in...

    I even had the alarm clock set for 6:30am.

    Maybe i'll go later but i need to wash 2 bikes and my car.

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    Well I always go for a ride on my way to work, so as hard as it is to get out of bed to go to work, I jabe the motivation of my ride to get me going.

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