Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Bikes: Ridley Excalibur, Gazelle Champion Mondial, On-One Pompino, Specialized Rock Hopper
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I am in a similar situation, with a more-than-fulltime office job and 2 toddlers. So, I commute to work everyday so I know that, no matter what, I'm going to get 40 miles a week. If I manage to sneak out of the house before everyone else gets up or maybe take a slight detour on the way home, I'm up to 75 or 80 miles. Then throw in a weekend ride, and I'm over a hundred. The point is that every mile counts and I try to look for every opportunity to grab another one.
Now, because I'm rarely able to put together a multi-hour ride, I ride most of my miles hard. I'll turn a simple commute into a time trial.
It's helped a bunch. My miles are down this year, but my fitness is only slightly down.