Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Kev
    Kev is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    1,652
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    HELP.. Cant get my but out of bed!!

    I started riding a bit ago.. started off the weather was not bad.. fairly cool but not cold. I first got started just for exercise, but turned out I really enjoy the ride but not the cold. (I know I livein Southern CA so it is not really cold for most of you out there) But the past 2 weeks it has been getting a bit colder.. or maybe it is just me, at first I was going out 5-6 days a week.. on weekdays I would get up at 4:30am hit the road by 5am latest.. come home at 6:30am give or take and take shower go to work.. weekends I would sleep in a bit more. Weekends are not a problem I sleep in a bit more get up go for a ride (still go early try to get it done before my son wakes up around 8-9am).. but on weekdays quite a few mornings lately I'm nice and warm in bed and just go back to sleep when my alarms goes off. Anyone find any way to get themselves up a bit easier in the morning hours. I enjoy the ride and feel better during the day when I do.. Or am I just lacking the motivation.. and should try to motivate myself more..

  2. #2
    Mad For Marinoni !!! Captain Crunch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Matheson, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    438
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sometimes you just need to take it easy for a bit but don't stop riding all together. Go for some nice easy rides and make them fun. Go to a different place than usual so you see different things that will peak your interest and instead of focusing on doing it for excersice just go for a ride. Once you are out you will likely feel better about it and the motivation will come back to going harder again.

    Best of luck!
    One does not cease to play because one grows old.
    One grows old because one ceases to play.

  3. #3
    Kev
    Kev is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    1,652
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Once I am out.. I really enjoy it, seems after skipping a day or two is when it is harder to get up early in the morning. I thought about a trainer so would not have to deal with the cold.. but I tried a stationary bike before getting into cycling.. but I dreaded every second of it.. talk about boring!!! But going out.. I actualy like the early morning rides other then the cold.. not many people out.. got free reign of where I want to go.. if I go later in the day which I have done a few times on the weekends.. to many pedestrians now they are annoying.. The weekends I love the most though.. start off around 6-7am.. Sun is just coming up.. warms up a bit.. just ride down to the beach.. alot of the time.. nice and peaceful relaxing.. it's great.. I can't think of better way to spend my saturday/sunday mornings.. come back make breakfast...

  4. #4
    Life is good RonH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Between Crystal River and Hernando, Florida, 6 miles west of the Withlacoochee Trail
    My Bikes
    I've had several since 1999 but have settled on my beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my latest, a 2013 Cannondale CAAD 10.
    Posts
    13,712
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Have you thought about commuting to work? Then you have no excuse. You have to get up and out the door or you'll be late.
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---
    2013 Cannondale CAAD 10 2 "Racing Edition"--The bike shop owner said it's toast after the car-bike accident. R.I.P.
    * * 2014 or 2015 CAAD 10 3 coming soon. Decision time. * *

    Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ Charles Schultz

  5. #5
    Kev
    Kev is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    1,652
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I truly thought about what you said today captain crunch.. after I overslept a couple days.. I did start to view it more as exercise then just enjoying the ride.. And I am currently trying to quit smoking.. I've almost completely quit.. 1 or 2 here and there.. but have been substituting coffee during the day instead of a cig.. so roughly I'm probably drinking.. (including my morning cofee).. 4-5 12 ounce cups a day.. and atleast 1 24 ounce cup in the morning.. then one 20 ounce after work on the drive home. (my drive is about 1.5 hours each morning and evening).. And stopped drinking the water i was drinking before.. wonder if that could be causing me not to have as restful a night's sleep.. I become addicted fairly quickly to stimulants.. I was addicted to coke(soda drink) for long time.. cig's after just a couple while experimenting when I was younger.. I just realized today.. when leaving work.. I was counting down the time till I got my cup of coffee..

    I have seriously started considering commuting to work, it sounds like fun to me.. alot more relaxing then traffic. Hopefully the wife will be getting her license soon.. (we only have 1 car).. She can drop William (our son) off at school by her work.. and I can just ride my bike to work.. Only problem I worry about a commute is personal hygene(sp?) by the time I get to work.. it is roughly around 14-15 miles so not to bad a ride.. slight hilll for about 1-2 miles.. nothing to bad though.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •