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one of the cool things about riding everyday

Old 08-03-15, 05:51 PM
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one of the cool things about riding everyday

Something I have noticed. Usually after a work out I would be very tired. One of the reasons I never really worked out, but I have noticed that after each ride in the morning I actually feel better. To me this seems backwards. My legs get a pretty good work out but rather than dragging me down it lifts me up! Just thought I'd share! feel free to share something you enjoy about riding.
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It's a great feeling! How do you like riding in Texas? Thinking of moving there in a year.
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You must be riding just the right amount. Not too much to burn out, etc.

I couldn't ride each day, I'd get tired of it.
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I get very tired and somewhat dizzy after exercise too, which is why I ride in the evening, if I tried to ride before work (which I wish I could do) I might pass out on the way to work!

How long did it take before you were no longer tired after a ride?
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Well right now I ride at 6:30 am because if I ride much later it gets too hot! Topping out at 102 these days. I actually ride about 5 miles every morning (except Sunday) and need to up it a bit. Starting to get too used to it. It took me several weeks to get where I could do the initial 3 mi and have been working toward the 10 mi I want to do. One problem I see coming is time. It takes me about 20min to do the 5 mi at present and about 30 to 40 min for my long ride about 7 mi. @chefissac where are you thinking of moving to in Texas?
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I used to commute three times/week (Tuesday through Thursday). I'd ride about 2 miles to the train, take my bike on the train to NJ and then ride another 7 or so miles to the office. I found it to be a great way to get the juices flowing even though I would often wake up around 4:30 a.m. so I could beat the heaviest traffic. I would usually arrive at work feeling relaxed and energized. The down side was that by Thursday afternoon I was usually so tired from getting up early three days in a row that I didn't want to do anything but veg in front of the TV.

I also felt the same when I used to knock off about 25 miles some days before work. Now I am a lazy bum during the week. My ride to work is about 1.75 miles, and it's mostly down hill. I was just saying to myself that I need to start riding early morning again. I won't go out after work unless I take a quick 10 mile spin around the river on a rec. path. I don't like riding in evening traffic. Too many aggressive drivers. Also, the air quality is poor, and it's often hot and humid this time of year.
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I feel better as well after my daily morning 15-20 mile rides. Temps are in the low to mid 70's then.

Riding in the heat in the evening sucks it out of me a bit though. That said, I'm leaving to do 35 miles in a couple of hours
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
I used to commute three times/week (Tuesday through Thursday). I'd ride about 2 miles to the train, take my bike on the train to NJ and then ride another 7 or so miles to the office. I found it to be a great way to get the juices flowing even though I would often wake up around 4:30 a.m. so I could beat the heaviest traffic. I would usually arrive at work feeling relaxed and energized. The down side was that by Thursday afternoon I was usually so tired from getting up early three days in a row that I didn't want to do anything but veg in front of the TV.

I also felt the same when I used to knock off about 25 miles some days before work. Now I am a lazy bum during the week. My ride to work is about 1.75 miles, and it's mostly down hill. I was just saying to myself that I need to start riding early morning again. I won't go out after work unless I take a quick 10 mile spin around the river on a rec. path. I don't like riding in evening traffic. Too many aggressive drivers. Also, the air quality is poor, and it's often hot and humid this time of year.
I'm a big fan of commuting by bike for the same reason. Sure, my legs do feel a little battered later in the week but overall, I get to work feeling much more energetic. Then, after work, I can either cruise home or punish myself depending on how I feel. Either way, it's a great way to get the blood flowing after a long day behind a desk. I work on a rotating schedule so my commutes vary by time of day, keeping it from getting stale. I have my midday routes, my early morning routes, etc. My usual evening commute takes me past the Molson Ampitheatre, an outdoor concert venue here in Toronto. I must say it really picks me on an evening commute to have all those thousands of people cheering and clapping as I pass by. :-)
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