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Jesster1 08-19-08 09:27 AM

Warm ups
Just woundering how long it takes everyone to find their stride when they ride. For me it's the first 5 miles that kick my butt. After that I am good to go and brease through the rest of my normal 15 mile ride. What does everyone else expereance?


Tom Stormcrowe 08-19-08 09:30 AM

About 8-10 miles, and then I'm fully opened up.

uncadan8 08-19-08 09:36 AM

For me it depends on what the last couple of days have been like. Some rides, I don't seem to open up at all, but generally, I am good to go in a few miles (3-5).

atcfoody 08-19-08 09:38 AM

I usually use the first 1/2 mile to get things spun up and moving, and I'm warm by the time I get to about the 3rd mile. After that, it's fairly easy.


WickedShark 08-19-08 10:26 AM

It usually takes me around 3 miles or so to really feel good. Although sometimes I just feel great as soon as I leave the house. On my commute home I start with a climb in the first half of mile that is around 300ft or so in the next half of mile. This hill usually gets me pretty warm quick but I would like to hit that little hill when I have done 5 miles or so and I think it would be much easier for me.

RedC 08-19-08 11:07 AM

Part of the difficulty with my daily commute is that I really start feeling good at the end of about 4 miles and my commute is only 6 miles.

lil brown bat 08-19-08 11:10 AM

For me, it depends on where I have to play chicken with the first MBTA bus. That'll get the blood flowing every time.

c_m_shooter 08-19-08 12:55 PM

I must be an oddball, because it takes me 15-20 miles to get warmed up.

evblazer 08-19-08 01:08 PM

Hmmm.. Maybe it is Texas. I really can't start going most days till I'm near the end of my commute. Right around mile 18 in the AM I'm all set to conquer the road. A few miles later I'm my bike is all locked up. :(

BikEthan 08-19-08 01:29 PM


Originally Posted by lil brown bat (Post 7302559)
For me, it depends on where I have to play chicken with the first MBTA bus. That'll get the blood flowing every time.

+1 or the first time some twit takes my right of way making for a short stop, a hard turn, or whatever else I need to do to keep myself in one piece. :P Commuting in Boston is for crazy people.

uncadan8 08-19-08 05:11 PM

I think what helps me most is the four cups of coffee before the ride.:twitchy::twitchy:

Jesster1 08-20-08 08:47 AM

Looks like I'm in the avarage give or take a few miles. Jusst glad I don't live in Texas, 18 miles is the ride for me.


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