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Old 01-29-17, 06:53 AM
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What is your breakdown between the different types of bikes/rides you do?

Just curious, if you own multiple types of bikes, do you have a "gut feeling" for the way you allocate the amount of time you devote to riding bikes of each style? And, where do you ride that style?

Thinking back to 2016, I would break it down my time in the saddle like this:

About 40% of my time spent riding a hybrid. Primarily on MUPs with road as necessary where MUP segments are missing.

Another 40% of my time was spent riding a road bike. Road obviously, but I actually put on a lot of miles doing training workouts in parking lots.

15% on a Mt Bike - primarily on trails at two local parks with designated trails and on the trails of a local college campus.

Which leaves 5% Misc - tri bike that I purchased late in the season, road and parking lot, a few rides on my fat bike winter 2016-2017, road and MUPs as snow/ice allowed.

For me, it all depends on motivation and goals. Three things that will change that this year - will focus most "training" rides on my tri bike; there is a newly-formed Mt Bike club I was invited to join that I hope works out; finally, going to try to commute twice a week on my e-bike.

Just curious how other multi-discipline riders break down tbeir cycling activity?
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Old 01-29-17, 07:45 AM
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30-40% 0n a Chinese carbon racing bike.
25% on a steel road that's my fast commuter
25% on steel tourer that's my slow commuter
5% on a steel hardtail mt. Bike
5% on an aluminum dual suspension mt. Bike.
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I live out in the boonies and, unfortunately, have only one, very dangerous, road that is close to my house. There's a wilderness park about three miles from my house where I do about 90% of all my rides on my road bike. It's the same wilderness park where the men's and women's world distance records were broken. There's also a subdivision next to the park that gives me an extra 10 miles that is incorporated into the route. So, half of the ride is in the park, the other half is on the road.

The other 10% are charity and self supported, distance rides throughout the state; also on my road bike. The hybrid is used for neighborhood rides but seldom comes out of the shed.
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95 % of my riding is commuting.

I have four commuter bicycles.. Two diamond framed and two recumbents.


Main commuter bike is a fully suspended mountain bike with drops and road tires. Lotsa bags and can haul a ton of food, laptop, files, etc. Very comfortable with the full suspension and thudbuster seat post.

Gofast bike is a carbon fiber wonder with small clamp on minimalist bag. I commute with this bike when weather is dry and I do not have to carry anything other then fresh underwear.

When my neck, shoulders, and tailbone dictate that I switch to a recumbent, I have a couple to choose from.

Short wheel base underseat steering vision r-40. Love this bike, very comfortable.

Other bike is a long wheel base fully faired above seat steering rans. This is my cold weather bike with the fairing and snow tires. Use this bike exclusively when temps fall below 20 degs F cause of the fairing and the recumbent is so forgiving of wearing lots of layers of clothes.

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64% City Bike (Workcycles Opafiets, Omafiets, or Bakfiets) - I ride these nearly every day throughout the entire year to work, coffee, lunch, dinner, grocery, pharmacy, hardware, wine shop, recreation, visit friends, etc. This will sometimes be a bikeshare bike when visiting other cities. Opa is at home, Oma at cabin.

30% Road (Scott Addict or Raleigh Pro) - Most typically a 25 to 40 mile training type ride. Collects dust from about mid Nov - Mar/Apr but 2 or 3 rides per week the rest of the year. Mostly the Addict but I'll occasionally ride one of my older racing bikes. I'd also include the few miles I do on my TACX trainer during winter in this.

5% Hybrid or Mtn - Use is declining so I'll likely sell my one remaining hybrid this year and keep one mountain. Hybrid is a jack of all trades that sort of does everything but not really good at any. It's not a good road bike, it's not a good city bike, not a good mountain bike. Hope to keep riding my mountain bike on some trails for some years to come.

1% Track - Try to get over to the track about every other week during the season it's open just for fun. I don't compete anymore.

Good question btw.

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For my wife...

100% City Bike (Workcycles Omafiets, Gr8, my Bakfiets) - She's had a number of hybrid and cross bikes that she liked until she rode a Gr8 for the first time. It's much more comfortable for her and easier to ride. She rides daily now instead of only occasionally before. She's not a huge fan of the bakfiets and prefers that I go along if it's needed but she will usually choose it over her car if I'm not around and the weather is OK.

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My three operable road bikes (the best, the Capo Sieger, is a resto-in-progress), all with drop bars, see the most use:

My lowly Peugeot UO-8, with its Pletscher "mousetrap" rear rack and Rudy Project pannier bags, serves almost all of my general transportation and shopping needs. 50%

For unloaded commuting, visiting friends, or general cruising, I favor the Capo Modell Campagnolo. 20%

For faster group or club rides, it's the Bianchi. 15%


For off-road (mostly tame nontechnical multitrack trails), inclement weather, or patriotic holiday rides, the obvious choice is my Team USA red-white-and-blue Schwinn Project KOM-10 mountain bike. 15%
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For the last 2 1/2 years it was 99% road bike, 1% hybrid, 0% ATB. Late last summer I converted my old 80's flat bar ATB to a drop bar 2 x 10 gravel bike of sorts. Since its completion I have been on the road bike once.
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For the last 2 1/2 years it was 99% road bike, 1% hybrid, 0% ATB. Late last summer I converted my old 80's flat bar ATB to a drop bar 2 x 10 gravel bike of sorts. Since its completion I have been on the road bike once.
Why? What do you like better about your convert?
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About 90% roadie.
The rest is dirt/gravel roads, with very tame 'mountain biking' getting a nod.
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Nowadays I ride exclusively on the road, so my mtb does not get much use. Regarding which bike I ride, there is no method to my choice. When I go to ride I walk out to where I keep my bikes and whichever bici "speaks out" to me, that's the one I ride that day.
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Recently and depending on weather, 59% hybrid Giant FCR 1, paved path and 39% mountain biking, Yeti sb95. Recent injuries while on MTB will most likely have me bumping up the hybrid ride. And 2% for leisurely rides on the much more relaxed beach cruiser.
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80% on my Giant Defy Advanced carbon fiber road bike.

20% on my steel Windsor Tourist touring bike.

The percent on the Tourist gets boosted somewhat by a nearly 300 mile, 5 day ride on the Katy Trail that I do every June.
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In 2016, 39% of my miles were commuting to work on my short wheelbase recumbent bike. Suburban/urban/suburban.
31% of the miles were on our 'bent tandem with my stoker/wife. More than half of those miles were on club rides. Almost all tandem miles were a mix of rural and suburban miles.
30% of my miles were on my long wheelbase 'bent bike, almost entirely a mix of suburban/rural roads. Less than a third of these miles were on club rides; the majority were solo rides from home.
Almost all my riding was on roadways, with a small number of paved MUT/MUP miles.
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100% roadster. Half Rohloff14/ SA 5w. It will take me with any load anywhere I please and as far as I want. Street, sidewalk, freeway, highway. MUP, middle of Saigon .... all the same to me.
Only on non-pavement if forced. My old hybrid derailler bike is a miserable POS.

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10% touring
80% around town
10% mountain bike trails, MUPs

ALL on the SAME bicycle... With an E-Assist on it... Usually averaging 2,400Km a year.

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In the past 12 months
Rigid MTB 0%
Hardtail MTB ~0.5%
Long wheelbase recumbent 0%
Short wheelbase recumbent 0%
Recumbent trike (Catrike 700) 99.5%
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All road. 95% recreational on rural roads. 5% urban (if that).
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60% road/mups
40% singletrack/trails
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August 2015 (when I resumed cycling after a 30+ year break) through August 2016:
Globe Carmel comfort hybrid. Heavy but cushy sofa bike. Still love it, the big lug.
60% rural rides (mostly chipseal and so-so asphalt)
20% MUP and city rides
10% urban group rides with friends
10% errands

Since August 2016 I added an early '90s Univega rigid fork mountain bike. Dang, it's fun.
40% rural rides (same as above, mostly chipseal and meh asphalt)
40% MUP rides, about 50-50 paved and gravel trails
20% urban group rides with friends

The Globe Carmel is about 80% errands now, but I still take it for a spin on days when my neck and back are aching. That long wheelbase, big soft tires, padded springy saddle and suspension fork ain't fast, but they sure are comfy. My sofa bike.
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80% road
8% CX, fire road, dirt
10% Spin class, indoor
2% errands, local
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Why? What do you like better about your convert?
Probably a combination of things. It isn't lighter, it weighs almost twice the road bike. It isn't faster but I am surprised at the speeds I can maintain. It isn't the steering response as it is considerably slower. It is smoother but it is on 2.3" tires vs. 25mm's. I can ride it on pavement or gravel (during the same ride). It kills me pushing the weight on climbs but makes them so much easier when I am back on the Orbea.
Maybe a little nostalgia since I've had it almost 30 years.
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My road bike gets the brunt of the work, with the Tri and Mtn bike seeing time every week. The SS get's pulled out a couple time a month. I'm usually riding 6 days a week so can fit all in the rotation each week. The Road, Tri, and SS see 95% of there time on the road with the rest on a rail trail to get to another road. The mtn bike is all woods no rail trail or road.
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Two Rollfasts, one Schwinn and another Rollfast on the way soon. All my bikes are over 21, basically.
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Probably a combination of things. It isn't lighter, it weighs almost twice the road bike. It isn't faster but I am surprised at the speeds I can maintain. It isn't the steering response as it is considerably slower. It is smoother but it is on 2.3" tires vs. 25mm's. I can ride it on pavement or gravel (during the same ride). It kills me pushing the weight on climbs but makes them so much easier when I am back on the Orbea.
Maybe a little nostalgia since I've had it almost 30 years.
Sounds like nostalgia wins :-)
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