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Old 08-11-11, 03:42 PM
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how often do you ride?

yeah yeah, it's been asked a million times, but i seriously and sincerely want to know.

do you ride once a week, two to three times a week, once a month, daily? how often?

and if you feel like it, please add average distance.



when i started, we would ride once a week, about 4 miles, and we thought we were "hardcore mountainbikers!" now if i don't ride at least 3 times a week, very very minimum 4 miles (only have an hour, i'll hit the short loop), i feel like i'm not really riding at all.

i ask because i live in an odd place with odd people and things are skewed, so i want to hear how often real actual people with real lives ride.

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Old 08-11-11, 08:31 PM
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Not very much. I refuse to ride when it's over 100 degrees, so that means almost none out of the past month. When it's 'riding season,' usually 1-3 times a week, with an educated guess of typically 4-7 miles each time. I'd do it more (or so I say) but I have other endeavors which take up time, it's a decent drive through decent traffic to get there, and none of my riding buddies live here anymore, so I ride alone, which isn't as fun.
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Old 08-11-11, 08:57 PM
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I usually try to ride every day if I can and my work schedule permits. I usually get in 5 to 10 miles per ride just unwinding from the day doing laps around the sub pulling my 13 month old in his trailer. Pulling his weight on the half mile uphill section is really helping get me back in shape after taking a year off when he was born. We usually try to get in at least 1 or 2 25+mile trail rides, and did a nice 89 mile weekend run a couple of years ago. We also are planning another of our "Single track weekends" that we did before the little guy arrived where we take a long weekend, pick a spot and run the trails all day for a few days. That we will do sans trailer and baby of course.

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Old 08-11-11, 09:01 PM
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I ride almost every day, minimum 5 miles tuesday I rode 20 miles.
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Old 08-11-11, 09:12 PM
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When I'm in Florida, 15-20 miles a day, every day (weather permitting). When I'm in the mountains, 10-12 miles of singletrack 3-4 times a week.
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Realistically, once a week; twice a week (one trail, one DH) if I'm lucky. Trail rides tend to be in the 10-15-20 mile range.
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Old 08-11-11, 11:50 PM
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I ride a bike pretty much everyday. I hit trails maybe once every week or two May-October, sometimes later if the rains hold off. I like riding 10-20 miles a pop.

Sometimes I hit the local teaser trail almost daily but it's only a couple of miles - doesn't really count.
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Old 08-12-11, 02:05 AM
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I commute M-F to work which is an 26 km round trip, then on Mon, Wed, Fri I ride a mountain bike weather permitting and usually a 30-40 km loop. On tues and thur I run on the same trails I bike. Good cross fitness workout. The weekends is usually rest and wrenching days. I'l ride if there's a social group ride.
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Old 08-12-11, 05:57 AM
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I like to ride both days on the weekends, and maybe every other day during the week. Most of my rides (mountain-bike) are in the 10-mile range, because that's the distance around Alger County's only mountain-bike loop. There are also some 15- and 18-mile routes that I sometimes piece together. Work interferes a lot. I am on call this weekend and will be lucky to get out once.
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I don't technically own a bike...I hot-link pic's from other websites and claim them as my own. I'm a huge poseur, but I ride my keyboard every day at least 30mi.
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Old 08-12-11, 08:07 AM
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I don't technically own a bike...I hot-link pic's from other websites and claim them as my own. I'm a huge poseur, but I ride my keyboard every day at least 30mi.
A handful of my friends and I recently created a Facebook page to better communicate about rides and trail maintenance that we like to do together. I lobbied for including the word "Poseurs" in our group's name. Alas, I lost that battle.

Maybe I should print up a t-shirt or jersey. Hmmm....
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Old 08-12-11, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by ed View Post
... I'm a huge poseur,.....
it's obvious by the way you use the french spelling, and not the real actual spelling. you Poser.

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=poser
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Two to three times a week, might get in four if the weather breaks some. One trail is four miles, usually loop it twice. It has more elevation gain and loss with a good variety of switchbacks and rocky climbs as well as flowy woods sections. The other is five miles, mostly twisty, rooty woods trails and fun dips that ends with a mile or so of open trail that I can run the third ring on high, 16-17 mph in places.
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I commute to work 26 miles round trip 3-4 days per week on a singlespeed road bike. I'll mountain bike 15-20 miles on a Saturday or Sunday weather permitting, or a weekday evening on a day I am unable to commute.
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I rode today 6 miles in a downpour....felt great. The rain was actually nice, although the wind was so strong that the rain drops actually stung when they hit me.
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I ride almost every day when not traveling (In China at the moment). Instead of miles I try to think of my riding time as hours - 50 miles can be done in just over 2 hours on my road bike in optimal conditions - I have also had 10 miles take over 2 hours - especially when DHing. I shoot for 10 - 16 hours per week. And up to 20 before an event.
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Originally Posted by pablosnazzy View Post
it's obvious by the way you use the french spelling, and not the real actual spelling. you Poser.

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=poser
I just try to avoid the appearance of a thug. I thought maybe the pansy french thing would help in some way.

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Two to three times a week, might get in four if the weather breaks some. One trail is four miles, usually loop it twice. It has more elevation gain and loss with a good variety of switchbacks and rocky climbs as well as flowy woods sections. The other is five miles, mostly twisty, rooty woods trails and fun dips that ends with a mile or so of open trail that I can run the third ring on high, 16-17 mph in places.
If you're on your big ring in your highest gear going 16-17mph...your cadence seems really low. (I haven't had a big ring in a long time, so I may be mis-interp'ing)
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I just try to avoid the appearance of a thug. I thought maybe the pansy french thing would help in some way.
You always struck me as sort of a refined, thinking man's thug.

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If you're on your big ring in your highest gear going 16-17mph...your cadence seems really low. (I haven't had a big ring in a long time, so I may be mis-interp'ing)
That's actually where I would be at (42 in front, 11 in back) on level-to-slight-DH hardpack or pavement, and I'm very conscious of spin rpm as I've blown a knee once before.

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Five to six days a week and depending on the time of the year with an average time of two hours. It could be on the mt, road or cross bike and this year I've been putting in more miles on the tandem with the wife.
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Some weeks it'll be once, other weeks I get 5-6 days of riding in a row. Depends on the weather, my schedule, what's going on at home, etc.

Time and distance varies. Depends o n what kind of ride I'm looking for. I don't use a computer, and don't really care to keep track.

If I feel like riding, I do. If I don't, I don't.
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Originally Posted by ed View Post
I just try to avoid the appearance of a thug. I thought maybe the pansy french thing would help in some way.
....
you always struck me as a benevolent, kind thug who actually knows what he is talking about. you weren't fooling anyone with the pansy french thing. you are a poser poser (that is, you are a fake poser).

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I'm finally back to 2-3 rides a week. Pretty short, about 90 minutes, less if the temps are above 100. The closest single track in Sloan Canyon is now being torn up for a new gas line to Boulder City. It looks like the old trail will be a two lane dirt road when they finish. But it is good to be building a sweat again.
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Often once, sometimes twice a week. 10-15mi is typical. 95 degrees is also sadly typical. The other day was only 90...downright chilly.
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