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Old 10-28-08, 08:28 AM
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Double Rides

I have two rides today. What do people think about double rides? I used to do double runs, worked out good. I'm interested in knowing how people feel about doubles on a bike now.
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Old 10-28-08, 08:36 AM
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I ride doubles all the time. it's called commuting. nothing wrong with it as long as you keep the intensity within a sustainable margin.
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Why are you over thinking this?
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Old 10-28-08, 08:55 AM
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chocolate milk and a good stretch after the first one. keep your legs elevated.

have fun
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Old 10-28-08, 09:43 AM
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How many hours in each ride?
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Old 10-28-08, 10:20 AM
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some people do double races... ive done some...
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Old 10-28-08, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by rollin View Post
Why are you over thinking this?
+1

It's not rocket science. Ride. Repeat.
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Old 10-28-08, 12:59 PM
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I for one don't like doubles....mainly due to the whole laundry / shower logistics...otherwise I would likely do them.
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Originally Posted by rjs0702 View Post
I have two rides today. What do people think about double rides? I used to do double runs, worked out good. I'm interested in knowing how people feel about doubles on a bike now.
What's the issue? We do triple MTB rides. Start at one trail...ride it...pack up...go to the next...ride....next....ride

Nov the 8th we are going to Chattanooga and riding Booker T, Raccoon MT and one other trail in one day.

Not much different than riding a single ride. Stay hydrated.
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Originally Posted by the_drain View Post
I for one don't like doubles....mainly due to the whole laundry / shower logistics...otherwise I would likely do them.
u only have one pair of cycling shorts?
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Old 10-28-08, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Rutnick View Post
What's the issue? We do triple MTB rides. Start at one trail...ride it...pack up...go to the next...ride....next....ride

Nov the 8th we are going to Chattanooga and riding Booker T, Raccoon MT and one other trail in one day.

Not much different than riding a single ride. Stay hydrated.
do "we?"
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Old 10-28-08, 01:15 PM
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Double rides are fine though I miss those that involved going to meet friends than commuting, for some reason I haven't felt the urge to commute this year so I've opted to continue my pre-dawn rides.
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double rides is awesome training. it just eats up alot of time. 2 showers, wanted to nap/rest after 1st ride. mentally hard to start/warmup for the second work out.
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During the build stages, sure. Right now I would not bother.
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Old 10-28-08, 02:21 PM
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I'm with bdcheung. I commute, it works for me, 31 miles per day, three times a week. It feels good, it keeps me healthy.
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Old 10-28-08, 02:27 PM
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I race the Cat 4 and Masters 35+ races all the time. If there's a race or two between I'll eat a bagel or something and make sure to stay hydrated.

Not really a big deal.
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Old 10-28-08, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Coyote2 View Post
During the build stages, sure. Right now I would not bother.
Gotcha. This answers my question.

I'll also remember to try and stay hydrated.
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Old 10-28-08, 07:34 PM
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What do you think happens when you commute to and from work by bicycle?
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Old 10-28-08, 08:47 PM
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What do you think happens when you commute to and from work by bicycle?
But I don't.
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Old 10-28-08, 08:52 PM
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But I don't.
Why not? It's good training.
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Old 10-29-08, 07:27 AM
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Why not? It's good training.
I live like a block from campus, I just walk. I don't want people ****ign with my bike either.
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I live like a block from campus, I just walk. I don't want people ****ign with my bike either.
The point is, that people do it all the time. It's not a big deal.
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Originally Posted by umd View Post
The point is, that people do it all the time. It's not a big deal.
I know. I wasn't being hostile in my comments. I was just getting opinions on it.
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Old 10-29-08, 08:45 AM
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Just do something different for each ride .... morning = fast paced intervals, afternoon = longer endurance pace

That should keep you from stagnating.
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Old 10-29-08, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by rjs0702 View Post
I live like a block from campus, I just walk.
Hehe... ok, good point..

Maybe you could ride to school "the long way", although you'd still end up at home and walk to class.

I don't live far from work at all (walking it takes just 20 minutes; it's 7 by bike), so I have to go out and find miles on purpose. I need to figure out how much time I can spend riding if I want to do some before work, though -- the last time I tried, I was nearly late.
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