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9-5'ers, when do you ride?

Old 06-20-10, 05:30 PM
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9-5'ers, when do you ride?

For those who work 9am-5pm, when do you ride?

I've been looking at riding at 6am, but it's hard to wake up that early.
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Old 06-20-10, 05:33 PM
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Probably sometime between 5PM and 9AM...
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Old 06-20-10, 05:40 PM
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I keep the bike in the trunk along with riding gear. After work, change, hop on and good to go until ~8 - 8:30 now that the sun sets later.
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Old 06-20-10, 05:41 PM
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after work if I can get off early enough. If not, then a late ride with headlights. Honestly, that usually doesn't happen cuz i'm just too tired, so mostly I try to get off early. since I'm the boss I usually can.
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Old 06-20-10, 05:44 PM
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starting the world of 9-5 tomorrow...or more like 8-5, or 7am-late, depending on what i'm doing.

Just going to try to get in commuter miles, and weekends.
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Originally Posted by korean View Post
For those who work 9am-5pm, when do you ride?

I've been looking at riding at 6am, but it's hard to wake up that early.
there are a lot of things you can do to make it easier to wake up and cycle before work.
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Originally Posted by korean View Post
For those who work 9am-5pm, when do you ride?

I've been looking at riding at 6am, but it's hard to wake up that early.
Either 5AM - 7AM
Or 5PM - 7PM
M-Th.
Sometimes both if work is not too busy.

In the winter I usually only ride 2-3 weekdays 5PM - 7PM.
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Old 06-20-10, 05:46 PM
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Winter: Immediately after work; Full set of Dinotte lights make it feasible during the shortest days of the year.

Summer: Get up at 5am; Hit the road at dawn, (5:30).
This avoids the heat, and the daily threats of rain in the late afternoon here in the CO Front Range.
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Originally Posted by Nachoman View Post
there are a lot of things you can do to make it easier to wake up and cycle before work.
Buying new bike parts always helps...
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Old 06-20-10, 05:52 PM
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My schedule is somewhat flexible so often I will ride 7-9 or 7-10 before work. I ride to work, shower there, then ride home.
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I ride in to work as many days as I can, shower at work. Then look for a nice long ride on the way home. 4:45pm - 8ish. Weekends time varies but I do longer rides at that time
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During the week I typically ride after work. In the winter months that means my Ciocc is definitely on the wind trainer. Weekends I ride whenever I can.
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Originally Posted by Nachoman View Post
there are a lot of things you can do to make it easier to wake up and cycle before work.



I'm just not a morning person. I've tired getting to bed earlier, setting the alarm earlier. So if you have any other suggestions, please tell me...............
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Old 06-20-10, 06:10 PM
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I ride to work and back 5 days a week (weather permitting) through most of the year except for the summer when I ride at 5:45am - 7:15am to avoid the heat when it reaches ludicrous heat levels.
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Old 06-20-10, 06:16 PM
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Whenever I'm not 9-5'ing.
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Every morning I'm up at 5 and on the bike by 530. Hard at first but now in kind of addicted.
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Old 06-20-10, 06:54 PM
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As others have said, commute by bike. Even if that means driving part way into work where you can bike to an from the car.
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deal with my wife, i have 4 days per week for outside riding. saturday, sunday, tuesday, wednesday. i also ride occasional thursday evenings. that sched. gets me 10-14hrs/week.
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I get up at 0500 to go run, shower & go to work at 0800. I take my bike to work in my truck to ride after work. End of the work day is normally 1730 or 1800 then I go for a bike ride until sunset. During the winter it either ride at lunchtime or if the weather is bad go to the gym to do a spin class. I am thinking about bike commuting (13 miles one way) to get the mileage-in & run/lift at lunch.

No matter how tired I am I get on the bike for a ride, normally a mile in I get energized for the ride. I don't know about anyone else I am so happy during/after a bike ride it more than worth it. I tell myself if I can find an hour to watch TV then I can find an hour to ride.
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Couple of days a week I drive part way to work and cycle the remaining 25 miles. Great way to get 50 miles without much additional time.

Other weekdays it's a deal w/ the wife. She takes the kids to swim practice and I get to cycle when I get home.

This arrangement nets around 150 to 200 miles a week.
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Originally Posted by rangerdavid View Post
I'm just not a morning person. I've tired getting to bed earlier, setting the alarm earlier. So if you have any other suggestions, please tell me...............
I set up the coffee the night before so all I have to do is flip the switch. I set up the bowl of cereal, so all I have to do is pour the milk. The cycling cloths are are all set out so I don't even have to think about it. And finally, I force myself to get out of bed. No hanging out in bed for even one extra minute. Oh and no heavy drinking the night before.
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As I am definitely not a morning person, I ride after work, usually in the 6PM to 8PM range. In the winter, it's dark after work, so I use a MagicShine headlight and Planet Bike Superflash lights on the back. So far, so good. Go for it.
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Originally Posted by Nachoman View Post
I set up the coffee the night before so all I have to do is flip the switch. I set up the bowl of cereal, so all I have to do is pour the milk. The cycling cloths are are all set out so I don't even have to think about it. And finally, I force myself to get out of bed. No hanging out in bed for even one extra minute. Oh and no heavy drinking the night before.
i say you sleep in them. every second counts.
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Commute. Don't take the direct route. Occasionally do intervals at lunch time. Very occasionally I get a spousal pass to hit the Tuesday or Thursday Night Worlds.
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Originally Posted by korean View Post
For those who work 9am-5pm, when do you ride?

I've been looking at riding at 6am, but it's hard to wake up that early.
6am is not that early.

I'm not a morning person but it's easier waking up early than to not ride.
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