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Bianchi Boy

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How much are you riding?
« on: April 07, 2020, 07:23:52 am »
My mileage is down. Getting up too late to ride before I have to logon for work. The commute was obviously getting me out of bed! Trying to do 150km per week and do not have a turbo. I am finding a persistent low level anxiety is becoming my general mood and this is not helping getting out and about.

Considering a September SR of DIY rides as I would be loathed to let my consecutive (currently 13  :-[) run stop. Even a heart operation did not break the sequence.

How are you getting on

BB
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Re: How much are you riding?
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2020, 07:41:04 am »
Every other day, about 30 miles, or 90 minutes in time metrics.
I alternate that with outings with my wife, on bike or on foot, she is a workoholic and can stay in front of the laptop all day if I don't step in

Re: How much are you riding?
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2020, 08:12:00 am »
I've pretty much reverted to winter-mode, just more outside than turbo.

That's 9hrs a week. 1hr a day minimum. I NEED to get out of the house with the new WFH regime.

PaulF

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Re: How much are you riding?
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2020, 08:31:24 am »
Actually riding more than before the lockdown!

But that's a combination of better weather and the fact that I moved house in early March so February and early March were lost to packing/moving/unpacking. 

Alex B

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Re: How much are you riding?
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2020, 08:51:53 am »
With events cancelled for the foreseeable future have reverted to a kind of perpetual base training mode, with a steady run of turbo sessions. Generally picking my days for riding outside (when the weather's nice!) and mixing it up by plotting routes to increase my VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square. The quiet A roads makes this a good time for that - and in fact I'm steering clear of cycle paths because they're rammed with families, cyclists, joggers and (/dog) walkers. Outside rides are generally < 100 km.

(Add: I've a Raid Alpine booked for late August and it's unknown whether this will happen. But the last thing I want is for it to go ahead and for me to be required to cycle over the Alps unfit and overweight - this prospect keeps me training.)

Phil W

Re: How much are you riding?
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2020, 08:52:55 am »
Every other day, I alternate with walking to maintain bone health.  On days I’m not cycling outside I do some turbo work. High intensity is once a week.  Just a fitness maintenance mode with outdoors also providing a mental break.

T42

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Re: How much are you riding?
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2020, 09:18:30 am »
Not at fucking all. :(
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zigzag

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Re: How much are you riding?
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2020, 09:22:15 am »
less than i normally would at this time of the year, but enough to maintain my fitness and sanity.

Re: How much are you riding?
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2020, 09:29:11 am »
Very simple: more frequent but shorter rides. Typically this time of the year, I would do two or three weekday rides (approx. 90 minutes in length), a long ride on Saturday (200km or more), and a short recovery ride on Sunday (one hour, unless I'm doing a 600km audax). Now, I get out once per day for roughly an hour. Saturday and Sunday are reserved for longer rides (3-4 hours). Partly to keep sane (I'm stuck in the house 24 hrs per day by myself otherwise), partly to keep fit (I'm still planning to run a BRM 400 this summer, which needs to be route checked at some point).

Re: How much are you riding?
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2020, 10:14:18 am »
A reasonable amount at the moment and trying to keep to around 200km a week. Generally doing 25-35k rides most days of the week (out to Hampstead Norreys/Aldworth, or Woodcote generally) either morning or evening depending on what time I get up, and 50-60k rides on Saturday & Sunday, aiming to be out for less than a couple of hours.
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BrianI

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Re: How much are you riding?
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2020, 10:33:16 am »
None.
I tried a 9km spin round the block last week. Almost ended in tears due to the pain of my frozen right shoulder  :'(

bludger

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Re: How much are you riding?
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2020, 10:45:20 am »
Usually 30-40 km a day to-in and - back from regents park in the week after work - but sadly I'm often missing it. Doing one proper ride in the week (70-100 km) on my own. Riding fixed so the likelihood of a bad mechanical is very low. I carry the kitchen sink in spares and repairs while out (boot, cycle multitool including chain tool, swiss army knife, 3 tubes, repair kit, spanner, chain links etc) so the risk of needing a lift home is microscopic.

If I lived in a place where you could do lanes riding from the front door then I would go a bit shorter. I'm about 15 km before I can get to anything like the countryside.
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Re: How much are you riding?
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2020, 10:55:05 am »
Im managing about 200km a week which is less than normal this time of year but its more evenly spread and with a faster average speed. 

Im hoping that some semblance of normality may return to allow completion of an SR by 30 September and have started drawing up plans for DIY events of 300-400-600 just in case. 

vorsprung

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Re: How much are you riding?
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2020, 10:58:40 am »
A reasonable amount at the moment and trying to keep to around 200km a week. Generally doing 25-35k rides most days of the week (out to Hampstead Norreys/Aldworth, or Woodcote generally) either morning or evening depending on what time I get up, and 50-60k rides on Saturday & Sunday, aiming to be out for less than a couple of hours.

Same here.
I might switch to doing single speed hill climbs for the lunchtime rides though so less distance but more effort
Also will be getting the turbo sorted out

With the weather like this normally I'd be thinking about doing a 300 or 400.  Hey ho :)
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jiberjaber

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Re: How much are you riding?
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2020, 11:37:12 am »
I'm still really struggling for motivation to ride and feeling increasingly guilty about it.  I thought it was just a PBP/winter hangover but it seems to be more present now than ever. Last ride was 11 days ago (60km) I just keep finding excuses not to ride, windy, rain, sun, cold, warm...

I could go out on the Brompton, but it's not a very far ride on that.... and there it is, catch 22!

I do hope this isn't the beginning of the end of my cycling mojo  :'(
Regards,

Joergen

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Re: How much are you riding?
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2020, 11:50:44 am »
Just 'ticking-over' at about 25km for an hour or so a day, with several hill reps included. Just stretching the legs really before returning to do gardening, etc (I'm retired from work).

Richmond Park is now closed to cyclists so I tend to head out to the same route daily. I probably could do a few longer or hillier rides, but don't somehow feel comfortable with squaring that against the advice to 'stay home.'
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bludger

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Re: How much are you riding?
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2020, 02:10:44 pm »
I'm still really struggling for motivation to ride and feeling increasingly guilty about it.  I thought it was just a PBP/winter hangover but it seems to be more present now than ever. Last ride was 11 days ago (60km) I just keep finding excuses not to ride, windy, rain, sun, cold, warm...

I could go out on the Brompton, but it's not a very far ride on that.... and there it is, catch 22!

I do hope this isn't the beginning of the end of my cycling mojo  :'(
If you're looking for an affordable change, I can really recommend riding fixed. Assuming you don't live in the alps. It's been really enjoyable for me, hugely surprising how much I enjoyed doing small hills (and going down them!).
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jiberjaber

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Re: How much are you riding?
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2020, 02:18:07 pm »
I'm still really struggling for motivation to ride and feeling increasingly guilty about it.  I thought it was just a PBP/winter hangover but it seems to be more present now than ever. Last ride was 11 days ago (60km) I just keep finding excuses not to ride, windy, rain, sun, cold, warm...

I could go out on the Brompton, but it's not a very far ride on that.... and there it is, catch 22!

I do hope this isn't the beginning of the end of my cycling mojo  :'(
If you're looking for an affordable change, I can really recommend riding fixed. Assuming you don't live in the alps. It's been really enjoyable for me, hugely surprising how much I enjoyed doing small hills (and going down them!).
I've got fixed, gears / gravel, Brompton, carbon and a turbo but no mojo :)
Regards,

Joergen

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Re: How much are you riding?
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2020, 02:28:14 pm »
Jiber, you miss the pubs  ::-)

After 7 weeks off the bike, I am now riding the local 10 mile TT course on every bike I can find.  I am never far from home (don't even leave my offshore paradise) and even at my speed I am not out for very long.  Brompton or Elephant Bike tomorrow  :thumbsup:
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Re: How much are you riding?
« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2020, 02:31:12 pm »
I'm doing a bit less distance, still 2-4 days a week but because I'm staying closer to home I'm doing a LOT more climbing and I'm really enjoying it.

Re: How much are you riding?
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2020, 02:31:32 pm »
Last 3 weeks, some roller sessions, and one ride of ~25km.  From being ahead of my last 6 years by-mid-march mileages, I've slipped to 5th...
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Re: How much are you riding?
« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2020, 04:03:50 pm »
More shorter rides and only doing about 150miles a week for the last two weeks, with the dry weather more off road rides... The biggest thing limiting my riding is work, parcel's at Christmas levels and only half the staff.

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: How much are you riding?
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2020, 04:08:40 pm »
Significantly less for this time of year. No commuting at all, no long weekend rides and only shortish rides most weekdays. Stretching towards 200km/ week at best when I'd normally be doing 150-250% of that.
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guidon

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Re: How much are you riding?
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2020, 04:19:45 pm »
Much like asterix here.....my one hour permitted activity is concerned with walking the dogs.... :-\

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Re: How much are you riding?
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2020, 05:05:22 pm »
Much like asterix here.....my one hour permitted activity is concerned with walking the dogs.... :-\
Me too, dog walking is the outside exercise. I've invested in a turbo plus trainer road and cycling is confined to the garage.