Poll

For how long & where are you generally getting bike exercise, during covid lockdown?

Not on the bike at all atm, exercising another way...
12 (3.1%)
Road < 1hr
24 (6.2%)
Road 1 - 1.5hrs
44 (11.4%)
Road 1.5 - 2hrs
32 (8.3%)
Road 2 - 3hrs
30 (7.8%)
Road 3hrs+
21 (5.4%)
Virtual <0.5hrs
2 (0.5%)
Virtual 0.5 - 1hr
8 (2.1%)
Virtual 1 - 1.5 hrs
10 (2.6%)
Virtual +1.5hrs
7 (1.8%)
Aiming for once a day
38 (9.8%)
A few times a week
44 (11.4%)
Twice a week or less
15 (3.9%)
Generally on roads only
48 (12.4%)
Mix of roads and virtual rides
11 (2.8%)
Mostly/ entirely at home on turbo / rollers
9 (2.3%)
No exercise.
7 (1.8%)
Something else...
9 (2.3%)
Off-road <1hr
5 (1.3%)
Off-road 1-2hrs
4 (1%)
Off-road 2-3hrs
1 (0.3%)
Off-road 3hrs+
1 (0.3%)
Mix of road / off road / virtual
5 (1.3%)

Total Members Voted: 147

Author Topic: Poll: On the bike in lockdown?  (Read 4247 times)

Poll: On the bike in lockdown?
« on: April 19, 2020, 11:55:15 am »
Whats your general pattern of bike exercise atm the moment?   :)

Virtual (static) = turbo or rollers.  Though rollers being static, possibly a grey area.   ;)
Exercise, includes commuting by bike.
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Kim

  • Timelord
Re: On the bike in lockdown?
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2020, 12:37:33 pm »
No off-road actual bike ride option?  I've been deliberately avoiding the local off-road paths because they're relatively busy (my riding has changed in that respect - a couple are useful shortcuts), but if you lived somewhere less urban...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: On the bike in lockdown?
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2020, 12:40:40 pm »
No bike at all. Last ride was March 13th. I can WFH so no need to commute (which I would have done by bike).
No swimming (everything is shut).
3 x 5k runs a week (although I'll be building one up to 10k over the next few weeks).
Other days I do an hour long walk with wife and daughter.

On top of this I do some core work on upper body (pushups) and legs (squats/lunges/jump-lunges) 3 times a week.

That's easily enough to keep us healthy (both physically and mentally).

My fitness is going down considerably but I'm not worried about keeping up an above average level of fitness, they'll be plenty of time to get it back when things go back a bit more to normal.
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Re: On the bike in lockdown?
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2020, 12:50:26 pm »
No off-road actual bike ride option?  I've been deliberately avoiding the local off-road paths because they're relatively busy (my riding has changed in that respect - a couple are useful shortcuts), but if you lived somewhere less urban...

I have just rebuilt the rear suspension on the MTB, there are plenty of off-road opportunities around me and the trails are currently riding really well.  As a result - most of my riding has been off-road as I can get a decent amount of exercise and stay relatively local without getting bored.

I notched this up as 'road' as it definitely isn't 'virtual'.


LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: On the bike in lockdown?
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2020, 12:53:20 pm »
All on road, sometimes on roads I wouldn't normally ride due to traffic levels. Varying from short spins down to the shops and takeaways to doing local loops several hours long, usually 1-2 hours. Basically no riding where it is too narrow to keep 2m from other folk.
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Re: On the bike in lockdown?
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2020, 12:53:30 pm »
No off-road actual bike ride option?  I've been deliberately avoiding the local off-road paths because they're relatively busy (my riding has changed in that respect - a couple are useful shortcuts), but if you lived somewhere less urban...

Ok, I knew I'd forget something.  ;D   Added.   You can change your votes, I believe. 
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T42

  • Old fool in a hurry
Re: On the bike in lockdown?
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2020, 01:18:45 pm »
Most days a 1-hour walk (legal limit), lately up round the fields, with a couple of good long climbs and slippy-slidey stones & divers potsherds the varmers have strewn to stop the paths deteriorating under their tractors.  Good air, pleasant views, very few people.

Otherwise, either SFA or the detestable turbo, 30-60 min.

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Re: On the bike in lockdown?
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2020, 01:45:18 pm »
Hard to be on the bike since cycling is now nearly completely illegal around here. Actually, you can still use a bike for going to work or to the shops, but a friend of mine have been fined while cycling to work, in spite of having his attestation properly filled. Some coppers simply don't understand that you can be on your way to work, even though your bike looks like you are training for the tour de France.

Most days a 1-hour walk (legal limit)

Now that you can show up your attestation on your smartphone rather than on paper, you can easily upload a new one every hour!

A

Re: On the bike in lockdown?
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2020, 01:55:46 pm »
An hour or so in the lanes immediately around dawn.  This means 12 to 20 miles according to route, upto 1000 feet of climbing.  Chances of seeing anybody on foot is about zero, hence lots of isolation  ;D  It helps being a retired miserable old git who prefers to ride alone and gets up early.

Re: On the bike in lockdown?
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2020, 03:39:40 pm »
I know there are already quite a few options but I wonder if the road cycling could be further split in to road (commuting/utility) and road (purely for excercise) otherwise for those of us who commute several times a week by bike it might look like we are out on a jolly for hours on end.

And one further option - have you reduced your outdoor cycling in response to the current pandemic ?


Re: On the bike in lockdown?
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2020, 05:02:15 pm »
Running: 5k Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 10k on Sunday.
WFH so no commute.
The other days MrsC and I are going out for a shortish walk together. She's actually been doing more exercise since the lockdown started than she has for years.
Although, my non-commute cycling has been pretty nonexistent for some time. The running has rather taken over, but 'when we get back to normal' I'd like to do more again.
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bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: On the bike in lockdown?
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2020, 05:40:14 pm »
I don't own a turbo or gym equipment etc so it's roads every day. In the week about 90 mins, at weekends a little longer. Capped at about 100k which I think is about right for me at the moment.
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zigzag

  • unfuckwithable
Re: Poll: On the bike in lockdown?
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2020, 06:08:07 pm »
runs of 4...16km and road rides 70...150km, several times a week

in a nutshell, audaxes and long rides got replaced by running. training rides haven't changed.

DaT

Re: Poll: On the bike in lockdown?
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2020, 06:57:47 pm »
I commute so still getting in around 40k a day. I don’t drive so don’t have any option.

Re: Poll: On the bike in lockdown?
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2020, 08:02:19 pm »
Over here we are in lockdown. The government has a simple order: stay home, save lives. Cycling at home is not really doable, a 3 metre ride, walk the bike backwards for 3 metres and then another 3 metre ride, so I exercise really is minimal.

Re: Poll: On the bike in lockdown?
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2020, 08:03:21 pm »
Cycling probably 4 times a week, running 3. All outside. Generally about an hour or hour and a half. Lost a couple of kilos, feeling quite fit for April.


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barakta

  • Bastard lovechild of Yomiko Readman and Johnny 5
Re: Poll: On the bike in lockdown?
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2020, 08:28:31 pm »
Was maybe 1/3 of the way through specialist hip hydrotherapy extended to try and improve mobility to get me walking more and on the trike before lockdown happened. Am under v strict orders not to overdo it. I would love to try and get out 1-2km to see somewhere different and may just do that and see how the legs cope,  can't be worse than my "you've had a whole 150m hahaha now I'll twang!".

Re: On the bike in lockdown?
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2020, 10:14:27 pm »
All on road, sometimes on roads I wouldn't normally ride due to traffic levels. Varying from short spins down to the shops and takeaways to doing local loops several hours long, usually 1-2 hours. Basically no riding where it is too narrow to keep 2m from other folk.

And a total pain in the backside to ride with. If not slapping on the wheel makes every effort to drop you on any and all inclines and hills. Totally antisocial.

Has also broken lock down rules and left a very vulnerable person to cope by themselves - would be killed by COVID-19 if gets it. Now has to go to places where getting the virus is very high.

Re: Poll: On the bike in lockdown?
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2020, 07:50:50 am »
This poll asks two different questions:
1. What kind of riding are you doing
2. How often, or for how long during a ride/day/week, are you riding
Limiting responses to 4 options across these different subjects is surely not that helpful.

ian

  • feat. Undead Jess & Finestre, Queen of Hell
Re: Poll: On the bike in lockdown?
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2020, 09:18:31 am »
I confess the actual bikes remain in the garage. I could go out, but the local roads aren't so much fun, and the attenuated traffic is punctuated by the twunts who treat it has a excuse to drive their shitpimped crapbatches at full speed. Plus, my wife doesn't really like cycling on roads at all, so if I went off for a bicycle wander, I'd be abandoning her which seems a bit rude. I'd fancy a post-apocalyptic pootle around London at some point. I've been impressed by the number of cyclists, many of them evidently new, who appear every weekend. Mostly in the formation with a bloke up front trailing a woman with a seriously, you said this would be short ride face in the rear.

We have a small gym with an exercise bike, rowing machine, and weights, so I do an hour or so a day in lieu of my normal swim, and we still head out for a hike or two at the weekend.
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Feanor

  • It's mostly downhill from here.
Re: Poll: On the bike in lockdown?
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2020, 09:32:10 am »
Cycling most days, about 40k. With Mrs F and/or the Juniors.
Perhaps one longer 100k a week, briskly paced if it's with Junior.

I have the advantage of direct access to very nice rural cycling roads right from my front door.

Running-wise, one run of around 15k per week is all my Achilles injury will stand right now.
No swimming.

Re: Poll: On the bike in lockdown?
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2020, 09:40:07 am »
This poll asks two different questions:
1. What kind of riding are you doing
2. How often, or for how long during a ride/day/week, are you riding
Limiting responses to 4 options across these different subjects is surely not that helpful.

Easiest solution is to stop riding one of MTB/Road/Virtual if you do all three*.   ;D   Unfortunately I added in MTB after, but can't edit the votes permitted.** 

*Or perhaps add a comment.
** and I know the option order isn't the most logical either.   ;)
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T42

  • Old fool in a hurry
Re: On the bike in lockdown?
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2020, 09:56:27 am »
Most days a 1-hour walk (legal limit)

Now that you can show up your attestation on your smartphone rather than on paper, you can easily upload a new one every hour!

A

I wonder.  It's possible that the app puts a sneaky cookie onto your phone and trills its masters if you try to play it false.  The web page says that the source code is available on Github, but is it the active version? I don't trust the buggers. 
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Poll: On the bike in lockdown?
« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2020, 03:36:28 pm »
Mostly in the formation with a bloke up front trailing a woman with a seriously, you said this would be short ride face in the rear.

For bonus points, the bloke should be riding a lightweight road bike and the woman an under-maintained hybrid or city bike of at least double the weight.   >:(

I mean, sure.  She probably doesn't even want a twitchy bike with silly pedals and brake levers you can't reach properly.  But at least have the decency to put the slower rider in front.  Exceptions allowed for riding ahead for a hedge inspection, opening a Silly Sustrans Gate™ or perhaps doing multiple hill reps in the interests of general masochism.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

S2L

Re: Poll: On the bike in lockdown?
« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2020, 03:43:26 pm »
When I ride with the wife, to make it bearable, I take the Brompton 2 speed, with bag at the front, carrying an SLR camera, water bottle, spare jacket, tools and spares... she has a touring bike with a 1 x 9 setup, 700c wheels and road tyres