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How many miles per week do you ride, and what kind of rider are you (i.e. racer, pro, avid, or just fitness)?
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I generally do about 30-40 per week not much! I hope to have more time this fall to increase the amount of miles I ride. I spend more time reading and writing about cycling than riding outdoors. What about you?

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How many miles per week do you ride, and what kind of rider are you (i.e. racer, pro, avid, or just fitness)?
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My goal is 50 miles plus a week, so far, (7 weeks) I have not missed that mark, have gone over, but at least 50.

Stats: 49 years old. Losing weight, burning stress, and loving to ride!
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Cool!
Love the avatar!



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My goal is 50 miles plus a week, so far, (7 weeks) I have not missed that mark, have gone over, but at least 50.

Stats: 49 years old. Losing weight, burning stress, and loving to ride!
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I aim for at least 200km (125mi) per week, a mix of commuting, road riding, and mountain biking.

I ride mostly to improve fitness (and skip having to deal with peak hour traffic in a car ), but get into a bit of MTB-O competition now and then.
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240 miles per week here. I'm an avid racer, but I love riding so much that I'd probably do that even if I wasn't racing. I'd do less intervals though (is it just me, or do they hurt a lot?).
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I ride 9-10 miles each day to work, 30-40 miles on my days off depending on the weather. i like to ride in the largest of my gears and make my legs hurt.

how does everyone cope with not being able to cycle when its raining out and you desire your Fix! are the elite turbo trainers anygood, how do you know how fast your going or gone and distance.. which type are the best, AIR, Magnetic or water or is there anyothers??
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I ride 9-10 miles each day to work, 30-40 miles on my days off depending on the weather. i like to ride in the largest of my gears and make my legs hurt.

how does everyone cope with not being able to cycle when its raining out and you desire your Fix! are the elite turbo trainers anygood, how do you know how fast your going or gone and distance.. which type are the best, AIR, Magnetic or water or is there anyothers??
What are you talking about? I am quite able to cycle when it's raining out...
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I try to ride at least 100 miles a week sometimes more, sometimes less. I try to get 2 weekday rides and 2 longer weekend rides
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280 miles per week. Its winter in australia at the moment so it means alot of riding in the dark (and its cold!). Im doing base training for the summer crit series that starts in october. Im a semi-serious (read serious when i can be arsed) racer.
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Cool!
Love the avatar!
Email me a picture (or pictures) and I'll build one for you. Animations are fun!
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My exercise week starts on Monday and ends on Sunday. This week I've ridden 93.78 miles as of Thursday afternoon. Took Friday off. Have 2 days of riding to go. Should get in around 12 hours of riding this week.

I train by time & heart rate rather than miles. I do track mileage but it's not as important a metric for me. The average time per week that I've ridden since Feb 23rd is 7.2 hours. A typical recovery week is currently between 5.5 to 7.5 hours. A typical week since June is 8 - 12 hours depending on the weather (I don't ride in the rain for safety reasons) and other obligations. One week I didn't ride at all because I had sprained my ankle. Have no idea how it happened. It was a mystery sprain. Wasn't even drinking either. By September I hope to be averaging 12 hours a week except for recovery weeks. After that it will be too cold for me to ride. I have asthma and my lungs seize up if it's chilly out.

I train for fitness, fun and fat loss. Most of my rides are on an MTB but I also have a touring bike for when I want a change of pace or the MTB is in peices getting cleaned and lubed (or upgraded).
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Coping with rain / Indoor trainers

While I'm only a newbie, I'm getting great value from the TACX I magic trainer. The catalyst training software is very good, and the virtual worlds are interesting to ride in, the brake being responsive to the road gradient. With the release of the real, interractive video footage next month, there might be a more realistic feel of the road... You can for example ride the Alp d'Huez (I wouldn't even try right now)

On the downside, while it's good, it's not the same as being on the road. I listen to music or watch tv!

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Originally Posted by jbchrist
How many miles per week do you ride, and what kind of rider are you (i.e. racer, pro, avid, or just fitness)?
Been riding for fitness for two months now, just reached 40 miles/week. I work second-shift hours, so I ride about 9 or 10 a.m., and lately I've been having some trouble with tiredness in the mornings. Don't know if it's because I'm still adjusting to the greater exercise.

I'm taking part in a duathlon relay Aug. 8 - a little more than 9 miles for me, 4 miles total for my runner partner.
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