Hours You Ride?

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# Hours Your Ride Each Trip?

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  1. EastCoast

    EastCoast New Member

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    How many hours do you ride each trip?
     
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  2. Geonz

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    Ummm.... that depends on how much time I have. All of the above for any given trip.
     
  3. zaskar

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    2-3 hours
     
  4. sd5500

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    Some days 2-3, and then theres 30-45min recovery rides. I guess I average about 2 hours.
     
  5. jtfleming

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    2-3, but I am looking for a person who delivers pizza on the move so I can spend more time on the bike! Perhaps he could deliver Gatorade as well?
     
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    something between one and a half(recovery day) and 5 or 6 for the long ride
     
  7. Shibumi

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    Most of my riding is an hour or less as I'm only racing in 10 or 25 mile TTs. I got my base miles in over the winter, and don't feel the need to put any longer rides in.
     
  8. prestonjb

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    Yea it does vary a lot depending on the trip, however I entered how many hours I ride on the Saturday ride.

    This is typically just over 4 hours. Though I will sometimes extend this to a longer ride once per month and that will typically go to 7+ hours.

    My weekday rides vary between 15 minutes up to 2 hrs.
     
  9. robc

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    Endurance Rides: 4-5 hours
    Hill or Interval Rides: 1.5-2.5 hours
    Recovery Rides: 45 min.
     
  10. prestonjb

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    Ugh.. There are no hills in South Florida... Only wind, bridges and cars.
     
  11. SCOOBA STEVE

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    i do two 1 hour 40 min, one 2 hour 40 min rides, + ride half hour each way to race 50Km's per week and sometime do a 3 hour ride on the weekend all at an average speed of about 20mp/h
     
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    depends on time constraints a quick ride is about 2 hours, a normal ride is about 3-4 hours and about 6-8 for my longer day rides
     
  13. seriousturtle

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    hills and intervals - 45 min
    recovery rides - 1.5 hour
    if i have time - 2-3 hour
     
  14. Memphmann

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    Monday: 4 - 4.5 hrs
    Tues : 4 hrs with intervals
    Wed : 5 - 5.5 hrs
    Thurs : 4 hrs with intervals
    Fri : 4 - 4.5 hrs
    Sat : 2-3 hrs lazy day
    Sun : 5-6 hrs, ride with group or solo and chase down groups. Hopefully peaking on this day.

    Attempting to get ready to start racing again this spring.....

    Memph
     
  15. Memphmann

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    That is strange. Do you do well in these with such little wimpy rides?
    The reason I mention this is because Curt Harnett, one of my countries greatest riders (actually have rode with him :) ) in the 1km TT and match sprint. Both of these shorter then your distance. Would still train 3-5 hours daily. Strange how you race further but feel the need to train less. Guess this is why he won medals......

    Memph
     
  16. ozzult1

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    Possibly because 5 hours of training per day would not leave enough energy to be able to complete a 25km TT??
     
  17. pekingese

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    weekdays - 2 hrs
    weekends - >4 hrs
     
  18. Memphmann

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    Sure it would if you rested the day before the event. A complete day without riding does a body good.

    25km would seem so easy to ride. What are the times like? What is the route like? Heck that is a short ride. That is like my warm up for my rides......

    Memph
     
  19. ozzult1

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    Sure, you'd be able to complete 25km easily enough, but how quick would your time be?
     
  20. Shibumi

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    A 25 mile TT takes me 1 hour, so why train for much more than 1 hour? My shorter rides are not 'wimpy', they are very intense interval sessions! By the way, I won my first medal (3rd) last week!

    I think getting the miles in over the winter is a good thing, but during the season, I prefer quality not quantity. Long rides over the winter provide a good endurance base. Thus I can cycle 40 miles with ease. My training in the season is therefore linked to making me go faster in a 25.
     
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