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How often do you ride?(10 posts)

How often do you ride?M. Bachetti in Italia
Jul 17, 2001 5:11 PM
I have ridden for nine days in a row, 76.5k a day. Is this too much? Should I let my body rest a little?

I'm an average rider...31.5kph, (I don't know how much in miles, maybe 19-20mph).

Thank You,
Marc Bachetti
re: How often do you ride?Peter E
Jul 17, 2001 6:10 PM
I ride 6 days a week and rest one. at least in the training season, when it's time for some competitions i may need some rest before (or just easy spinning) and some recovery.
I have get used to this and find out that i realy need that 7th day of rest.
Iv'e also find out that the day before competition isn't that important for me to be a rest day but if a train the day after the legs feel's realy bad.

I don't think you should, on a regulary basis, do that many days in a row without rest, it's easy to go on for to long and never let the body to rebuild itself
Depends on how hard ...Humma Hah
Jul 17, 2001 8:15 PM
... You shouldn't race every day continuously (although that's practically what the Tour de France riders are doing). The Race Across America may involve riding hard, all day, every day, for a couple of weeks, but that's a greuling ordeal that does take a toll on the riders, and may not be healthy in the long run. But people do it.

I see no problem in riding moderately every day. I rode 6 days last week. But this week I plan to skip two days prior to a "century" (100 miles, about 160 km) on Saturday, and probably take Sunday off, too.
not for a couple of weeks!cyclopathic
Jul 18, 2001 1:47 PM
RAAM has 48hr time limit of leader or best finisher, whatever longest.
At present time best time is 8days 10hr /Y2K record/.
This year Andrea Clavadetscher finished race in 9days 17min, so there're only 7 official RAAM finishers.
You should...PsyDoc
Jul 18, 2001 6:41 AM
...give your body time to recuperate between hard exertions. For example, I ride 25-30 miles Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at a good effort. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I ride with my wife at a reduced mileage and effort, which gives me a good recovery ride. On Saturday, I ride with the local club and the effort ranges from pleasurable to down right painful. Granted, I will miss a day or two of riding during the week if it's raining or if I'm just too damn tired to get my lazy butt out of bed at 5:30am. If I ride hard more than two days in a row, my wife, who is an exercise physiologist, will give me grief for not letting my body recuperate.
Your wife is an exercise physiologist?bill
Jul 18, 2001 7:27 AM
Get her on the board! With all due respect, PsyDoc, no offense, pal, but, we need her a lot more than we need you.
Awshucks, jes' kiddin. We love you, man.
But, you know, do you think you can get her on the board once in a while?
I try, but...PsyDoc
Jul 18, 2001 7:57 AM
she does not like message boards much. If you have specific questions, then I can ask her and see what advice she has to offer.
Your wife is an exercise physiologist?peloton
Jul 18, 2001 8:24 AM
I think PsyDoc contributes rather well. :)

There might be other people here in the field of exercise physiology as well. Maybe the one posting right now even.
You should...AD14
Jul 18, 2001 9:17 AM
Did you get the new Merlin? If so is it better than your previous one?
You should...PsyDoc
Jul 18, 2001 9:37 AM
I will be getting one of the 2002's. There are two design changes with the 2002. First, the Extralight's and XLCompact's will have "hour glass" seat stays. Second, the headtube length has been increased to compensate for the shorter stack heights of threadless systems.