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morning riders!!! survey of start time, distance, bed time(31 posts)

morning riders!!! survey of start time, distance, bed timeamfueling
Aug 21, 2001 12:57 PM
those of you who ride during the week days in the morning:

what time do you start?

how long do you typically ride for (distance and duration)?

what time do you go to bed?

are you ever late for work?

Morning RoutineThioderek
Aug 21, 2001 1:07 PM
Start across the Brooklyn Bridge by 6:45 in the am.

Hit my office for my shaving kit.

Hit my gym to stash my workclothes and shaving kit.

Hit Central Park or the Pallisades for anywhere from 24-45 miles depending on which ride I do.

Get back to gym and work out on the weights (usually 3 times a week)if I have only done 24 miles in the park. Otherwise I just hit the showers and head to work by 9:30 am.

I am routinely late by 10-15 minutes every day. They have come to expect it.

I am usually in bed by 12-2 in the morning.
re: morning riders!!! survey of start time, distance, bed timemike mcmahon
Aug 21, 2001 1:12 PM
I love pre-work rides!

Start time: 6:00-6:30 depending on light

Ride length: 26-35 miles in 80-120 minutes depending on traffic, signals, and terrain

In bed by: 10:00-11:00

Work time: I'm at my desk by 9:00 or 9:30 at the latest. Fortunately, my office doesn't run on a strict schedule, so it doesn't matter.
My Wimpy StatsMikeC
Aug 21, 2001 1:22 PM
Start: 6am
Distance: 13 miles
Time: 38-40 minutes (19.5-20.5 mph)
Bedtime: 10:30pm-11:00pm
I've been doing the above ride nearly every weekday, plus a longer (30+ mile ride) on one of the weekend days I take the other weekend day off (usually).
I also manage to get in at least one or two longer rides on weekday evenings.
Man, I don't know how you 200+ mile weekly riders do it!
re: morning riders!!! survey of start time, distance, bed timelonerider
Aug 21, 2001 1:47 PM
Start time 5:15-5:30am commute 25miles 80 min. to work to start at 7:00am
Depart work 4:00pm for 25 mile ride home. 2-3 times a week,
sunday mornings sleep late start at 7:00am ave. 60-70 miles.
I love riding in the morning no traffic, lots of wildlife on CT.backroads.
I look at it as two nice rides interupted by work!!!!
re: morning riders!!! survey of start time, distance, bed timeLou M
Aug 21, 2001 1:55 PM
where in CT are you from? I went to school in Storrs, lots of good riding there, both mountain biking and road.
Dude - went to UConn too...UncleMoe
Aug 21, 2001 1:57 PM
Class of 88. School of Business, now living in San Diego.
Dude - went to UConn too...lonerider
Aug 21, 2001 2:05 PM
I live in Naugatuck a town just south of Waterbury . I ride to work in Milford by the shore .Riding back forth is great lots of good climbs coming in and out of the Naugatuck valley.

Another Husky!!!Lou M
Aug 21, 2001 2:06 PM
Class of 95 here, school of business, living in Fort Lauderdale...have you been back to Storrs?? I am going Labor day weekend, bringing the bike. i might even go offroad, they have some sweeet trails...
Another Husky!!!UncleMoe
Aug 21, 2001 2:11 PM
I went back a few years ago, 1999 for Thanksgiving. I left Storrs in 1993 and it changed so much in 6 short years.

The one thing I mention when people ask me if I miss anything about Conecticut is the mountain bike trails. Mansfield Hollow has such great singletrack. All we have in San Diego are huge long painful sandy uphills follwoed by rattlesnake infested downhills. They are fun, but get a little boring and not much room for variety. I bet for you in Ft Lauferdale, the flats must drive you batty. I tried riding in the desert a few years ago. Not sure what is worse, too many hills or it being too flat!

Have fun and have a beer or two for me at Huskies when you are back there.
Another Husky!!!Lou M
Aug 22, 2001 6:01 AM
I sure do miss the trails around campus. I really got into mountain biking while going to school. I am back in the road full time. It is definitely flat in South Florida but there is some good riding around the beach north past Boca Raton. A lot of cyclists in that area.

I am looking forward to going back. I sure do miss the days at Gampbell and Huskies. I hear that the campus has changed significantly since I left in '95. I am hoping for a good year on the court. Go HUSKIES!!!

re: morning riders!!! survey of start time, distance, bed timeUncleMoe
Aug 21, 2001 1:56 PM
I commute two days a week on Tuesday and Friday. Sometimes I throw in a random third day. I only do this May - September due to less sunlight, colder mornings.

- Get up at 5:30 am
- Eat, poop, brush teeth, change, check bike
- Leave at 6:00 am, first hint of sunlight
- Commute 20 miles to work, arriving 7:20
- Shower, change, go upstairs to office at 7:45
- Leave work 4:30 and get home by 6:00.

Sadly, I suffer from lack of sleep and tend to get to bed at 11:00 or so.
re: morning riders!!! survey of start time, distance, bed time7ti
Aug 21, 2001 2:00 PM
I start between 5:00am and 6:00am, depending on the light, in the spring, summer & fall.

I ride between 20 to 25 miles as time permits.

I'm at my desk and working by 8:00am.

I have a home office, but am rarely late.

I go to bed between 11:00pm and midnight.

Like the others, I love to ride in the morning. There's little traffic, the air is clean and crisp and it's a great way to start the day.
morning time is the only time for me...Lou M
Aug 21, 2001 2:03 PM
Start: 5-5:30
Distance: 10(TT)-30 miles weekdays, 30-50 weekends
Duration: anywhere from 30(high intensity)to 90 minutes, sometimes longer.
I usually pass out by 10pm, wake up around midnight watch sportscenter,have a bowl of cereal (energy for the morning) and hit the sack. back up around 5 am...
I get to work anywhere from 8:30 to 10 (I have a 35 mile commute), luckily my work start time is not too strict.

I have learned to ride in the darkness, I made a good investment in both tail lights and head lights. I actually have a tailight clipped to my jersey and one attached to the seatpost.

Ride Safe,
You really wanta know?DINOSAUR
Aug 21, 2001 2:06 PM
I get up generally around 7:30-7:45AM.

Put on a pot of coffee.

Feed cat and dog.

Drink a large glass of water.

Wander down to the bottom of my driveway and retrieve newspapers, grabbing a banana on the way.

Come back to house, full cup with coffee, skim over newspaper and take my morning constitution (sometimes "Bicycling Magazine" is good for this).

Log on computer, yawn, check out a couple of sites, participate in a couple of threads, yawn, check out email.

Tick, tick, tick, well it's now 9:30 or 10:00 hmmmm time to start thinking about a ride. Nah, more time on the computer. Tick, tick, tick, O.K., now it's almost 10:30, time to get serious. I log off computer, back my truck out of the garage, take my bike down, inflate the tires, full up my water bottles, get dressed, yawn. Eat a bagel for breakfast.

Go for a ride, what time did I start ? I forgot to look. How long did I ride, I forget, was it three or four hours? It gets confusing after awhile. I have trouble seeing my stupid watch anyway unless I have my bifocals on.

I go to sleep after I have my bowl of french vanilla ice cream at night and I start to fall asleep watching the late news, usually around 11:00PM.

Sometimes this schedule will change when the weather is hot and I have to get out of the house by 9:00AM. During the winter, it's the reverse, sometimes it's 11:00 or 12:00AM.

Sometimes the stress of this routine is overpowering and I have to take a day off to rest and reflect.

What can I say? Retirement is great!!!!!!
I hate you! lol (nm)UncleMoe
Aug 21, 2001 2:13 PM
Similar to mine ...Humma Hah
Aug 21, 2001 3:01 PM
... I'm not retired, just taking a mid-life break to take a few courses, and setting up my consulting business again.

Some would call this "unemployed". It really is a planned, strategic regrouping, however.
great routine! (nm)Hank
Aug 21, 2001 8:17 PM
re: morning riders!!! survey of start time, distance, bed timeALLEN phx.
Aug 21, 2001 2:26 PM
I usually start at 5:45 AM,
My distance is usually around 45-50 miles,
And I go to bed at around 10:30 or 11:00 PM.

But, I just started that routine is out the window! I guess I'll have to get used to riding after school, but I live in Phoenix, so it won't be easy. IT'S HOT!!!
a day in the life of a cycling mom...Spinchick
Aug 21, 2001 2:50 PM
7:00am get up, throw back cup of coffee and banana
7:15am start to wake up non-morning-happy 3 1/2 year old
7:30 - 8:00 Spend 30 minutes helping to feed, dress and harrass said child into using the potty before leaving for pre-school
8:00 - 8:45 Continue harassment of daughter until she is finally ready to walk out the door at 8:45 (anyone with children will agree that this is a workout in itself)
9:30 Ride anywhere from 30 - 45 miles, depending on weather and gym schedule
12:00ish - hit gym for upper body workout (3 days)
1:00 shower, FLY 12 miles to pick up daughter from pre-school (usually late by 15 minutes)
In bed by 11:00, usually asleep by midnight
re: morning riders!!! survey of start time, distance, bed timeGTrider215
Aug 21, 2001 5:20 PM
On sundays i wake up at about 5:00, me and my friend go ride about 50-70 miles, at about a 19 pace, go to bed by 12:00
re: morning riders!!! survey of start time, distance, bed timeDoothaBartman
Aug 21, 2001 6:09 PM
I did this not long ago when I had a full time job, so maybe the data will help you. I just got a new bike and plan to do much the same on days when I go to class this fall semester...

I would wake up at 4:40 in the morning, drink a bunch of water, take some Diet Fuel and stretch until the buzz kicked in.

I'd get on the bike at 5:15 and warm up for a few minutes, then I'd ride a 15 mile loop. No matter how hard I pushed myself, how easy I took it, if I was on the mountain bike or the road bike it ALWAYS took 48 minutes.

I'd be in the shower by ten after six and would leave for work by six thirty, drinking breakfast on the way. Work started at seven... and ended at seven. Twelve hours of loading trucks with a forklift and unloading them by hand. Even having a girlfriend I managed to get to bed by 9:30 and was asleep by ten. I worked sometimes 60 and 70 hours in a week, and odd enough, it was the days I didn't work that I stayed off the bicycle.

I was typically between 3 and 5 minutes late, depending on if I caught a particular red on the way.
Aug 21, 2001 6:58 PM
Wake up between 5:00-6:00 AM, I don't use an alarm clock.
Couple cups of coffee, get the work clothes together.
On the bike 6:00-6:30 AM for the ride into work, pick up something to eat along the way for lunch.
I takes about 1 hour to ride to work, change there and do the cube thing. Flexible about the start time, be there by at least 8:00, though with less daylight will start earlier. That puts me at a minimum of 150 miles per week just commuting.
The ride back home is more interesting, could be from 1-3 hours.
I usually vary the route home, there can be all kind of variations between road and dirt.
I don't know how you people do it, but I'm asleep by 9:00 PM or earlier, sometimes even 7:00 PM.
I love my commute, it's usually the best part of the day.
re: morning riders!!! survey of start time, distance, bed timeashleyrenfroe
Aug 22, 2001 4:26 AM
Get up about 6:30, grab all the stuff I am gonna need for work. Drive most days to work, arrive at 8:00, work till 5:30. GO pick up daughter by 5:55 pm.
Change clothes at home, ride back to work, 6-7 miles, about 20 minutes. Arrive by 6:50. Work for 2 hours, ride back home, same distance. Home by 9:15. In bed by 11:00.

It sucks and I want to die.
Life will get better, at least you do ride.MB1
Aug 22, 2001 4:47 AM
And kids are always worth it. Plus they do have this nasty habit of growing up and moving out. At least as a cyclist you know what you want to do when the nest is empty.

Take care there.
re: morning riders!!! survey of start time, distance, bed timeJL
Aug 22, 2001 4:42 AM
Wait for 4 month old to wake me up (between 6 - 7). It get's later as the he get's bigger.

Drink some water, get dressed & bike ready.

Ride from 20-30 miles.

Come home, eat breakfast, go downstairs to home office and start working.

Sometimes, I'll start work early and take a 10am "break" for a ride instead. Depends on the weather and/or how late I stayed up. It's nice working at home.

When I work in an office, the time I ride depends on how far my commute is. I can't always ride to the office, and the afternoons are usually easier for me then as I tend to start work earlier.
Miss M kicks my sorry @ss out of bed...MB1
Aug 22, 2001 4:53 AM
About 5:45.
On the bike between 6:30 & 7:30.
3 to 50 miles. Each way.
re: morning riders!!! survey of start time, distance, bed timePEDDLFOOT
Aug 22, 2001 5:27 AM
Just got back in!PaulCL
Aug 22, 2001 5:49 AM
Up at 6am
On the bike by 6:30
I rode 36+ miles
Home by 8:20-8:30
shower, grab the poptarts, in the office by 9am
...I usually am in the office by 8:30 but they're used to me being late one or two days per week. 2pm comes in hard - I knock it back with caffeine. In bed by 10 or 11pm
re: start time, distance, bed timeBreezydz
Aug 22, 2001 6:09 AM
Alarm goes off @5:45.
Get out of bed as quickly as my aging body allows.
Ride or run as much as I can and return @ 6:30.
Wake the boys.
Jog with Harvey the dog over to the park near the house.
Eat,clean up and get to work by 8:30 - never late.
Same on weekends returning by 10:00 on Saturday, 9:00 on Sunday
Playing in trafficzelig1
Aug 22, 2001 6:51 AM
I do this 52 weeks a year unless traveling or if it's raining really hard.

Up at 6AM

No breakfast or coffee

On the bike at 6:15

15 mile ride

Time is about 46 minutes due to approximately 40 stop lights, not all sequenced. If one subtracts time at the lights, its about a 42 minute ride. Not as bad as it sounds if you like intervals.

Shower and head for the underground for 45 minute commute to work. At my desk by 8:30AM.

Lights out around 11:30PM.

Riding in the morning cleans out the carburetor while playing in London commuter traffic wakes me up.

Weekends, I follow Dinosaur's schedule and then look to get in 50 miles each day.