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Counter Thread: Morning Rides a Good Thing...(5 posts)

Counter Thread: Morning Rides a Good Thing...OwenMeany
Jun 13, 2003 5:15 AM
The other day I was reading a thread on how hard and difficult it was to get up and ride in the morning..This thread is for those that live for it...

By 5 AM I am up with coffee in hand. I am usally doing a little net sufing while I listen to music. I may be doing some writting as I am a reviewer of things audio for an audio e-zine.

Come 6AM I am usally about on the bike for my ride. Morning rides tend to run between 1 1/2 hours to 2.

Get home, kiss the wife and scurry through the morning get ready for work routine.

I find that if I had eaten well the night before I do not feel depleted. But I wouldn't want to try a moring ride wihtout a cup-o-joe in me..

I do this 5 days a week, unless the wife has other "plans" for me...or a specifc demand a work gets me there earlier..

I really look forward to my morning rides. Alhough we have not seen the sun here in LA for a few weeks, I like watching the sun light the hills and, realtivily speaking, the streets are a bit quiter. Once you get in the routine of early morning riding it benefits the whole day....

jb
re: Counter Thread: Morning Rides a Good Thing...PEDDLEFOOT
Jun 13, 2003 5:26 AM
I have the same basic routine except I'm starting my ride by 5am and done by 6:30.I feel better both mentally and physically the rest of the day knowing I got a ride in.
yupSteve_0
Jun 13, 2003 5:29 AM
I run strictly in the morning. I need 1/2 hour of 'awakening' time to get the blood flowing; otherwise performance suffers.

I think losing that 1/2 hour of sleep (for 'awakening') time is more than compensated for with endorphins rushing about my body for the rest of the morning.

Bonus - 5 AM traffic consists soley of paperboys and joggers. 5 PM traffic consists mostly of cell-weilding SUV pilots and fully-reclined teenagers in low-riding CvCCS.
re: Counter Thread: Morning Rides a Good Thing...Softrider
Jun 13, 2003 5:47 AM
My morning ride consists of a 24 mile commute to work about 2 or 3 days a week.

I'm usually out of bed about 5AM, and take a nice hot shower to get the day started. Then a small breakfast and out the door by 5:45.

It is amazing how peaceful a normally busy city can be in the early hours of the morning. Definately a great way to start the day.
re: Counter Thread: Morning Rides a Good Thing...import silvia
Jun 13, 2003 8:16 AM
I like my trice weekly 6am 20 mile rides out of town into the boonies. It provides a nice peacefull platform to build my day on.

I don't hit the joe until it is all over, old Marine Corps hold over, exersize early, empty, and up hill :D