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commute 14.5mi+14.5mi > 32mi??(7 posts)

commute 14.5mi+14.5mi > 32mi??cyclopathic
Jun 19, 2003 4:07 PM
due to circumstances I had to go from one 32mi work-home commute to 2 leap frog half way commutes, each 14.5mi. Now, it appears that one ride was somewhat easer to handle then two shorter ones. Is it subjective or there's scientific base to it? Thoughts/comments appreciated.
re: commute 14.5mi+14.5mi > 32mi??Kvonnah
Jun 19, 2003 8:03 PM
I do 14.5 each way myself, but if I am reading your post correctly you are saying that you are riding 14.5 stopping and then riding an addtional 14.5 one way. If that is the case I know that if I stop I cool down and it is more difficult to continue. Side note, next week is bike to work week here in Denver so I am encouraging everyone I know that has a bike to ride in.
re: commute 14.5mi+14.5mi > 32mi??cyclopathic
Jun 19, 2003 8:24 PM
14,5 in the moring and 14.5 at night and it takes more time then 32mi at night, and harder on body. No time to do 32/32, have to do half commute.
re: commute 14.5mi+14.5mi > 32mi??Kvonnah
Jun 19, 2003 8:32 PM
Got ya. I have noticed that effect somewhat as well but the majority of my riding comes from the commute. My guess would be that we have to warm up twice. I know on most mornings whhen I get to work I feel like I just got started and want to keep going. Then on the way home you are starting cold again. One long ride = one warm up period. Make sense?
Jun 19, 2003 8:40 PM
as I recall from my dreadful winter trainer workouts it takes about 30min to warm up properly.

anyways work sucks esp, when you want to keep going :)
Can you explain how you prev had a one-way commute?Fez
Jun 20, 2003 10:04 AM
If I understand you correctly, you previously had a 1 way 32 mile commute?

And now you get to work 14.5 miles, work, then ride home 14.5 miles?
Jun 20, 2003 10:54 AM
you can't take car out of picture. Luckly there're enough free kiss'n'ride commuter parking lots.