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BWAHAHA guess who's going to have the highest Feb mileage?(11 posts)

BWAHAHA guess who's going to have the highest Feb mileage?AllUpHill
Jan 19, 2004 8:06 PM
Caution. Excessive gloating enclosed.

I returned to school today for a new semester of classes, after working the past couple semesters at 45-75 hours per week (average of 55 perhaps). Check out the class schedule, carefully tailored for maximum saddle time.

A three day weekend, ample time for a century on Mondays and Wednesdays (not that i should attempt 5 centuries a week, but the flexibility is a plus). Plus convient weight-lifting time after class on tuesdays and thursdays.

December was crunch time at work and I got in a miserable 188 miles for the entire month(!). But at the risk of screwing up my knees, it's going to be essential to suppress the eagerness and increase mileage gradually over the next few weeks.

So, anyone up for a RBR gathering, say, Thursday next week? :-P
Where in Vermont are you?globalhelipimp
Jan 19, 2004 8:13 PM
I ask because I took a semester at UVM (fall '02)
but transferred due to a change in majors (biology
to photography)

I'm not in Vermont. Never have been. nm.AllUpHill
Jan 19, 2004 8:53 PM stands for virginia tech (nm)nazgul
Jan 19, 2004 9:23 PM
haha I see- yesterday was a long day (nm)globalhelipimp
Jan 20, 2004 7:24 AM
re: BWAHAHA guess who's going to have the highest Feb mileage?fittsbg
Jan 19, 2004 9:34 PM
Ugh...a happy Hokie. Just wait 'till the ACCC races, and THEN we'll see who's gloating.

VCU Cyling
Unfortunately ....52-16SS
Jan 20, 2004 8:01 AM
...the schedule says more about the US higher education system than your cycling. If the average work load isn't harder then people are almost better of buying their degree online (what about a PhD?) Maybe I'm just envious because I had 30 hour weeks in University and would love to have the time to ride more – more power to ya'

Your argument is void.AllUpHill
Jan 20, 2004 1:47 PM
Twelve credits aren't a particularly easy load when 6 of them are in senior/graduate level engr. design (and 3 are in junior/senior design). It's a moderate to difficult load. My point is this arrangement of lecture hours leaves a lot of free daylight time. Lectures, studying and project work are amenable to after dark hours. Riding's not as easy then.

By the way, there's no way you could finish this degree in four years if every semester (or even one of your semesters) has only 12 credits. I came into school with a few credits, and I'm taking 4.5 years to graduate (plus a couple internship terms--no credits there). I'll spare you the details of some of my previous semesters. This is just something of a gift to myself.
I agree with
Jan 20, 2004 2:48 PM
When I was in college and law school, I worked (i.e., study, writing, etc.) many more hours than I do now, but I had much more control over my schedule. Bosses amd clients aren't very accepting of one's not being at a desk from 9 to 5 (or 8 to 6) even if one is working at night or on weekends. I sit here dreaming of some warm (over 30 F), daylight hours in which to ride. Spring cannot come too soon. Enjoy your riding, even if you have to make up for it after dark.
ditto that..._rt_
Jan 21, 2004 7:57 AM
while i was working on my PhD i had tons more daylight time to ride.....well, except during the 18 months of my data collection when i was cooped up in a hospital 8-9 hrs/day 5-6 days/week...and, as ms said, i had much more control over my schedule. if i felt like working from 11pm to 2am instead of 9am-noon noone cared.

now i have to stare at the daylight out my office window. *sigh* (though, i can't really complain too much since i have the latitude to do lunch rides whenever i'm not working through lunch).

enjoy the free time!

Ahhh, February in B'burgcrestlinefarm
Jan 20, 2004 3:15 PM
I seem to recall in the 6 years I was at VT, the absolute WORST weather in Blacksburg usually hits in February. I recall one Spring break where 24" of snow fell over the weekend and classes were cancelled for the week (not because people couldn't get to class, they couldn't get back from break!)
Now, April, that's a whole 'nother story! Spring in the 'Burg can't be beat...enjoy, and we expect pictures!!!