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    Anyone start doing after work training rides yet?

    Just got my first one in yesterday. Unlike the weekends I need sunshine and warm to get motivated to ride late in the evening. Finally hit the 60's yesterday and with the added day-light now that the clocks have changed finally was able to go out and do a 40 mile ride. Last year I was able to start about a week earlier (March 30th). Anyone else start doing after-work training rides?

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    I started super early this year. February, got some lights on my bike and myself. My kickr is now collecting dust. I was doing them on my cx bike but due to a car taking me out on it, I am back on my road bike.

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    what makes it hard in NY is Henry Hudson Drive(aka River road is shut till May forcing us to use 9W) if we want to leave the city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trek_5200 View Post
    Just got my first one in yesterday. Unlike the weekends I need sunshine and warm to get motivated to ride late in the evening. Finally hit the 60's yesterday and with the added day-light now that the clocks have changed finally was able to go out and do a 40 mile ride. Last year I was able to start about a week earlier (March 30th). Anyone else start doing after-work training rides?
    This is usually the week I start. I had an early evening meeting yesterday so I was able to take an extended lunch and get some miles in the full sun. The part I dislike about after rides this time of year (besides sun glare) is that the temperatures drop quickly after the start of the ride.

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    I got lucky. Temperatures didnt' start dropping till about an hour after I got back. Noticed it when I took the dog for his evening walk

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    I go before work.
    Too much traffic and not enough motivation after work.

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    training for a sportive is a huge motivator. vaujany oisans come june

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittcanna View Post
    I started super early this year. February, got some lights on my bike and myself. My kickr is now collecting dust. I was doing them on my cx bike but due to a car taking me out on it, I am back on my road bike.
    Sorry to hear about the car incident, sounds like your ok though.

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    Not sure I'd call it training since I don't race or have any organized rides, planned, but Tuesday I got off work early and rode up Sierra Road while waiting out commute traffic.

    This was after a company-paid team lunch followed by a company-sponsored celebration event where beer was served. Brutal ride.

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    Absolutely,, Sprints around the lake on Mondays and Thursdays!!! I love Long days and Summer!!!!

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    i use the term loosely. if you are getting in shape its training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FeltF75rider View Post
    Sorry to hear about the car incident, sounds like your ok though.
    Still bruised and scraped up but would rather be outside in the nice weather and temps, then on a trainer any day.

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    Dare I ask, does a stationary bike 40-50 minutes at aerobic level count?
    Weather in SE WI too crappy. And binge watching King Fu while doing so!

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    My first after work ride was going to be yesterday, but other things came up. This is about the time of year when I can start getting a 15-20 mile ride in before sunset.
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    that mid-week ride is what really gets my performance up. hard to improve when only riding once or twice a weekend and i do not like indoor trainers.

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    I've got a little over a 1000 miles in this year -- almost all of it commuting. It was a nice winter. March was the worst month.

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    Feb was fantastic. I got some great rides in that month before March came and brought bad weather. although I did get two nice rides in on two mid-week mild days which came on some time off. If it hadn't been for Feb I would have ridden terribly in Spain two weeks ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Strongbow View Post
    I go before work.
    Too much traffic and not enough motivation after work.
    Sing it Jay. NOBODY needs me before 8 am. The rest of the day is booked solid and traffic is at it's worst.

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    As soon as DST hit.

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    I arrange my schedule to start work @ 6 a.m. I can't motivate myself to ride hard @ 5:00 a.m. in the morning and rush to work

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    I work an evening shift that gets off at 1am. This city is a poorly laid out madhouse for a cyclist in the daytime, but at nighttime I own the place. 90% of my miles are after work and in the dark. I am starting to ramp up the miles here lately, and I've got another guy at work who is starting to to join me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trek_5200 View Post
    i use the term loosely. if you are getting in shape its training.
    Nah, training is a plan with a goal. Not all riding is "training". It is just riding for the fun of it with at most a vague goal of feeling good and being healthy.

    And yes, I've been doing it (riding) for a week or so, as soon as the roads are pretty much ice free and the temps are above freezing. I don't think I've ever "trained" on a bike.

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