Anyone into road biking here? I quit riding 5 years ago but just dusted off the old Trek a few days ago. We used to ride 20-30 miles a day during the week and 50-100 on weekends. I was really depressed the other night on the first ride averaging only 15mph on 6.9 mile ride.
My goal is to ride in a century in September. I have a long way to go but now that I'm married my wife doesn't make me feel guilty spending an hour to 4 hours doing this. Went for a 16 mile ride today and my average speed dropped but the wind sucked today. Not bad for being out of shape and only my 3rd ride in 5 years.
I have two bikes now a roadie and SS MTB. I used to ride a lot but due to some injuries (torn patella which is still jacked up and rotator cuff and bicep tendon torn but fixed) I stopped riding and gotten fat ha!. Now I am wanting to back into riding now that I have more time. I hope to do a Century in October.
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I used to road bike then I got a 4cyl YJ and have a hard time driving around those road bikers that are going under the limit and take up the whole lane.
Just last week came close to a head on collision cause I wanted to pass but the Jeep would rather not.
So I stoped riding bikes on the city streets.
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Did 18 miles tonight at 16.4 mph avg. Would have went further but i don't have a light on my bike and I'm not going to ride county roads at night without that. So I think I am making good progress in my mind for my fourth ride in a week in 5 years.
This weekend I plan on doing a 30 or 40 mile ride if its not too hot.
No road bike, but I ride my MTB on the road. I was riding at least 5 days a week last summer, 10 miles each day. Some days I'd get in a 15 mile ride. In the winter I put the bike on a stationary rack, rode it an hour a day, 5 days a week. I hadn't got back on it, consistantly this year until just last week, as I've been doing morning workouts, instead of evening rides.
Today I did 17.95 miles in 1:27:54, top speed 19.61, average speed 12.27. It would have been faster but 7 miles into it I met up with a buddy and his son, they road along for about 4 miles...they were a bit slower than I like to go, but it was fun having them along.
Hopefully tomorrow will be like today, I'd like to hit 20 miles.
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I love road biking. Bought this last year. I try to ride as much as possible. I haven't been able to do as much as I like so far this year, but the riding season isn't even close to being over yet. I bought the bike in July last year and had 900ish on it before the end of October. That was pretty good for me because I run too and a lot of time was spent doing that. That's awesome you are getting back in to it. I am still a newbie to the sport.