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Best Time To Go Cycling

Old 09-18-05, 02:30 PM
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Best Time To Go Cycling

What do you think?
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Old 09-18-05, 02:46 PM
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Anytime you feel the urge..

Personally I prefer earlier in the morning since there are fewer cars to deal with and the weather can be nice (particularly on hotter days).
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Originally Posted by APM
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Best time to go cycling? Anytime you can...

Wait for a "best time" and you'll never go.

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Any time you can is good but if i'm able to I prefer to go early in the morning. Less cars out on the road and its nice and peaceful.
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Believe it or not, I like to ride at night.

Pros: Less traffic, quieter (more peaceful), little or no wind, cooler temps (I live in So.Cal so "too" cold isn't an issue), and moving cars have their lights on, therefore you can see there headlight beams before you see the car.

Cons: Need Lights, Although there are fewer people, they tend to want to mess with you more.
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I ride in the evening before it gets dark. There are less cars and its a bit cooler.
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I peffer in the evening. Not a morning person.
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Morning, lunchtime, evening, preferably not at night. But lunchtime doesn't work for me, and I find it hard to get up early enough to ride before I go to work, so that tends to leave evening.

But any time is good.
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Anytime. It's my main form transportation.

Though sometimes at night the mamma's boy, gang poser wannabes that patrol Brooklyn in thier moving stereos are not always the most super awesome to be around Drunks on the road late at night are also a downer.
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Anytime im really pissed or worried about something. Nothing really matters when your out spinning around.
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Old 09-18-05, 04:47 PM
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Best time to go riding is NOW!!!!....
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When you have the time.

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Originally Posted by koffee brown
When you have the time.

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I'm generally not a morning person, but between work and family, morning is becoming the only time I can ride. Nobody complains if I'm not around at 5-8am.

[edit] Not that my wife complains at all - but come between my 5 yr old and a poptart and there's hell to pay.
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Early mornings and late (after "rush hour") afternoon/dusk. Traffic is the lightest, temps are cooler and the wildlife is out....

Good riding,
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Anytime is the right time to go. For me, it is mandatory to go on my days off ... weekend, holidays ... and make it an all day ordeal
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3am...have the road to myself, 'cept for the occasional possum or raccoon.
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Originally Posted by RoadToNowhere
Best time to go cycling? Anytime you can...

Wait for a "best time" and you'll never go.

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Agreed. But I would add that I "prefer" to go in the evening and arrive home as it is getting dark. Then I pop a beer open, start the grill, and enjoy the evening satisfied about the ride. Then repeat as often as possible. Ron
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Old 09-18-05, 09:49 PM
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in the early morning...
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In Houston, 5 a.m. is terrific. There are so few motor vehicles on most roads that you can hear them two or three minutes before they get close. Cool and relaxing. The only problem: it is very dark, so good lights are needed for fast riding.

The SECOND best time is from 9:15 a.m. to around 11 a.m. on weekdays. Working folks are off the roads by 9 a.m. The ladies who live to shop and go out to drink their lunch while hubby is working don't head for the Galleria before 11 a.m. So, two hours of peace and quiet on the roads.

Week-ends are pretty nice until around 11 a.m., and most morning drivers seem rather relaxed and less aggressive than weekday drivers.
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My midnight commute to work...

On a road that usually has about 100 cars during rush hour has maybe 5 at the most. I do not worry about speed and all that, just me, my 43 pound bike and a full HID lighting setup all the way in!


BTW I hate riding in the morning... no motivation to get out of bed and excersize...
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I like to ride in the evening when it cools off and the winds die down, but unfortunately, evening is becoming progressively closer to rush hour. Mornings are great, but I often can't wake up and get myself motivated to go. I want to try night riding, but I'm a broke college student and can't afford lights.
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Old 09-18-05, 11:34 PM
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Early in the morning (before the fall up here!!!) Cooler, less traffic, spectacular sunrises, less bugs, clean air.

Oh yeah and no one can hear you scream when you flat!
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