How early are you out

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by RoadRider400, 8 Jul 2019.

  1. In summer I am quite often out at 3am. Its getting light within the hour. The plan is to get 80-100km in before a bakery for breakfast.
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  2. lane

    lane Über Member

    If I was out at that time I honestly wouldn't see the point in going to bed. When it was hot last year I did consider the idea of going out until the early hours and then coming home to bed at 3 or 4am. Didn't do it though. This summer hardly any days when it has been hot enough to bother really.
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  3. I’m up sooooo early ( far earlier than everyone else, evvverrrr) I’m actually up at a time that only exists in the personal black hole / worm hole I create every day, just to be able to wave the proverbial at strangers on an Internet forum.
  4. Crackle

    Crackle Squatter

    It's turned into the Four Yorkshireman thread this.
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  5. lazybloke

    lazybloke Über Member

    Surrey Hills
    I quite agree with staying in bed if it's a weekday/workday. A 4am ride is a weekend pleasure only.

    Why get up early for work?
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  6. byegad

    byegad Legendary Member

    NE England
    Sorry fossyant, 6am maybe, but 5am! Surely not? :surrender:
  7. I am quite often up at 3 am to get to work by 4am. 5 hours is a good nights sleep for me.
  8. delb0y

    delb0y Guru

    Quedgeley, Glos
    If I'm not on the road by 06:00 then I don't get into the office until after 8:00 which means I have to stay until 05:00 pm when the motorways are even worse and I mightn't get home until 07:30 p,m. So I get up early, get in the office early, which means I can leave early and at least have a couple of hours of home time, before going to bed and doing it all again. Roll on retirement!
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  9. nickyboy

    nickyboy Norven Mankey


    My little cycling group always wants an 8am start on weekends and, whilst I put up with it, it's too early

    8 start means breakfast no later than 7 so up at 6.30. it's the weekend FFS

    Down to me on a solo ride and it's about 9.30 start if I can be arsed to get out of bed
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  10. Johnno260

    Johnno260 Über Member

    East Sussex
    I have young kids, so what’s this sleep you all speak of?
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  11. Crackle

    Crackle Squatter

    I only aim to get out early on some Sundays and early is 9ish, although I did get out for 8 the other day and to counteract that, last Sunday I just reached out and switched the alarm off and thought fark it, I'll ride tomorrow.

    Whatever time I get up I have to add an hour on to feed and water the dog, the dog I never wanted and who everyone else in the family said they'd look after, that dog.
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  12. Johnno260

    Johnno260 Über Member

    East Sussex
    Days I do a full commute I leave the house before 6am more out of preference, less traffic, and I can enjoy my cycling and the scenery.

    If I'm on a leisure ride it's still before 6am for the same reasons above, I then put the bike in the boot and do a partial commute.

    Weekends the earlier the better it means I can do more miles and I miss the worst of the heat in the summer.
  13. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    More fool you ;) :whistle:
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  14. Dave7

    Dave7 Guru

    My first thought on reading this is it possible for anyone to get up at 5.30 and be out by 6.00 :eek:. It takes me at least 90 minutes to do ablutions, breckie and shower etc.
  15. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

    I get up, splash on a few handfuls of Brut33, wink at myself in the mirror, and I'm out the door within 5 minutes kf my feet hitting the floor.
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