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How often do you stop when you're riding?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Crackle, 26 Mar 2008.

  1. Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    If you're just out for a short ride, not a longer one with cafe stop, how often, if at all, do you stop?

    I probably stop once or twice either at the top of a hill, to drink some water and admire the view or just somewhere nice to drink it all in (the atmosphere that is), which you can't do when you're going along helter skelter.

    I don't normally stop for more than a minute and then I'm off again. On longer rides, I'd stop more and maybe actually get off the bike, not in winter though.
     
  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Don't stop at all - I'll ride up to 3 hours without stopping - just recover at the top of a hill by continuing to ride - it's quicker to recover than coming to a stop. Take drinks and food in on the move....
     
  3. I tend not to stop on rides under 25mls unless there's something important. If I want to take in the atmosphere or drink I just tend to slow down.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    buggers up your average speed that though :tongue:
     
  5. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Depending on the length. If i do a 50+ mile ride then i have a cafe stop. But if its something like 30-40 or below i try not to stop, but useually end up stopping at traffic lights or having to slow down for some traffic.
    On club rides like the one today we stopped at the top of a hill to let the older/less fitter people rest and for a puncture.(ever notice they always happen when you dont want them to and never when your dieing to pull over and just lie on the floor?)
     
  6. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    I recall once having NOT rode for a while I was on a big one 50ml'er and stopped for an icecream...very pleasant it was...
     
  7. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    generally i don't stop for anything on a sub 25 mile, but 15 miles in on a recent club event, i was mighty relieved (appropriately) as a cry of "piss stop" echoed through the group.
     
  8. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    Anything up to 300 miles and I don't stop at all. I rest by sprinting the hills at only 90% effort and dropping down to only 35 mph on the flat.
     
  9. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    I stop whenever I see a pub that's not closed! If the pub's shut I bravely soldier on to the next one.
     
  10. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Why would you want to stop WITHOUT a cafe being involved ;);)
     
  11. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    i refer you to my previous post :ohmy:
     
  12. OP
    OP
    Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    'cause all my cafes are really badly placed.

    1 mile, 12 miles, 35 and a ferry or 85 miles.
     
  13. OP
    OP
    Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    Mind you I'm not including pubs there though ;)
     
  14. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    I was going to say!

    Your place, pub, across the ferry, pub, and retrace ;)
     
  15. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    I have to stop all the time to let the husband catch up ;)