In California, until California SB 315 was signed into law, it was illegal to wear earplugs! A ridiculous, unenforceable law, that was mostly ignored by experienced riders. However, many noobs are STILL taught NOT to wear earplugs because of the law and therefore suffer the "fatigue" associated with no ear protection. All of them though, once enlightened, never leave home without them.RocketGirl wrote:I answered 50 to 100 mile range.
On a commute day, it's about 50 to 60 miles depending on errands to run after work or getting around traffic bottle-necks.
On the weekends and this week on vacation, I'm trying to build up my saddle time. I can't seem to make it to my reserves which is about 150 miles on my bike.
Today, I finally remembered to use ear plugs, a great tip from a fellow female rider, and I believe it made a great difference to me. The noise from wind and bike was just one less thing I had to deal with. I had suspected that was a big part of adding to my fatigue. Now I'm looking forward to putting on more miles this Autumn.