Ride At Home – If you love to ride but can’t seem to find the time, consider cycling at home. All it takes is setting your bike on an indoor trainer and being determined to use it. This set-up allows riding when it’s dark or miserable outside. You can also watch videos or listen to music while spinning. Plus, you can even keep an eye on the kids if you need to. And, riding indoors is every bit as good for fitness as pedaling outside.
A cyclist who does long-distance endurance riding with no outside support, typically not for competition but to complete the course within a certain time limit. According to Randonneurs USA "friendly camaraderie, not competition, is the hallmark of randonneuring." Randonneuring goes back to the beginnings of cycling. The most famous event is Paris-Brest-Paris, a 746-mile test that has to be completed within 90 hours. Begun in 1891, it is still held every four years in August.