Is Bike Commuting part of your workouts?

Years back, I had a friend who rode a century (100 mile bike ride) without training for it.

He said that he would bike commute so much during the week that he felt that he didn’t need to train for the big ride. I’m curious to know if there are any bike commuters out there that use their time on their bike during the week as part of their training. I participate in downhill mountain bike racing and have often used my commute as my training ground. From light to light, I’d do sprint intervals of 20-30 seconds. I’d use those sprinting techniques during flat sections of the race course. Anyone else do something similar?

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As one of the original founders of He has helped build this site into one of the leading and oldest bicycle commuting blog sites. Filled with passion for everything two wheels, RL Policar covers a multitude of subjects from product reviews, news, articles and technical how to's.