Interesting question, I put down the lowest form of outdoor cycling, under 10mph, because technically I am doing 6 miles a day. However, I have a one speed on uneven terrain with loaded basket and backpack. I wear a heart rate monitor and never dip below 140 and have a couple times hit max. The weight is melting off me, so I think putting down 'under 10mph' is a little misleading. My hilly terrain and starting and stopping for traffic lights makes it much, much more like a HIIT. However, I go with the more conservative estimate that SP provides to keep my expectations realistic. For you outdoor cyclists, hope this helps. My thighs and legs are already transformed and nearly cellulite free at a size 14, I am back IN my 14's and dropping fast. It is invigorating and great. SP estimates 298 calories or some such; I think it must be more with the uneven terrain; however, who cares? I'm not losing this weight in a month.
Fitness Minutes: (10,285)
11/11/09 3:32 P
Thank you to both of you for your extremely helpful advice. It looks like I'm peddling at a moderate rate. Just wanted to make sure I was correctly figuring calories burned.
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