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12/7/10 9:32 P

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Okay, I'm convinced. I will start counting it for sure. Great discussion. Thanks!

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DARLENEK04 Posts: 27,424
12/7/10 1:05 P

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Nell, I looked in cardio listed and couldnt find
motorcycle riding. Where or what do you list???

I wrote spark 2 years ago and they said they closest
thing they had was riding a jet ski...so I have been
using that.
I did suggest they add it, but all I see is bicycles.

Darlene

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You'll always be who you've always been!!!!!!

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is the quiet voice at the
end of the day saying "I
will try again tomorrow!"

Mary Anne Radmacher

Darlene
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BANKER-CHUCK's Photo BANKER-CHUCK Posts: 5,563
12/7/10 11:57 A

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Riding is actually a balancing act along with wind resistance, endurance etc. Since I do so much riding and get so tired after about 8 to 10 hours I figured it had to be exercise. When I did a web search I found motorcycle ride listed. It actually show for a "Scooter" and at 170 Cal./hour. I broke it down into minutes, hence 2.833 Cal/min. Since my bike weighs about 5 times a scooter I figure 2.833 Cal. is the minimum burn. Working the twisties would be more, but I will take the conservative approach.
Happy riding and exercising at the same time. By the way I find a good stretching routine after a long ride is very beneficial. Can't talk my buddies into giving me a massage emoticon . It actually is listed under cardio exercises because it does not require or build strength in the muscles. To build strength the muscles need to be overloaded. However I have had some strength exercise with my motorcycle a few times. I have dropped my bike and used every muscle in my body to pick it up!! emoticon

Edited by: BANKER-CHUCK at: 12/7/2010 (12:01)
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12/7/10 10:15 A

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Conchalea, Chuck (earlier in this thread) said that riding counts as cardio. I started counting it as strenth. I usually ride high speed (resisting wind) or in twisties (concentrating on throwing the bike from side to side). The first day on a long trip I am always sore. My neck hurts from holding my head, my shoulders hurt, and my inner thighs hurt from squeezing the tank. Not to mention lugging luggage off and on the bike every day. I just never counted it before this year.

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12/7/10 3:55 A

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Hello to you fellow riders. Thanks for the thanks. And thank you to all you vets who have helped to get our country where it is today.

As for logging cardio on the bike. Wow. I ride 1 hour 1 way to work and its a straight shot. The only cardio I think I may get is sitting up to help slow down a little coming in to the construction zone or hugging the bike a little more to pass the infamous semi. :-)

It's nice to see the fellow bikers are those who are committed to communicating with fellow "Sparks." Thanks guys/gals.

Ride Safe and maybe Ill see you on the road one day. (Hope to have pics of the bike on soon)

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12/6/10 10:10 P

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Nell, I didn't know riding could count as cardio minutes! Like you, if I'd known that I'd be in the zillions of fitness minutes! How do they equate riding to cardio?

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12/6/10 7:16 P

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Hello Mike and welcome! And thank you for your service in protecting our freedom.

Any bike that works and fits your riding is the perfect bike. You'll get your dream bike, whatever it is. It might still be on Harley's drawing board.

My husband and I ride BMWs. And I just found out this year to count minutes riding as cardio, even though they cap you out at 120 mins a day. I'd have about 80,000 Sparkpoints if I'd figured that out when I joined Spark.

I see you joined at your goal, as I did. This is a fun place to keep diet and exercise front and center. Keep riding, and we'll help you stay on track at those diners riders always seem to choose. And breakfast at the motel. And lunch at the Exxon.

Glad you got home safely. Welcome!

Nell

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DARLENEK04 Posts: 27,424
12/6/10 2:33 P

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Hey Mike,

I also thank you for your service. As the wife of a
Vietnam Veteran(total of 21 yrs. service) we appreciate the sacrifices you and your family are
making in our behalf.

You are definitely in with a fun group, and we all
love to ride. (Good idea to take control of your
health & weight now before you have health issues)
wish I had done so earlier now.

We ride Harleys, I have a Softail Deluxe and husband
has a Heritage. You can check my picture album and
see pics of the bikes if you like...we ride almost
year round here in Alabama...

Stay safe....ride on the defensive.....

Welcome to the group.
Darlene

If you always do what you've always done,
You'll always be who you've always been!!!!!!

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage
is the quiet voice at the
end of the day saying "I
will try again tomorrow!"

Mary Anne Radmacher

Darlene
PS:

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.

- Irish Proverb


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BANKER-CHUCK's Photo BANKER-CHUCK Posts: 5,563
12/6/10 9:55 A

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Mike thank you for your service and welcome home. Welcome to the team. Hope you can get your dream-bike fatboy. Personally I prefer my Yamaha Royal Star Tour Deluxe. Have been riding Yamaha's since my dirt bike racing days (amateur). I average over 10,000 miles a year. Most of the miles are accounted for on the Run For The Wall (RFTW), Vietnam Wall Memorial from Los Angeles to Washington DC, and Patriot Guard Riders (PGR).
Remember to log in your rides as they count as "cardio" exercise. You can burn 2.8 Calories/min.

Glad you made it home safe, now keep the shinny side up on your bike.

Chuck

1/1/10 Start Wht 279 lbs
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PENNYLOU7's Photo PENNYLOU7 Posts: 5,097
12/6/10 8:42 A

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Welcome Mike! This is a great team. Glad to hear from you (and a bit jealous that you're out riding when we have ours parked for the winter-argh). DH has a 2001 Fatboy and just about loves it more than anything. I ride a 2004 Dyna Superglide. Good luck with your goals and thank you for your service to our country. Enjoy the ride!

Edited by: PENNYLOU7 at: 12/6/2010 (08:43)
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12/6/10 6:06 A

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Hello all. Happy here to be riding again. Not exactly the type of bike I wanted but it will help me save towards the one I want. I baught a '07 GSXR 1000 3 weeks ago and put almost 1000 miles on it already. (It has become my primary means of transportation.) What am I saving for? My Fatboy. One day. Just happy to be riding again.

Oh, I am Mike, new to the team, working on keeping the weight I lost in Afghanistan off and lose more if I can help it. Happy holidays to you all and safe riding.


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