I have finally gotten on my bike again this week. We've had beautiful weather in eastern Washington of late, the rain finally stopped a couple of weeks ago.
I went for a 12 mile ride with my son on Wednesday afternoon--NICE! Yesterday, my husband started riding his bike to work again and I ride in with him and then turn around and ride back home (about six miles round-trip). It's nice to have the time with him and to get in some exercise. This morning, I followed it up with a two mile walk with our dogs. Bikes are definitely a good thing!
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Posts: 53,177 5/22/09 4:40 P
It finally glorious weather here. I hope you get it soon.
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I need to go down to the garage and get my bike out
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Posts: 23 5/22/09 2:29 P
The route that I have to take is on a stretch that has industrial traffic and no bike path. I just make sure that I use my helmet, mirror and wear bright clothing. Good Luck and Be careful!!! :)
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I have been thinking of riding my bike to work - I think it's around ten miles one way. The traffic is pretty heavy, but I will try it one day and see if it works out.
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I worked out on a stationary bike so I could be better prepared to ride my bike to work (only 7 miles one way). I was ready. Got on my bike, made it to work IN TIME. Rode home in a little wind....well, now my knee is swollen. I guess I should have stayed on the stationary bike. I enjoy the outdoors too much. Plus it says on gas money, especially since it went up to 2.29/gallon.
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Fitness Minutes: (64,802) Posts: 14,039 5/22/09 12:32 P
That is really funny, NAYNAY, because I can ride 16 miles, 2 hours, on my real bike and can barely do 2 minutes on the stationary bike.
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Posts: 75 5/22/09 11:36 A
You have to take into consideration that when you are on the stationary bike, you are using no other muscles to steer, balance, or move yourself forward, just your legs. Outside, you gotta do it all!
I hear ya on the rain. It's been trying to interfere with my running, but now that it's warm out, I'm just getting used to getting a little soggy :]
Hope the weather clears up!
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Fitness Minutes: (24,602) Posts: 4,054 5/22/09 9:50 A
I use the stationary bike (Alpine and random hill settings) at the gym and I am okay with it, but when I ride outside I get tired faster and I am bored.
Good luck with your biking and enjoy your HRM.
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I love my HRM when biking too! Makes me want to go further to see if I can burn a certain # of calories.
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I am sure you can! I know that with myself I did a centry ride and look at my weight. If I can do it anyone can. I did some charrity rides that motivated me to do the 100 mile ride. I hit a block at around 75 and then after that it was all ok,
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I've been on my bike twice (well they aren't my bikes they belong to my kids, but they have to grow into them so I am borrowing them). The first day I used my son's, but it is to tall and I didn't have the gears right. Yesterday I used my daughter's and boy is it a sweet ride. Just the right height and I got the gears set up nice. I think I am going to stick with that one.
I live out of town and I am hoping by the end of summer I can ride to town and back. I bit ambishes, so we will see how I do.
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I liked having the HRM when I did bike rides for long events. It always kept me motivated. I think though on large climbs I might by pass my highest point. Hate those hills, but always love it afterword. There is nothing like a nice long ride.
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I have a 35 mile bike event tomorrow and we are slated for heavy rain too. I need toget on my bike tomorrow, so hopefully it will hold off. You will be excited to see the how the HRM works for your bike ride. It is kind of addictive.
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I hope the rain breaks for you!
I think a recumbant bike is a bit easier because of the way you're seated. But I know what you mean. It does seem harder outside.
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Fitness Minutes: (13,791) Posts: 1,564 5/22/09 7:37 A
lol Good luck I hope your weather breaks soon.
I find it funny that I can do an hour and half on my recumbent bike inside but still get exhausted doing 20 mins on my 10 speed outside! Of course I really know nothing about using the speeds either so I se it on a comfortable resistance and tend to leave it there no matter what.
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I cannot wait for this rainy weather to slow down. I bought new cycling gloves and a gel-padded seat for my bike to make it more comfortable so I could ride longer....but I can't go riding if it decides to rain :( Plus I really want to see what my heart rate monitor says while I'm biking.
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