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Bike riding burn much calories?

My fat ass has started riding bikes lately. I probably ride 2 - 5 miles a night? I know its not much though. Its just a single speed beach bike and I started taking my daughter along in her little cart I pull behind. My legs have been burning and I got too hot and nearly passed out once so I gotta be careful, but I hope its doing some good.

Realistically, do you burn much riding? Good for cardio? Beats sitting in front of the computer don't it?
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2-5 miles at 10 miles an hour would burn about 200 calories or so. Yes it beats sitting at a computer.

20MPH clip will burn about 1000 calories in an hour.
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Just hook up a laptop to the handle bars and get the Spint or AT&T wireless adapter thing, then you can ride and surf!

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You should be able to get about the same cardio workout from a bike that you can get from jogging but without the stress on your joints. Thats why I ride instead of running. The riding does not cause the pain in my knees like running does.


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2-5 miles at 10 miles an hour would burn about 200 calories or so. Yes it beats sitting at a computer.

20MPH clip will burn about 1000 calories in an hour.
LInear relationship? Where would a 16-18 mph pace fall in there?


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If you keep your heart rate up you'll burn calories. You can do that by picking a low gear and stay out of traffic so you don't have to stop all the time.

Rotating lifting weights with bike riding is good exercise program. Even better if you can get some swimming in. Biking is easier on joints than jogging.

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If you keep your heart rate up you'll burn calories. You can do that by picking a low gear and stay out of traffic so you don't have to stop all the time.

Rotating lifting weights with bike riding is good exercise program. Even better if you can get some swimming in. Biking is easier on joints than jogging.
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LInear relationship? Where would a 16-18 mph pace fall in there?
Yea, pretty much until your heart explodes.

Everything is generic and set to the average American. The more efficient you are as a cyclist (or runner for that matter) the less calories you will burn on average.
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Good call.

I'm fat now, but I used to run and MTB a good bit. I found running seemed to work my sides a little and helped get rid of those love handles. Riding a bike though, regardless of the type can be a great workout IMO. If you push it a little going up hills and such.

Wish I would've biked more than run, now my knees pop a lot (shush with the jokes. ) and I was not even a marathon runner kind. Just 5 and 10Ks.

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You should be able to get about the same cardio workout from a bike that you can get from jogging but without the stress on your joints. Thats why I ride instead of running. The riding does not cause the pain in my knees like running does.
I've not found this to be true at all. If I ride for 30-45 minutes I lose about half the calories that I do when hitting the treadmill.

It's certainly much easier on the joints and such, but doesn't burn the calories nearly as fast as the treadmill seems to......maybe I'm just not riding hard enough (I put it on rotating hills and speeds), I know my heart rate isn't near as high on the bike as it is when running/jogging on the mill.

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I've not found this to be true at all. If I ride for 30-45 minutes I lose about half the calories that I do when hitting the treadmill.

It's certainly much easier on the joints and such, but doesn't burn the calories nearly as fast as the treadmill seems to......maybe I'm just not riding hard enough (I put it on rotating hills and speeds), I know my heart rate isn't near as high on the bike as it is when running/jogging on the mill.

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I think riding a stationary bike and a real bike are different. You tend to get your whole body into it when riding a normal bike to get up hills, navigate around stuff, hop over stuff. etc.

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Get out there and grind that thing for an hour or two, keep your pedal speed up, find a hill or two to pedal up and KEEP MOVING. Do this as many days as you can stand and you'll like the results. It's good cardio and good for weight loss. Combine it with watching what you eat, cutting out soda, fast food, etc. and you'll REALLY like the results.

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