People addicted to the good old 2 wheels vehicle, 30km per day in an speed of 32km/h, 6 times a week is sufficient to some newbie? should I push a little harder and do more gradually or just maintain it until my body gets more comfortable and double the time/distance?
i'm gonna start doing 10km per day, first time in years doing cardio. i'm just biking back and forth from work though, no rush. Can you say approx cals burned? Will i have problems? its all relatively flat and i don't know what to expect.
I plan on modding my bike by taking off the seat and installing a vibrating rubber phallus for speed!
But seriously though, any biking will burn a buttload if calories, like running. I ride 10 miles a day to work and back, cuz I hate the bus with a passion.
Just ride. Sometimes you go too far and think fuck my ass hurts or fuck I wish I had something to eat or drink.
Yesterday I biked 135 km, just for the fun. I love riding trough the countrysite. Part forrest part grasslands. Netherlands, no Mountains but a lot of wind.
I also use my roadbike for home-work travelling.
How much time did the 135-km trip take you? How often and what did you eat, to keep yourself going?
Also, what kind of a bike are you equipped with? Mine is a old hybrid, a bit heavy (steel frame), but it works for me. My longest trip has been about 115 km in one go.
I would advice you to buy a good second hand bike for 300. If possible ask someone to go with you who has some knowledge of biking.
But. Important. The size of the frame, if you are about. Measure your inner leg length balls to feet and look on the internet what size of frame you need.
Second thing that is important are the wheels. Those thing are expensive if you want New ones. If you are 100+ kilo's the wheels will woble and eventually you will fuck them up. So good wheel are important.
Third thing the montage. Look for something from Shimano New parts are easily to get. Aim for Ultegra. That's okay and last long. Cheaper thing could code you more one the long term.
Don't spenderen too much. Maybe you don't like it in the end. On the other hand spend enough to dont get rekt.
Sorry for don't answering before anon, I don't know exactly, but you burn approximately if I'm correct 500 calories or even more if you don't stop and maintain your heart pumping, I'm a 81kg/1m65cm fatass with pretty strong legs and I am doing it for two months by now, I'm pretty proud of meself, as for you, stick with light "weight" **I don't know how to say it in english, it's the thing you adjust to do the bike less harder to pedal changing the chains position between the metal wheels** or one which you can be comfortable with and try to maintain a speed of 28 to 32km/h, and you feel confident, change the weight to a little harder and stick with it until you can beat your distance goal, little stops or just standing in the pedals while the bike goes by sometimes is very welcome, it's simple, sorry about the long text.
I don't know to be honest, I just keep going until I reach my goal and it works fine for most of the time, sometimes I feel uncomfortable and I just keep going, if it feels like I should stop, I stop for one minute or less and walk around a little, go back to my bike and start again.