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    Talking Burning Calories

    Ok, I ride a fair bit, on and off road. Geek that I am I was interested in how many calories Iím burning up as I ride. So I find numerous calorie calculators out there on the web, all of which give me roughly the same results.

    The question is why does riding on the road seem to burn more calories per hour than riding off road, as per these numerous calculators?

    Iím pretty sure I burn more calories slinging my +30lbs bike around Memorial park for hour as compared to an hour road sprint downtown and back. Plus I think I get a better upper body work out off road than on.

    Maybe itís just me, does anyone suffer more after a road ride than an off road ride?









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    Re: Burning Calories

    Originally posted by marzjennings
    The question is why does riding on the road seem to burn more calories per hour than riding off road, as per these numerous calculators?
    I think those calorie counters are really only factoring mass + velocity over time. Not the style of riding per-se.

    I'd say that riding WC or Muleshoe would be a pretty fair equivalent to roading.

    I'd also agree that I get more of a working out six miles of city park, than I do in sixteen miles of roading.

    Of course, if all sixteen miles of that road ride were repeats up Jeester I'd have to disagree again ...

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    Depends what kind of riding on the road. After sustained hill workouts at my folks house (15 mile loop, three times; or an 8 mile loop 6 times) I'm spent. Even at a slow rate. Mountain biking is more the fast twitch stuff, like in a road sprint. It's up and down, versus a sustained drain like in road riding. I always "feel" more hungary and tired after a road ride than I do a mountain bike. After a mountain bike ride I feel like eating raw meat
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