I went to St Louis this past wkend to attend my youngest daughters wedding. While there I worked out on the hotel bicycling machine. This one could be programmed for different workouts. You enter your weight and level (1-20) and the machine automatically puts you through your paces. It shows several benchmarks including mileage, speed, time, calories per hour and total calories expended. I set it up to approximate my daily ride, one hour, mostly flat with a few small hills and kept a cadence around 75-80 when possible and averaged 12-15 mph.
I was disappointed to see at the end of the hour I had expended only 314 calories. At that rate I would need to bike over 10 hours to lose one pound! (3500 calories+ 1 pound).
Is my thinking off here, or do I need to start peddling harder, longer and faster to lose weight?