I have been biking for about six weeks or so and have had some rather slow weight loss, about 6lbs over that period. Prior to that I had lost an average of about 8 to 10 lbs a month, walking until an injury curtailed it. (started in May at 300+). As I have posted before I started with a hybrid and about a month ago I bought a Motobecane 29er MTB. I love the bike. I am , as many of us are, a bit obsessed with riding now. I ride mainly at a local recreation park that has a combo paved/hard packed path that is rather hilly in spots. Each lap is a 5k and I try and ride hard, for me at least. I average 14mph and complete 13 miles in about 55 mins or so. I do this six days a week mixing in a 16 mile day once in a while. Last week end a bud and I did a ride just short of 60 miles in about 4:15 riding time. I loved it. It was mainly flat with a few small hills. I felt great during and after.
OK now that I have put you to sleep, I am contemplating a road bike or a cross. I want to do the longer rides more frequently. My question is mainly weight loss. I suspect I am just on a plateau, but I would like it to pick up. Those of you that have done long rides and short higher intensity rides , have you seen a difference in weight loss?
I can make due with what I have and do some longer rides, however, there is a certain appeal to the road bikes for me as of late.