Perhaps this is a no brainer of a question but I'll leave that up to you to decide. I recently started riding (Trek 7300) again with a goal of losing significant weight. My current weight is 240 and would like to get down to 175. I have reduced my caloric intake to 1,200 - 1,500 and have been riding everyday. I've been riding 10 miles (avg 50min) M,W,F,S and 18 miles (avg 1:30hr) on T,T,S. My average speed is around 11.7 miles on slightly hilly terrain.
Is the above a smart approach to losing weight? Would it make more sense to ride 18 miles M,W,F,S, and rest on T,T,S? Should I concentrate on increasing my overall speed or work on increasing my distance? I know a bunch of newbie questions! I'll appreciate any insight anyone can provide; what works for you?