Had a great ride today. Took a ten mile loop out to the lake. Averaged 10mph with an 800 foot elevation change. I know that sounds like a wimpy ride for most of you but it is challenging for me. I am just getting started bicycling again and enjoying it a bunch. I can tell this is going to make a big difference in me if I keep it up.
I don't know about the calorie computer in the B.iCycle app on my iPhone though (yeah, I'm a Fred), it says that the ride to the lake used 1068 calories. It is supposed to take elevation changes and wind into account. If the count is true I'm gonna go get an ice cream bar.. lol
I commute to work every day, but that is a whole .3 (yes, point three) miles. I try to maximize that by sprinting home. On the way home today I hit a personal best flat land top speed of 25.6mph. That's spinning for this old fart.