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    Watts used in talking/singing

    Does speech use any recognizable amount of energy, in terms of an endurance bicycle ride?

    Lets say you go on a long ride, and chat it up the whole time. Would it affect your reserves at all?

    I know its minor... but how minor? Anyone have any idea?

    Discuss chatting while riding... or singing while riding (its fun to sing loudly on a descent)

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    2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM slvoid's Avatar
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    Go to www.caloriesperhour.com

    They have every conceivable activity on record with the energy used.

    Here's an example:

    Male 30, 6', 160 lb BMI=21.7 RMR=1,724
    Running - 10.9 mph
    1,306 calories in 1 hr
    Bicycling - over 20 mph (racing)
    1,161 calories in 1 hr
    Singing - sitting
    109 calories in 1 hr
    Talking or Talking on Phone - sitting
    109 calories in 1 hr
    Talking or Talking on Phone - standing
    131 calories in 1 hr
    Singing - standing
    145 calories in 1 hr

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    Go to www.caloriesperhour.com

    They have every conceivable activity on record with the energy used.
    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    Go to www.caloriesperhour.com

    They have every conceivable activity on record with the energy used.

    Here's an example:

    Male 30, 6', 160 lb BMI=21.7 RMR=1,724
    Running - 10.9 mph
    1,306 calories in 1 hr
    Bicycling - over 20 mph (racing)
    1,161 calories in 1 hr
    Singing - sitting
    109 calories in 1 hr
    Talking or Talking on Phone - sitting
    109 calories in 1 hr
    Talking or Talking on Phone - standing
    131 calories in 1 hr
    Singing - standing
    145 calories in 1 hr
    Wow, neat site! Bookmarked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brent_dube
    or singing while riding (its fun to sing loudly on a descent)
    Are you that guy that was singing loudly during the Hilly Hundred ride last year?
    The mountains are callung and I must go

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