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Most calorie counters/GPS apps tend to overstate how many calories you're expending while biking. I've heard around here a more reasonable estimate is 30-50 calories a mile, depending on your size, ability, speed, etc.
Probably the best measurement of energy used while biking is a power meter on the crank. Guestimating via your speed or heart rate will probably introduce some error. (not to poo-poo heart rate monitors, they are useful, but for energy use there are better measurements)
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