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Old 06-11-05, 06:24 PM   #1
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just started again

just started to ride again after 3 yrs. and are my knees sore. any sugestions? also was woundering how to figure out how many cal. im burning need to loose 80lbs .
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Old 06-11-05, 09:01 PM   #2
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The principal causes of sore knees are seat too low and too high gear. Many people want to be able to put their feet on the ground when sat on the saddle. this result un legs never straightening when pedaling. You never walk with knees bent all the time. When you stop move forward off the saddle. Keep in a lower gear so your feet can keep spinning around without feeling that you are putting any effort into your knees. The amount of calories you burn depends on how hard you work at it. Many people have lost massive amounts of weight through cycling, but not me - I am sure that cycling has improved the standard of my health, and my enjoyment of life.
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Old 06-12-05, 06:00 AM   #3
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Pedal at a faster rate (cadence). You'll want to do at least 75-85 revolutions per minute.

Don't worry about how many calories you're burning per hour. Just ride often and build up a base and the pounds will start dropping.
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