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Originally Posted by babysaph
It seems I lose more weight on my 15-20 mile rides as opposed to my 50-100 mile rides. I find I am eating to keep from bonking and what I eat and drink has more calories than what I am burning by slow touring type riding. Any thoughts on this?
Up your pace!
Actually, calculate your calorie burn vs your intake and balance them a little better. Remember though, not all weight gain is bad! Muscle masses 7X what fat does in the same volume and Bone masses 15X. When you do any load bearing exercise: Cycling/Running/weight lifting, you increase muscle and calcium mass due to the increased activity and exercise. I know what of I speak, here, by the way, as I am currently an overaged college student working towards my Masters Degree in Nursing!
Here's a good tool for caloric burn calculation for cycling activity: http://www.kreuzotter.de/english/espeed.htm
This site takes into account wind, slope, Bike geometry, wheel and tire size and body weight. Use it in good health! I've found it to be a great training aid!
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