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    do you burn more calories carrying extra weight such as a backpack? without pack i'm 173, with pack i'm 188 that's a 15lb difference so would i burn more calories if i ride a hour with the pack?
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    sweet. extra pie for me.
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    Well on flat ground it won't have much effect. You needs hills.

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    pie = good

    i should say the number of additional calories you'll burn will be very small. like, less than the calories in a piece of pie.
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    dang. nutin' but flat around here. no extra pie then...rats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by eric von zipper
    do you burn more calories carrying extra weight such as a backpack? without pack i'm 173, with pack i'm 188 that's a 15lb difference so would i burn more calories if i ride a hour with the pack?
    According to my calculations, a 173 lb rider, riding mostly on the hoods, over "rolling" terrain, at 17 mph, on a standard road bike would burn about 36.9 calories per mile (627 calories per hour). Adding 15 lbs of weight to the equation raises this to 37.7 calories per mile (641 calories per hour).

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSP
    According to my calculations, a 173 lb rider, riding mostly on the hoods, over "rolling" terrain, at 17 mph, on a standard road bike would burn about 36.9 calories per mile (627 calories per hour). Adding 15 lbs of weight to the equation raises this to 37.7 calories per mile (641 calories per hour).

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    well, no pie unless it's an 8-hour ride..

    in which case, i suppose, as much pie as you want!

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    Pie = quick carbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSP
    According to my calculations, a 173 lb rider, riding mostly on the hoods, over "rolling" terrain, at 17 mph, on a standard road bike would burn about 36.9 calories per mile (627 calories per hour). Adding 15 lbs of weight to the equation raises this to 37.7 calories per mile (641 calories per hour).

    Bottom line...no pie
    I wonder if the rate of calorie expenditure would actually be a bit higher than this though. You took the weight into consideration, but what kind of effect would it have on aerodynamics? It seems that wind resistance would be increased as well. The other evening I was riding home from work with my backpack on and passed a buddy of mine. We went for a 30 mile night ride together and he said that he got a much bigger draft behind me than normal. I like to practice my sprints with the backpack on around the neighborhood as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric von zipper
    dang. nutin' but flat around here. no extra pie then...rats!
    Open up a parachute behind you...

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    Or wear a poncho while riding. The bigger the... "better"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CdCf
    Or wear a poncho while riding. The bigger the... "better"...
    or you could put a little more weight in the pack - about 400 lbs should do it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DannoXYZ
    Open up a parachute behind you...



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    Quote Originally Posted by tippy

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    Just don't let that thing deploy on a 40MPH descent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric von zipper
    do you burn more calories carrying extra weight such as a backpack? without pack i'm 173, with pack i'm 188 that's a 15lb difference so would i burn more calories if i ride a hour with the pack?
    No.

    You'll just be slower.

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    Just hold your brakes down.
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