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Old 02-17-06, 03:46 PM   #1
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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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Old 02-17-06, 03:49 PM   #2
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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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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).

Bottom line...no pie
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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
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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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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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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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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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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