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Old 02-27-07, 11:23 AM   #1
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Which cycling activity burns more calories?

A one hour SPIN class where my heart rate is between 65% to 85% or a 30 mile ride at 15 mph with a break halfway for a snack? How are calories burned calculated? Thanks.
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Old 02-27-07, 11:38 AM   #2
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The 30 mile ride, hands down.

The spin class has warm up and warm down, so you probably only have 40 minutes or so of aerobic activity, while a 30 mile ride probably has at least 90 minutes of aerobic activity.

I also think that it requires your body to dip into its reserves, as it were, and the promotes burning of stored fat.
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The 2nd hour of riding the 30-miler burns off about 3x as much fat as the 1st hour...
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