Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ffld Cnty Connecticut
Bikes: Old Steelies I made, Old Cannondales
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Originally Posted by superslomo
I find that I don't lose much of any weight riding, or at least I haven't to this point. I'd like to peel off about twenty to thirty pounds over the year, and am thinking of starting out with a new attempt at a running regimen this "off-season" to get myself a bit more trimmed down.
Any advice on the kind of techniques specifically aimed towards improving cycling fitness and/or losing weight as primary goal of this, while hopefully not stripping muscle needed for riding once the summer rolls around?
It also comes down to the fact that I have an easier time psychologically getting kitted out to go for a half-hour run than I do going for a ride in the dark and cold that is more the norm out east here these days.
Any advice is much appreciated...
What kind of riding were you doing ?? If you get out for 3+ hour rides on the weekends, you should burn quite a few calories. I'm in chilly (and sometimes snowy) Connecticut, but have been able to get good weekend rides in Sat & Sun morning. Do running (or very fast walking) when time is short, and keep riding on the weekends.
Ride a mtn bike on the road when it's messy outside. Mtn bikes are a good change of pace because you go slower for less windchill and who cares if they get messy.
Also, check the weight loss sticky thread.
Bikes: Old steel race bikes, old Cannondale race bikes, less old Cannondale race bike, crappy old mtn bike