I'm just getting into biking. I got a Trek 7100 for christmas and the weather is finally nice out. I never did biking as a primary workout, but I'm loving the idea of it. I don't have a gym membership anymore because I don't want to pay the $30 a month for it. Especially with the weather, I enjoy the outdoors and riding my bike. But, I want to make sure I'm doing the most that I can.
I went for a ride last Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. I did about 7-8 miles per ride in about 30-35 minutes averaging ~ 13.5mph per ride (I don't have my spreadsheet handy right now). Basically, I rode as hard as I could and just tried to go the distance almost as fast as possible. This can't be the best method.
My primary goal of working out is to lose weight. I am 6' 1" and I weight 252 pounds. I have a lot of fat in the stomach and hips. I'd like to get back down to the 210's again.
I plan on picking up a Garmin Forerunner 50 with the cadence sensor for the bike to track my HR and other things...
I run out of breath almost IMMEDIATELY when I start riding. I'm breathing heavy within 3-5 minutes of starting out. Even on a flat surface.