Greetings-

I am making a plan to trim down about 10 more pounds for my first season of racing. Was trying to determine my daily calorie needs and came up with 3,360, based on a formula Males: Calories = 66.47 + 13.75 (weight , kg) + 5 (height, cm) – 6.7 6 (age, yr ) * 1.9.

That seems like a lot - I am 39, about 180, and get about 2-3 hours of strenuous exercise a day, either on the bike or in the gym doing core workouts until April - then just 3-4 hours a day on the bike, including 5-6 hours on Saturday.

Any comments? Anyone think this is in range or wacked out? I know if I want an exact idea, I should consult a nutritionist, but for now, just looking for a place to start.