Thread: Calories Burned
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Old 05-29-18, 05:43 AM
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jpescatore
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The good news is that the accuracy of the calorie burning estimate doesn't really matter.

Personally, after playing with all kinds of apps and websites and spreadsheets, I found that 40 calories per mile is accurate enough for me, as generally average around 15 mph on mixed terrain rides. But, if a 50 mile ride is really 1500 calories or 3000, vs. 2000, it doesn't really matter - unless I was to try to eat exactly what I burned.

And that makes no sense - the accuracy of calorie estimates on food is at least as inaccurate as the estimates of how much you burn!
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