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Old 05-29-18, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by jpescatore View Post
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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