So, today I took out my bike for a 20 mile ride. I have not been on it in over a year. I usually just ride the stationary in the gym. Boy, what a great difference! My heart rate monitor got way up there fast, like when running. The changes in terrain gave me a HIIT like workout. I took a trail near the river, and felt inspired and loved the fresh air.
In the Gym, the ride is so blaaa; and so unnatural. Yes it burn cals, but according to my heart rate monitor, I burn around 700-800 for an hour in the gym, and around 1200 for an hour outside on a real bike. Plus, it felt easier out side... Maybe the distractions of the trail, but more likely the randomness and the natural movement and constantly changing terrain.
Just thought I would share!
I think I am going to change my primary work transportation for a while. I can take that trail and get there in 18 miles one way. Coming home is all down hill.
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