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by dazza500
3 Dec 2013, 9:59am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Roads, terrain, gearing best for burning calories.
Replies: 46
Views: 3566

Re: Roads, terrain, gearing best for burning calories.

I've heard a few times (usually from skinny mallinkys!) That a high intensity work out, even only a * few minutes a day can help you increase your metabolic rate by 25% over the course of a month.

I might give it a whirl ;)
by dazza500
30 Nov 2013, 9:32am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Roads, terrain, gearing best for burning calories.
Replies: 46
Views: 3566

Re: Roads, terrain, gearing best for burning calories.

It was the advice to eat 1200 cals on top of the 2000! I was querying ;)

I've tried a few things, Graeme Obree in his training book advised listening to your body and what it needs.

My body wants cakes and craft beers!

Shut up body! !
by dazza500
29 Nov 2013, 10:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Roads, terrain, gearing best for burning calories.
Replies: 46
Views: 3566

Re: Roads, terrain, gearing best for burning calories.

That sounds excellent! So about 50cals per mile. I'm doing 12-14mph average, 600cals an hour. I'm not sure what you're recommending by way of diet - 1200 cals more than my recommended 2200 cals pet day to lose half a pound on a 100km ride? If I was riding for 5 hours I probably would eat slightly mo...
by dazza500
29 Nov 2013, 5:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Roads, terrain, gearing best for burning calories.
Replies: 46
Views: 3566

Re: Roads, terrain, gearing best for burning calories.

I'm only dieting for an eight week block and aiming to be in energy deficit of around 8000 cals a week. This 'should' deliver about 2lbs of weight loss a week, probably slowing down towards the end. I'm kind of sceptical it will work but I'm going to give it a crack ;) One got a relatively hilly cir...
by dazza500
29 Nov 2013, 3:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Roads, terrain, gearing best for burning calories.
Replies: 46
Views: 3566

Re: Roads, terrain, gearing best for burning calories.

I've been to see a sports nutritionust this summer and basically she said the problem might be inefficient insulin regulation, which was a worry because that is usually a precursor to type 2diabetes which is common in my family I was a bit worried and went to doctor who did indeed confirm my blood s...
by dazza500
29 Nov 2013, 11:59am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Roads, terrain, gearing best for burning calories.
Replies: 46
Views: 3566

Re: Roads, terrain, gearing best for burning calories.

I'm thinking about 450-500 cald per hour is probably more realistic as I ride quite a hilly route. I'm starting to think shorter more intense work outs might be better. Have seen a few US based websites who advocate 30-40mon sessions at 75-80% workout for maximum fat burning efficiency I'm 79kg and ...
by dazza500
28 Nov 2013, 8:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Roads, terrain, gearing best for burning calories.
Replies: 46
Views: 3566

Re: Roads, terrain, gearing best for burning calories.

If I could do 750 cals an hour I'd be properly happy! Trouble with that kind of figure though is if you were doing two hard hours a day and keeping below 2000cals dietary intake then you should be in deficit roughly 1800 cals a day = half a pound a day weight loss. Four days a week cycling and rough...
by dazza500
28 Nov 2013, 5:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Roads, terrain, gearing best for burning calories.
Replies: 46
Views: 3566

Re: Roads, terrain, gearing best for burning calories.

Hahaha. You did a funny!
by dazza500
28 Nov 2013, 2:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Roads, terrain, gearing best for burning calories.
Replies: 46
Views: 3566

Re: Roads, terrain, gearing best for burning calories.

I guess it does but I can't find any reliable sounding stats for riding at any kind of level of intensity. I can't get to work without taking in at least three 2-300m climbs of a morning. So I know what 'rolling hills' Are all about ;) I'm trying to follow a 1600kcal per day controlled diet but I ne...
by dazza500
28 Nov 2013, 2:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Roads, terrain, gearing best for burning calories.
Replies: 46
Views: 3566

Roads, terrain, gearing best for burning calories.

I'm trying to lose a few pounds over the winter. There seems to be a lot of confusion over what kind of calories are burnt per hour over varying terrain/Road types and surfaces. The best I can find is 450 cals/h normal riding on flat terrain. But this varies enormously and some sources quote 8-900 c...
by dazza500
27 Nov 2013, 8:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: BBC Five live
Replies: 35
Views: 3198

Re: BBC Five live

Anyone who lets this sort of sorry claptrap go unchallenged shouldn't be broadcasting at all.

Typical knee jerk idiocy, yet cyclists continue to die by the dozens.

I don't recall any taxi drivers being mown down by bicycles.
by dazza500
26 Nov 2013, 7:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My Suspicious Mind
Replies: 33
Views: 6785

Re: My Suspicious Mind

I lock my bike with two of those smaller D locks. What happens is when they see two locks the thieves will invariably move onto the next bike. Sad to say but is sooner see a crap built bike stolen than my own!
by dazza500
25 Nov 2013, 9:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My Suspicious Mind
Replies: 33
Views: 6785

Re: My Suspicious Mind

I'm amazed when stolen bikes turn up on fleabay or gumtree. What idiocy - unless you can find a patsy to be the vendor.
by dazza500
25 Nov 2013, 7:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My Suspicious Mind
Replies: 33
Views: 6785

Re: My Suspicious Mind

There's a lot of bike theft Everywhere! Usually the bikes are crated up into a van and driven hundreds of miles away (I've heard stories of bikes turning up on the continent!) And sold very cheaply in markets and car boots so geographically remote there's just about no chance of recovery.
by dazza500
25 Nov 2013, 7:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My Suspicious Mind
Replies: 33
Views: 6785

Re: My Suspicious Mind

It happened to a chap I work with. Fortunately he has a friend in the building trade. A half hour later, a lot of sparks and a portable grinder and the sneaky D Lock was in pieces. They probably watch the bikes they've tagged, so by the time you come back with the cops they've sawn through your own ...