Thursday, March 15, 2012

Bicycling

             Given a choice between motorcycling and bicycling, I’d choose motorcycling 9 times out of 10.  But that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy bicycling; shoot I used to ride my BMX pretty much constantly throughout my youth.  Yet with rising gas prices, lowering opportunities to work out, and unseasonably warm weather, I’ve decided to start bicycling to work on occasion.  Despite using a mountain bike that’s too small for me (hoping to borrow a friend’s proper road bike in the near future) and a butt that’s uber sore, I’m still enjoying to the exercise.

It’s about 13.2 miles from my house to my work so I’m doing a healthy 26+ miles each day I ride in.  No small feat for an IT professional.  But because it’s to and from work, I’m making the most efficient use of my time in regards to trying to find time to work out.  It’s a win-win situation and make me feel good…despite the sore tush.

Here’s a slick biking calories calculator too!

Calories Burned Calculator
Estimate the calories you burned on your bike ride:
Pace:
Weight:
Time:

Map of my route

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