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calories burned while mountain bike riding

Wanted to know how many calories are burned while riding in 90 degree weather for 4 and half hrs and covering 33 miles?

Sat. Jul 7, 3:38pm

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I can see you're more bragging than asking for an answer...
But try calorieking.com, it should tell you.


Saturday, July 07, 2007, 11:35 PM

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I don't think the person is bragging-33 miles in 4.5 hours is not that impressive (no offense OP!).

Saturday, July 07, 2007, 11:52 PM

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err

Calorie king really doesn't tell you. It says MPH, but thats REALLY hard to determine while mountain biking. For me, mountain biking is up and down, less linear. All i know is I work my a$$ off on the trails. Effort is totally different from road bikes to mountain bikes for the same MPH: it's totally different effort for me in my hardtail on the crappy Houston sidewalks (might as well be on a trail!) than for the guy riding in the bike lane in his pricey Cannondale road bike to maintain the same speed.

To answer the person's question, cough up a little cash and get yourself a Garmin with heartrate monitoring and elevation sensitivity. They have them at REI clearanced last I checked. Battery life stinks, but they are invaluable to my friends that have them that bike alone.

Our normal weekend bike ride is about 2-3 hours in (currently) 100 degree heat and humidity. Thats totally understandable in a combo ride... hour to the bike park, hour on the trails, hour home. But 4 hours seems a little steep for anything but just roads, and by about hour 3 i've drained my camelbak at least once. If someone can do four an a half hours on trails, i doubt they would be much concerened about weight loss.

Thursday, July 31, 2008, 12:27 PM

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12:27 wrote:" If someone can do four an a half hours on trails, i doubt they would be much concerened about weight loss"

Amen to that! Depending on the trail and terrain, but even our local distance trail, fairly flat and not too challenging, can be a BEAST when it is 95+ degrees. My max duration thus far is 94 minutes in hot weather. And that takes every bit of water I can carry (no camelbak yet. :-( )

Thursday, July 31, 2008, 1:44 PM

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A female at 200# might burn around 2200 or more calories.
Try www.fitday.com You set up a profile with your weight, age, and sex, and you can enter activities and time spent to get an approximate calorie burn.
It's not rocket science, but it's a hoot.

Thursday, July 31, 2008, 1:47 PM

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33 miles

33 miles in 4:30 is not bragging. Give this person a hand for their effort. Yahoo!
Keep up the good work. Remember riding four hour also means your away from the table for four hours! The more you ride the less time you'll spend sitting, standing, or grubbing around for food, or worse, comfort food.

Saturday, October 25, 2008, 12:46 AM

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What a great way to burn calories! Keep having fun!

Saturday, October 25, 2008, 2:53 PM

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