Old 11-13-20, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Lemond1985 View Post
Yeah, but hopefully these people understand that they will never get any more fit or faster, just riding with the same exertion level as they would when walking. They won't burn many calories either. To my mind, these people probably ought to be riding ebikes. Or should just stick with walking as an exercise.
I don't think most recreational cyclists worry about getting "faster", the journey is the reward, that plus reaching where they set out to reach.

Also, you can cycle hard enough to get/stay fit without suffering. And don't demean walking, you can walk briskly enough to get an aerobic workout yet still not be suffering.

Even joggers can get/stay fit without suffering, and they're moving their own body weight unassisted. That "suffering" concept is just a schtick for some racing enthusiasts as far as I can see.
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