Diet Detective’s Calorie Bargains: and a Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike
Calorie Bargain: Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike by Grant Petersen (Workman, 2012)
The Why: Bicycle riding is great #exercise, and this quick-read guide is both handy and informative. From the publisher: “A reformed racer who’s commuted by bike every day since 1980, whose writings and opinions appear in major bicycling and outdoor magazines, and whose company, Rivendell Bicycle Works, makes bikes for riders ready to opt out of a culture overrun by racing, Grant Petersen shares a lifetime of unexpected facts, controversial opinions, expert techniques, and his own maverick philosophy. In 87 short, two-to-three page chapters, it covers:
“Also includes chapters on Accessories, Upkeep, and Technicalities, as well as a final chapter titled ‘Velosophy.’ ”
The Health Bonus: #Bike riding is one of the most efficient calorie-burning activities around, which means it can help you lose weight. Riding at a leisurely pace of 10 to 12 mph, a 155-pound person can burn 423 calories in just 60 minutes, or about seven calories per minute. Now up that to 14-15.9 mph, and you’ll be burning about 700 calories per hour.
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What We Liked Best: The book is a really quick read, and the advice is great for anyone who owns a bike or is thinking about buying one.
The Price: $11.16 (on Amazon.com).
Where to Buy: Amazon.com or BN.com