What Can Brown Do For You? (jeremyb) wrote,
What Can Brown Do For You?

Back on the bike

I decided it was time to get back on the bicycle. I've not been on it since it started getting cold out (sometime in October or so), and it started getting dark early. Well, I have a trainer (for ridding indoors), but I never really liked it, because it's hard to monitor progress. I got a heart rate monitor for Christmas (last weekend actually), and figured it was time to try it out. Being able to ride for 30+ minutes monitoring your heart rate vs your speed is a much more doable workout. I can keep my heart-rate up (160-170 bpm) and only be going 12-15mph, which is ok, since I'm not actually going anywhere.

The short of the long of this is that aside from being a little saddle soar, which I expected, I actually feel pretty good. Being able to watch TV, DVDs, etc is a big plus. When riding outdoors, there is scenery, which makes it far nicer than staring at a wall in my basement.

I also stepped on the scale for the first time in a couple months last night. Turns out that I didn't gain as much weight over the holidays as I thought (only about 3 pounds), so getting rid of that should be 2 weeks of work.
Tags: bike

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