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Cycling is good exercise. Burn off those calories while biking.

Updated on February 12, 2015

It is time to start burning the calories. Bike riding is one of the best exercises.

Cycling is a great form of exercise for many people, especially for people over 40. It can be used for weight loss or weight management. Much of it depends on how far you pedal and how vigorously you pedal, much the same as any other physical activity.

I personally ride the bike to lose weight and to make my heart work harder, so I will ride the bike more vigorously than most.

Buying a bicycle is a major decision, well not as major as a house or car, you still want it to last and you want to get the most out of it. Also check out my selection of Electric Bikes, these will solve many of your spring and summer commuter problems.

Please Check with a Physician before You start any exercise program or diet.

How to use the bike to Burn Calories

There are several ways to increase your resistance if you want to burn calories. One of the best ways is to go uphill. This will escalate your heart rate and have you huffing and puffing before you know it.

To get maximum benefit, choose a resistance between 70-80 revolutions per minute. RPM stands for "Revolutions Per Minute". For RPM on an outdoor bicycle, simply count the number of pedal strokes you take in a minute. And set the gears accordingly.

Another method of burning calories is to lower your gears a notch or two to increase the resistance, so you have to pedal a little harder.

Don't look at going down a hill as time to take a breather, but as a way to pedal as fast as you can.

You should also consider lowering your calorie intake, to really lose some weight.

Some Books that Will Help You Get the Most Out of Bicycle - These books will also be an inspiration to you.

One thing that I like about books, is that you can keep going over the same inspirational piece over and over again. Books help you to keep your focus. You will find these books a great help as you ride your bike.

Got any of the books ? Did you like them ? Got more suggestions ?

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      sojourner-1 4 years ago

      I rode the MS 150 ---awesome and and event. Love bike riding.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      One of those that I can see up there above this part of the

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      desa999 lm 5 years ago

      Just got a copy of Lance Armstrong's book. Looking forward to reading that.

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      livingfrontiers 5 years ago

      I am reading the art of urban cycling...great safety book!

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      SocialNetMediaToday 5 years ago

      This is a great lens. Very informational. This lens has got me motivated enough to go out and start bicycle riding again! All I can say is wow!

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      Sarata LM 5 years ago

      Great help! Thanks for the lens.

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      top101 5 years ago

      Great excersize. Its enjoyable and healthy.

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      Michelle 5 years ago from Central Ohio, USA

      I got my first bike since I was a teenager late this fall. I didn't really get to ride before the bad weather hit. I'm the typical over 40 and need to loose weight. The 2nd book you recommend here by Cycling Magazine looks like a good one for me.

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      hotnewsandviews 5 years ago

      Cycling is very good idea about the reduce weight. I ride the cycle regular at every evening and I reduced my weight. Exercise is part of our life.

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      KjRocker LM 5 years ago

      Cycling is good exercise but very hard for me to go cycling because of tough time schedule :(

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      KjRocker LM 5 years ago

      Cycling is good exercise but very hard for me to go cycling because of tough time schedule :(

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      intermarks 5 years ago

      I had been cycling since young, and stop for sometime after I started to work. Your this lens inspired me want to go back to cycling. Thank you!

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      Hypersapien2 5 years ago from U.S.

      Nice lens, and good way to get exercise.

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      meashman 5 years ago

      Awesome lens on keeping in shape by bicycling!

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      AlexNewdick 5 years ago

      These are great tips for burning calories on a bicycle, amazing work! Keep it up.

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      laurenrich 5 years ago

      Great tips to help you lose weight while bike riding. Very informative. Thanks

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Cycling is one of the best exercises.... good lens...i like it.

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      Ken Parker 5 years ago from Tacoma, Wa

      I love it !!!

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      Hearty Cindy Penaranda 5 years ago from Ormoc City

      nice one! pretty good exercise.

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      Shana rios Chavez 5 years ago

      great lens!!

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      waldenthreenet 5 years ago

      Valuable topic. Learned something more about cycling. Thanks.

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      Bob 5 years ago from Kansas City

      Great reminder to seek more exercise! :) Thanks

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      flyguybc 5 years ago

      I'm an avid cyclist so I love this lens. Whether you like him or not, Lance Armstrong's "It's Not About The Bike" and the sequel "Every Second Counts" are 2 very thought provoking books. This guy has dealt with a lot more challenges than most of us.

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      JoeLaBarbera LM 5 years ago

      Great lens. Nice information.

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      cashstudent101 lm 5 years ago

      Cycling is good exercise. Go for bursts of speed instead of long slow distances to get the most benefit from cycling.

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      SamNos 5 years ago

      Got to love Riding!

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      BrandonSharp 5 years ago

      Nice lens. I too enjoy hitting the road on my bike. It is a wonderful form of exercise and it's fun and easy to get groups of people together to go riding.

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      Cathy Slaght 5 years ago from St. Petersburg, Fl

      I always wanted to try this. Thanks for the info!

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      CarrieReikiMo 5 years ago

      Better on your knees than running...

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      stephanieelizabeth 5 years ago

      Great, thanks!

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      angielichtenstein 5 years ago

      A great way to burn calories!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I may not be Lance Armstrong but cycling to school every day gave me a feel for cycling come rain or shine - love lens well done.

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      christopherwell 5 years ago

      I haven't been on a bike in years -- really need to get back into it.

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      dnmarket 5 years ago

      Lke the lens

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      ChrisImamshah 5 years ago

      For those who may be thinking that they're too old to ride check out these Tricycles For Adults. They're not what you think. Some are downright cool.

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      AnneMathews 5 years ago

      Thank you for a good lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Cycling is probably my favorite exercise, not to mention a great way to get around. Thanks Tom, helpful lens on calorie management.

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      djeby 5 years ago

      Great lens. Exercise is very important for your health.

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      fiftysquid 5 years ago

      Nice lens, I also love cycling, its fun and one of the best ways to keep fit!

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      plrsource 5 years ago

      Great Lens...Time to get my bike out.....

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      tstandiford 5 years ago

      @Pway21: Yeah, a bicycle path makes all the difference. You don't have to worry about getting hit by a car.

      I used to ride my bicycle for 26 miles every day on a bicycle trail, and loved it. It's so relaxing.

      I rode 26 miles on a road once, and I'll tell's not so relaxing.

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      Pway21 5 years ago

      Great lens i am tryig to get into biking i have been riding 15 miles at a time with a mountain bike but been riding on the road

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      GreenLivingGirl 5 years ago

      Cool lens! Cycling is a great way to burn calories and a heck of a lot of fun too! I have a new lens - cycle your way to fitness! Check it out :)

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      Echo Phoenix 5 years ago

      Around the World on a Bicycle by Thomas Stevens is a lively illustrated account of the first round-the-world bike ride. A classic written in 1887 and reprinted for its 100th anniversay, I believe. It is a great read for anyone who loves the bicycle!

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      tstandiford 5 years ago

      Good advice. Just riding your bicycle isn't enough, it's how you ride it that matters most. I often force myself to maintain a minimum speed when riding a trail I'm familiar with. I'll even race myself.

      I purchased a bicycle, and learned the hard way about what kind of bike I should buy. I shared my video story on this lens: - I'd love to hear your input.

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      anilsaini 5 years ago

      This is my new lens hope you will like it :

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      anilsaini 5 years ago

      nice lens

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      Candlemakingsup 6 years ago

      Love your lense....ride on!!

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      agoofyidea 6 years ago

      Lance Armstrong is always good for inspiring new bicyclists.

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      LadyCharlie 6 years ago

      Great Tips...lots of info...thanks for sharing.

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      Jules Corriere 6 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      With gast at $4.00 a gallon,biking is healthy for your body and your wallet!

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      Patbinc 6 years ago

      Biking is an especially good exercise due to the fact that it can be practiced for fun rather than as an exercise sport. So users end up having fun while staying fit at the same time. Thanks for the great lens

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      dilipsvarma 6 years ago

      Using bikes instead of a car wherever possible is good for health and easy on the pocket too

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      Judy Filarecki 6 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

      I have a six mile bike path behind my house with small hills about every half mile. I like the path because I can keep my speed consistent and don't have to keep watching for cars. I like your suggestion about not coasting down hills. I gotten to a point that I use that time to gain speed to get up the next hill.

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      NidhiRajat 6 years ago

      biking is really a good exercise!!!

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      tyler70 6 years ago

      Very nice lens! I enjoy cycling! Great way of exercising!

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      E L Seaton 6 years ago from Virginia

      Anything with fresh air. Great lens!

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      BuddyShearer 6 years ago

      I rode a bike up until my junior year in high school. Those were the days. I wish I could do that now I would be in better shape. Great lense by the way.

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      mamamia2011 6 years ago

      i enjoy biking since i am a child. its for adventure usually and not much for exercise

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      mamamia2011 6 years ago

      i enjoy biking since i am a child. its for adventure usually and not much for exercise

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      anticloud 6 years ago

      Excellent lens with a lot of great information! Thanks for putting it together!

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      lortiz59 lm 6 years ago

      Enjoyed reading your lens, Tom. Great information here on cycling. It's been several months since I rode my bike. I've been lazy about it, but need to start again. Cycling has always been easier for me than running(bad knees). I could stand to lose a few pounds too.

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      wayne_luvinlife 6 years ago

      Haven't read any of these I'm more of a doer. Not to say I couldn't use some fresh tips though, cycling is very big sport where I live.

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      KANEsUgAr 6 years ago

      Love riding bikes, lots of helpful information, thank you.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I am planning for bye a cycle. Now i am a member of go green, as well as it burn calories. Thanks for giving the great advice.

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      DailySkin 6 years ago

      cool lens...thanks for the info. cycling is really a great and interesting sport.

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      ellagis 6 years ago

      I haven´t got any of those books, yet, maybe because I only use my bicycle for fun. The place I live now has wonderful streets in the wood, with not so high rise up and it´s really a relax to bike there. I enjoyed your lens a lot.... and maybe I´ll get one of the books you suggested, who knows!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great lens! Thanks for sharing!

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      Srena44 6 years ago

      great lens, thanks for sharing with us...

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      Shamim Rajabali 6 years ago from Texas

      Good to know : There are about a billion bicycles in the world, twice as many as cars. Great lens.

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      supergirlbb 6 years ago

      Biking is my ultimate frustration...I want to learn it

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      Stacy Birch 6 years ago

      This lens makes me want to get my stationary bike out. Great lense.

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      Bercton1 6 years ago

      Great work can see my new lens on

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      ambrking 6 years ago

      I love biking. It's one of the greatest exercise there is. Not only does it make you fit but it can take you to different places.

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      MomTips 6 years ago

      i love biking good for diet and shape

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      akumar46 lm 6 years ago

      I really don't have an idea of any other book,I learned some from this lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I bike everyday. Love your lens.

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      electro35 lm 6 years ago

      just did stationary bike a few days ago...yeah

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      E L Seaton 6 years ago from Virginia

      I can't recommend a particular cycling book thought I did read, "It's not about the Bike by Lance Armstrong. I simply say get on the bike regularly and let the rest take care of itself.

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      rdgubaten lm 6 years ago

      Cycling is a good exercise and is fun.

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      karen vance loudermilk 6 years ago from charleston wv

      very helpful lens

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      EllipticalTrainersGuide 6 years ago

      I have watched Lance Armstrong and what he has achieved with his bike and I have made bike riding a cornerstone of my workout routine.

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      viscri8 6 years ago

      Just need to start myself. Thanks for the imput. Keep well.

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      blanckj 6 years ago

      I love cycling and my daughter is getting into it too. She loves riding hers and also being pulled along in our trailer. She is only 2 so she can only go for so long.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I have always enjoyed cycling. I have a Trek and I love the bike. Thanks for the lens.

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      JeanJohnson LM 6 years ago

      Don't have any of these books, but they seem like good reading!

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      PastorSam LM 6 years ago

      Nice lens.

      Keep up the good work.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I agree that cycling is excellent for older people. I like to cycle because it is low impact and doesn't hurt my joints as bad as other exercises.

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      CHalloran LM 6 years ago

      My favorite kind of exercise. Me and my husband ride our bikes about 20 miles a few times a week. I lost 35lbs. in 3 months. Can't wait till spring to get out on the road again! Thanks for this lens.

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      momscorner 6 years ago

      I was always scared to let my kids go biking because they might hurt themselves. No regrets. But I admire people who loves to go biking.

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      JeremiahStanghini 6 years ago

      It isn't a book that specifically talks about cycling techniques, but Brendan Brazier's two books, Thrive (or The Thrive Diet in Canada) and Thrive Fitness are two books that are really useful for those who want to stay in shape.

      With Love and Gratitude,


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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      i love mountain biking. such a great sport! cheers

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      awesomeamber 6 years ago

      i love 2 bike!

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      NadiaO LM 6 years ago

      what a great and informative lens! Cycling is my favourite type of sport! Its great exercise!

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      MoonandMagic 6 years ago

      Great lens, I love cyclins. thanks

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      Gilberto Galea 6 years ago from Willemstad

      Nice lens!, with good advise.

      Thanks by share!

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      Yeti_Works 6 years ago

      Great Lens, my friend kipsy will like it.

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      compugraphd 6 years ago

      I was never able to get used to hand brakes. When I was younger (teens?) my brothers and sister and I would bike about 2-3 miles on Sundays. It was our time together and the roads were usually very empty.

      I did recently try a spinning class and surprised myself -- I was able to bicycle the entire 45 minutes. I'd like to try it again.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I like cycling. It's easy and not as tiring as running

    Road Bikes are One of the Best Ways to Lose Weight

    Road or Racing Bikes are made for speed. While mountain bikes can be used to burn calories, racing or road bikes are the best. They are lighter than mountain bikes, and you can really fly on asphalt on these racing bikes. Remember the faster that you can pedal, the more calories that you can burn. Take a look at some Road Bikes below, they are listed from least expensive to most expensive.

    Road bikes are cool or boring ?

    Do you like road bikes?

    Yes, they are awesome

    Yes, they are awesome

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      • DMWaters 5 years ago

        Yes all my riding is on a raod bike. For many years I have found that using a bike computer to tell you speed, time, etc, is a great tool to have. I could not ride without one now!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Road Bikes By Focus Bikes are the best :)

      • randomthings lm 5 years ago

        road bikes are great. i live in the city, so works for me!

      • Steve Dizmon 5 years ago from Nashville, TN

        The Road Bikes are my style.

      • livingfrontiers 5 years ago

        yes and being safe too!

      • Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

        I love bikes!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        simply awesome......

      • GardenBuildingsUK 5 years ago

        Road bikes mean you can "get the miles in". That's the best way to lose weight. Ride 40 miles get rid of 3000+ calories. Simple.

      • flyguybc 5 years ago

        Definitely Cool! Good road bikes are made for speed. You can see a lot of country in a short amount of time.

      • BestRatedStuff 5 years ago

        For well paved trails these bikes rock. I also enjoy rougher terrain, but prefer road bikes on more tame terrain.

      • AnneMathews 5 years ago

        They are cool.

      • DLeighAlexander 5 years ago

        Riding a bike is fun and also a great form of exercise to keep in shape. I've enjoyed cycling since I was a child :)

      • tstandiford 5 years ago

        A road bike is a great bike on the right trail. A well-paved trail can be very hilly, curvy, and exciting.

      • Deeksha 5 years ago

        Yes it's true.

      • flightofdestiny2 6 years ago

        Not only cost effective, it helps keep people trim, cuts down on gas usage, and provides for a healthier America. Everyone should have one!

      • NidhiRajat 6 years ago

        amazing experience of almost 8 years with road it is the time for cars!!!

      • articol 6 years ago

        Recently started cycling to work on my awesome road bike. Great to be back in the saddle after many years absence.

      • detect2173 lm 6 years ago

        I love road bikes. It's one of the only exercises I am still able to participate in (other than walking)

      • gregoryolney lm 6 years ago

        Yep ! I'm 74 and have been biking for longer than I can remember !

      • anaamhussain 6 years ago

        completely awesome

      • BryanLSC 6 years ago

        I love to riding a bike but the scorching hot weather in Malaysia makes it hard!

      • navinjoshi 6 years ago

        The place I come from ... we know only ROAD BIKES ...

      • wayne_luvinlife 6 years ago

        I've have owned a Denali and loved it! Moved and left it with a good friend!

      • PositiveChristi1 6 years ago

        Road bikes are generally lighter in weight and because they have narrow tyres give less road resistance. Altogether more responsive all round and ,in my opinion, much more pleasant to ride.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        It's relaxing to ride on the road.

      • Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

        Biking is my favorite form of exercise and recreation.

      • Elsie Hagley 6 years ago from New Zealand

        I used to ride a bike all the time,bit old now, just do lot's of walking.

      • aansystone lm 6 years ago

        i wasn't sure about it, but after going through all this, seems, it would really works. thanks anyways.

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      • Johncatanzaro 6 years ago

        I like this lense, very infomative

      • akumar46 lm 6 years ago

        They are really cool.

      • Prolife 6 years ago

        Road bikes are just fine for somebody like me that doesn't have any mountains to climb.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Road biking is better than mountain biking because there's not as much risk and it's not as bumpy. It's just a more enjoyable ride. Therefore I have to say that yes, they are awesome.

      • curtis62 6 years ago

        If I were a bit younger I would enjoy riding.

      • grandma deal 6 years ago

        Wish I were still able to ride a bike. I need a tractor seat if I'm going to ride. But the Road Bikes do look good.

      • Cheryl57 LM 6 years ago

        Look pretty neato to me!

      • DallasNicole LM 6 years ago

        I say Road Bikes are Cool

      • Tamara Kajari 6 years ago from Zagreb, Croatia, Europe

        I love them. Great lens. I wish winter doesn't come so I can ride a bike on sunny days all year long:-)

      • catbehaviors 6 years ago

        I love my Murray road bike, and I ride it all the time!

      No man, where is the thrill

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        • srsddn lm 4 years ago

          I used to for many years. But it is not considered safe in my town as all road don't have cycle tracks and the traffic has increased manifold during the past few years.

        • Deserthorse 5 years ago

          Mountain Biker here but to each their own.

        • Funner1 5 years ago

          Mountain Bikes are where the peace and quiets at!

        • HeartBroken62 5 years ago

          Well, living in the country I tend to prefer a bike that will take me where I want to road is most likely at some point.

        • BuddyBink 5 years ago

          A road bike is fine as long as the road is nicely paved, otherwise an off road bike is, I think, a better all round choice.

        • JZinoBodyArt 5 years ago

          Ah, mountain bikes all the way. :D

        • skier chick 6 years ago

          I tend to ride on a little more extreme terrain, however I have seen some pretty intense peloton crashes - ouch!

        • CarolynPile 6 years ago

          I forgot how to ride a bike.

        • ftyre76 lm 6 years ago

          I prefer mountain bikes, but I like to ride them on the road... :) How's that for controversial... lol. I prefer mountain bikes because if I have to get on a curb or something in town, I know that the mountain bike wheels won't bend as much. I need to get out and ride a bike again. Probably do me some good. Thanks for the motivation.

        • Wonder-V 6 years ago

          I like the idea, but I prefer a more versitle bike. Sometimes you just get the urge to jump the curb and fling yourself down a hill!

        • LissaKlar LM 6 years ago

          Also have a mountain bike. It's the "Wal-Mart" special but it's served me well. It's seen many miles.

        • Magicality LM 6 years ago

          I don't have the cash or the space to get more than 1 bike, so I bought a universal mountainbike that I also use on the road ...

        I Started Riding a Bicycle When I was Just a Kid

        It was my chief source of transportation.

        Cycling is an excellent form of exercise, especially for people over 40 years of age. It is much easier on the joints than jogging or aerobics. People over seventy after surgery are still able to cycle. It also allows you to deal with high blood pressure.

        The nice thing about cycling is that you can go at the speed that you want. If you want a good vigorous work out, you will burn a lot of calories, and if you want a more leisurely ride, you will burn calories, but nothing like the vigorous bike ride.

        You can burn almost as many calories as jogging, and that is why I now cycle. It is much gentler on the joints than jogging or aerobics. It is great for people who want to get into shape, especially for those that have had a long period of inactivity. I highly recommend it for anybody over forty. With any form of exercise, the more resistance, the more calories you burn. I am lucky to have a lot of hills where I live, and it can be quite a task to get up some of these hills, but I do it. I work up a good sweat and feel it in my legs. You should try to cycle no less than 4 days a week for the best effects.

        But Please talk to your doctor first!

        The bicycle was my main method of transportation. I would use it for my paper route, to go fishing, to visit my friends, etc. My father was not into driving me around, like modern day parents, and my mother didn't learn to drive until she was somewhere around 40, and by then I had my own car. Nobody told me about the exercise benefit about racing my friends down the hill, or down the street. I went by a middle school a year ago, and there were absolutely no bikes on the bike stand! Parents in my day were demanding that more bike stands be provided by the school, because kids would have to lay their bikes on the ground. I was proud of my bike, I was pretty fast.

        We would also take our bikes up the Cascades following fishing streams to fish, and this was long before mountain biking was popular. Sometimes, we would come down the logging roads to be met by the cops who were out looking for us. Even though my father was overly strict, he never gave me heck for these excursions and he never forbade me to do it again, he just suggested that I try to get home a little earlier.
        There were many years that I never rode a bike. I took up jogging, weightlifting, tennis, and other sporting endeavors. I had to give up jogging because of shin splints. Unfortunately, while I was jogging, the running shoes were appalling, there was no scientific analysis about the pavement and shock on the knees or legs, or I might have continued. It was weight lifting and nautilus after that.

        I rediscovered the benefits of cycling when I was looking at a way to burn some fat, that I had managed to accumulate after only 3 years.

        We never had BMX Bicycles

        But I love to watch them when they are doing their stunts

        BMX Racing has finally made it to the Olympics in 2008. Finally it has legitimacy and recognition from that stuffy Olympics governing body. This is the same body that considers shooting a sport. Give me a break.

        I am too old to participate in this kind of cycling, but I enjoy the stunts that BMX riders can do. I will watch the X-games just to watch the incredible stunts that the BMX riders can pull off. If you get a chance to watch these riders, by all means watch them and support them, they do not make the money or get the recognition that the Tour de France cyclists get, but they should, and hopefully they will! If you looking for a BMX check the list below for a selection from Amazon.

        What do you think of BMX's ?

        BMX's give the most thrill!

        Probably, but not for me

        Probably, but not for me

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          • Deserthorse 5 years ago

            Too old for a BMX. lol

          • randomthings lm 5 years ago

            not for me...i'm too scared to try...too old..don't want to break any bones! LOL

          • livingfrontiers 5 years ago

            not for me, but I do love a bike ride to the store!

          • Country Sunshine 5 years ago from Texas

            Fun to watch, but a bit too dangerous for me

          • AnneMathews 5 years ago

            Never rode one before. But fun to watch.

          • Deeksha 5 years ago

            I have never tried.

          • agoofyidea 6 years ago

            To dangerous for me.

          • PositiveChristi1 6 years ago

            I never had a BMX and I'm far too old for one now, but I know a lot of youngsters have a lot of fun on them. I was in the cycle trade in the 1980s when the BMX trend started in the UK and my concern then and now is that many young BMX riders might not remain bike-riders into adulthood.

          • anonymous 6 years ago

            I was fascinated with BMX bike as a teenager I have since opted for the 4-wheel drives

          • Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

            I admire the skill of BMXers, but I won't be winning any medals any time soon. ;-)

          • Elsie Hagley 6 years ago from New Zealand

            I like watching the young one's doing their stunts, but BMX's was a bit late for me in my life.

          • ambrking 6 years ago

            BMX are good but road bikes are great.

          • Prolife 6 years ago

            It looks exciting, but that's not my sport. You have to dedicate a lot of time to get good at it, and I have other things to do.

          • Wonder-V 6 years ago

            I am too old to crunch myself up or ride standing....well, maybe not too old, just rather unwilling!

          • anonymous 6 years ago

            BMX's didn't exist when I was a kid riding bikes--don't think I could get used to one

          • Ann Hinds 6 years ago from So Cal

            Not something I like but the boy wants one so I guess he'll get one. Still a great way to exercise.

          • Tamara Kajari 6 years ago from Zagreb, Croatia, Europe

            Not that much, but I can see why some people enjoy them.

          • catbehaviors 6 years ago

            I've never done BMX riding, but it is kind of fun to watch!

          • Magicality LM 6 years ago

            Those tricks look awesome, but I'm gonna pass. Never had one as a kid, never will ;-

          They are awesome

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            • BrandonCase 4 years ago

              I've been riding BMX since I was a teen... not as much vert-style flipping, although I have my fair share of trickiness (and biking just doesn't make sense for me, without being able to jump medians/fallen bystanders/etc).

            • anonymous 5 years ago

              They both had bikes as children good ones too but they became too much all the repairs and things.

            • HeartBroken62 5 years ago

              Having raised 3 boys...I have ridden my fair share of BMX's...they aren't that bad, but I am not a stunt biker either!

            • Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

              My sense of balance is really not compatible with BMX, but they rock anyway!

            • jeremiahjpwalto1 5 years ago

              I LOVE TO BIKE

            • BestRatedStuff 5 years ago

              Well though they are too small for me now, I think they are great. My son loves his.

            • NidhiRajat 6 years ago

              they are adventures and full of life!!!

            • wayne_luvinlife 6 years ago

              My last bmx was over twenty years ago I used to live on one1

            • skier chick 6 years ago

              I ride a bigger version of a BMX bike, called a dirt jumper. Its not as small to whip tricks and such, but they are a little more versatile to ride.

            • LissaKlar LM 6 years ago

              When I was younger i used to love to ride the neighborhood boys' bikes. Now my daughter's friends have them also. They are awesome.

            • JulietJohnson 6 years ago

              I like the BMX bikes and the folks that do tricks on them are pretty amazing!

            BMX at the Olympics - They have finally made it.

            BMX racing can now be taken seriously. Here are many videos about people training for the Olympics. Now if only the Olympics governing body will take Mountain Bike riding seriously, than this will be a better world for everyone.

            The Mountain Bike

            Everybody has one, whether it is a street bike or a real mountain bike.

            These are the most popular Bikes on the market today. Mountain biking started in California back in the 70s when people would take big ugly cruiser bicycles down the trails in California. The tires of these bikes were the best on the market, and they later modified the bikes with gears and motocross handlebars. They were called Klunkers. The term would also be used as a verb since mountain biking was not yet in use. They would race down mountain fire roads causing the hub brake to burn the grease inside, requiring the riders to repack the bearings. These were called "Repack Races" and triggered the first innovations in mountain bike technology as well as the initial interest of the public.

            Mountain bikes have improved immensely since those days. Now, even the cheaper bikes have dual suspension, decent gearing, good tires. You can find mountain bikes for every terrain, every price range, and for most sizes from 20 inch tires to 29 inch tires. They have come along way from the old klunkers of the 70s.

            For the average person, the Mountain Bike is the ultimate bike. Many of these bikes have 15 to 21 gears! Check out some mountain bikes below.

            Riding the mountains

            Mountain bikes are the top of the line!

            Yes they are, most versatile and fun

            Yes they are, most versatile and fun

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              • golfspice 5 years ago

                All cycling is good for you, but mountain biking really makes you work hard and burn off the calories in pleasant surroundings.

              • anonymous 5 years ago

                My youngest has one right now and he takes it all over the place good sturdy model.

              • HeartBroken62 5 years ago

                Now this is a bike I can sink myself onto and ride where I want to go around here. Gotta Love the country living.

              • nelchee 5 years ago

                I used to drive a city bike when I was a kid, but recently I got a mountain bike :) I prefer cycling in the nature.

              • JZinoBodyArt 5 years ago

                I'm biased, I grew up with them!

              • tstandiford 5 years ago

                I love my Trek 3 series, and wouldn't trade it for the world.

              • agoofyidea 6 years ago

                If you want to go off pavement get a mountain bike.

              • NidhiRajat 6 years ago

                yippee....................they are on the top!!!!

              • navinjoshi 6 years ago

              • wayne_luvinlife 6 years ago

                I currently own a Schwin aluminum mountain's the bomb!

              • Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

                I love mountain biking.

              • ccorrig 6 years ago

                I love riding. I just wish I had more time to take the bike out.

              • Elsie Hagley 6 years ago from New Zealand

                Yes, everyone seems to have them these days.

              • ambrking 6 years ago

                YES!..I am currently using one

              • Bill Armstrong 6 years ago from Valencia, California

                I need get my bike out more

              • Cheryl57 LM 6 years ago

                I'd sure like to give one a whirl, if I had some bucks.

              • Tamara Kajari 6 years ago from Zagreb, Croatia, Europe

                For those fit for it, it must be a thrill.

              • catbehaviors 6 years ago

                Mountain bikes are fun!

              • Magicality LM 6 years ago

                I think racing down gives a big thrill & getting to the top gives a lot of satisfaction.

              No, they are totally overhyped

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                • Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

                  A little too much for me...

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                • PositiveChristi1 6 years ago

                  I'm not a great fan of the mountain bike. My "Hub Gears for Bicycles" lens explains my reasons in great detail.

                Mountain Bikes is the Rave - Check out these Mountain Bikes

                Not only can you save money by commuting to work, you can also get some good exercise and burn off some excess calories. These bikes are probably the most comfortable bikes to ride. Many of these bikes come with dual suspension, even the cheaper ones. You can ride them almost everywhere.

                You Will Need a Bike Repair Kit - You can usually get a little case for this small repair kit.

                If you go any distance you should carry an emergency repair kit with you. This will contain the following items:

                • An extra tire tube.
                • A tire repair kit.
                • A tire pump.
                • A special chain for a broken chain.
                • A special bike repair tool

                Nothing is worse than having a flat tire or a broken chain. They are relatively cheap.

                You should also take a cell phone with you and a water bottle.

                Park Tool WTK-1 Essential Tool Kit
                Park Tool WTK-1 Essential Tool Kit

                This kit is a cheap addition to your biking gear. It's small, and it has many tools you need when repairing your tires.


                Mountain Bikes on Youtube - Mountain Biking can be exciting watch these videos

                These are great videos for Mountain biking. It is exciting riding down a mountain on nothing more than a bike. Try it, you'll like it.

                There is a lot about biking I did not cover. Please let me know what you would like to see.

                If you Like Biking Tell me - I will be adding more and more to this lens

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                    geosum 4 years ago

                    I do my biking at the health club - my streets are a bit too dangerous for my taste. My primary form of exercise is water aerobics - it keeps some weight off of my knees. When I can't do water aerobics, I'll do the stationary bike or the rowing machine.

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                    BrandonCase 4 years ago

                    Great lens :). I love biking (primarily BMX and fast motorcycles, although I've recently found interest in racing bicycle that actually have gears), and have one addition to your lovely presentation: for maximum effect, try using your bike for high-intensity-training, which is far and away the best method for burning off stubborn fat. I ride in a constant cycle of super-hard sprints of effort, followed by a few seconds of recovery, and then another burst. It is highly invigorating, and really sheds any unwanted clutter around the midsection :).

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                    richardp1968 4 years ago

                    I believe cycling is a great way to experience the countryside, as well as helping me keep fit.

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                    golfspice 5 years ago

                    Biking is great fun, great exercise and a great way to get around. They've come a long way since the penny farthing!

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                    anonymous 5 years ago

                    Most of my Family does I was never allowed to have a bike

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                    HeartBroken62 5 years ago

                    Biking is a great way to exercise and keep all of your body in shape. Nice Job.

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                    Steve Dizmon 5 years ago from Nashville, TN

                    Biking and swimming are my two favorite forms of exercise.

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                    livingfrontiers 5 years ago

                    safety is a great thing to consider...better at the beginning:)

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                    Khali64 5 years ago

                    Can't wait for spring, so I can ride my bike again. Great lens!

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                    2wice 5 years ago from Maine, USA

                    The snow is melting fast, almost time to dig out the mountain bike and hit the trails.

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                    Sarata LM 5 years ago

                    Yes. Biking is a great exercise.

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                    dustintrentin 5 years ago

                    Great lens! Biking is on of the best knee saving exercise

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                    lyttlehalfpint 5 years ago from Canada

                    Biking is a great exercise and next to swimming one of my favourites! Informative lens.

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                    Forrest McKinnis 5 years ago from West Richland

                    Biking is an awesome exercise and worthy of a great lens such as this. Love the conversation widgets in this lens. Great job!

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                    Country Sunshine 5 years ago from Texas

                    I liked biking when I was young. Where I live now, it's simply not an option.

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                    forerunner310xt 5 years ago

                    Nice complete info on biking for exercise. I like tracking my bike routes.

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                    VeseliDan 5 years ago

                    I really love biking. My favorite exercise!

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                    Inkhand 5 years ago

                    My new year resolution is get fitter, after reading your lens I think I might try cycling.

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                    nursecraft 5 years ago

                    I have been biking for 3 years, but I live in the Midwest. We have no mountains or beaches, so I bike the flat trails and ride at least 10 miles a day. I ride a Schwinn 10-speed bike that I have had for 25 years.

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                    mySuccess8 5 years ago

                    Biking is one excellent exercise, while enabling environment-friendly commuting. Thanks for sharing.

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                    RecordLady 5 years ago

                    Great lens. A lot of info.

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                    entertainmentev 5 years ago

                    I love my spin class but, after reading this I may need to venture outside for biking.

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                    Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

                    Haven't riden a bike in years, but have been looking at some new bikes lately. I've been thinking about it for awhile now and hope to ride soon.

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                    themeaparty 5 years ago

                    I used to always bike to work, which was about 8 miles away downtown from the suburbs. Very poor trails, but I found enough side streets to bike away from the main roads. (Don't bike to work anymore, because I work from home ... and gained 10 pounds since then!)

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                    BuddyBink 5 years ago

                    Excellent explanation of the exercise value of biking. Bikes have sure changed since I was a kid. Thanks

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                    madhu2219 5 years ago

                    Yes definitely.. biking is a good form of exercise!

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                    Amoonlighter2011 5 years ago

                    Not bad, I had a boyfriend in highschool who was into was fun...

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                    JZinoBodyArt 5 years ago

                    Great lens and I can totally relate. We petaled ourselves everywhere as kids, nobody gave us a ride!

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                    Kumarastylez 5 years ago

                    Nice lens and good and useful information :)

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                    diaperbagdiva lm 5 years ago

                    Great lens! Cycling classes are my favorite cardio workout!

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                    bman227 5 years ago

                    Cycling is lots of fun and great exercise.

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                    jeremiahjpwalto1 5 years ago

                    I love to bmx but skateboarding is what Im best at

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                    anonymous 5 years ago

                    I love any type of exercise. I just put up a lens on how exercise elevates your mood. Great lens! Keep biking towards happiness!

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                    awesomeamber 5 years ago

                    Biking is so much fun! great lens!

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                    Badbreathguy 5 years ago

                    I like to bike to my daughter's school. I get the exercise, and the environment is better off for me not taking the car and adding to the pollution in the atmosphere.

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                    Formosangirl LM 5 years ago

                    Awesome lens! Biking is fun to watch!

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                    PainMan1 5 years ago

                    Congrats on a great lens! Above video is awesome!

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                    DelightfulDanie 5 years ago

                    I LOVE to bike. It's so much fun and great excerize! Great lens :)

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                    DelightfulDanie 5 years ago

                    I LOVE to bike. It's so much fun and great excerize! Great lens :)

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                    BestRatedStuff 5 years ago

                    Like the previous poster, this lens makes me want to get on a bike again. Like right now :)

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                    christopherwell 5 years ago

                    I haven't been on a bike in years -- really need to get back into it.

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                    AnneMathews 5 years ago

                    Fun lens. Thanks.

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                    AnneMathews 5 years ago

                    Fun lens. Thanks.

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                    squid2hub 5 years ago

                    Thank you for a great lens.

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                    Mosoma 5 years ago

                    Biking is a great aerobic workout. Thanks for this lens.

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                    DLeighAlexander 5 years ago

                    I've always enjoyed riding a bicycle ... a great type of exercise that is not drudgery.

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                    KiwiSanet 5 years ago

                    I am in the 40 plus age range you mention (smile) and used to cycle to school. I still want to cycle around the South Island of New Zealand one day.

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                    cwkerns lm 5 years ago

                    I think you covered this very well. I enjoyed this lens, great job.

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                    Noelle and Dan 5 years ago

                    Biking is my favorite outdoor thing to do.

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                    anilsaini 5 years ago

                    This is my new lens hope you will like it :

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                    anilsaini 5 years ago

                    nice lens

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                    Deeksha 5 years ago

                    Interesting lens. and yes it really is a good exercise.

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                    seedlingspublis 6 years ago

                    I love bikes, but don't know what to get =(

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                    flightofdestiny2 6 years ago

                    Awesome lens. I love that you provided info on several different types of bikes. Thanks

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                    agoofyidea 6 years ago

                    Great lens. I like all the duel polls.

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                    MissBuffySpears 6 years ago

                    Biking is fun! I did it a lot when I was a kid....I should probably start back up again

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                    NidhiRajat 6 years ago

                    very good and informative lens..I can say.thanks for such a nice lens

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                    NidhiRajat 6 years ago

                    very good and informative lens..I can say.thanks for such a nice lens

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                    AlleyCatLane 6 years ago

                    Very good lens. Lots of information. Almost makes me want to go biking!

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                    BlenderHead LM 6 years ago

                    Great lens! I've always loved bike riding ever since i was a young kid too! :)

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                    anonymous 6 years ago

                    On the way home from my meeting, my bike ride could not have been more different - I was going downhill, with the wind, a blanket of snow making my ride smooth and soft. I coasted past cars stopped in traffic, pedestrians trudging on the sidewalks, and buses full of people waiting to reach their destination while I was actively pursuing my destination. I felt alive, invigorated with purpose. What a difference small things make! diamondback mountain bikes for the ultimate adventuresome fun.

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                    anaamhussain 6 years ago

                    I love biking. we had one of the exercise bikes at home. It was good but I prefer sightseeing and exploring when I am biking.

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                    bangcool 6 years ago

                    Fun and cheap, this is all about biking. I love doing this activity since i'm 14th, Its very enjoyable

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                    nikline 6 years ago

                    I am trying to teach my 6 year old how to ride a bike. Is there a guide you can recommend?

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                    BryanLSC 6 years ago

                    Great lens. I love cycling but weather here is too hot, restricts us to ride anytime we like! too bad...

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                    manchester lm 6 years ago

                    I love cycling. Unfortunately, living in Manchester, it tends to rain a lot, which spoils the experience!! :(

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                    DonMcCyclist1 6 years ago

                    A friend who uses wheelchairs had a stainless steel shower chair he couldn't find anybody to give it away to as it was. So, craftsman that he was, he modified it into a bicycle trailer and gave it to me. I've been using it to fetch groceries and on other shopping errands since. Thanks for highlighting obesity-fighting transportation!

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                    DonMcCyclist1 6 years ago

                    A friend who uses wheelchairs had a stainless steel shower chair he couldn't find anybody to give it away to as it was. So, craftsman that he was, he modified it into a bicycle trailer and gave it to me. I've been using it to fetch groceries and on other shopping errands since. Thanks for highlighting obesity-fighting transportation!

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                    justinejamie 6 years ago

                    thanks for sharing this wonderful lens. i've learned how to ride a bike since i was five and i know how they can come with great benefits. i hope a lot of people see this

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                    zeronese lm 6 years ago

                    i love biking, it is my favorite... it has been a long time since i had a bike, maybe it's time to buy one lol

                    ty for sharing the info on this page :)

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                    laki2lav 6 years ago

                    i haven't gone on a bike for such a long time, and I miss it. Seeing this nice lens really makes me want to spin the wheals again

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                    Logemon1 6 years ago

                    Biking is one of my favorite ways to exercise.

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                    wayne_luvinlife 6 years ago

                    I love biking, have been away from it for a few years, but this lens maybe the motivation I needed! Thank you for sharing this lens!

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                    desdemony 6 years ago

                    I love biking. And yes, it's good exercise too. Will go on a tour in a minute. :)

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                    QuinnWolf LM 6 years ago

                    Great lens. I used to go biking all the time when I was a kid but once I started surfing, my biking time was limited.

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                    PippiDust 6 years ago

                    Great lens. I hope I'll be starting soon with biking.

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                    PositiveChristi1 6 years ago

                    This is a great lens on a subject which has always been important to me. I love riding my bikes and working on them too. I have even written a few bicycle lenses of my own.

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                    Bonzlee LM 6 years ago

                    We just moved to an area with a 20-mile bike path from mountains to ocean. Great lense to help me choose a new bike. Thanks!

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                    Lee Williams 6 years ago from North Carolina

                    I really need to get a bike since I moved out into a rural area - the exercize would be wonderful!

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                    surfin4dough lm 6 years ago

                    Biking is a great way to burn calories, but I like it because it's easier on my knee joints. Much better than running anyway.

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                    anonymous 6 years ago

                    Nice job on your lens.

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                    Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

                    I love, love, love biking. Have had to trade the road and mountain bike for a recumbent cycle (due to a car accident and injuries). Don't plan to give it up (cycling). Hope to do a cross-country trip in the near future.

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                    ccorrig 6 years ago

                    I love biking. This lens has inspired me to go on a trail ride this weekend! Thanks

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                    robinrags 6 years ago

                    Love biking ...thanks a lot!

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                    Elsie Hagley 6 years ago from New Zealand

                    Yes I have always liked riding a bike. Maybe I need to start again. Thanks for a very interesting lens.

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                    RiverCygnet 6 years ago

                    Great Lens ^^, I wish I had a bike

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                    skier chick 6 years ago

                    Lots of great discussion and participation on the soundboards. Congrats! I always struggle to get people to participate on my lenses - any tips?

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                    sluggasteve 6 years ago

                    I need a bike!

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                    Jack-in-the-Box 6 years ago

                    Thanks for a great lens. You gave me a wealth of information about the different types of bikes and helped me figure out which one was right for me. I know that I won't be getting a BMX bike. LOL

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                    anonymous 6 years ago

                    Thank you for the tips on losing weight with cycling. It seems a lot easier to ride a bike than go to the gym, I will have to try.

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                    HomeGym LM 6 years ago

                    My older brother used to cycle and was into it big time .

                    He trainned with Paul Dann and I know the pain he went through as he trained hard.

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                    pimbels lm 6 years ago

                    When I was young, I used to ride my bike everyday and loved it. It was save to ride on the streets. These days it's dangerous. That's why my children don't have bikes. Very nice lens.

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                    Bercton1 6 years ago

                    Great lens ..I love cycling it is brilliant form of exercise.

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                    ambrking 6 years ago

                    I am planning a long trail ride next year. What do you think I shall prepare?

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                    itsmuzza2011 6 years ago

                    great lens with some cool rides i love my bike and wouldn't be without it, many thanks

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                    CarolynPile 6 years ago

                    Very nice lens! I used to ride my bike a lot when I was younger.

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                    lizziehumphreys1 6 years ago

                    cool lens!

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                    mattseefood lm 6 years ago

                    I really want to start biking already! But I'd have to wait before I could buy a new bike T_T Nice lens btw! I also have lenses on working out, you might want to check them out!

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                    catbehaviors 6 years ago

                    Came back and blessed! :D