mwalsh wrote:How about regular cycling? I started doing about 30 minutes worth (8 miles) daily on this bad-boy about two months ago, in addition to the 45-55 minute jog on my treadmill each morning I've always done: <snip photo>
Though about buying a folder and leaving it in the trunk but glad I didn't now - I've seen one or two on the bike trail and they really look kinda silly in that context. Fits in the back of the LEAF fine with the rear seats down and even better with the front wheel off (fitted with quick release skewers, so easy enough).
Only battery power involved is from the 357 button cells inside the cyclometer.
Determined to lose a little weight between now and next spring! Appears to be coming off at the rate of about 0.5lb per week.
Are you riding on pavement or dirt? If the former, get yourself some street tires, preferably a bit narrower if your rims can take them. A lot quieter and smoother, less energy too (although you' re trying to burn calories). I like the Continental Gatorskin (in 700C x 32) for my commute/errand hybrid, but there's lots of similar tires out there: http://www.continental-tires.com/bicycl ... /gatorskin
For the typical cracked/potholed/sewer-grated/railroad-tracked/uneven-gutter-seamed urban surface street I don't like to go narrower than 32mm (1.25"), and lots of people use 36s or 38s, but plenty of people use road bikes with 28s or 25s.
If you really want to burn calories, ride hills. Depending how disciplined you are (if you're using the treadmill daily, you're probably pretty good), try to use the bike for errands instead of just 'exercising'. Anything between .5 - 3 miles one way for sure, and up to 5 one way is reasonable for most people. Beyond that you're starting to eat up a lot more time.