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Old October 1st 17, 02:56 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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We hear a lot about bicycling having health benefits forthe one doing the bicycling. Yet a lot of CASUAL bicyclists are not all that healthy.

So, in order to gain NOTICEABLE health benefits from bicycling:

1a. How long in time does each ride need to be?
1b. What intensity does the bicyclist need to reach?

Cheers
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Old October 1st 17, 06:03 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On 10/1/2017 9:56 AM, Sir Ridesalot wrote:
We hear a lot about bicycling having health benefits forthe one doing the bicycling. Yet a lot of CASUAL bicyclists are not all that healthy.

So, in order to gain NOTICEABLE health benefits from bicycling:

1a. How long in time does each ride need to be?
1b. What intensity does the bicyclist need to reach?


Well, there's this:
http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/P....aspx#moderate

They say "at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity such as
cycling or brisk walking every week" or "75 minutes of vigorous aerobic
activity, such as running or a game of singles tennis every week" plus
strength exercises. Following links from that page tells you that flat
riding is "moderate," fast or hilly riding is "vigorous."

So 10 to 20 minutes per day does it, depending how fast you are. And I
suspect most of us here would be considered fast, even though most of us
are probably slow by our "used to be" standards.

"The older I get, the faster I was."

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- Frank Krygowski
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Old October 1st 17, 06:18 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 6:56:32 AM UTC-7, Sir Ridesalot wrote:
We hear a lot about bicycling having health benefits forthe one doing the bicycling. Yet a lot of CASUAL bicyclists are not all that healthy.

So, in order to gain NOTICEABLE health benefits from bicycling:

1a. How long in time does each ride need to be?
1b. What intensity does the bicyclist need to reach?


There might also be mentioned that most people exercise and fail to see any immediate responses and cease. The Saturday group I ride with are all 70+ and one, who just had his attention taken away by a close call with a car hit a 2x4 and went down on his face, is 85 now. He spent a couple of days in the hospital and is presently staying with his sister.

One of the things that urks me is that these people's children generally don't have anything to do with them unless they are getting things in return. My older brother hasn't seen any of his four or five kids from two of his four wives. Of course he doesn't really encourage them either. My younger brother only sees his kids often because he initiates it.
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Old October 1st 17, 09:41 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 1:03:32 PM UTC-4, Frank Krygowski wrote:
On 10/1/2017 9:56 AM, Sir Ridesalot wrote:
We hear a lot about bicycling having health benefits forthe one doing the bicycling. Yet a lot of CASUAL bicyclists are not all that healthy.

So, in order to gain NOTICEABLE health benefits from bicycling:

1a. How long in time does each ride need to be?
1b. What intensity does the bicyclist need to reach?


Well, there's this:
http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/P....aspx#moderate

They say "at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity such as
cycling or brisk walking every week" or "75 minutes of vigorous aerobic
activity, such as running or a game of singles tennis every week" plus
strength exercises. Following links from that page tells you that flat
riding is "moderate," fast or hilly riding is "vigorous."

So 10 to 20 minutes per day does it, depending how fast you are. And I
suspect most of us here would be considered fast, even though most of us
are probably slow by our "used to be" standards.

"The older I get, the faster I was."

--
- Frank Krygowski


I wonder if they built the facilities that Joerg states are mandatory to get non-bicyclists onto bicycles if those new bicyclists would ride that hard for that long?

I've tried to get some people in my building interested in bicycling; even to the point of offering them the use of one of my spare bicycles. I got told that theweather was too hot, too cold, too wet and so on. In other words those people had no intention of riding a bicycle even though we have roads with bike lanes on them or very quiet roads that go 2 miles to a 50 miles long rail-trail.

People who will ride a bicycle will ride; those who won't ride won't ride. No matter how much bicycling infrastructure you build for them they'll have some excuse to not ride.

Cheers
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Old October 2nd 17, 07:01 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Sun, 1 Oct 2017 13:41:12 -0700 (PDT), Sir Ridesalot
wrote:

On Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 1:03:32 PM UTC-4, Frank Krygowski wrote:
On 10/1/2017 9:56 AM, Sir Ridesalot wrote:
We hear a lot about bicycling having health benefits forthe one doing the bicycling. Yet a lot of CASUAL bicyclists are not all that healthy.

So, in order to gain NOTICEABLE health benefits from bicycling:

1a. How long in time does each ride need to be?
1b. What intensity does the bicyclist need to reach?


Well, there's this:
http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/P....aspx#moderate

They say "at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity such as
cycling or brisk walking every week" or "75 minutes of vigorous aerobic
activity, such as running or a game of singles tennis every week" plus
strength exercises. Following links from that page tells you that flat
riding is "moderate," fast or hilly riding is "vigorous."

So 10 to 20 minutes per day does it, depending how fast you are. And I
suspect most of us here would be considered fast, even though most of us
are probably slow by our "used to be" standards.

"The older I get, the faster I was."

--
- Frank Krygowski


I wonder if they built the facilities that Joerg states are mandatory to get non-bicyclists onto bicycles if those new bicyclists would ride that hard for that long?

I've tried to get some people in my building interested in bicycling; even to the point of offering them the use of one of my spare bicycles. I got told that theweather was too hot, too cold, too wet and so on. In other words those people had no intention of riding a bicycle even though we have roads with bike lanes on them or very quiet roads that go 2 miles to a 50 miles long rail-trail.

People who will ride a bicycle will ride; those who won't ride won't ride. No matter how much bicycling infrastructure you build for them they'll have some excuse to not ride.

Cheers


I think that you've hit the nail directly on the head.
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Cheers,

John B.

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Old October 2nd 17, 04:43 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 1:41:14 PM UTC-7, Sir Ridesalot wrote:
On Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 1:03:32 PM UTC-4, Frank Krygowski wrote:
On 10/1/2017 9:56 AM, Sir Ridesalot wrote:
We hear a lot about bicycling having health benefits forthe one doing the bicycling. Yet a lot of CASUAL bicyclists are not all that healthy.

So, in order to gain NOTICEABLE health benefits from bicycling:

1a. How long in time does each ride need to be?
1b. What intensity does the bicyclist need to reach?


Well, there's this:
http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/P....aspx#moderate

They say "at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity such as
cycling or brisk walking every week" or "75 minutes of vigorous aerobic
activity, such as running or a game of singles tennis every week" plus
strength exercises. Following links from that page tells you that flat
riding is "moderate," fast or hilly riding is "vigorous."

So 10 to 20 minutes per day does it, depending how fast you are. And I
suspect most of us here would be considered fast, even though most of us
are probably slow by our "used to be" standards.

"The older I get, the faster I was."

--
- Frank Krygowski


I wonder if they built the facilities that Joerg states are mandatory to get non-bicyclists onto bicycles if those new bicyclists would ride that hard for that long?

I've tried to get some people in my building interested in bicycling; even to the point of offering them the use of one of my spare bicycles. I got told that theweather was too hot, too cold, too wet and so on. In other words those people had no intention of riding a bicycle even though we have roads with bike lanes on them or very quiet roads that go 2 miles to a 50 miles long rail-trail.

People who will ride a bicycle will ride; those who won't ride won't ride.. No matter how much bicycling infrastructure you build for them they'll have some excuse to not ride.


But there is that small subset of people that if you have rails to trails so that they feel relatively isolated from asshole drivers WILL take up cycling and gradually grow in confidence. Especially with the help of bike clubs.
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Old October 2nd 17, 06:00 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 6:56:32 AM UTC-7, Sir Ridesalot wrote:
We hear a lot about bicycling having health benefits forthe one doing the bicycling. Yet a lot of CASUAL bicyclists are not all that healthy.

So, in order to gain NOTICEABLE health benefits from bicycling:

1a. How long in time does each ride need to be?
1b. What intensity does the bicyclist need to reach?

Cheers


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Are you guys old enough to remember Paul Dudley White, M.D., the eminent cardiologist and father of preventive cardiology through exercise? Really cool guy who served as Eisenhower's and LBJ's cardiologist. He believed in cycling, but he thought pushing a big gear was a better than spinning. Oh well, every guy is entitled to one mistake, right?
 




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