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Cycling Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Cycling.

Exercise and Your Period

For two years I was a sex-ed teacher. One of my favorite subjects to teach was puberty, which required me to ever-so-gingerly reveal the story of the birds and the bees to a room full of red-faced fourth graders. Over the course of three days, I&rsqu...  Read more

Get Results with Interval Training

I used to be a competitive long distance runner. Day in and day out I’d run mile upon mile, training for the next big race. Some days it meant running a six or seven mile loop that included several (seemingly endless) hills. Other days, I warme...  Read more

An Introduction to the Spinning Program

My first experience with this revolutionary indoor cycling activity seems like a distant memory. As I walked into the room, the lights were dimmed and candles were lit around the room. People all around me were wearing these tight black shorts an...  Read more

What to Expect from a Spinning Class

I took a Spinning class for the first time after I moved away to college. I was active in sports throughout high school, and I knew that I wanted to stay strong and fit. Now it was up to me to do that on my own. I didn't know anything about Spinn...  Read more

Active Vacation Ideas

Vacation season is just around the corner. For most of us, that means no work and no distractions—just lots of time to have fun without worrying about what’s waiting for you back at the office. But taking the same old trip to the beach ev...  Read more

How to track casual cycling?
Updated 4/1/2014 10:05:19 AM

I went on a casual bike ride today around my neighborhood--first time in FOREVER so I had to start very gently. I averaged about 8.5mph for just over 20 minutes, but there's no entry for cycling that slowly in the fitness tracker. The lowest speed...  Read more

Mini Cycles?
Updated 3/20/2014 6:19:34 PM

I'm thinking about purchasing a mini-cycle and was wondering if anyone had any experience with them. It wouldn't be something to replace my current exercise routine or gym membership, but something additional to add activity while I'm working at hom...  Read more

How to get out of the same cycle
Updated 3/20/2014 1:35:30 PM

It seems my life is a never ending cycle of the same behavior. I get all gung-ho about being healthy and losing weight......then I always do the same thing. Go right back to my emotional eating and comforting. I need to some how conquer the bad day...  Read more

Breaking the Cycle!
Updated 3/4/2014 6:14:58 AM

Hello all! I am a 27 year old female living in Upstate New York. I have been overweight since Kindergarten. I was never active as a child. I preferred reading indoors, and did not play any sports. I am also from an italian family who loves to eat! At...  Read more

Running VS. Cycling Help!
Updated 2/21/2014 11:24:50 PM

I RAN TODAY!!! Hello there. I wanted to share my news that I ran today. My gym routine so far has been 3 days of recumbent cycling with 2 day of weights in between each cardio session. According to the fitness tracker, I burn more calories by...  Read more

Cycle

Get a bike and cycle as much as you can. We have several cycle paths off road around where I live...  Read more

Listening to your emotions

Listen to your emotions because your mind does affect your body. It is okay to be sad, it isn't a weakness. It is okay to be angry. It isn't indicative of a mean person. It is okay to be HAPPY! It isn't something a person needs to feel guilty about...  Read more

Cycling - Road, Mountain, Fun, Racing

Discussion forum for those who like all forms of cycling (road, tour, mountain, leisure, race)...  Read more

Is the 17-Day Diet for You?

I first read about the 17-Day Diet at the start of the year. It was promoted as a way to lose weight put on over the holidays. Now that swimsuit season is just around the corner, it has hit the promotional circuit again. Dr. Mike Moreno's best sel...  Read more

In the News: Armstrong Planning a Comeback

Lance Armstrong wants to return to the world of professional cycling. Since retiring in 2005, most of the news he has made has been related to his Live Strong organization and gossip column reports on his love life. He has also competed in two New Yo...  Read more

Cycling, Cycling, Cycling

Getting pretty good at the tandem riding. Got a couple hundred miles in now and even have a whole new language. "Bump it up / down" means "move the back derailier up or down to stop the clicking." "Slide it up / down" means "move the front...  Read more

cycling is fun, cycling is fun

Repeat until believed! Yesterday I went out on my bike again. In the absence of being able to run (dodgy achilles) and unable to rollerblade (lost my nerve) I have decided to return to cycling. I used to be good at that. 11 years ago I was compe...  Read more