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    Hiking is Better!

    Ran into these fine young ladies (I use the term loosely) yesterday afternoon. I could hear them talking from a ways off. As I waited for them to pass me so I could descend, in between f-bombs out of her mouth every other word, she was telling her friends how much better hiking was for a good workout vs. mtn. biking because the mtn. bikers only ever go downhill. She didn't see me or know I could hear her. I should have spoken up and said, "Yeah, I'm going downhill now but, I had to climb 1,700' first to get here". Haha. I hike. A lot. I can offer a fair comparison. Mtn. biking is a better workout. Change my mind.

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    Are we there yet?

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    In my younger years I was a serious road racer. In my later years a serious backpacker and hiker. In between I dabbled in mtb for a year or two. No question mtb is a better workout over a fixed amount of time. Road cycling below mtb. Hiking last. Not even close.

    She's not understanding the difference between the feel of weight bearing on the feet vs the total cardio of cycling.

    That said, road cycling can reasonably exceed mtb since it's easier to ride further and longer. But 1 hour of mtb > 1 hour of road > 1 hour of hiking.

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    Shoulda said "I'll give you a workout, sweetheart."
    Office Spacing
    verb

    When a worker in a menial, white collar job simply skips a day (or several) without explanation to his boss or coworkers.



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    ‘MTB is no workout because they only go downhill’.

    Ive seen rodies make this same statement as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BasinCruiser View Post
    ‘MTB is no workout because they only go downhill’.

    Ive seen rodies make this same statement as well.
    And I'm ok with that too

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    Hell I think even riding my ebike is more of a workout than hiking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sombeech View Post
    Hell I think even riding my ebike is more of a workout than hiking

    ....unless the hike happens to be Angel's Landing or King's Peak or Mount Olympus etc, etc....
    Office Spacing
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    When a worker in a menial, white collar job simply skips a day (or several) without explanation to his boss or coworkers.



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    Quote Originally Posted by rockgremlin View Post
    Shoulda said "I'll give you a workout, sweetheart."
    Except nothing screamed "We're lesbians, totally butch, no dudes allowed", more than these three, haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougrz View Post
    In my younger years I was a serious road racer. In my later years a serious backpacker and hiker. In between I dabbled in mtb for a year or two. No question mtb is a better workout over a fixed amount of time. Road cycling below mtb. Hiking last. Not even close.

    She's not understanding the difference between the feel of weight bearing on the feet vs the total cardio of cycling.

    That said, road cycling can reasonably exceed mtb since it's easier to ride further and longer. But 1 hour of mtb > 1 hour of road > 1 hour of hiking.
    This is my experience as well.
    I used to road bike a lot. And I like to climb so those are the routes I'd look for. I had to road ride at least twice the time and three times the miles to get the same workout as I I get on my mtb rides.
    Are we there yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tallsteve View Post
    Except nothing screamed "We're lesbians, totally butch, no dudes allowed", more than these three, haha!

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    MMF
    Office Spacing
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    When a worker in a menial, white collar job simply skips a day (or several) without explanation to his boss or coworkers.



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