Is biking 20km min a day good?
I want to start working out more and when the weather is nice I want to be able to use my bike more. I will be doing minimum 20km with quite a bit of elevation change on my ride. In total I will be going down by 100m and than having to climb up about 110m to get back to where I started. will this be a good workout for me? I hope to make this my base ride and do min this daily.
- 4 weeks ago
Yes, it is good for health.
- CarlosLv 42 months ago
Get out and enjoy the fresh air while any exercise is good for your health .
- 2 months ago
sounds good as a starter. I've started the year on this sort of ride, and will work up to ~60k, covid permitting.
- blazingpedalsLv 62 months ago
20 Km is good. I typically start at around that far in the spring and work up to more through the season. A single 300+ foot climb is enough to make you notice, but not terrible.
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- Chris AncorLv 72 months ago
Yes, but a competition cyclist will need a lot more distance.
- OldHippieLv 72 months ago
I'll ask you a question or two. #1) Ever heard of a "bad exercise"? 🤔 #2) When the weather is nice? What are you waiting for?! I've ridden in temps well below the freezing point with the right cycling gear (attire - clothing). 20 kilometers is only about 12 .5 miles. That's a good start. But don't get the idea that 20 km a day is outstanding or anything. I rode 20.25 miles the other day (32.5 km) and I'm OLD!
Start slowly...don't try to be "Jane Pro" on day one. But gradually build on it week-by-week. Bicycling.com is full of free advice & training tips. Check them out on the internet. Prime example... Work on CORE STRENGTH when off the bike. https://www.bicycling.com/training/a29577479/core-...
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- Land Rider JerryLv 62 months ago
The only way I could see it being 10 meters more in elevation going up is you're taking a different street back up. Regardless 110 meters in elevation over 20 km isn't even a 1% grade. It'd be practically like being on level flat ground. There are clineometers apps one could download onto a smartphone. To be a true work out climbing 20 km on a 10%+ grade or 40 km of rolling hills with 20%+ grade hills would have you feeling it.Source(s): Motorized Bicycle Owner and Builder.