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Do I burn calories while riding EUC?

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After a 120 km ride yesterday I have muscle pain in my legs like after a workout. Interesting to know how many calories I burn while riding EUC. Not much but probably something.

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My heart rate monitor shows between 65 to 80 beats per minute, which is no more than standing or walking (but higher than sitting). In contrast bicycling is between 135 to 180 bpm, while jogging shows 125-135.

Careful you don't get fat riding an EUC.

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31 minutes ago, RockyTop said:

On the other hand if you want to get some exercise and regular riding isn’t getting you there, try a mountain bike trail on you wheel. It can be a full body workout. 

Never a truer word said! My local MTB track takes about 6 minutes on the wheel but takes more out of me than carving around for an hour. My legs are literally on fire after.

Not only that but it also hones and advances your riding skills at the same rate.

I still prefer smooth asphalt though, but push myself to do the track cos it helps so much!

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2 hours ago, Planemo said:

Not only that but it also hones and advances your riding skills at the same rate.

One of my truly terrifying experiences I've had on an EUC, one that made me avoid trails for some weeks, was hitting a rather small tree root going downhill that wasn't particularly steep, but then landing forward of the pedals, which then accelerated the wheel without the ability to move my feet back due to the bumpiness. Went downhill at some crazy speed without any real control, like full on Olympus moguls. If I bailed I knew I'd be tumbling, but if I delayed then the tumble would be worse. Oh, and there was a parking lot at the bottom; bailing would surely send the wheel into some car.

After some time I thought simply to run off the trail and point the wheel back uphill (panic begates genius), and finally stepped off drama-free.

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23 hours ago, LanghamP said:

One of my truly terrifying experiences I've had on an EUC, one that made me avoid trails for some weeks, was hitting a rather small tree root going downhill that wasn't particularly steep, but then landing forward of the pedals, which then accelerated the wheel without the ability to move my feet back due to the bumpiness. Went downhill at some crazy speed without any real control, like full on Olympus moguls. If I bailed I knew I'd be tumbling, but if I delayed then the tumble would be worse. Oh, and there was a parking lot at the bottom; bailing would surely send the wheel into some car.

After some time I thought simply to run off the trail and point the wheel back uphill (panic begates genius), and finally stepped off drama-free.

I've been trying to figure out how to safely glue my shoes to the pedals ...

[edit: This was meant to be humorous, obviously it presents great risk without engineered planning.]

Edited by xorbe

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1 hour ago, xorbe said:

I've been trying to figure out how to safely glue my shoes to the pedals ...

No Joke, I was looking into using the ice studs that are used for bicycle tires on ice, screwing them into the pedals so the spikes would dig into my shoes.  I need to put that back on my to do list along with a making a combination exoskeleton roll cage and Kojirolls / EUC guy pad system. ( lean forward, back and lift against padded roll cage.) It might be a good way to finally break some bones in the hobby. 

Edited by RockyTop

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none because I'm always eating or drinking something while riding lol,, plus I used to bike or walk everywhere and that was my only exercise, now I never do..

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I sure did when trying to learn yesterday. Fully soaking wet, mostly from picking up the wheels :crying:

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19 hours ago, RockyTop said:

No Joke, I was looking into using the ice studs that are used for bicycle tires on ice, screwing them into the pedals so the spikes would dig into my shoes.  I need to put that back on my to do list along with a making a combination exoskeleton roll cage and Kojirolls / EUC guy pad system. ( lean forward, back and lift against padded roll cage.) It might be a good way to finally break some bones in the hobby. 

Wasn't someone on this forum seriously injured recently because their foot was stuck on the wheel when falling, because of a contraption like this?

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I had not heard about it but I am not surprised. Things that will make you more capable will get you into more trouble. The same can be said of the traps on bike pedals. 

 I am thinking that I will either go with the spikes or the padded roll cage pads. I will try not over do it. 

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He had spikes installed on the foot pads.

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10 minutes ago, ir_fuel said:

He had spikes installed on the foot pads.

Padded acceleration and breaking  roll cage it is. 

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9 hours ago, ir_fuel said:

Wasn't someone on this forum seriously injured recently because their foot was stuck on the wheel when falling, because of a contraption like this?

 

8 hours ago, ir_fuel said:

He had spikes installed on the foot pads.

 

@Rehab1... Did you want to comment on this at all???

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