Well, on an exercise bike.
But there’s something to be said for such things.
One might say “that doesn’t count, it’s not as strenous”
Well, you little pieces of (censored), I bike a lot when it’s not winter, and I can tell you that when biking in the real world, miles are easy to rack up, because of hills.
Biking outside is more visually stimulating as opposed to sitting in your basement, staring at the wall, which I did for 45 minutes. Also when biking outside, there is a large deal of coasting involved, or at least slowing the pace of pedaling while losing no forward motion.
On an indoor bike, you have to keep pedaling because the second you stop, the pedals come to a stop. Yes you can adjust the settings to make it easier or harder to pedal, but I like a challenge, so I had it generally set pretty high. I basically biked uphill at a 5 degree grate (if you tread or gym, you know that 5 is much more than you’d think) for 11 miles.
And I had no actual motivation. It’s not like “you just biked to another neighborhood now get your sorry butt home” you get from actual biking. I biked from sheer willpower of wanting to bike 10 miles.
Unfortunately I did it in two blocks, and cannot add. I did three miles, watched MLP, and then did 8 more.
… 3 + 8 = more than 10.
that was my biggest accomplishment today.
maybe tomorrow I’ll actually get some school work done.
(oooh, two posts today, aren’t I pretentious?)