Bicycle Day 2018 is on Sunday, April 15, 2018: Is 6 hours of moderate bicycling a day too much?

Sunday, April 15, 2018 is Bicycle Day 2018. The psychedelic drug/entheogen LSD was first synthesized by the Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann in the Sandoz (now Novartis) laboratories in Basel, Switzerland on November 16, 1938. It was not until five years later on April 16, 1943, that the psychedelic properties were found.

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The psychedelic drug/entheogen LSD was first synthesized by the Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann in the Sandoz (now Novartis) laboratories in Basel, Switzerland on November 16, 1938. It was not until five years later on April 16, 1943, that the psychedelic properties were found.

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Bicycle Day and the NOT 70th

Bicycle Days is the debut novel by American author John Burnham Schwartz published in 1989 on his 24th birthday.

Bicycle Day

Bicycle Day doesn't, as you might expect, celebrate the ever-present two-wheeled mode of transport, beloved of city- and country- residents alike around the world. Rather, it remembers a specific historic event which involves a visit on the bicycle. ‘Trip’ may be the operative word here, as Bicycle Day remember the very first time Dr. Albert Hofmann deliberately required Lysergic acidity diethylamide (LSD) getting accidentally discovered it 72 hours formerly. Following a deliberate 250mcg dose he began to feel just a little odd, so made the decision to ride his bicycle home. What went down with that trip would result in LSD becoming the most popular leisure drug – not without its problems though, and that's why taking LSD isn't a suggested method to celebrate Bicycle Day. Rather, why don't you read Ken Kesey’s One Travelled Within the Cuckoo’s Nest while hearing ‘Lucy on the horizon With Diamonds’? Trippy, but perfectly safe.

Is 6 hours of moderate bicycling a day too much?

I have done long-distance bicycle tours lasting weeks, during which I cycled between 6 to 8 hours per day, with one day off a week. Generally, six hours of cycling per day for a healthy, fit person is not too much, but I'd like to offer the following in answer to your question:

* You of course need to work up to your daily goal. Take it slow, and add time as the weeks go by.

* Always take-off one or two days each week. This period of rest gives your body a break, and allows your muscles, heart, lungs, etc. time to rejuvenate. Without this rest time, your body may be more prone to a strain or injury.

* You use up at least 40 calories per mile, and the total may be a lot more if you pedal fast or climb a number of hills. Thus, at 10mph, you use at least 400 calories per hour, which totals 2,400 calories for a six-hour riding day! That is a huge amount of expended calories, and you need to replenish it always (unless you're overweight).

* You may become more dehyrated than you actually feel you are. Drink lots of water.

* The more you ride, the greater the chance of a crash. Please do not lapse into a false sense of security because you haven't fallen or crashed in a long period of time. Stay alert! And remember the vast majority of bike crashes are one-vehicle accidents..

100 bicycle crunches a day? ?

100 bicycle crunches a day? ?

The bicycle crunches will not really help you lose fat. They will tone and strengthen your stomach muscles, so they may make a difference in that way. You need to do aerobic exercise and eat a healthy diet to lose fat.

How far to ride bicycle each day to get into shape?

How far to ride bicycle each day to get into shape?

If you are currently out of shape you will have to start slowly, slow rides of a few miles, gradually building up speed and distance. The hardest part is to learn how to pedal properly, many novice cyclists make the mistake of thinking it works best to pedal slowly in a hard gear, when it is better to turn the pedals at higher rpm in an easy gear. You also have to start out on a bike that fits you well, with a saddle and handlebars adjusted to position you comfortably on the bike. An improperly fitted bike can be pure drudgery to ride, which could discourage you from continuing with your program. To get in shape, proper rest is just as important as the exercise. If you overdo things, especially at first, you could injure yourself. Start out with short rides, aim to get back home without exhausting yourself, so that you will be able to ride again the next day. Don't be afraid to take a couple of rest days each week, or just do a very short, easy ride to stretch your legs. Distances will be relative to your fitness. At first 10 miles will feel like 100, but you can quickly progress to distances 2 or 3 times as far. I rode about 120 miles in the last 2 days, and feel almost no fatique, but I have been doing this for 37 years. This is an activity you can do well into your senior years, I have friends in their 60's who think nothing of doing 50 miles with people half their age.

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