With It was my wish for our children to benefit from these same outdoor adventures as well as my passion for engineering and mountain biking that led to Mac Ride. But when set against the chaos of traffic and the bubblewrap boredom of an overprotected childhood, I think Mac Ride strikes a balance. It’s a geeky Bluetooth pedometer that keeps track of my daily activity and steps taken and calculates approximately how many calories I’ve burned. It syncs with my i Phone throughout the day and pushes my activity and caloric burn total in realtime to Lose It! I set my caloric budget at a 1,000 calorie deficit (lose 2 pounds per week) so my caloric budget for the day (what I can shove into my cake hole) is 2,074 calories. The screenshot shows that my activity for the day has burned about 1,626 calories.
I worry about the wimpification of today’s children. That is unless you inadvertently sabotage yourself by getting too geeky and try to use too many nutrition and weight loss Apps to track and manage your progress. So, in theory, I could have eaten 3,700 calories (2,074+1,626) and still lost weight.
For more information, please see the event […] Back in November an amazing video popped up in my Feedly called Angel’s Share: Exploring Scotland’s Singletrack and Single Malt. But a couple of days […] What’s the best way to wind down after a hard day of trail building and mountain biking? And how do we combine the two into a single snack for uncomplicated gluttonous consumption? What happens when you cross a kid named Mac and a Mountain Bike?
Come join us bright and early to move some dirt, build some singletrack, and open up Dark Hollow Pond to mountain bikes!
For more information, please see the event page on Facebook or the NEMBA Web site. And I’m a fan of Ben Howard whom I’ve heard a few times and was chosen for the soundtrack.
Trunkmonkey Racing will be in attendance at the Greater Boston NEMBA Dark Hollow Pond trail project at Middlesex Fells Reservation this coming Sunday (April 27, 2014).
Come join us bright and early to move some dirt, build some singletrack, and open up Dark Hollow Pond to mountain bikes! And I’m a fan of Ben Howard whom I’ve heard a few times and was chosen for the soundtrack.
I think kids should be exposed to the power of their bodies and the risks of the outdoors. I found out the hard way that it’s best to Keep it Simple (Stupid). I step on it every morning and it tells me my weight. But it also connects to my home Wi-Fi network and pushes my weight to Fitbit, Lose It! The app shows that I ended up eating 3,152 calories and was under by 548 calories (1,548 calorie deficit for the day). I use Endomondo to track the crazy things I do like kayaking and mountain biking.