Author Topic: Average Weight Loss/Gain on Cross Country Tour  (Read 3927 times)

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Offline BikePacker

Re: Average Weight Loss/Gain on Cross Country Tour
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2021, 09:24:26 am »
I typically experience a 1 pound loss per every 100 miles, fully loaded, self-contained, solo.
To what limit do you lose weight? 
Worthy question John (& Stae) .....
I was being a bit too brief : ).
10 and stop at 195.
I will add (which I believe is consistent with that which other's experience - as reported herein),
that the first so many days (am guessing 4-6?) I lose no weight and can even gain.
How do I know specifically what weight I am gaining / losing? 
I find scales somewhere,
such as Publix Grocery Stores or fitness centers or Walmarts (where scales are sold).
« Last Edit: February 22, 2021, 08:09:38 am by BikePacker »

Offline JimmyTemp

Re: Average Weight Loss/Gain on Cross Country Tour
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2021, 07:41:27 am »
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I typically experience a 1 pound loss per every 100 miles, fully loaded, self-contained, solo.

Almost the same weight loss speed, that I have. And it seems that speed of weight loss also depends on the meal, which you consume and how much protein/fat does it have.

Offline BikePacker

Re: Average Weight Loss/Gain on Cross Country Tour
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2021, 08:12:05 am »
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I typically experience a 1 pound loss per every 100 miles, fully loaded, self-contained, solo.

Almost the same weight loss speed, that I have. And it seems that speed of weight loss also depends on the meal, which you consume and how much protein/fat does it have.

At what total loss do you stop losing Jimmy?

Offline hikerjer

Re: Average Weight Loss/Gain on Cross Country Tour
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2021, 02:16:04 pm »
I generally lose three to five pounds in the first two or three weeks but but tend to regain it fairly soon. After that my weight remains pretty consistent.
« Last Edit: April 08, 2022, 11:20:04 pm by hikerjer »

Offline driftlessregion

Re: Average Weight Loss/Gain on Cross Country Tour
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2022, 07:26:50 pm »
I gain weight on a  one or two week tour-we eat well-but lose on a 6 week tour.

Offline Mark Manley

Re: Average Weight Loss/Gain on Cross Country Tour
« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2022, 02:18:06 am »
A few years ago I did a four month, 2,500 mile tour of Southeast Asia, I am 5'8" and started at about 140lbs going down to around 130lbs and I felt pretty bad at the end of it. The problem was the lack of quality nutritious food in rural Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos with several days between bigger towns with more choice, good food was not such a problem in Thailand, I am not sure how cyclists get on crossing developing continents such as Africa but I would imagine nutrition would be a problem.

Offline zerodish

Re: Average Weight Loss/Gain on Cross Country Tour
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2022, 09:15:22 am »
I did 2226 miles in 22 days at the age of 47. I was a bit in a hurry since my sister needed me to sign some legal papers. My legs went from 26 inches to 23 inches. I gained the muscle back just as quickly. I have concluded if I ride 55 miles a day my weight stays stable.