• Running

  • Biking

39% 14 votes
61% 22 votes
  • Better for the knees

  • My coach always want me to use bicycle, he said that running harms knee joints more than biking.

    Posted by: Mineva
  • You go faster, it burns calories faster, and cyclists are generally more fit than runners. Not to mention that it's incredibly fun.

  • Biking. Cause It's more fun, plus you can travel more distance using more muscles in less time!

  • It helps you burn calories faster than running!

    Posted by: max2
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MyDinosaurHands says2014-06-18T15:13:32.4802540-05:00
Running actually strengthens the cartilage in your knees. Check out my debate on this topic for proof.
Kreakin says2014-06-18T15:15:02.1576959-05:00
Not so such about that, it may at first but repetative impacts take there toll over the years.
Kreakin says2014-06-18T15:15:47.5227867-05:00
I will check out the debate tho
YamaVonKarma says2014-06-18T15:20:43.5663573-05:00
You need to be careful about it though. My buddy was an avid runner. One day during a race, his shin just cracked.
MyDinosaurHands says2014-06-20T14:35:08.4650157-05:00
@TheYummyCod Where are you getting that from? I've had avid bikers admit that it takes 5 to 7 miles on a bike to match a mile on foot. If you've ever been running and biking you know which is harder.
MyDinosaurHands says2014-06-20T14:36:12.6804319-05:00
Also, fun fact: You're 71 times more likely to die on a bike than while running.
TheYummyCod says2014-06-20T14:40:36.7340215-05:00
Dinosaur, that's why running and biking are more balanced out. Anyways, to answer your question, I don't need a source to tell you that bicycles go faster than runners. In terms of burning calories, that depends on the effort you put in, but it generally does. Cyclists are generally more fit than runners, which I know from my acquaintances, but I suppose it can be refuted with cold hard facts. #TooLazyToLookForSources
MyDinosaurHands says2014-06-20T14:46:55.3796487-05:00
Just because bikes go faster than runners doesn't mean biking burns more calories. It means that we're utilizing a machine to enhance our speed with less effort. We don't have to use facts, just use logic. If you run for 15 minutes, you'll be breathing way harder than you would be if you biked 15 minutes, because the bike is designed to help you economize your energy usage. I agree than bikers and runners can burn the same amount of calories, but we can see logically that bikers would need to go for a longer period of time.
TheYummyCod says2014-06-22T17:42:00.9222066-05:00
Your first point is a straw man. In ever connected "faster" to "more calories", and it's fallacious to think I did. So don't talk about using logic.
MyDinosaurHands says2014-06-22T18:28:37.9758696-05:00
Well in your vote you said it burns calories faster, and I assumed that you thought that because bikes go faster. I apologize for connecting those ideas. My response was more targeted at your vote than your comment.
MyDinosaurHands says2014-06-22T18:30:53.8679458-05:00
Since you had the 'faster' and 'burns calories faster' right next to each other, I assumed that was your rationale.
TheYummyCod says2014-06-22T18:39:00.6985085-05:00
I can see how you confused what I said… sorry for getting so defensive over it.

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