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best way to measure burn when trail biking?

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I've just started riding my bike on some wooded trails and forestry roads. These are hilly routes - some stretches I'm working hard but not covering much distance, others I'm flying along downhill with little effort. Just using "time spent" doesn't seem a good way to determine calories burned, but using distance via GPS isn't either due to the hilly terrain. What's my best option?

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  • QuietBloom
    QuietBloom Posts: 5,413 Member
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    Heart rate monitor by far.
  • matsprt1984
    matsprt1984 Posts: 181 Member
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    Absolute best most accurate way is with a power meter. Everything else is a guess.
  • Mr_Knight
    Mr_Knight Posts: 9,532 Member
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    Absolute best most accurate way is with a power meter. Everything else is a guess.
    Ditto.