Fringe Benefit

We all know cycling is good for you.  However, sometimes I still discover new benefits of a life spent behind (handle) bars.

When I got home from work today, the temperature in my house was 60°F.  I turned on the heat while I got ready to ride the trainer, and turned it back down when I got started.

When I was all done, the temperature had returned to about 62.  I was warmed up enough to be comfortable for the next hour without turning up the heat.  In the meantime, Mrs. Stallion returned home and started a fire in our wood stove.  The heat steadily grew from it and we were comfortable.

I can imagine that there would be a large energy savings if a significant number of people exercised at home on a cold day and used that as an opportunity to reduce their need for heat.

Another fringe benefit.  Who knew?

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