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?