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Saturday, October 01, 2005

Just don't draft behind me

Wit and Wisdom via iBike: How efficient is Bicycling? Here is an egg-planation.
A bicyclist burns about 25 Calories per mile. One large egg supplies 80 Calories. A cyclist can travel about three miles on the energy of one egg. 0 (symbol for one egg)

Cranky EggbeatersA person walking would require three eggs to go the same distance. 000

A loaded bus requires the equivalent of two dozen eggs for each person it carries three miles. 0000000000000000000
Candy Flavourings also available

A train requires the equivalent of three dozen eggs for each person it carries three miles. 000000000000000000000000

A car that gets 12.5 miles per gallon requires the equivalent of seven dozen eggs to carry one person three miles.

Even if you double the miles per gallon [25mpg] and double the occupancy a car will still use the equivalent of twenty-one eggs to make the trip -- more than twenty times a bicycle. 000000000000000000000


  • This used to be on the Ibike site, can't find it which is kind of odd. The full version of the text compares things like buses, trains etc.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:27 am, October 02, 2005  

  • Fixed the post, click on the iBike link & scroll down for the eggs.

    By Blogger cfsmtb, at 9:48 am, October 02, 2005  

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