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Old 12-16-08, 09:06 AM   #1
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Move more, weight less

Another case of the media discovering what this forum already knows:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28235890/

I found this statistic interesting:

"Europeans on average walk 237 miles and cycle 116 miles per year; U.S. residents walk 87 miles and bike 24 miles. Bassett and Pucher calculated that translates into burning off 5 to 9 pounds of fat annually for Europeans compared to only 2 pounds for Americans."

If 10 Wheels hangs up his bike, that 24 mile per year average drops quite a bit.
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Old 12-16-08, 09:14 AM   #2
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Another case of the media discovering what this forum already knows:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28235890/

I found this statistic interesting:

"Europeans on average walk 237 miles and cycle 116 miles per year; U.S. residents walk 87 miles and bike 24 miles. Bassett and Pucher calculated that translates into burning off 5 to 9 pounds of fat annually for Europeans compared to only 2 pounds for Americans."

If 10 Wheels hangs up his bike, that 24 mile per year average drops quite a bit.
Not a chance...
I am now ready for the 20,000 miles in my neighborhood.
Just received a new 36 spoke wheel set.
Have 12 new tires.
Two spare chains.
I ride with Dave who is a bike mechanic.

Any naysayer think I can't make it?
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54.8 miles a day to hit 20k, go 10wheels go!!
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54.8 miles a day to hit 20k, go 10wheels go!!
So, at a 110 miles a day he's done by July 1. I'm not betting against him.
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So, at a 110 miles a day he's done by July 1. I'm not betting against him.
I am going to try riding only 5 days each week.
Old legs need the two days of rest.
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I am going to try riding only 5 days each week.
Old legs need the two days of rest.
Can't fault ya there. There maybe a small glitch in the Space - Time Continuem that first week, but it will correct itself
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I found this statistic interesting:

"Europeans on average walk 237 miles and cycle 116 miles per year; U.S. residents walk 87 miles and bike 24 miles. Bassett and Pucher calculated that translates into burning off 5 to 9 pounds of fat annually for Europeans compared to only 2 pounds for Americans."
I've heard another statistic, that the average American spends a laughably tiny amount (like 15 minutes) outdoors each day (not counting time spent in a vehicle such as a car or bus). Chicken or egg? Whatever, it's related to the statistic you quote, I think -- it's not just how we get around, it's whether we are willing to expose our precious selves to the outdoors for more than the most fleeting of moments.
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It is a sad statistic. I guess it is just because the way our country is so spread out compared to Europe. Its hard to walk anywhere in a timely manner where I am from. My College campus is great though, I can park my car, and walk to get almost anything I need, with a bike I dont really need a car. I love it and I never wanna leave
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It is a sad statistic. I guess it is just because the way our country is so spread out compared to Europe. Its hard to walk anywhere in a timely manner where I am from. My College campus is great though, I can park my car, and walk to get almost anything I need, with a bike I dont really need a car. I love it and I never wanna leave
I sense post grad and Doctorate work in your future, lol.
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