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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by bautieri View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by txvintage View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    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.
    You have the right to your own opinion. You don't have the right to your own facts.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by H.A.W.G. View Post
    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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