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Old 08-08-10, 06:03 PM   #1
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Cycling in Mennonite country

Saturday, I caught and passed a buggy pulled by a single horse.

Today, I almost, but not quite, passed a buggy pulled by two horses.

Therefore, after some calculations, I have concluded I put out 1.65 horsepower.

I am a professional mechanical engineer, so you can trust my calculations. Honest.

No need for fancy power meters on my bikes, as long as I have Mennonite horse and wagons I can use as a gauge.
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Old 08-08-10, 06:05 PM   #2
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The negative part of having the horse and wagons around is all the horse presents on left on the road.

It was wet this morning..I did my best to weave among them but I fear my bicycle requires some washing before I take it in for a new bottom bracket.
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Old 08-08-10, 06:19 PM   #3
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Maybe if it smells like horse crap they will wash it for you for free!?!?
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Remember, horses worked an 8 hour shift in the coalmines, so one horse puts out 3 hp.

So you get 4.95 hp.

Congrats!
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Yeah..but how much wattage were the horses putting out?
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Yeah..but how much wattage were the horses putting out?
sorry, yes, I should have converted my horsepower to watts. 1.65 HP = 1230.404788 watts.

Since my calculations are so precise, I figure I need six decimal places of precision.
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More like .75 hp. Your power to weight ratio is better then the horse and buggy.
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More like .75 hp. Your power to weight ratio is better then the horse and buggy.

you DARE doubt the calculations of I, a professional mechanical engineer?

wait, I mean, more like .333 hp.
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