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Originally Posted by bikebuddha
Let me know when they figure out how I can do this with my bike.
I'm only breaking out the nerd math since this is a PC2 thread.
Let's see. I read somewhere that a person riding a bicycle one mile burns about 35 Calories.
A small 600 watt/Hr microwave technically uses about 175 calories (1WH = 1.163 Calories) in 15 minutes of cooking.
One gallon of gasoline contains about 31,000 Calories of stored energy. A 25 MPG vehicle would burn 4/100 of a gallon in one mile, so technically it would burn more than 1,200 Calories per mile.
So... Ride your bike 5 miles, pop something in the microwave for 15 minutes = 350 Calories used between your body and the electrical grid. As compared to driving your car 5 miles and burning 6,000 Calories.