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Old 09-11-07, 08:15 PM   #1
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Infinity MPG t-shirt

Sorry if this has been posted before. I'm pretty new here. Some of you may
know about Threadless. They hold design competitions for t-shirts and select
a series every week. This week they reprinted their Infinity MPG t-shirt.
I thought some folks here might find it interesting:

http://www.threadless.com/product/562/Infinity_MPG

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Old 09-11-07, 08:48 PM   #2
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Cool shirt, I'd buy it if I was car-free. Someday.

BTW thanks for introducing me to that website!! I just spent $75 damn it, lol.
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Old 09-11-07, 09:12 PM   #3
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BTW thanks for introducing me to that website!! I just spent $75 damn it, lol.
No kidding. I'm broke right now, but I can see myself spending a lot money there.
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Old 09-13-07, 10:43 AM   #4
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I hate being an impulse buyer, but I had to get that Hoody. So I did. well at least now I can hope for colder weather. While It's 93F down here in FL.
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Yeah, I just got a reprint notification a few days ago.

/me 's wallet is $19.40 lighter now
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A $15 (minimum, not to mention S&H) t-shirt? Posted in the same forum as a thread devoted "Frugal Living"? A great paradox indeed.

My gf recently purchased that very shirt, btw
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Old 09-13-07, 04:44 PM   #7
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Hey TreeUnit, we don't like yer kind of common sense around here! I'm still waiting for the zero mpg and NaN mpg shirts. Or maybe architectural purple mpg?
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i remember in an article in a men's health or men's fitness magazine a guy actually figrured out how far he could bicycle on a gallon by finding out how many calories of energy a gallon of gasoline had and then eating that many over the course of a trip. it flucuated wildly depending on what food he actually bought. he said on average though you can get about 650mpg on a bicycle or as little at 50mpg if all you eat is crystal and cavier.
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i remember in an article in a men's health or men's fitness magazine a guy actually figrured out how far he could bicycle on a gallon by finding out how many calories of energy a gallon of gasoline had and then eating that many over the course of a trip. it flucuated wildly depending on what food he actually bought. he said on average though you can get about 650mpg on a bicycle or as little at 50mpg if all you eat is crystal and cavier.
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/question527.htm
http://constructal.blogspot.com/2006...t-bicycle.html
http://davidarcher.blogspot.com/2007...mpg-or-so.html
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Yeah, it's been discussed in this forum. The best estimates seem to be about 100-200mpg@15mph fossil fuel equivalent depending on diet for most people. The thing is, as far as environmental impact goes, an electric bicycle trumps this by another factor of ten...

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not to mention the fact that you must eat anyway, so you might as well benefit from it instead of a huge gut
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On the topic of eating, ever since I raised my weekly riding from apx 75mi. a week to 100mi/wk. I've been sooooooo hungry. And I eat and eat. I don't gain any weight, still about 150lbs. ( yeah I'm a rail). I feel like I've been burning through food so fast lately. I'm always eating but still seem hungry. I eat well. lots of bread and grains, and starch.

Have any of you all experienced this? Maybe I need to go back to eating junk food every now and then.
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Unless we overeat, we shouldn't. And that's a different issue imo. We can just as easily chop our own wood or hand wash our own laundry to burn those excess calories. Assuming a healthy diet, and no other possible source of exercise and utility, AFAIK 5 miles per day of cycling at 15mph is all that's needed to *keep up health. Anything else is just incurring the extremely high cost and inefficiency of our food supply.

*This was from a European study of some sort, pester me if you want the details. I'm pretty sure I can search for it again.

I couldn't eat junk food when I biked as little as 75-90miles/week or I'd I'd bonk while riding, and the same went for smoking/alky. Cycling forced me to eat fairly healthy.
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I'm wearing mine right now, as a matter of fact.
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http://auto.howstuffworks.com/question527.htm

Man, that says Tour de France guys burn 8000-10000 calories a day. I'd like to know what they eat during those days. I should do that , I could lose soo much weight.
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Man, that says Tour de France guys burn 8000-10000 calories a day. I'd like to know what they eat during those days. I should do that , I could lose soo much weight.
Easy enough...just find some very bumpy (mountaineous) routes and ride 100-200k a day on them as fast as you can. Or simply always take the bike anywhere and ride as fast and hard as you can, but this may take a bit longer than the 2.5 weeks of the TdF to have the same effect.
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Cool shirt, I'd buy it if I was car-free. Someday.
Just don't wear it when your driving and you'll be all set.
in case you wanted to spend more then the $75 you already dropped and all
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Funny thing -- the first time I saw that T-shirt was today. It was after I biked home over lunch, after I put the bike inside. I was walking down the block to the grocery store and there was a guy coming the other direction wearing that same shirt.
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On the topic of eating, ever since I raised my weekly riding from apx 75mi. a week to 100mi/wk. I've been sooooooo hungry. And I eat and eat. I don't gain any weight, still about 150lbs. ( yeah I'm a rail). I feel like I've been burning through food so fast lately. I'm always eating but still seem hungry. I eat well. lots of bread and grains, and starch.

Have any of you all experienced this? Maybe I need to go back to eating junk food every now and then.
Maybe up your protein intake a bit? It stays with you longer.
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