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Old 11-25-20, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by P!N20 View Post
The world’s most efficient machine
"Half a cent per ton-mile"

This is a reference to historical freight rates for carrying grain that will make sense only to Canadians of a certain age and has nothing to do with cycling, but I learned about it around the same time as Scientific American published its article describing the efficiency of the bicycle. It seemed to embed in my mind as a nice cross-metaphor. A meme we'd probably call it today?
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