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Old 01-29-09, 03:03 PM
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Two groups of cyclists (the B&B Slowpokes and the Gladiators) leave the start of a 30 mile ride at 9am. Upon reaching the end of the ride, the Gladiators turn around and ride backwards to meet back up with the B&B folks. Upon regrouping, the Gladiators then turn around and ride to the end again and repeat this process until everyone finishes.

How far did the Gladiators ride? How many times did the two groups meet up? Which group of riders burned more calories? Which group *consumed* more calories? Show all your work
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That would actually be kinda fun.
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Are the gladiators riding ***cycles?
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19 mph is not an easy cruising speed on a gentle rise into a headwind.
Sorry about that dude. Doing that exact thing to you last Sunday was not easy for me, if that is any consolation. It was "interesting" trying to give you and BigBossMan that kind of a pull with my belly full of biscuits and gravy from our Country Waffles stop.

Anyway, I am totally in for the B&B series.

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Originally Posted by silentben View Post
Two groups of cyclists (the B&B Slowpokes and the Gladiators) leave the start of a 30 mile ride at 9am. Upon reaching the end of the ride, the Gladiators turn around and ride backwards to meet back up with the B&B folks. Upon regrouping, the Gladiators then turn around and ride to the end again and repeat this process until everyone finishes.

How far did the Gladiators ride? How many times did the two groups meet up? Which group of riders burned more calories? Which group *consumed* more calories? Show all your work


...but now my head hurts trying to figure this out...
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Originally Posted by SesameCrunch View Post


...but now my head hurts trying to figure this out...
It's like the fast riders doing hill repeats while the gravitationally challenged get up the hill.
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It's like the fast riders doing hill repeats while the gravitationally challenged get up the hill.
Actually, I'm not the least bit gravitationally challenged - I'm actually far, far too well endowed in the gravity department. That's why I'm not one of the "fast riders doing hill repeats."
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This sounds like a great idea! I have...had a lot of friends that would be interested...If you don't mind me joining...I have one of the slowest bikes in the world and I don't get enough of it...also the Missus has been workin the CycleOps a bit and trying to shed a couple of pounds, might get her interested... and for me...Just say Pizzaaaa....and I won't make fun of anyone...sort of...
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Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post
Actually, I'm not the least bit gravitationally challenged - I'm actually far, far too well endowed in the gravity department. That's why I'm not one of the "fast riders doing hill repeats."
You should see me on my 'bent after two months off with a broken wrist. Heck, I couldn't go up a hill yet with it anyway.
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Originally Posted by silentben View Post
Two groups of cyclists (the B&B Slowpokes and the Gladiators) leave the start of a 30 mile ride at 9am. Upon reaching the end of the ride, the Gladiators turn around and ride backwards to meet back up with the B&B folks. Upon regrouping, the Gladiators then turn around and ride to the end again and repeat this process until everyone finishes.

How far did the Gladiators ride? How many times did the two groups meet up? Which group of riders burned more calories? Which group *consumed* more calories? Show all your work
I like that!
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Instead of the Slowpokes & Gladiators...we'll change the names to...

THe Herd....and....The Border Collies!
Cathy's idea
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Originally Posted by silentben View Post
Two groups of cyclists (the B&B Slowpokes and the Gladiators) leave the start of a 30 mile ride at 9am. Upon reaching the end of the ride, the Gladiators turn around and ride backwards to meet back up with the B&B folks. Upon regrouping, the Gladiators then turn around and ride to the end again and repeat this process until everyone finishes.

How far did the Gladiators ride? How many times did the two groups meet up? Which group of riders burned more calories? Which group *consumed* more calories? Show all your work
Easy.

How far did the Gladiators ride: 30 miles. Whatever how many back and forth the end is still 30 miles from the start. So both B&Bs and Gladiators went 30 miles ahead. The B&Bs were more efficient though as they only rode 30 miles from start to end while God only knows how many miles were required from the Glads to attain the same goal.

How many times the two groups met: Not enough info in the problem. It depends on how many Starbucks/Peet's or other goodies stores are on the way.

Which group burned more calories: They burned the same. One group has reserves to go many more miles, the other riders empty theirs (bones don't release energy anyway). We might give an edge to the B&B here as laughing is a big energy release.

Which group consumed more: One group consumes cookies, pizzas, and other good stuff, the other consumes concentrated chemical gu. So let's call it even again but what regimen sounds better to you?

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Originally Posted by gpelpel View Post
How far did the Gladiators ride: 30 miles. Whatever how many many back and forth the end is still 30 miles from the start. So both B&Bs and Gladiators went 30 miles ahead. The B&Bs were more efficient though as they only rode 30 miles from start to end while God only knows how miles was required from the Glads to attain the same goal.
What if it's a 30 mile loop? Has everyone then ridden 0 miles since the start and stop are at the same point
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Originally Posted by gpelpel View Post
Easy.

How far did the Gladiators ride: 30 miles. Whatever how many many back and forth the end is still 30 miles from the start. So both B&Bs and Gladiators went 30 miles ahead. The B&Bs were more efficient though as they only rode 30 miles from start to end while God only knows how miles was required from the Glads to attain the same goal.

How many times the two groups met: Not enough info in the problem. It depends of how many Starbucks/Peet's or other goodies stores are on the way.

Which group burned more calories: They burned the same. One group has reserves to go many more miles, the other empty theirs (bones don't release energy anyway). We might give an edge to the B&B here as laughing is a big energy release.

Which group consumed more: One group consumes cookies, pizzas, and other good stuff, the other consumes concentrated chemical gu. So let's call it even again but what regimen sounds better to you?



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This sounds like a great idea! I have...had a lot of friends that would be interested...If you don't mind me joining...I have one of the slowest bikes in the world and I don't get enough of it...also the Missus has been workin the CycleOps a bit and trying to shed a couple of pounds, might get her interested... and for me...Just say Pizzaaaa....and I won't make fun of anyone...sort of...
Pete, you are always welcome. The cow bell, not so much . . . .
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Pete, you are always welcome. The cow bell, not so much . . . .
Just got a new one and its RED!
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I'd be down for a ride like this sometime. I like the slow, social rides as much as the "I wonder how long ago Pete, Ramon, and Marco finished" rides.
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Originally Posted by silentben View Post
Two groups of cyclists (the B&B Slowpokes and the Gladiators) leave the start of a 30 mile ride at 9am. Upon reaching the end of the ride, the Gladiators turn around and ride backwards to meet back up with the B&B folks. Upon regrouping, the Gladiators then turn around and ride to the end again and repeat this process until everyone finishes.

How far did the Gladiators ride?
How many times did the two groups meet up? Which group of riders burned more calories? Which group *consumed* more calories? Show all your work
As the Gladiators ride to the end then start to return, they will be X distance from the Slowpokes. As they move closer together, they will be 1/2 as far as the starting X, then after a while, 1/2 of the 1/2 (1/4), then, shortly half again (1/8). If you keep doing the math, you'll see that though the distance gets smaller and smaller, it never reaches zero. Therefore, the groups will never meet.
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Originally Posted by silentben View Post
Two groups of cyclists (the B&B Slowpokes and the Gladiators) leave the start of a 30 mile ride at 9am. Upon reaching the end of the ride, the Gladiators turn around and ride backwards to meet back up with the B&B folks. Upon regrouping, the Gladiators then turn around and ride to the end again and repeat this process until everyone finishes.

How far did the Gladiators ride? How many times did the two groups meet up? Which group of riders burned more calories? Which group *consumed* more calories? Show all your work
Pffft, it only means the Gladiators get there in early to start up the barbeque and set out the vittles for us Slowpokes!! I'll have mine medium rare...
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Just got a new one and its RED!
Perfect. It'll blend right in with your hemorrhoids . . . .
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when!? when!?
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This sounds like a great idea, as a confirmed Gladi-poke I approve. Can't make this w/e (relatives in town), but would love to come an schmooze later in the series.
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Noob from San Leandro interested. If you'll have me. I'm not fast, cool, or stylish, but I know good BBQ when I eat it.
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Wow.. my kinda ride.... (yay!) but will check in on schedule since it's on the other side of the bay...

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This is a great idea!! Count me in for as many as my schedule allows.

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