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Old 04-26-2009, 07:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cfg83 View Post
For a given household gizmo, I'd like to see a breakdown of how much pedaling I'd need to do. For instance, to make some toast, how much pedaling at what effort?
Do you have a KillaWatt? If not, next time I make toast I'll measure how much power is consumed

50-75Watts is a fairly sustainable (human fatigue wise) pace on a bike.... But, you're very inefficient at that particular moment as toast is typically a breakfast item, indicating you probably don't have much in the way of readily accessible energy. So you're even less efficient as your body needs to take more steps to convert chemical energy stores into usable energy

(better add a second slice )
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