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Old 09-15-2013, 09:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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83 mph at infinite mpg

... over 0.6 miles, that is.

Dutch cyclist Sebastiaan Bowier breaks world cycling record in Nevada with speed of 133.78 km/hr (83.1 mph) : mpoppel

Here is a vid:
It is in Dutch, but I'll translate:
"How did it go?"
"oh, it went nice, yeah."
"Nice wind, eh?"
"We can go surfing."
(clims from bike)
"What does it say?"
"135" (km/h). Everyone cheers.
"At a given moment I did no longer tell him the speed. He managed it on this own, and this is what came ÷ut of it"
Sebastiaan explains how he built up the speed before the timed area. When asked again he says he was pedaling lightly in the beginning, and full out in the end.
Another (professional & time-track specialist) rider just did not match it, complains about sidewind.

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Old 09-15-2013, 03:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wonder what the angle of view is on the bike camera...

Certainly an impressive feat!
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Old 08-15-2014, 05:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I take it on that long level straightaway at Battle Mountain just off I-80?

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See recumbent.com for details. Nobody asked about my vote for the armpit of America
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Actually there is a miles per gallon associated with bicycles, but it's the mpg of water the rider drinks to stay hydrated and can vary from 25 to 50 mpg depending on the amount of heat, humidity, and the cyclist's power output.
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I like to call it a "miles per ham sandwich" rating, which is unfair to our Hebrew friends but "miles per airline kosher meal" doesn't have the right kind of rhythm.
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Actually there is a miles per gallon associated with bicycles, but it's the mpg of water the rider drinks to stay hydrated and can vary from 25 to 50 mpg depending on the amount of heat, humidity, and the cyclist's power output.
So... most of us get better mileage in our cars than cycling! Too bad I only have my bike right now!

It kind of sounds like the HHO scams that just claim you can use water for fuel and then lose you in details that defy logic.

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I like to call it a "miles per ham sandwich" rating, which is unfair to our Hebrew friends but "miles per airline kosher meal" doesn't have the right kind of rhythm.
Miles per turkey sandwich? Honestly, I think that is a better measurement, although you could have a small one with cheap ingredients while I made a party sub, but why get technical like MPPoTS, Miles per pound of turkey sandwich?

Cyclists do not use the water for energy, but instead for their cooling system.
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Miles per gallon even applies to walking, if I may rethread: http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post363102
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RedDevil, I didn't click on the thread - I will but I'm at work and a bit time constrained - but the title gets me: "What's driving the average human?"

For women: chocolate.
For men: women.

Sexist, yes, but that's my knee-jerk response, just going for the cheap laugh at the moment.
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See the chapter on Nutrition by Asher E. Jeukendrup in the book "High-Tech Cycling" edited by Edmund R. Burke. Water consumption is typically one liter per hour so 25 miles per gallon would be extreme conditions. It can get very warm sealed in a HPV fairing.

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