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Old 01-16-2016, 06:05 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Naturmobil is the, er, brainchild of Iranian inventor Hadi Mirhejazi, who figured a horse strapped to a treadmill is the only logical replacement for the internal combustion engine. According to the Guardian, Naturmobil uses a treadmill connected to a 20-gear drivetrain that, when trotted upon, simultaneously recharges the battery and powers the two-seater up to 28 mph.
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Old 01-16-2016, 12:51 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Whachoo talkin 'bout?

It's air cooled and all the emissions are organic.

redneck -- Google says a horse can gallop at 25-30mph. If it can get 28mph at a trot, that's the power of streamlining. It's like sailing downwind faster than the wind.

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Old 01-16-2016, 08:14 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Streamlining and gearing.
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Google says a horse can gallop at 25-30mph. If it can get 28mph at a trot, that's the power of streamlining.
Not streamlining, but gearing and wheels. Exactly like a human riding a bicycle.

Though a horse can gallop that fast, it can't do so for very long - a mile or two at racing pace. Over a long distance, they aren't much faster than a human runner. Winning speeds for the Tevis Cup https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tevis_Cup average about 7 mph for the 100 mile distance - though granted, the route isn't exactly flat :-) And interestingly enough, it isn't much faster than the human race over the same course: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wester..._Endurance_Run
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I think a streamlined bike will go that fast with less energy output.
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From the driver, or the horse? Cracking a whip once in a while isn't all that strenuous.
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Obviously you've never maintained a horse. Tossing around bales of hay & feed is a lot more work than pumping gas :-)
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Plus which, the car won't kick you in the leg if you walk too close behind it.
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Obviously you've never maintained a horse. Tossing around bales of hay & feed is a lot more work than pumping gas :-)
I only ride 'em, I don't know what makes 'em work.

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Apparently doctors and educators have just discovered water fountains.

Except ones that cost $1000 each because Technology, I guess. Maybe because Medical, I don't know.

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