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    Default It's funny because it's true!

    I hadn't seen this particular one before:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilsko View Post
    Yawwwnnn- I eat whether I drive or ride- the whole bikers get a lower (or nearly equivalent) mpg than cars thing holds precisely no weight in my book. But it's a well written and fun-to-read analysis.

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    Dont forget this one

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    I don't enjoy putting gasoline in my car.

    I enjoy putting fuel in my stomach.



    interestingly, I was doing a (very) rough calculation of costs for me the other day. My ~47 mile commute costs me $3.20 in bus fair (which cuts 10 miles off an already too long commute), then the food costs because I do eat more when I bike. My car gets 35 MPG, and is about 54 miles, so roughly 1.5 gallons or $6 of gas. I won't even calculate my time, 4 hours door-to-door basically for the round-trip bike and about 45-60 minutes door-to-door car.

    Is it cheaper to bike? Not really. I used to ride Metro from Bethesda to Suitland instead of driving, 90 minutes on Metro vs. 45 in the car (my commutes are against the flow of rush traffic). Metro was definitely more expensive. I just hate driving in this area. I hate the drivers in this area. I'd rather spend more money on food to fuel myself for 4 hours of cycling to go 47 miles plus bus ride, and $3.20 bus fare to get to work. It's all the "intangibles" that add up for me that just can't be overcome by the negatives that driving brings.

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    it's funny

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilsko View Post
    Dont forget this one
    it's really funny

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    My ebike gets 15 watt-hours per mile. I'm not good at math - can someone convert that to mpg equivalent? Just curious to know how it compares to a Prius or volt electric car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnva View Post
    My ebike gets 15 watt-hours per mile. I'm not good at math - can someone convert that to mpg equivalent? Just curious to know how it compares to a Prius or volt electric car.
    According to The Intertubes, 20 watt-hours per mile is somewhere around 800 MPG.

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