Or, "Minds, like rivers, can be broad. The broader the river, the shallower it is. Therefore, the broader the mind, the shallower it is."
Or, "We have pure food and drug laws; why can't we have laws to keep movie-makers from giving us filth?"
lets look at ur calculations... since i see that u took the calculations off a weightloss site, it probably didnt tell u what it takes to produce that 840kcal.
ok human body can only transform, at best, 25% of food calorie to work. so in order to make up that 840kcal for 30km, or 14 kcal/km, u need 4x or more food consumption. thats what weightloss thru burning calories is all about. u burn every 1 kcal = 4 kcal of food, thus u lose weight. normal man consumes abt 2700 kcal per day, angmoh standard. asians probably lower. say a 560 kcal for 20km, regular distance to and back from work, would burn all the food u eat in one day, ur body gets nothing, u need another 3 meals, get it? now how much does food cost? how much does petrol cost?
Ms Simpson might fit your example (consumes 12,000kCal/day) [link] but I believe she's really just one big perverse American slut (people pay to see her nude).- liberty gone awry.
- U must have mixed up grams to calorie conversions: 1g of Carbohydrate = 4kCalories if U would please.
now u know why is it more expensive to take a trishaw than a bus? energy wise cycling could be efficient, but our body is not an efficient energy converter.
and ur assumption 1 person per car is total moot point cos in sg, 12 out of 100 owns a car, and most ppl took public transport. u should try selling ur idea to the americans or OECD countries really, since they avg have 70 cars every 100 persons.
besides,going at a speed a cyclist cannot ever achieve and carry more things a cyclist cannot carry, there is no comparison. plus u havent factor in the other costs... the foot print of a bike, say 0.8x1.5m. 80 guys, 96 sq m. 80 guys on a bus, 30 sq m at most. so u build 3x more roads to house cyclists moving at 1/2 the speed? good job.
ps, and plz dun tell me how easy it is to cycle. i've tried cycling regularly from holland area to bukit batok 20yrs back, or even my resident in beijing to tiananmen square. if i take it easy it would be nearly an hour, and i'm on a racer not mountain bike. if i try to be fast, i probably cant do anything else after the session. and i bet no boss would like to see their employees dozing away after cycling to work, probably what happened in china with the afternoon naps and such. so does the industrial revolution make sense to u now? u travel to work without effort so that u can concentrate on ur work, instead of wasting energy on ur travel.
i've done it and dropped the idea, unlike armchair generals like greenies who used only lip service. greenies makes sense in their own countries becos of the angmohs' lifestyle. but it doesnt make sense here.
~ "The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'"-- Matthew 25:40 (NIV)
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