Note to Self:

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Vehicle for a Small Planet

“A cyclist can ride three-and-a-half miles on the calories found in an ear of corn. Bicycles consume less energy per passenger mile than any other form of transport, including walking. A ten-mile commute by bicycle requires 350 calories of energy, the amount in one bowl of rice. The same trip in the average American car uses 18,600 calories, or more than half a gallon of gasoline.”—Marcia D. Lowe, The Bicycle: Vehicle for a Small Planet (this quote was found here)

The following clip is only 47 seconds long and interesting enough to watch...but then again, as I've mentioned in previous posts, if you're reading this I'm most likely preaching to the choir.


1 comment:

Bikejuju said...

Lovely! And so true.