Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Stupidest idea of the year, so far

This sets the bar pretty high, but it’s only February. I bet the other congressmen can put their heads together and come up with something even stupider than this.

GOP lawmaker offers $1 billion prize to first 100 mpg gasoline car – The Hill's Floor Action.



Automobiles on Steroids
January 12, 2012, 08:38
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From a paper by Christopher Knittel in American Economic Review (pdf).

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/cars-on-steroids-0104.html


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Since 1980, horsepower has more than doubled, and average weight has gone way up, so mpg gains have been largely canceled.

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MPG of a Human
December 1, 2011, 05:16
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MPG of a Human | Do the Math.

Murphy gives about the same figures I came up with for Cyclist’s Manifesto. —-> 1000 mpg for cycling.