Bike Quote #5

November 10, 2008

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“A cyclist can ride three-and-a-half miles on the calories found in an ear of corn. Bicycles consumer 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

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