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I was thinking of going pro(5 posts)

I was thinking of going proishmael
Nov 7, 2003 6:05 PM
Someone around me has a small electric generator attached to their meager stream and the electric company will buy the electricity produced. I thought I'd be in the perfect world if I could hook a bike trainer up to a generator, train, and live off the electricity I made. I'd be pro. my own sponsor -no logos to wear, no strings attached. Just one long extension cord. This was what I'd been looking for for. The good news- the generator is cheap and yes the electric company will pay for the electricity produced. The bad news- the thing that regulates the electricty (can only sell consistant wattage or ampage to electric company) is prohibitively expensive. And the big bad news- RIDING FOR AN HOUR AT A STEADY 23 MILES PER HOUR LEVEL OF EFFORT WILL NET ME ABOUT MAYBE ABOUT TEN CENTS
You would be better off...the bull
Nov 7, 2003 7:02 PM
riding 12 mph for 5 cents an hour.
Hey 50 cents a day. Not that bad, but,how fast do tires wear on those things?
You would be better off...kevinacohn
Nov 7, 2003 9:53 PM
If there's ever a blackout again, just generate your own power! Of course, you'd have to ride non-stop to power a light bulb and radio...
You would be better off...kai-ming
Nov 7, 2003 10:23 PM
Get a rechargable battery, you may go to the loo and still have some light for reading.
have a bunch of kids..joe friday
Nov 8, 2003 8:59 AM
ya could create whats known as a 'wheel farm'
where they spin their little hearts out all day
on the wheels, make it part of their belief system
so they will be motivated, and hey, you can walk
around with a big white hat sipping mint juleps all day...

Hey why am I tellin' you this....anybody wanna marry me!?
We'll have lots of kids!! and..maybe a farm....