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Our MPG as compared to our BMW S units.

I came across this useful statistic that explains how well we riders actually are tuned as compared to our bikes.

A 2006 study by Texas A&M University found that the average American walks about 900 miles per year.

Another study by the American Beer Institute found that Americans drink an average of 22 gallons of beer a year.

That means, on average, Americans get approximately 41 miles per gallon.

Not bad! Perhaps some of you others don't get that good a mileage but hey, they have some high octane stuff down at the liquor store if you want to try and get more "steps per sip......................"


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LOL!

I don't drink beer, so I must (subconsciously or more likely unconsciously) know the secret of perpetual motion...
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I am on the new "Beer and Ice cream" diet and hopefully will begin losing weight soon. Since a Calorie can be described as any of several approximately equal units of heat, each measured as the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1░C from a standard initial temperature, especially from 3.98░C, 14.5░C, or 19.5░C, at 1 atmosphere pressure.
By eating very cold food such as ice cream and washing it down with plenty of ice cold beer, any Calories (heat units) that may have been ingested are quickly counteracted by the cold beer.
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Swartsman, You're on to something here. I volunteer for a double blind peli-study. I'll drink beer 'til I can't see anything and you eat ice cream 'til you get brain freeze and can't see either. We'll both be blind. How many days do think we'll last?

BTW, I've named your bike the "Swartster".
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What??? Wait a minute it was my idea.. how come you get the beer!!!!
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Always remember...

Beer has food value, but food has no beer value!

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Curve, you may be onto something here! If you incease use of beer, you also increase use of gas. So they are proportionally linked!

Although above theories claim the opposite. We need tests.

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