My commute vs Jaffa Cakes

Last weekend, I picked up a super-cheap cycling computer in Aldi for 20 Euros. I cycle to work, and I thought it’d be fun to get some geeky number-crunching in on my daily commute.

Here are the figures for my trip into work:

  • Ride time: 12:16
  • Trip distance: 2.4 miles
  • Avg speed: 12.7 MPH
  • Max speed: 22.4 MPH
  • Total KCal work performed: 136
  • Max pulse rate: 146

Given that there are 46 kilocalories in a Jaffa Cake, 136 KCal means that every day, I can eat 3 Jaffa Cakes with impunity. Result! ;)

Also: some relevant commentary from Penny Arcade.

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  1. Posted April 18, 2008 at 18:53 | Permalink

    I showed this to my girlfriend Justin, she said “that’s how girls think”. So there you go, you’re a girl! :)

  2. Posted April 20, 2008 at 20:32 | Permalink

    Wonderful, I think that’s how all energy output should be rated. This meme has legs!

  3. Posted April 21, 2008 at 12:13 | Permalink

    Love it. Though, I think I may need to cycle more to off set my jaffacake intake!

  4. pipscina
    Posted April 21, 2008 at 18:59 | Permalink

    Don’t forget you go there AND back, so I reckon it’s 6 Jaffa cakes you can eat….

  5. Richard L Walker
    Posted April 29, 2008 at 00:10 | Permalink

    Are you riding to work on your bike? If the commute is done with a bus, auto or train wouldn’t the one actually doing the work get the cakes? If such a solution would impair operation, I’d be happy to sacrifice my body consuming those cakes.

  6. Posted April 29, 2008 at 09:15 | Permalink

    Richard — yes, this is on a bike. It’d be a lot less extertion if it was by motorised transport ;)