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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.