Date: Wed Oct 8 17:03:44 2008

Author: John Hubisz

Subject: Re: What to do with a Bicycle

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*Get the Physics of Technology (POT) module on the "Bicycle" for a great
set of physics experiments.

I still ride my stationary "bike" for 6.5 miles every day, but would not
attempt Bill's 41 miles these days. For my 50th I would have had to
ride 1400 miles. I won my first bicycle race at 10 and got my Bicycling
merit badge in Boy Scouts at 13. The requirements included a 50-mile
bike trip. I went from Peabody, Massachusetts, to someplace over the
Maine border (probably Kittery) that was just 50 miles so that I could
double the distance for those who thought that I couldn't do it. What
they didn't realize was that I drove 20 miles a day on my paper route
from the time that I was five - well maybe it built up to 20 by the time
that I was about eight. My bikes had balloon tires and were not racing
bikes with all that shifting.

John Hubisz*

Bill Norwood wrote:
>
> Hi Instructors and TA's and other physics guys,
>
>
>
> Just a momentary distraction, and I promise to get back to work:
>
>
>
> What are 6 things that one could do with a bicycle once he and it
> commence getting old?
>
>
>
> 1. Hang it up in the garage.
>
> 2. Admire it and remember.
>
> 3. Give it to a starving college student.
>
> 4. Etc.
>
>
>
> This link leads to another option, and it's very much about energy,
>
> which has something to do with physics, I heard.
>
> http://www.mtairy-messenger.com/cgi-bin/coranto/viewnews.cgi?id=EkkklylAykAvFDpTEK
>
>
>
> Cheers, Bill Norwood
>

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Get the Physics of Technology (POT) module on the "Bicycle" for
a great set of physics experiments.

I still ride my stationary "bike" for 6.5 miles every day, but would
not attempt Bill's 41 miles these days. For my 50th I would have had
to ride 1400 miles. I won my first bicycle race at 10 and got my
Bicycling merit badge in Boy Scouts at 13. The requirements included a
50-mile bike trip. I went from Peabody, Massachusetts, to someplace
over the Maine border (probably Kittery) that was just 50 miles so that
I could double the distance for those who thought that I couldn't do
it. What they didn't realize was that I drove 20 miles a day on my
paper route from the time that I was five - well maybe it built up to
20 by the time that I was about eight. My bikes had balloon tires and
were not racing bikes with all that shifting.

John Hubisz

Bill Norwood wrote:





Hi Instructors and TAís
and other physics guys,

Just a momentary
distraction, and I promise to get back to
work:

What are 6 things that
one could do with a bicycle once he and
it commence getting old?

1. Hang it up in the
garage.
2. Admire it and remember.
3. Give it to a starving
college student.
4. Etc.

This link leads to
another option, and itís very much
about energy,
which has something to do
with physics, I heard.
http://www.mtairy-messenger.com/cgi-bin/coranto/viewnews.cgi?id=EkkklylAykAvFDpTEK

Cheers, Bill Norwood





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