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revised Does it takes longer to cycle a route with a mountain on it comparing to the same distance without a mountain? What is the cause of that?
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answered Does it takes longer to cycle a route with a mountain on it comparing to the same distance without a mountain? What is the cause of that?
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Apr
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comment How much cheaper is cycling than driving?
I didn't include food because there are a lot of issues surrounding the calorie: 1) as an bio energy measurement (a calorie of different food types aren't necessarily equivalent) and 2) studies have shown that strangely enough the body can sustain long term increased activity levels without increases in food input (I.e the body may be selectively discarding food until needed).
Apr
24
comment How much cheaper is cycling than driving?
@BlamBlamBlam - in budgeting software I split the transactions when a particular part I buy for the bike is a "want" rather than a "need". This way I could figure out the actual consumables.
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comment How much cheaper is cycling than driving?
@joao_pimentel - what I have done is give you an upper bound (i.e., most typical cycling use-cases should be lower cost, therefore resulting in a lower ratio; e.g., 1/10th). Cost of ownership analyses by definition are case dependent, it's intellectually dishonest to suggest otherwise. This is why all car cost-of-ownership calculators start by helping you to define your use-case (i.e., class of vehicle). The only way to drive a more general figure would be to average a large array of individual use-cases over their respective population proportions.
Apr
24
comment Why use zip ties on Wald baskets?
Easy, cheap and strong. Won't damage the basket.
Apr
24
comment How much cheaper is cycling than driving?
I am sure there will be a teeth washing about some of my prices or replacement intervals, so I have posted the spreadsheet. Feel free to revise to your heart's content.
Apr
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revised How much cheaper is cycling than driving?
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Apr
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comment How much cheaper is cycling than driving?
I found maintenance was actually the biggest cost, about 3x as much as the bike once amortized over 5 years. See the calculations in my answer.
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answered How much cheaper is cycling than driving?
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comment How much cheaper is cycling than driving?
Typically these calculations are amortized over the lifetime of the vehicle (bike or car)
Apr
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comment How much cheaper is cycling than driving?
@Criggie sorry but vehicle maintenance is also considered in cost of ownership. In the same way, you can track the cost of various consumables (e.g., chains, cassettes, tires, brake pads, saddles, cables, grips/bar wrap), then amortize over the appropriate period of time or distance covered to derive the per km cost of ownership. It is also possible to include devaluation in this calculation. I have been collecting situation (personally) for a few years now.