Thursday, May 19, 2016

Thursday Video - Cyclist Powers Toaster

German Sprint Cyclist Robert Forstemann Powering Toaster (Photo courtesy of Bleacher Report)
In today's video you will see Robert Forstemann attempting to generate enough power to toast one piece of bread. As you can tell from looking at his body, Robert is a sprinter. You might think he shouldn't have much trouble toasting one lousy piece of bread, but it isn't that easy. The toaster requires 700 watts over a period of time. During stage 10 of the 2015 Tour de France, Team Sky estimated that Chris Froome averaged just over 400 watts during the last 40 minutes.

Rube Goldberg would be very proud of these guys.

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