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Metric turncoats

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by simonali, 16 Mar 2008.

  1. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Why do a lot of bicyclists on here measure their rides in kilometres? Is it coz the numbers are bigger?
     
  2. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    No, its because the smaller units of measurement give a more sensible measurement, especially in regards to speed.
     
  3. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Location:
    Melksham, Wilts
    Dunno I wouldn't know where I was with kilometers to be honest although to be fair i haven't got a clue how many meters there are to a mile.
     
  4. longers

    longers Veteran

    I use miles.
     
  5. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Location:
    Melksham, Wilts
    1.5 miles to a km? aprox i think?
     
  6. longers

    longers Veteran

    Apart from when I don't :biggrin:. My bike computers are always set up in miles though.
     
  7. longers

    longers Veteran

    1.61 if I recall correctly.
     
  8. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Location:
    Melksham, Wilts
    Covered it in gcse maths recently (retakes not still at school) and your right longers they tell you to round to 1.6 looking at me notes.
     
  9. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    That's gotta be the bigest load of tosh I've read since I dunno what! Makes no sense at all.
     
  10. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    1.609 atcherly. :biggrin: Any more decimal places anyone?
     
  11. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Location:
    Melksham, Wilts
    you round though to 1.6 though or at least its accepted by examiners :biggrin:
     
  12. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Atcherly it's 1.6 km to the mile, not t'udder way round.
     
  13. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    Location:
    Logopolis
    It's all irrelevent anyway. If you don't like a unit just invent another one.
     
  14. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Location:
    Melksham, Wilts
    I know elmo typo sorry.
    ahh the youth of today.
     
  15. derall

    derall Über Member

    Location:
    Home Counties
    Since I was a nipper I've been an orienteer, and 'O' courses are always measured in kms. Hammered home in the army where everything is measured in m and km. Just seems natural to continue using metric now. (And I still measure bearings in mils [6400 mils in a circle])