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The Race to Work

THE RACE TO WORK VISUALIZING THE SPEED OF WINTER SPORTS Watching a race on TV is exciting, but it's difficult to grasp how fast the athletes are actually traveling., To get a real-world sense of speed, let's look at what would happen if these athletes raced to work - using an average commute of 16 miles - against a car traveling on a snowy highway. See who gets there first, and who's left in the snow bank. 59 SKI MPH JUMPING 50 GIANT MPH SLALOM SKIING 3I ALPINE MPH SNOWBOARDING SNOWMOBILE (SO RACING MPH CROSS-COUNTRY 20 MPH SKIING SPEED 4.5 CURLING MPH 54 MPH SKATING LUGE 90 MPH 93 BOBSLED MPH AVERAGE HIGHWAY SPEED 45 MPH IN THE SNOW DISTANCE TRAVELED (MILES) 10 11 12 SOURCES 13 14 15 16,_speeds_and_percentage differences_ Vancouver_2010 Nationwide Insurance

The Race to Work

shared by rosetta on Feb 07
Cars aren’t at their best in snowy conditions, especially compared to winter sports athletes. Find out the average speed of nine snow sport athletes, and who would win if they raced you on your mo...


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