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Mattman asked in SportsCycling · 2 months ago

Would you believe that a pair of legs has enough power to light up 3-60 watt light bulbs?


I have read from somewhere saying leg is 1/4 horse power.

746 watts equals 1 horse power.

746 times 1/4 equal 186.5.

7 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago

    It is said that an average club cyclist can output about a hundred watts for several hours straight. 180 watts, for say 2 hours, would be a tougher standard but definitely achievable.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    I've seen pairs of legs that light ME up.

  • 2 months ago

    Simple 500W Bicycle Generator - Run 220V Bulbs, Halogens, Drill Machines or Grinders

  • 2 months ago

    Most people can output 240 watts for a few seconds, Trained cyclists can do it for a lot longer

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  • David
    Lv 6
    2 months ago


    I can push 1000W for a brief moment. Even that would light up more than 3 60W bulbs. I believe the sprint specialists manage more than 3000W. 

    Thing is, for how long? 

    A pro rider would be able to keep 4 bulbs going for several hours, but then he’s done for the day.

  • 2 months ago

    This article states that a reasonably fit person can power their entire house for 24 hours.  Quote, "One bicycle could potentially provide a small village with electricity if each household spends on hour per day pedaling the bike, and in such an environment where power is a more precious commodity, finding a willing cyclist would probably be easy to find 24 hours a day."

    ONE HOUR per day!  Pedal Power.   

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Sure thing. There is a pedal operated generator selling in Amazon that is advertised to put out 50 watts. A person that is in good shape can generate a lot more electricity with a more powerful generator. 

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