WMU has a thing called “Finals Finish.” It’s held in the rec center and is a chance for students to blow off steam during finals week. Pedal was invited to attend this year, and we wanted to try something marginally more exciting and steam-blowing than a table with a bunch of crap on it. After milliseconds of brainwave activity, we came up with a contest we termed (yep) Pedal Power. We equipped a couple of bikes with power meters and put ’em on trainers. Contestants pedaled the bikes for two minutes, at which point we divided their average power by their weight to arrive at watts per pound. We gave a prize to the most powerful guy and gal every hour.
We had a good time, met some nice folks and gave away a few goodies. Fun!