Did you know that March 14 is Pi Day?
It’s a cheeky holiday that math aficionados came up with to honor π , the mathematical constant representing the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.
But even if you didn’t pay attention in high school geometry class, you can still hijack (pijack?) pi to celebrate something a little different. For us, that's pizza.
When we started thinking about what we were going to do for Pi Day, we naturally started thinking about big slices of cheesy goodness, slathered in sauce and loaded with all our favorite toppings.
It led us to an interesting question. If you have a big group of people all craving some piping hot 'za, which vehicle would you trust to really deliver the goods: a car or a RadBurro Electric Cargo Trike?
Here’s how they stack up.
We boiled the question down to which of the two could bring the most large cheese pizzas in a single trip.
To get there, we started with the box, one that's about 16" X 16" and 2" thick.
For the car, we picked a pretty standard mid-sized vehicle, one that has about 35" of headroom from the seat to the top and a trunk that's about 49" across. Nothing fancy. After all, we're delivering pizza, not caviar.
We crunched the numbers, and assuming you stack them properly in the trunk, the backseat, and the passenger seat, you can fit about 87 pizzas in that amount of space.
That's a lot of pizza, right? Now let's take a look at the RadBurro.
One of the best things about a RadBurro is that it can be customized to fit the job at hand, whether that's an assignment that calls for a run-of-the-mill truckbed or installing an attachment that turns the trike it into a pedicab.
For this particular job, we decided to go with a tall cargo box, something that can be purchased through Rad Power Bikes and has a volume of roughly 56 cu/ft.
We discovered that by using a RadBurro, you can actually haul 156 large pizzas, almost 70 more than our four-wheeled competitor.
Needless to say, that's a lot of pizza. Probably a little too much, especially if it's just for yourself.
In fact, if you were to eat all of it, you'd end up consuming about 353,964 calories, roughly 350,964 calories more than what nutritionists recommend for your daily intake.
How long would it take to burn that off? Well, with an ebike, that would come out to about 797 hours of solid pedaling.
Sure, that sounds like a long time, but compare that to the calories you burn driving. To reach the same result, you'd need to spend about 2,082 hours behind the wheel -- yet another way that cars lose out to electric bikes.
Now, who's hungry?
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Art By Mike Taylor