Apr 28, 2010
Science Scene - Pedal Power
The bikes are hooked up to generators that require guests of average fitness to pedal for about 15 minutes to create 10 watt-hours of electricity. iPhones attached to the handlebars display the amount of power being generated.
Hitting the 15-minute mark earns lucky exercisers a $36 meal voucher, and that's presumably on a repeatable reward system. But a hotel spokeswoman said that she doubted people would exploit the initiative for free meals. Oh, Denmark ... not that we're frowning on the highly generous offer.
No restaurant in the US could stay in business doing this, basically, our country will do anything to get things for free. Guess the price of power in Denmark is a lot higher than here. $154/hour, not a bad gig if you can get it.