6:00 - The alarm sounds signalling that the batteries need changing. The subject dismounts the exercise bike and removes the batteries from the charger attached. He appears to be in tears.
6:02 - The subject trips as he races towards the alarm on the wall. No notable signs of injury.
6:03 - The subject has successfully replaced the batteries in the alarm.
6:05 - The subject has placed the drained batteries in the charger.
6:06 - The subject has remounted the exercise bike and continues to pedal.
Alarm set for 11 hours 54 minutes.
Nineteen successfully completed cycles. The experiment continues.
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