Pedal Power! http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Blog of almost daily workouts on the PPPM - Pedal Powered Prime Mover - to generate electricity for use in my home office. en-us Copyright 2007, The WEBworks David Butcher: Pedal Powered Prime Mover http://www.got.net/~davidbu/davidbu/avatar.gif http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen.html David Pedaling the PPPM Today, Mon Apr 27, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Beautiful weather and a great time for a charge. Pedaling hard, I powered my laptop and charged my eGo electric moped, portable power station, iPhone, mobile phone, movie camera, and more! Today, Sun Apr 26, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice strong ride. I charged a Lithium drill pack after using it to power the circular saw and drill atachments. I pedal-powered my entire project! Today, Sat Apr 25, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Love the weekends. Nice long ride charging everything: eGo electric moped, portable power station, iPhone, tablet, NiMH batteries, radio, and even electric toothbrush. Today, Fri Apr 24, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html What a week. I'm exhausted. I still have energy to pedal, however. I'm charging all my small devices for a busy weekend: mobile phone, tablet, movie camera, portable power station, and eGo electric moped. I'm also relaxing while I surf the web - powered by me! Today, Thu Apr 23, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Another late ride after a very busy workday. I powered my laptop for the entire ride and charged my portable power station and eGo electric moped. Today, Tue Apr 21, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html The beat goes on. I'm charging my iPhone, portable power station, tablet, Sonicare, movie camera, razor, emergency radio, spare laptop and powering my normal laptop so I can surf the web while I generate. Today, Mon Apr 20, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html This week will be extremely demanding for work. Lucking I have the PPPM to give me a break and some exercise - and generate power while riding it! I'm charging my eGo electric moped, Ryobi battery after using it to cut lumber, iPhone, tablet, Sonicare, portable power station, and even more! I'm also powering my laptop during the ride. Today, Sat Apr 18, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Brisk ride to charge the eGo electric moped after using it to tow a trailer to #freshandeasy and back. I bought a full week of supplies and food! I'll be doing pegal-powered workshop construction tomorrow, using #ryobi batteries to power saws and drills. All powered by me! Today, Fri Apr 17, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html What a week. I'm glad I have the pedal generator to keep me sane. I'm charging my laptop and a lot of other things too: tablet, mobile phone, Sonicate, eGo electric moped, portable power station, movie camera, NiMH batteries, and more. Today, Thu Apr 16, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Another stressful workday, but with a happy pedal generated ending! I charged my movie camera, laptop, tablet, mobile phone, cell phone, emergency radio, NiMH batteries, eGo electric moped, portable power station, and more! I also powered my laptop during the ride. Today, Wed Apr 15, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice long ride after a stressful day at work. Nothing cheers me up like generating power with the PPPM and my own body. I am recharging one laptop after doing massive windows updates while I use my second laptop to surf the web. Both powered by me! Today, Tue Apr 14, 2015 I Generated 50.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Short ride due to an increasing workload. I don't know if I can keep to 110 WH for the next few weeks - work is getting very difficult. Nice to have you back and generating, Norm! Today, Sat Apr 11, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice evening ride. I'll switch back to mornings soon. I charged my tablet, movie camera, mobile phone, iPhone, portable power station, NiMH batteries, emergency radio, eGo electric moped and powered my laptop during the entire ride. Today, Fri Apr 10, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Great to have you back, Norm! Nice ride tonight for me too. Today, Thu Apr 09, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Pedaling hard after a long workday. I charged my portable power station, eGo electric moped, and powered my laptop for casual web surfing. Today, Wed Apr 08, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Long ride after a hard day at work. Water rates are going up because we are conserving water! I wish I could pedal water. Pedaling electricity will have to do! Today, Tue Apr 07, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Hanging in there in a brutal work week with deadline after deadline. Pedaling is my only peace! I charged my iPhone, tablet, both laptops, eGo electric moped, portable power station, movie camera and NiMH batteries. Today, Sun Apr 05, 2015 I Generated 110 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Ready for a dramatically difficult week. I love the endorphins from pedaling, and the feeling that I am generating my own power. I'm powering two laptops (one is on so it can do updates, and the other is for me to browse the web while riding), topping off the eGo electric moped, and charging all my small devices such as tablets and mobile phones. It's a powerful feeling. Today, Thu Apr 02, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Busy day. nice to end it with a solid ride. I charged the eGo electric moped, the portable power station, and powered my laptop during the entire ride. Today, Wed Apr 01, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Hard ride after a hard day at work. I finished charging the parked Datsun, then charged my eGo electric moped, portable power station, iPhone, tsblet, mobile phones, and also charged some NiMH batteries. As I pedaled I powered my laptop and did all my non-work web surfing for the day as well. Today, Mon Mar 30, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice long ride after a weekend of house painting. I'm sore! It sure was great to be in shape with all the manual work involved. Climbing the ladder over and over was a breeze! But, now I need to charge all my devices - and I'll do my casual surfing on my pedal powered laptop during the ride. Today, Thu Mar 26, 2015 I Generated 55.0 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Short ride so I would have time for an extra long workday. I charged my eGo electric moped, portable power station, and powered my laptop during the ride. Today, Tue Mar 24, 2015 I Generated 55.0 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Half ride before a very busy day. The PPPM spun beautifully except for one bump on the flywheel. I charged my Electric drill batteries, razor, sonicare, movie camera, tablet, iPhone, mobile phone, portable power station and eGo electric moped. I also powered my laptop! Today, Sat Mar 21, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Charging the eGo after using it to tow a trailer home from the grocery store with a full week of food! Shopping - powered by me! Today, Fri Mar 20, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html TGIF! Nice end of the workweek ride. I charged my portable power station, eGo electric moped, Sonicare, tablet, mobile phones, powered my laptop and more. Today, Thu Mar 19, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Another evening ride. Nice strong push. I charged my electric drill batteries. They have all been powered by my since I bought them. Today, Wed Mar 18, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html My electric razor (among other things) has been 100% powered by me for the past 11 years. It has not received a single Watt from the grid. All me. Today, Tue Mar 17, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice fast ride! I charged everything. My Nokia mobile phone has been powered by me for more than 10 years. Not a single grid electron has been used to make it go. Today, Mon Mar 16, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html I'm charging the eGo electric moped. It's 100% off-grid - I am the only source of power for it. Today, Wed Mar 11, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Fast evening ride. Everything was charging: eGo electric moped, portable power station, tablet, iPhone, mobile phones, emergency radio and of course I powered my laptop during the ride. All my goofing around web surfing is powered by me! Today, Tue Mar 10, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Tough late night pedal. Busy work day tomorrow. I charged the eGo electric moped, my movie camera, Sonicare, iPhone, tablet, mobile phones (three of them) and my emergency radio - all at once.