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, Thu Feb 26, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Late ride. I powered my laptop and charged my iPhone, tablet, mobile phones, portable power station and eGo electric moped. I also powered three LED lights. Very satisfying to power so many things at once. Today, Wed Feb 25, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Fast ride. I charged my iPhone, tablet, eGo electric moped, Portable Power Station, emergency radio, and my spare laptop. I also powered my primary laptop during the ride and did all my personal web surfing for the day. Today, Tue Feb 24, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Fast ride on a cold morning. I charged my second laptop, iPhone, eGo electric mpoped, portable power station, and NiMH batteries. I also powered another laptop and two Cree 60 Watt equivalent bulbs for the entire ride. Today, Mon Feb 23, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Endorphins! I love turning all my work stress into electricity. I charged one laptop while I powered the other, and I also charged my iPhone, Portable Power Station, tablet, mobile phones, and my eGo electric moped. Today, Sun Feb 22, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Wow, what a great fast ride. I charged both latops and finished charging my eGo electric moped. Today, Sat Feb 21, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Charging the eGo electric moped. I used it to tow a trailer and buy all my food for next week! I can charge it afterwards with one good, hard ride. Today, Fri Feb 20, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice smooth morning ride. I finished charging the second laptop and also powered my first laptop for an hour of web browsing. I also charged my eGo electric moped, NiMH batteries for my headlight (which I use instead of house lights), portable power station, iPhone and tablet, and more. Today, Thu Feb 19, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Today, in addition to charging my eGo electric moped, portable power station, mobile phone, tablet, iPhone and movie camera, I also charged TWO laptops at the same time. I used one to surf the web during the ride, and the other, a new Acer Aspire 15 was simply charged. Today, Wed Feb 18, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Fast pedal. I charged my radio, movie camera, iPhone, tablet, portable power station, eGo electric moped and powered my laptop during the ride. Today, Tue Feb 17, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Great ride. I charged my laptop, mobile phone, iPhone, portable power station, and the eGo Electric moped. I also finished charging the Sonicare! I'm making progress on renewing the epoxy coating on the flywheel. The PPPM will be quieter when I am done. Today, Mon Feb 16, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice ride, daydreaming of mountain biking on Catalina island and Spritzing some documents to prepare for a day off from work. Looks like I have at least one meeting. So much for the holiday. I charged all my devices, including my eGo electric moped, and powered my laptop during the ride. Today, Sat Feb 14, 2015 I Generated 115.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Charged the eGo electric moped after shopping for food for next week. The PPPM Roller is really noisy, so I am adding a new coat of epoxy to the flywheel. Today, Fri Feb 13, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Great morning ride before work. Some people take power naps - I take power rides! I charged my iPhone, eGo electric moped, movie camera, mobile phone, portable power station, emergency radio, and more. I also powered my laptop during the entire ride! Today, Thu Feb 12, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Great ride. I was strong through the entire ride. I imigine I am on a scenic bike ride as the Watt-hours tick by. I charged my iPhone, tablet, Sonicare, portable power station, eGo electric Moped, and powered my laptop for the entire ride. Today, Mon Feb 09, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice fast morning ride. Big work week. The flywheel needs a new coat of epoxy. I charged everything, from my Sonicare electric toothbrush to my eGo electric scooter, and I powered my laptop during the ride as well. Today, Sun Feb 08, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Cold rainy day, but I'm toasty warm while pedaling! I'm charging my portable power station, eGo electric moped, Sonicare, iPhone, tablet, movie camera, mobile phone, and NiMH batteries. I am also powering my laptop and studying documents for a very busy upcoming work week. Today, Fri Feb 06, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice fast moring ride. I charged all my battery-powered devices and powered my laptop as well! Today, Thu Feb 05, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Fast ride. I love seeing the Voltage rise on the battery bank even though I have my laptop running and all me devices plugged in and charging at the same time. Today, Wed Feb 04, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Great morning ride. I was full of energy, and I transferred it to my iPhone, tablet, laptop, portable power station, eGo electric moped, and other electronic devices. Today, Tue Feb 03, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice fast morning ride. I charged all my gadgets and powered my laptop too! This afternoon I'll power my air compressor a bit so I can staple loose shingled on my house. Today, Mon Feb 02, 2015 I Generated 120.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Brisk morning ride. I charged the eGo electric moped and powered my laptop during the ride so I could check on world events. Lots going on and not much of it is good. I also charged my razor, iPhone, tablet, mobile phone, and the portable power station. Today, Sun Feb 01, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Power! Today I spent almost the entire ride testing various air compressors. I used the air to inflate the tires on four different vehicles - 11 tires in all (it's a long story). The PPPM is a good match for powering a 12 Volt air compressor. Today, Sat Jan 31, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html It is unbelievably warm - 75 degrees F. I rode the eGo electric moped to #freshandeasy and stocked up on a full week of food. Now I'm pedaling to charge it back up! Today, Fri Jan 30, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice strong ride. The flywheel is making a sound like "walk here, walk here" every time it turns around. I'm powering my laptop and charging my portable power station, eGo electric moped, camera, radio, iPhone, tablet and more! Today, Thu Jan 29, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html I just replaced the roller, and I'm looking forward to a smooth ride. I'll power my laptop and check up on the stock market. I'll also charge my eGo electric moped and portable power station. The leftover power will go into my battery bank of recycled EV batteries. Today, Wed Jan 28, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Just staying in shape and making a little power while doing it. I'll charge mu eGo electric moped, portable power station, iPhone and tablet, NiMH batteries, and I'll also power my laptop. I daydream about riding around Catalina Island on a mountain bike during the rides. Today, Tue Jan 27, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Great ride. The PPPM needs a new roller - maybe tomorrow. Meanwhile I pedaled hard and powered my laptop. I also charged my iPhone, tablet, movie camera, radio, NiMH batteries and other battery powered things. Today, Mon Jan 26, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Everything is getting charged - iPhone, tablet, mobile phones, movie camera, portable power station and of course the eGo Electric moped. I'm powering my laptop and reading about the huge storm in the Northeast. I'll bet some of those folks wish they had a PPPM! Today, Sun Jan 25, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html What a great ride! I charged the eGo after using it to buy a trailer of food for next week. My entire week of grocery shopping was just powered by a single ride! Today, Sat Jan 24, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Where did the say go? Whatever. Time to ride. Time to charge all my battery powered devices and power my laptop, while I surf the web to wind down. I'll also charge my eGo electric moped so I can go to the store tomorrow. Today, Fri Jan 23, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice ride after a brutal week. I charged all my devices - phones, cameras, tablets, radios, electric scooters, and I read the Google Mobile Playbook on my laptop - which I was also powering, of course!