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 Nov 16, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Back to normal. I charged my tablet, iPhone, Roomba vacuum cleaner, and powered my laptop for the entire ride. Today, Wed Nov 15, 2017 I Generated 55.0 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Half a ride after a two week break. My legs felt great, but my lungs were out of shape. I charged my iPhone and tablet, NiMH batteries, and Roomba robot vacuum cleaner. Today, Thu Oct 26, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Strong ride to charge all my devices, including Roomba, iPhone and tablet, Movie Camera, and also to power my laptop for casual web surfing. Today, Tue Oct 24, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Late ride to charge my iPhone and tablet. I also charged my Roomba and powered my laptop for the entire ride. Today, Thu Oct 19, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html More power generation to keep all my devices ready for use. I charged my Roomba, iPhone, movie camera, NiMH batteries, and I also powered my laptop during the entire ride. Today, Wed Oct 18, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Roomba charge and Laptop power throughout the ride. I also charged my iPhone, tablet, movie camera, and my battery bank. Today, Tue Oct 17, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Full speed pedal late at night, charging my Roomba, iPhone, tablet, and powering my Laptop. Today, Mon Oct 16, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html First training day for Catalina 2018. 300+ workouts to go. I charged my iPhone, tablet, mobile phone, and Roomba. I also powered my laptop and read news, almost all of it bad. Today, Thu Oct 12, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Another smokey day as fires rage in central California. I charged my Roomba, iPhone and tablet, portable power station, and powered my laptop for the entire ride. Today, Wed Oct 11, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Huge fires in central California. Hundreds missing. Dozens killed. Smoke in the air in San Jose. All due to Human activity causing increased CO2, forcing a warmer climate. Tens of thousands of people driving past the fires on I5, oblivious to the connection. Today, Tue Oct 10, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Charging NiMH batteries, powering my laptop, and charging my Roomba for housecleaning. Nice healthy, energy generating ride. I also charged a flashlight. Today, Mon Oct 09, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice evening ride. I participated in #OhmHour and saved energy today. I switched my Polycom desk phone to the Pedal Generator battery bank during the event, and now it's time to pedal the energy back into the batteries! Today, Thu Oct 05, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Cool evening - perfect for a power generating ride. I charged my iPhone, Roomba, portable power station, and powered my laptop for casual web surfing. Today, Wed Oct 04, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Another nice evening ride, charging all my battery powered devices. I powered my laptop too - all with electricity from me. Today, Tue Oct 03, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Late night ride after a long workday. I charged my Roomba, movie camera, mobile phone, NiMH batteries and powered my laptop. 50 degree C days predicted for Australia within a decade or two. We are making hot parts of the word inlivable. Today, Sat Sep 30, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Fast ride inspired by an inquiry to exuip spin bikes with generators... I used my enthusiasm to charge my iPhone, mobile phone, movie camera, Roomba and other personal devices. I also powered my laptop! Today, Wed Sep 27, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice evening ride to check the news and charge my devices. I pedal-powered my laptop while I charged my Roomba, tablet, iPhone and mobile phone, and several other small battery powered devices. Today, Tue Sep 26, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Fast evening ride on a very warm evening. I charged my Roomba, movie camera, iPhone and tablet, and powered the laptop I was using to read news online. Today, Mon Sep 25, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice ride on a warm evening. I checked the news on my pedal-powered laptop, watched twitter roll by, and charged all my battery powered devices. Today, Sun Sep 24, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice fast ride! I charged the Roomba, tablet, iPhone, mobile phone, NiMH batteries, movie camera, and powered my Amazon Dot for the entire ride. Today, Sat Sep 23, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice evening ride. I charged the Roomba after vacuuming 1/4 of the house with it, and also charged my movie camera, iPhone, mobile phone, NiMH batteries, tsblet, and more! Today, Thu Sep 21, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice fast morning ride. Full speed for the rirst half while all my devices were thirsty for power, and then tapering off. Today, Tue Sep 19, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Cool evening ride. Thinking about Puerto Rico. I charged all my battery powered devices and used my pedal-powered laptop to read news. Today, Mon Sep 18, 2017 I Generated 50.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Short ride due to mechanical difficulties with a new genertor, but I still managed to top off my iPhone and camera. Looking forward to a full ride tomorrow! Today, Thu Sep 14, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice evening ride to top off the charge on the Roomba, charge my mobile phone and tablet, emergency radio, and power my laptop for casual web surfing. Today, Wed Sep 13, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice strong evening ride. I'm practicing for Vivia Calle San Jose, Bike Palo Alto, and Catalina Mountain Biking! I fear no hill, and my devices are all powered by ME! Today, Tue Sep 12, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Brisk morning ride. I charged my Roomba and checked on the melting Arctic ice using my pedal powered laptop. Today, Mon Sep 11, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Late evening pedal after being too tired to handle the morning climb. I charged my Roomba, iPhone, tablet, Nokia antique mobile phone, movie camers, emergency radio, and more. Viva Calle San Jose bike ride this weekend, and I'm in shape for it! Today, Sat Sep 09, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Late evening ride. Thinking about Hurricane Irma. The storm surge will get steadily worse as the oceans rise. We need to move beyond the Carbon economy. Today, Sat Sep 09, 2017 I Generated 120.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html I pedaled a little extra because, after visiting my friend in Portland for two week,s I weight a little extra! I shall convert the weight into electricity. I charged my Roomba and used my pedal-powered laptop to check on Irma. Today, Fri Sep 08, 2017 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Long ride in the window at TechShop, powering a 40 inch TV! Meanwhile Irma, a gigantic climate-change-fueled mega hurricane, heads for Florida.