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, Wed Aug 26, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html I charged my razor, spare laptop, portable power station, Roomba, movie camera, iPhone, mobile phone and powered my laptop all at once! I used the laptop to check on the stock market. We may all be pedaling for electricity soon! Today, Fri Aug 21, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice fast morning ride. Busy weekend ahead. I charged the eGo, portable power station, Roomba, and powered my laptop. Today, Thu Aug 20, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html I pedaled like a madman and charged everything up! Looking forward to a crazy weekend. Today, Wed Aug 19, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice strong morning ride. I charged a spare 12 volt car battery, Roomba, eGo electric moped, iPhone, tablet, radio, mobile phone and powered my laptop. I kept up a 110 Watt pace the the first half of the workout, and then about 95 Watts for the rest. Two sprints at the end went over 120 Watts! Today, Tue Aug 18, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Fast ride. I charged my Roomba, eGo electric moped, iPhone, movie camera, tablet, mobile phone, portable power station and also several NiMH batteries. The PPPM is running very well and the rides feel great! Today, Mon Aug 17, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Cool morning ride charging the Roomba, eGo electric moped, iPhone and tablet, and powering my laptop for an hour of work research online. Today, Sun Aug 16, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html The Pedal Powered Roomba is back! The new Lithium batteries were fully charged (by my of course) so I turned the Roomba loose onthe bedroom and hall. All clean. Now I'll charge it back up and catch up on my web surfing at the same time by powering my laptop while I ride as well. Today, Sat Aug 15, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Beautiful morning and a nice strong ride. I charged the eGo electric moped after using it to buy a week of food from the supermarket. SO far this year I have driven my car less than 1,500 miles, thanks for being in shape! Today, Fri Aug 14, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice strong morening ride. I have not had time to run the Roomba yet (I will this weekend) but I am keeping it charged. The PPPM is running very smoothly and efficiently. Today, Thu Aug 13, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice fast ride watching movies for work on my pedal powered laptop. At the same time, I topped up the charge on the eGo electric moped, charged my Roomba and Sonicare, the portable power station, my movie camera and mobile phone, tablet and radio. I still had extra electricity so I ran a 9 Watt Cree LED bulb along with everything else. Today, Wed Aug 12, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Fast ride - charging the Roomba, an electric drill battery, NiMH batteries, emergency radio, portable power station, iPhone and tablet, movie camera and powering my laptop, all at once! I felt tremendously powerful! Today, Mon Aug 10, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice early morning ride. I am charging as much as I can to get in shape for several September and October bike rides. I charged a second laptop while powering one for work email review this morning. Today, Sun Aug 09, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice smoot ride. Today I charged the portable power station, Roomba and powered my laptop. I also charged my movie camera, tablet, iPhone, mobile phone and several NiMH batteries. Today, Sat Aug 08, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Pedaling hard to charge the eGo electric moped after using it to tow a trailer to #freshandeasy and buy food for an entire week! Excellent workout! Today, Fri Aug 07, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice steady ride after a late night. I completely charged by second laptop (it's always been 100% Powered by Me) while I use my PPPM laptop to check up on the world. Almond growers have won out over the Delta Smelt - it's going extinct - and their attitude is Who Cares? No more almonds for me. Today, Thu Aug 06, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Charged two laptops at once! Today, Wed Aug 05, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice fast morning ride. I held a 110 Watt pace for the first half of the ride. I powerd two laptops during the ride - one for web surfing on Eco sites and one was being upgraded by Windows Upgrade. Today, Tue Aug 04, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice smooth morning ride. I powered my laptop and studied documents for work with it. The PPPM is spinning well and I am keeping all my small battery powered devices charged - from phones and tablets to electric scooters and cordless drills. Today, Mon Aug 03, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Chilly mornings make for hard rides. I can generate more power if I don't overheat. I charged my mobile phones and tablets and powered my laptop during the entire ride. Today, Sun Aug 02, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Brisk early morning pedal. I charged my parked Datsun roadster, Roomba, eGo electric moped, two mobile phones, tablet, iPhone, NiMH batteries, movie camera, portable radio and poretable power station - all at once - while powering my laptop for casual web surfing. Today, Sat Aug 01, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Hot day, so I pedaled in the evening. I charged my Roomba, iPhone, mobile phone, NiMH batteries, portable power station, eGo electric moped and powered my laptop. Today, Thu Jul 30, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html I just requrrned froma tip and it feels great to be back on the PPPM producing power. I charged all the devices I took on the trip and powered my laptop at the same time. Today, Fri Jul 17, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice steady ride. I charged my portable power station, eGo electric moped, mobile phone, tablet, and two laptops. Today, Thu Jul 16, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice hard ride after a LONG day of work. I continued to charge the Datsun roadster battery, and I also charged my iPhone, two laptops, movie camera, tablet, portable power station, eGo electric moped and more! Today, Tue Jul 14, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice hard ride. I charged the Roomba robot vacuum cleaner, my second laptop, iPhone, tablet, mobile phone, portable powerstation, eGo electric moped, and powered my laptop for an hour of casual web surfing. Today, Sun Jul 12, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice cool evening. I still had some eGo electric moped charging to do, so the ride was a serious workout! I also charged by camera, razor, Roomba, iphone, tablet and portable power station. I powered my laptop for the second half of the ride and caught up on the Greece situation. What a circus. Today, Sat Jul 11, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Brisk ride with the eGo electric moped soaking up the charge. I used it to tow a trailer to Fresh and Easy and back with a week of food! Now I have to replace the missing electrons :-) Today, Thu Jul 09, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Strong ride at the end of a cloudy day. Weird weather! Greece is still playing games, and China is absolutely melting down. Meanwhile I am pedaling energy into my eGo electric mopes, mobile phones, two labtop computers, portable power station, movie camera, tablet, and more! Today, Wed Jul 08, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Noce evening ride. I charged my eGo electric moped, razor, second laptop, portable power station, iPhone, tablet, mobile phone and movie camera. I also powered my laptop for the entire ride. Today, Thu Jul 02, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Hooray for holidays! I'll me puttering around the house. Before tomorrow, I'll have charged my eGo electric moped, headlamp batteries, emergency radio, portable power station, movie camera, mobile phone and tablet, and I'll have checked on the Solar Impulse solar plane using my pedal powered laptop! Today, Wed Jul 01, 2015 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Hot ride after a long day at work. There was a grid energy alert today, but I'm not worried as long as I have my pedal generator!