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 Oct 01, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice fast evening ride. Huge workday tomorrow. Bike Palo Also this weekend! I'm in shape and ready! Today, Tue Sep 30, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice strong morning ride. I maintained 100+ Watt output for the first 50 Wahh-hours, and then eased off a bit. I charged my eGo, iPhone, tablet, razor, movie camera, portable powerstation, NiMH batteries, and powered my laptop. Today, Sun Sep 28, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Great mid-day ride. I charged my eGo electric moped after using it to tow trailer for food shopping. A single trip buys a week of food! I also charged my other battery powered devices at the same time. Today, Thu Sep 25, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Pedaling like a madman. i'll be on a LONG mountain bike ride in a few weeks, so I have to get in shape! I powered my laptop and charged all my small devices during the ride. Today, Wed Sep 24, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Early morning ride so I can have my evening free. I charged my Sonicare, portable power station, eGo electric moped, emergency radio, iPhone and tablet, and my NiMH battery charger. I also powered my laptop for the entire ride. Today, Tue Sep 23, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Long evening pedal. I have been using my monitor more and the batteries seem to be able to handle it. I'm powering my laptop and charging my eGo electric scooter. Today, Mon Sep 22, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice strong ride. I charged my eGo electric moped, portable power station, movie camera, iPhone, mobile phone, Sonicare electric toothbrush, and NiMH batteries. I also powered my laptop during the entire ride. Today, Sat Sep 20, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Today I rented Shenanigan, an electric Honda Fit ZipCar, and rode in the world's longest Electric Vehicle parade, breaking the Guinness World Record. It was awe-inspiring - more than 500 silent, pollution-free vehicles parading under the DeAnza Solar panels. Welcome to the future. Today, Thu Sep 18, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html A powerful ride! I charged NiMH batteries for my headlamp, my portable power station, the eGo electric moped, my tablet and iPhone, and more. I powered my laptop during the ride and checked world news on the web. Today, Tue Sep 16, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Back to the bike! I feel a powerful ride coming on. I'll charge my phones, tablet, razor, movie camera, NiMH batteries, portable power station and eGo electric moped. I'll also power my laptop and see what the outside world is up to. Today, Sat Sep 13, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Tonight is eGo charging night - 100 revolutions of sprint followed by 100 or 200 revolutions of rest, then another 100 revolutions of sprint. It's a tough workout. Today, Fri Sep 12, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Strong ride. I charged my portable drill and powered my laptop for the entire ride. Today, Thu Sep 11, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Strong morning ride. Preparing for my ride around Catalina! I charged my eGo electric moped, portable power station, iPhone, movie camera, mobile phone, emergency radio, several NiMH batteries, and powered my laptop all at the same time. Today, Tue Sep 09, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html I completely refurbished the PPPM pedal generator this past weekend, after ten years of rides. I painted it and replaced the bottom bracket. I rode it like a madman this evening and it felt great! Today, Tue Sep 02, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html A tough ride after way too late a night at work. There is a unique wear pattern on the drive wheel that is making the PPPM pedal generator say "happy happy happy" evry time the flywheel spins. Today, Mon Sep 01, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Long weekend turned into a normal workday for me today. I'm catching up from last week. Tonight I'll charge the eGo electric moped and my Portable Power Station. Today, Sun Aug 31, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Charging the eGo electric moped after a little battery service. It's time to move on from Lead Acid batteries - the next thing is LTO - Lithium Titanate http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithium%E2%80%93titanate_battery Today, Fri Aug 29, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Late night ride after a grueling week. I charged my parked Datsun roadster, Portable Power station, eGo electric moped, tablet, iPhone, and more. Today, Thu Aug 28, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Another strong ride - getting into shape for Catalina by powering all my devices. Portable Power Station, eGo electric moped. laptop, and more! Today, Tue Aug 26, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice smooth ride. I charged the eGo electric moped, Portable Power station, iPhome, tablet, movie camera, mobile phone, and a cordless drill battery, all at once. I also powered my laptop during the entire ride. Today, Mon Aug 25, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Great to see you again Norm! The NiCD sticks sound pretty slick. Filled with human Power! Nice. Today, Sun Aug 24, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html I charged teh aGo electric moped after using it ot tow a trailer to Fresh DESCRIPTION Easy and back - with a week's worth of food! It would be more efficient to tow the trailer with a bicycle - but it feels so civilized to motor along electrically. Today, Wed Aug 20, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html The dabe before a huge launch. Need to pedal off some stress. Charging eGo electric scooter, iPhone, tablet, mobile phone, movie camera, portable power station, and more! Today, Tue Aug 19, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Missed a day to a little food-bourne illness. Better now. Feels great to be charging again. Charged eGo electric moped, portable power pack, and more. Today, Wed Aug 13, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice brisk morning ride. I pushed hard for the first 30 minutes, and that generated 50 Watt-hours. I finihed the ride at a lower pace - sustaining over 100 Watts is a challenge. Today, Mon Aug 11, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Fast early morning ride. Everyonebody fgot charged: iPhone, eGo electric scooter, portable radio, tablet, mobile phone, portable power station, and NiMH batteries. I powered my laptop through the entire ride as well! Today, Sun Aug 10, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice early morning ride. I charged the battery in my parked Datsun roadster, topped off the eGo electric moped, juiced up the portable power station, and simultaneously powered my laptop for some casual web surfing. Today, Sat Aug 09, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html I charged the eGo electric moped, and also topped off my portable power station. The world is not a happy place right now - Ebola, Iraq and rising CO2. The Guadalupe river next to my house is bone dry. First time I have ever seen that. Today, Thu Aug 07, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html I've been missing rides due to workload. Never fun. Had a good ride this morning and charged my iPhone, Sonicare, tablet, portable power station, eGo electric moped and more. Today, Tue Aug 05, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Lots of watts. Finished charging the eGo electric moped, and also charged all my little battery powerede devices at the same time. Today, Sun Aug 03, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Time to charge the eGo electric moped. I just rode it to Fresh DESCRIPTION Easy, towing a trailer. I bought a week of food, and now I'm going to replace that energy while I read my morning news. Big day of catch up work planned!