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, Sun Jul 27, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice morning ride. I continued to charge the eGo, along with the portable power station,emergency radio, and I charged NiMH batteries. The PPPM is running smoothly after 9 years! Today, Thu Jul 24, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Great morning ride. I charged razor, tablet, portable power station, eGo electric moped, iPhone, movie camera, and more. Today, Sun Jul 20, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice strong ride. The battery was very low because I had accidentally left some items charging overnight. I pedalled like a madman and brought it back to full charge. Today, Sat Jul 19, 2014 I Generated 220.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Powerful ride to charge the eGo after shopping for food for a week and towing it home behind the eGo in a trailer. All the energy for the eGo electric moped comes from me. Today, Mon Jul 14, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice strong ride. I finished topping off the eGo electric moped, and powered my laptop for the entire ride. I also charged my iPhone, tablet, movie camera, cell phone, and several NiMH rechargeable batteries. Today, Sun Jul 13, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Vigorous ride - charging iPhone, tablet, eGo electric moped, and powering my laptop. The PPPM Pedal Generator is running well, but the batteries are nearing the end of their lives. Today, Sat Jul 12, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Big eGo charge day. I pedaled like a madman. The electric fence charger arrived - to keep Raccoons out of my fishpond. Guess who will power it? That's right - ME! Today, Fri Jul 11, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Fast ride. I feel great! Plenty of power. I charged my parked Datsun roadster, eGo electric moped, iPhone and tablet, mobile phone, NiMH batteries, and powered my laptop during the ride. Today, Thu Jul 10, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice strong morning ride. I charged my iPhone and tablet, portable power station, eGo electric moped, and powered my laptop. I used spritz for nice hands-free reading during the ride. Today, Tue Jul 08, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice early morning ride. I charged the eGo electric moped, powered my laptop for some spritz enhanced reading, and charged all my battery powered devices. Today, Tue Jul 01, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Rolling, rolling, rolling. I powered my laptop, and charged my Echo LiveSCribe Smartpen, portable power station, eGo electric moped, tablet, iPhone, movie camera, NiMH batteries, and more. I even charge a set of batteries for a headband light that I use everywhere. Today, Sun Jun 29, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Whew - hot day! Arctic ice is melting fast - and, so was I. I finished charging the eGo electric moped and sweated out a quart of water in the process! Today, Sat Jun 28, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Great ride, pushing the eGo back to full after the weekly shopping trip. Tomorrow I'll top off the batteries and resume charging all my other small devices. Today, Fri Jun 27, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Happy Friday! Time to charge things up! iPhone, tablet, eGo electric moped, portable power station, and more. Power from me! Today, Thu Jun 26, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice smooth ride. In addition to powering my laptop, charging the portable power station, charging my cell phone, iPhone, and tablet, I also topped of the eGo electric moped and charged up a portable electric drill battery all at the same time! Today, Tue Jun 24, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice strong ride. I powered my laptop for the entire ride, and charged my iPhone, tablet, portable power station, and movie camera. Today, Mon Jun 23, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Outstanding morning pedal. I charged everything, from the eGo to my razor and NiMH batteries. The PPPM is running beautifully. Today, Sun Jun 22, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice strong morning ride. I charged the eGo electric moped after a late night shopping trip last night. I buy all the food I need for a week in one trip to the store - fuel for me, powered by me. Today, Sun Jun 15, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Look out for oil price spikes! I'm ready with my bicycle - and in great shape from generating all my electricity for small electronics. I can ride faster than public transportation! Today, Tue Jun 10, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Sailed along, feeling good on a warm moonlight night. I read about the rising sea levels, and the deniers who refuse to accept responsibility for their actions. Beachfront houses sold today in Miami will be worthless before their mortgages are paid off. But nothing I am pedaling is contributing to that. What are you doing about it? Today, Sun Jun 08, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Hot evening. I had to struggle to maintain the pace through the heat. I really need to ride in the morning during the summer! I topped off the eGo electric moped, and charged my portable power station, iPhone, mobile phones, and of course I pedaled my laptop while I checked on the progress of the Arctic icecap melt. Today, Sat Jun 07, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Back on pace with a long ride. I have such a hard work week coming up I'm not sure I'll be able to ride. I charged the eGo electric scooter, powered my laptop during the ride, and charged my iPhone and tablet. Today, Fri Jun 06, 2014 I Generated 50.1 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Tired again after a long day of work. I'll have to gradually increase after my workload dies down. I charged the eGo electric moped and my iPhone, tablet, portable power station, and both mobile phones. Today, Wed Jun 04, 2014 I Generated 52.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Oh boy I'm tired. I'm also out of shape, after two weeks off due to extreme workload. I just finished charging the eGo electric moped. I'll be back for more tomorrow! Today, Mon Jun 02, 2014 I Generated 50.0 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Still recovering from the past two weeks. I'm getting back into it slowly. More tomorrow! Today, Sat May 31, 2014 I Generated 35.0 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Ugh. I have a cold, and I'm tired from my 60th birthday activies during the past two weeks, which included hiking to the top of Half Dome in Yosemite (yes, even the cables) and helping my friend lay stone for his deck for three days over Memorial weekend. Today, Tue May 20, 2014 I Generated 75.0 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html My first ride after a friend and I went to Yosemite and climbed Half Dome - yes, including the cables. I never could've done it if I was not in condition because of the PPPM pedal generator. Today, Thu May 15, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Heat wave! It's a good day to have everything unplugged from the Grid and plugged in to me. I am charging the eGo electric moped, the portable power station, and my iPhone, tablet, mobile phone, movie camera and NiMH batteries. I'm also powering my laptop while I ride! Today, Tue May 13, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Tonight I added the Sonicare toothbrush to the list of devices that have never been powered by the grid - and will always be powered by me. The Antartic ice is melting now - say goodbye to your favorite beaches - and Florida. Today, Mon May 12, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Hey Norm! Great to see you again. Still charging I see - good for you. Hope the knee is better. I charged up all my portable electronics this evening. Today, Sun May 11, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html New week starting, and it's going to be a challenge. I'm charging my iPhone, tablet, portable power station, NiMH batteries and powering my laptop while studying for the upcoming tasks.