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 20, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice evening ride. Preparing for a busy day tomorrow as everyone at work is slowing down for the holidays. I'll be cracking the whip! This evening I charged my eGo electric scooter, powered my laptop, and charged all my small electronic devices. Today, Mon Nov 17, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice fast ride. I powered my laptop and read about the California drought. Next summer will be a challenge. At least I don't have to worry about electricity. Today, Sun Nov 16, 2014 I Generated 112.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html GREAT ride. Very strong start. I maintained a 115 Watt pace for the first 55 Watt-hours, and then 100-105 Watts after that. I finished charging the eGo electric moped, and then charged my tablet, iPhone, mobile phone, movie camers, 4 AA NiMH batteries, the Portable Power station, and more. I am a powerplant! Today, Fri Nov 14, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Fast late night ride. I just got back from @freshandeasy. I rode the eGo electric moped and pulled a trailer to carry home a full week of food! No I have to charge the eGo back up. I'll be working off some of that food too :-) Today, Thu Nov 13, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Great ride! I maintained a 100 watt pace for the first 60 Watt-hours and then dropped to 90 watts for the rest of the ride. I powered my laptop, and finish charging the eGo electric moped. Also charged my tablet, mobile phone, movie camera, and other battery-powered devices. Today, Mon Nov 10, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Another tough ride as I get back into shape after 10 days off. I charged the portable power station, eGo electric moped, NiMH batteries, emergency radio, iPhone, tablet and mobile phone. The pedal generator is running well and the rides energize me for the entire day! Today, Sun Nov 09, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Back on track! The eGo electric moped was particularly thirsty, so it took two rides to fully charge it. I also pedaled in quite a bit of energy for the Portable Power Station. I used the air compressor in it to partially fill an air tank which I will use to power a staple gun. Yes, a pedal-powered staple gun! Today, Sat Nov 08, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Charged the eGo electric moped! Today, Fri Nov 07, 2014 I Generated 55.0 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Super fast ride. I am back in shape from my vacation, and tomorrow I'll go back to 110 Watt-hours. I maintained a 110 Watt pace for the entire ride. It felt great! Today, Thu Nov 06, 2014 I Generated 75.0 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Brief ride, but fast. I maintained 110 Watts for the entire ride. Longer ride planned tomorrow - more power! Today, Wed Nov 05, 2014 I Generated 55.0 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Sort ride after a vacation. I kept the pace at 110 Watts, but I ran out of time. I charged my phone, tablet, eGo lectric moped, portable power station, and more! Today, Wed Oct 22, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice brisk ride. I charged NiMH batteries, portable power station, powered my laptop, and recharged the eGo electric moped. I'm getting in better shape again - generating too much power! I need to find some new loads. Today, Tue Oct 21, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Long workday, so a late night pedal. Still, I kept up the pace and charged my eGo electric moped, portable power station, iPhone, tablet, three mobile phones, and more! I also powered my laptop for all of my casual web surfing for the day. Today, Mon Oct 20, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Back from Catalina, where I rode a mountain bike from Avalon to Twin Harbors via the Airport in the Sky, and then back up Middle Ranch road to Avalon again. Thanks to the PPPM Pedal generator, I was in shape to enjoy the ride! Today, Thu Oct 16, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Great, strong ride, charging EVERYTHING I own! Big weekend coming. Today, Wed Oct 15, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nive ride after a long day of work. Lots more to do tomorrow. I'm charging my mobile devices, eGo electric scooter, portble power station, NiMH batteries and powering my laptop. I'm getting in better shape every day. Today, Tue Oct 14, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html After a ling workday, it feels great to generate electricity and stay healthy at the same time. I charged by eGo electric moped, portable power station, iPhone, tablet, Samsung smartphone, movie camera, radio, NiMH batteries, and more. Today, Mon Oct 13, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Studying like a madman. Big work presentatioon tomorrow. Tonight while I ride, I'll be powering my laptop and reading documents to prepare. Today, Sun Oct 12, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Strong ride before a challenging work week. I'll be working late all week and hoping to stay ahead of the wave. The workouts on the PPPM pedal generator will inspire me as I power all my little devices. I'm charging some big ones too! Today, Sat Oct 11, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Late night pedal after a fun day at the Pumpkin Patch Holiday Boutique, in support of the Lucille Packard Children's Hospital. I charged the eGo electric moped, two smart phones, two mobile phones, 4 NiMH batteries, the portable power station, my emergency radio, and more. Today, Thu Oct 09, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Great ride! I'm pushing hard to be in peak shape for my upcoming 35 mile mountain bike ride. I charged the portable power station, eGo electric mped, and all my battery powered devices. And Norm, I hope I have as much energy as you when I am 83! Today, Wed Oct 08, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html A nice strong ride. But I still need to get more sleep. The new roller on the PPPM is fast, quiet and smooth. The power just flows out of me and into the devices - I love it. Today, Tue Oct 07, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Hey Norm, good to see you again! 15 Wh is beter than 0 Wh any day. We can make electricity - too bad we can't make water out here in California. We are running on empty. Today, Mon Oct 06, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Wonderful ride. I finished charging the eGo electric moped and powered on - charging my movie camera after filming parts my my 35 mile bike ride yesterday, my tablet, iPhone, Andriod phone, mobile phone, and more. I powered my Laptop at the same time! Today, Sun Oct 05, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html After a long Bike Palo Alto bike ride, which I felt in wonderful shape for thanks to the PPPM, I took the Bay Trail home (fantastic!) and then stopped at TechShop to clean the salt off my bike and then rode home. Once home, I coul dnto help myself - I just had to get in a ride on the PPPM. I finished charging the sGo electric moped. Today, Fri Oct 03, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice strong evening ride. I charged all my small portable electronic devices as well as my eGo electric moped and my portable power station. I also enjoyed power in my laptop and doing all of my recreational web surfing powered by me. Today, Thu Oct 02, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Nice fast ride. Two big bike rides coming up this month, and I'll be in shape! Meanwhile I charged my tablet, three mobile phones, movie camers, eGo electric moped, portable power station and powered my laptop during the ride! 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.