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, 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! Today, Sat Aug 02, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Beautiful Saturday Evening. I'm trying to catch up from work. It's not easy. Thanks for the PPPM< I am in better spirits. I'm charging my iPhone, tablet, razor, eGo electric moped, and more. I'm also powering my Laptop for a little pleasure surfing. Today, Fri Aug 01, 2014 I Generated 110.5 Wh http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/pedgen/workout.html Long hard work week. So many meeting I missed a few rides. My batteries are low. I'll ride longer this weekend, and read using my laptop while generating. 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.