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 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. 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.