Oh yeah, it only gets worse…..John has figured out a way to make our passive solar energy into ACTIVE solar energy. Does that sound good to you? Not to me.
It all started out so innocently. Our friend Matt had this bike setup thing in his cube at Steelcase. Said he could pedal hard enough to power his computer and related gear all day. So, that gets John to thinking…..”why can’t JUDY power the Fireball?”
John figures that if I pedal while hooked up to the battery just an hour or so per day, I can keep the lights on in the Fireball. About 15 minutes to light up one LED bulb for about 4 hours. Better than our little Zamp Solar unit can do, because we’ve not found terribly reliable sunshine while camping so far. Somehow, he seems to think that I’ll really WANT to get on a bike trainer and pedal my butt off for an hour or two after we’ve been hiking or cycling all day. Or, maybe this is just some kind of cruel joke.
To me, the more obvious solution is this….(I love my Black Diamond headlamp). All the interior lights I need.
My only hope is that he’ll figure that the trainer is too much extra gear to carry on our next trip.
He’s got thoughts on this issue as well, and is probably going to do is own post. Hmmmm.