I am very excited in writing this post. I have finally ordered the Cargo Trike and it is currently being built. The person doing the building has been sending me photos to keep me up to date on the progress of the build. And so here they are for your perusal.
As many of you reading this blog will know I built a bike that powered a blender a long time ago. Whilst, it worked it kept failing on a single nut that was used to secure the blender to the rotating wheel which created the drive for the blender.
Hence the cargo trike. I will be using this to hopefully cycle to and from work to get fit and lose some of the weight I gained whilst recovering from cancer. However, I will be also using it to power a motor which will generate electricity to power a blender. The long term aim is to build a bike that will have 3 types of off-grid power.
- Pedal power
- Solar power
- Wind power
I want to connect up a meter that will show the amount of power generated from each method. I will have display boards that will then give ideas on how this power could be utilised around the house and how you might run an off-grid house.
So, thank you Malcolm for building the cargo trike, you are fulfilling a long held dream. If you would like to contact Malcolm about building a bike, please place a comment below and I will forward your details on to him.
Some of Malcolm’s further projects….