Modify a standard bycycle to be powered by a motor/alternator and battery.

IDEA: mechanical engineering challenge.

When the bicycle is traveling downhill the alternator* is driven by the wheel and generates electricity which is stored in a battery. When the bicycle is traveling uphill the coil of wire changes to become a motor* driving the wheel. Save sweat, fat burned pedaling the bicycle by storing the kinetic energy available and using it later to power the bicycle. The motor/alternator* change is controlled by a level mercury switch… It automatically senses if bike is traveling uphill or downhill…

*The Motor and the Alternator are one integrated unit… when DRIVEN=alternator, when DRIVING=motor…

and now for something completely different…
EMAIL the President: Simply copy and paste this text into the form: or use your own words…

http://www.whitehouse.gov/CONTACT/

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http://mikethompson.house.gov/

http://gov.ca.gov/interact
[Arnold Schwarzenegger]

http://dist02.casen.govoffice.com/
[California Senator Pat Wiggins]

http://democrats.assembly.ca.gov/members/a01/
[Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro]

Tuesday February 16, 2010, 6:13 pm
Depleted Uranium is the waste created by atomic power plants. It has a half life of 3 billion years. That means it has to be guarded to prevent terrorists from stealing it and using it to create a dirty bomb. Nuclear Metals of Concord Mass used the depleted Uranium to manufacture bullets and shells for warfare. This company went bankrupt and the EPA has declared it a Superfund Cleanup site.
http://www.nrc.gov/info-finder/decommissioning/complex/starmet-corporation.html
Not clean… DU causes miscarriages… DU was used in the war in Yugoslavia and the war in Iraq. Both countries have experienced reduced birth rates… The basic meaning of the word GENOCIDE is to prevent GENES from reproducing. Those people over there will have fewer children due to our use of DU. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depleted_uranium

Here in Eureka, California PG&E is doing research to get electricity from ocean waves. Off shore, contraptions that look like buoys float up and down endlessly. The motion of the ocean drives alternators and electricity is created. This power source is infinite as it is fundamentally created by the moon orbiting the eARTh. Where is the funding for wave power? Where is the funding for Solar? Where is the funding for Geothermal?

http://gregvanderlaan.com/nonukes.aspx

We experienced what they call a 6.5 centered in Ferndale (about 10 miles from here). Some things fell off the shelves but no one hurt. Victoria had flashlights and we always have a lot of candles. We use citronella candles to keep the bugs out of the house during the summer… I read my book to the light of three small candles…
big earthquake here in Eureka. no damage. power off 4 hours.

Re: earthquake reporting site. Cats, Freaking out? Not too much…
What happened was that Shasta the Male cat ran out the front door after it was all over but he looked fine… so we simply expected him to be gone for a few hours… We went into the backyard and sat under the trees to enjoy the last bit of sunlight… Meadow the female cat walked near our legs and touched them with her tail… back and forth, back and forth… at each end she stopped to do a 180 degree lookout to search for her brother… Then about two hours later all was normal…

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/

Link above is for recording and documenting your experiences…
D.Y.F.I. Did You Feel It ?

They have a survey form where you answer questions to help the US Geological Survey document the event.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov

many interesting maps and other yadda yadda…

They say Loma Prieta was 6.9 and Eureka 2010 was 6.5
San Francisco 1906 was 7.3

my main website:
gregvanderlaan.com

my webstore:
http://www.zazzle.com/gregvan*

Tutorial: The winged heart shape is created in Potatoshop by using EDIT-TRANSFORM: PERSPECTIVE: and then moving the lower corner all the way to the opposite lower corner creating two pyramid shapes… one right side up, the other upside down… then… FILTER- DISTORT- POLAR COORDINATES- RECTANGULAR TO POLAR… then… Use the ELIPTICAL MARQUEE TOOL to erase the radial lines. (Select one corner then drag to opposite corner… SELECT: INVERSE: EDIT:CLEAR) then… LAYER- STYLE- INNER BEVEL…

To get a heart shape without the wings… when doing the perspective transform, bring the lower corner to the center of the picture at the bottom… Have Fun!

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Psychedelic Poetry by gregvanderlaan.com

ceremony and ritual: a story…
OUR MINDS HAVE BEEN FUSED INTO ONE SHIMMERING

COLONIAL ANIMAL…

FLOWING IN THE
CURRENTS OF THE MUSIC…
adrenaline, seratonin,synapses on fire !
IN THE SHADOWS,TORCHES FLICKER IN THE BREEZE.

THE ORACLE BEGINS TO SPEAK,

FEEL THE HEAT…
adrenaline,serotonin,synapses on fire!
WE DANCE OUTSIDE OF THE TRADITIONAL

REALM OF TIME AND SPACE.

THE CROWD ERUPTS IN OUTBURSTS OF FREE-FORM MOTION

AS THE INTENSITY OF THE JAM PEAKS
adrenaline,serotonin,synapses on fire!
MY BODY IS TRANSFORMED INTO A PINBALL AND

I RICCOCHET AROUND THE SPECTRUM
ARENA BOUNCING OFF THE FLASHING LIGHTS.

A CROWD OF DEADHEADS
SURROUND ME INTENT ON TELLING ME STUPID JOKES…

THEY JUST…know… THAT I WILL LAUGH…
adrenaline,serotonin,synapses on fire!
GOD…THE ‘BIG G’ WALKS RIGHT UP TO ME AND SHAKES MY HAND. HE ANSWERS ALL THE REALLY BIG QUESTIONS…

OF COURSE, BY THE NEXT MORNING I FORGOT THEM ALL!

NO PROBLEM ….

THEY WERE PROGRAMMED DIRECTLY INTO MY DNA

AND I’LL KNOW THEM UNTIL
THE END OF TIME……..

THANK YOU DR. ALBERT HOFFMAN

***************************************

This was written after attending a Grateful Dead concert in JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I was sitting up above the crowd in the bleachers and could see the dancers move more enthusiastically during peaks of the music… less motion during gentle passages… as the dynamics of the improvization ebbed and flowed, the dancers moved accordingly… like sea anemones moving in the currents of the ocean… I also mention the Spectrum in Philadelphia… It has many blinking advertisements for Atlantic city casinos in the area where refreshments were being served…
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Got Budget Crisis? TAX HEMP!

We could reduce spending on law enforcement and prisons while increasing voluntary taxation. I would pay zero because I don’t smoke marijuana and I don’t care if you do. Why let criminals keep all the profit? Dear Arnold Schwarzenegger: Thanks for starting the debate about legalizing Marijuana.

I read in the newspaper that “Americans for Safe Access” is suing the US Government for lying. The lawsuit contends that classification of Marijuana as a schedule 1 drug is intentionally false. Schedule 1 drugs have “no medicinal value” and all scientific research says that Medicinal Marijuana has therapeutic value. That’s why The California voters passed Prop 215.

Read More:

http://www.safeaccessnow.org/

http://vandergreg.blogspot.com/

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…eARThsong…(lyrics) by gregvanderlaan.com

This was written at a time that we were living in Chico California and were surrounded by a corral with 4 horses. We were also growing many plants including morning glory flowers that eventually got so tall that they climbed up to the roof of the little house. The tomato plants produced an abundance of food… quite a miracle…

Bm A D G
Planting, planting, planting seeds
D A D
May our garden grow…
Bm A D G
May God bless the earth and rain
D A D
And sprout the seeds I sow
D A D
And sprout the seeds I sow

CHORUS:
G Bm
We’ve been tilling soil since the dawn of time
A E
The fertile loam of home is nature most divine
G Bm
The lady with the hand upon the plow
A E
is identical, then and now

Weeding, weeding, weeding weeds
feed ’em to the horses
may God bless the new-born foal
and teach it natures forces
and teach it natures forces

Riding, riding, riding steeds
just like long ago
May God bless the hay they eat
and set their eyes aglow
and set their eyes aglow

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