An "off-the-wall" idea for generating power

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Real Estate Agent with Windermere Real Estate - Palm Springs

"Energy is neither created nor destroyed - but transferred from one form to another".

This is one of the laws of Science. So the other day while cycling on a stationery bike at the gym, I started thinking about all the energy that's generated by the gym-members during their workouts.

I started thinking about "spinning classes" and wondered what happened to all the calories that were being burned up.

Where did they go? Was all the effort of the cyclists for nothing? Maybe somehow the energy used could be stored up for use at a later stage; the concept was much like "winding up a spring" that could be released for a specific purpose later on.

If a cyclist generates enough power to work a bicylce light, couldn't the power generated by cyclists on stationery bikes be used for some other practical purpose?

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What an interesting concept! I am always looking for "outside-the-box" ideas...some of the best seem to reside there!

Aug 15, 2008 01:48 AM #1
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Los Angeles- the land of sun baked bodies and half baked ideas! But I like this one, it might just be a winner. Then the club would be able to market the Green Living section of the market.

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Aug 15, 2008 10:11 AM #2
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Imagine if during the workout we could harness the energy in a battery of sorts .....!!

Aug 15, 2008 11:06 AM #3
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Man, that is definitely a great idea.  I am suprised someone hasn't developed this.

Aug 15, 2008 11:21 AM #4
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Casey - So do you think I'm on the brink of a brilliant invention ?

Aug 15, 2008 11:23 AM #5
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Hi Stewart, I think you are definitely on to something. Please send your idea to Peter Lytle at livegreenlivesmart.com

peter@livegreenlivesmart.org

Peter is one guy who thinks outside the box.

Aug 15, 2008 01:51 PM #6
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I can't help but wonder if "Spinbats" will become the term used for storing this energy.

Aug 15, 2008 02:29 PM #7
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It is already happening. There are gyms and dance clubs that are employing this concept globally and domestically. I like the quote in the article where they say the future isn't made for couch potatoes.

Aug 15, 2008 03:11 PM #8
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Cycling and recycling - what goes around comes around.

Aug 15, 2008 03:14 PM #9
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