Obligatory Horse and Buggy photo
Usually on group rides, we talk tech. This ride talks about sustainability.
Attached to the Brompton and connected to the Shimano Generator Hub
The Reecharge is a Lithium polymer battery wrapped up in a waterproof case with various dongles and attachments. It sucks up power from the dynamo and stores it until you plug it into your phone.
It also connects to the USB port on your computer
and the wall outlet.
I took about 5 minutes to attach to the dynamo hub and i’ll have it with me on our trip to Taipei next month and this Fall in France. While the iPhone Bike Mounts are sold out, we do have a few Reecharges in our Amazon.com store. They sell for $119.99 and I think well worth it.
Making power on the bike was better than waiting for a slot at the charging station
and arguably more effective than the solar panels some Climate Riders had attached to their bikes.
The School for Field studies did demonstrate a bicycle power generator, but after riding all day, the Climate Riders weren’t lining up to pedal more for their phones.