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  • The weight and me and me and me Silky one measured weightsThe question of weight always comes back when we talk about cycling. This is a crucial issue also with the solar bike. At my last weigh, I am close to 160 kg to triballer on probably 13.000 km! More than half is my own weight. There I can still reduce some kg. The repeated efforts of ...
  • Cyclociel to the rescue I already told you about Cyclociel as Ali Baba's cave of recumbent bikes in Lyon, in my previous article on choosing the bike. I redo an article dedicated this time to the technical support that Céline de Cyclociel brought to my little care. To know, to be able to mount at best the ...
  • Cheers At the beginning of the 2018 year, I wish you all excellent health. Health, let's talk about it. During a sporting event and a trip the subject must be approached seriously. The sight I had to go to the evidence, my sight of super nearsighted did not finish to surprise me. As you get older, you can also ...
  • Our very first time I know the title is generic. On preparing for the Sun Trip 2018 many things are "a very first time". For this article I resume the journey since the visit at Déclic-Eco (sorry for the time of writing). After leaving Guillaume in the early evening, Christel and I left for our meeting ...
  • How to transport your recumbent bike What is the best way to carry your recumbent bike that has a larger wingspan than upright bikes? - Hang it on the ball of the car? - Hang it on the roof of the car? - Hang it on a dedicated trailer? - Other? I ask myself this question again because I have already moved ...
  • The creation of the site Welcome to J'me Recycle, this site was created to echo the association of the same name created the August 1 2017er in order to promote any form of bike and first participate in a solar bike event named The Sun Trip 2018. The association was created to support the use of bicycle under ...
  • The engine Guillaume de Déclic-Eco and Laurent an aspiring Suntripper The engine and the entire control system was installed by Guillaume de Déclic-Eco. Frankly, I did not feel the ability to install a wheel motor, nor a pedal engine (that I did not want), nor another type of engine that I hardly had the idea .. .
  • The name of my future companion And now, I went to find my new companion on the side of Declic-Eco who gave me the magic power of electricity. It seems that it must be given a name ... I searched for a while. Then I released some strange stuff like: Baba sun: ba is the pronunciation of the eight in Chinese, which is ...
  • The cyclist's wings The photovoltaic panels arrived for two weeks, a small cardboard arrived by mail and composed of 4 panels for a power of 448 Wc to be precise. Not to exceed the 450 Wc, which is the limit allowed when the bike rolls, it was necessary to remove a cell from a plate of 108 Wc ...
  • Preparation for bike mechanics What mechanical problems will we encounter during a Lyon - China trip? Puncture, change of radius, chain breaking, frame panels that takes the game, faulty engine, electronic random behavior ...? In short, it is necessary to prepare at best to control his mechanical-electro-solar vehicle. If like me, bike mechanics consisted of inflating the tires and replacing ...
  • Warmshowers do you know? This is a nice logo for a nice idea of ​​sharing. While browsing the blog of Corinne Courvalin I discovered this site exchange of accommodation between cyclists. A dedicated website, an Android mobile app and an iOS mobile app exists to implement the sharing. Go take a walk, it's impressive to see the ...
  • You like to make bets, so bet on my success at Sun Trip or no / Vote for my trip is it's a success I think it's interesting that I associate you with my trip! No do not run away! You do not have to follow me by bike, motorcycle, horse or even car or camper. Moreover, it is forbidden by the regulation The Sun Trip. By cons I can associate you by participating in ...
  • 你好 - the Chinese and me, and me and me! 你好 - Nǐ hǎo - Hello The route of the Sun Trip 2018, requires to cross China from north to south for about 4.000 km. There is enough to meet more than one native and therefore to be confronted with the oral and written language of Chinese. I happily discovered the existence of a Chinese class at home ...
  • Sharing my workouts, thanks to Strava and Relive Sharing my workouts, thanks to Strava and Relive Probably most cyclists already know these apps. Personally I never really needed to check the miles I was traveling. But now I need to control what I can do in one day of unpowered cycling in different types of courses. Then compare with what ...
  • Diet, a first for me! Given the great journey to be made by bike over a short period (from June to August 2018), in regions unusual to my environment (Russia, Kazakhstan, China) with dietary monitoring nonexistent since my birth ... I told myself it would be nice to consult a dietician and perhaps follow a program ...
  • Trailer or no trailer? That is the question ! (Trailer or not trailer? That's the question!) Is it necessary to have a trailer to carry photovoltaic panels or is it better to put everything above the cyclist? The bikes at 3 wheels will probably opt for everything at the top of the bike and the 2 wheels rather at the top of the trailer. A sharing between the bike and the trailer, if it is ...
  • My little bike will become big or how to make a bike choice! In cover photo my two bikes that ride with me in commuting (Saint-Bonnet de Mure <=> Lyon Part Dieu) is about 35 km per day and about 200 days per year, almost all times (s') there is a big storm I do telecommuting, as I am a computer scientist in ...
  • My favorite tool to organize me, the king of electronic Kanban, Trello for the intimate! Everything is said in the title, my favorite tool is Trello. Trello is like having a big painting in front of (by default the color of the background is blue) and a big pile of white post'it. And the advantage of having electronic post'it is that we can arrange as we want, move them at the option of ...
  • 88, lucky number or my handicap? 88 kg in May 2017 for 1m74! Yes, nobody is perfect! I see the sponsors ask the question with a reflection like this: the guy will have to lose some weight if he wants to be on the podium! (The guy is me!) Yes, but 88 is ...
  • How do you go from Rahan to pre-register for Sun Trip 2018? I am one of those who loved the adventures of Rahan. This character had the sun as a line of sight, both for his quest for a path and for his opposition to darkness. So like him one fine morning of May 2017, I discovered the journey of the sun, or rather TheSunTrip. I discover that a few steps ...