Tremendous amounts of time have been spent these recent weeks in anticipation of frequently in coming months climbing the terrible last for my up to the Mount Whitney portal multiple times per week. Ongoing improvements and preventive maintenance have gone into Sol, the vehicle, and particular attention and energies have been invested by James in his cycling abilities. There is little room for error on this dangerous climb.
It continues to seem that the Breakthrough reported in the last two logs is indeed extraordinary. Totally unanticipated and an extraordinary breakthrough.
Avoiding the teasing by the electronic system into being divorced from the actual mechanics physically of moving the vehicle is a stunningly important insight.
It appears that as much as 20% of both human and electrical energy has been wasted chasing these false signals. Every cycle, every mile, every hundred feet, every day, Every stroke. So frustrating. Congratulations body and soul for not giving up on the search for truth! Seriously.
So in addition to a much more automatic achievable process that frees the mind for study and Frees the body of really agonizing frustration, dramatically improved efficiency appears to be another gigantic benefit!
Overheating! May no longer be a serious thing. We are currently pedaling at 1.2 miles an hour up one of the 12 most difficult cycling climbs in the United States! And on one motor for reasons that need not be discussed right now, on one motor we are able to do the climb at that speed with James carrying his own weight plus about 20 pounds to be fair. So is carrying the rest.
And because of this new realization, avoiding being played with by the Electric System, and therefore less power required, it seems that there is barely any heating of the motor going on! In the scheme of things this latter point is not a game changer. But it is a Holy Grail that experimentation including trying different controllers and motor combinations has been out of reach, up until now! And here it seems to be.
Should it have taken months or years to arrive at all this? I really don't know. Certainly not if James had been a full-time engineer and test pilot on these products. But he has not. He is a physician of the Soul paying as little attention to these other issues as he possibly can.