Solar bike and blog tour of Germany

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Solar bike and blog tour of Germany

Steve Paine, a.k.a. Chippy, is a Brit living in Germany. He’s currently on a bike trip, along the Rhein River, which he’s blogging about using a UMPC (Ultra-Mobile PC) and portable solar tech. Those geeks in the house who are as ancient as I am will remember Steve Roberts, the “high-tech nomad,” who took net-connected, solar-powered bike trips in the computing Jurassic of the 1980s. As you might image, the gear has gotten decidedly more svelte since then. Details of the tech “Chippy’s” is using can be found on his blog.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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