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.