Aventures à vélo solaire http://www.aventures-solaires.fr Vivez l'aventure, de la construction du vélo au voyage Thu, 09 Jul 2020 10:12:43 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 http://www.aventures-solaires.fr/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/cropped-Logo_SOLARDUINO_v1_bleu_orange_CARRE-32x32.png Aventures à vélo solaire http://www.aventures-solaires.fr 32 32 D-5 before the Sun Trip France! http://www.aventures-solaires.fr/en/d-5-before-the-sun-trip-france/ Thu, 09 Jul 2020 07:39:58 +0000 http://www.aventures-solaires.fr/?p=13276 In the last issue of Télérama magazine, the article entitled “Happy traveling differently” offers the reader to “give character” to his vacation by visiting Bourgogne-Franche Comté. For my last test trips, I followed this advice with a tour of Southern Burgundy. Because testing your solar bike does not prevent you from discovering the heritage and …

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In the last issue of Télérama magazine, the article entitled “Happy traveling differently” offers the reader to “give character” to his vacation by visiting Bourgogne-Franche Comté.
For my last test trips, I followed this advice with a tour of Southern Burgundy. Because testing your solar bike does not prevent you from discovering the heritage and the landscapes!
The excellent sunshine of yesterday allowed me to cover 207 km in just over 6 hours.

July 8: https://www.strava.com/activities/3724226040
July 7: https://www.strava.com/activities/3732906975

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Training with the Solarduino Bike 2020 solar bike http://www.aventures-solaires.fr/en/training-with-the-solarduino-bike-2020-solar-bike/ Wed, 08 Jul 2020 07:35:42 +0000 http://www.aventures-solaires.fr/?p=13210 Two months is the time, from May 11 (deconfinement) to July 11, to test and test my new solar vehicle. You have to work hard! The challenge # 1: taming the recumbent bike, for me it’s brand new! Know its road behavior with the solar roof, with the trailer, in turns, potholes, in gusts of …

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Two months is the time, from May 11 (deconfinement) to July 11, to test and test my new solar vehicle. You have to work hard!
The challenge # 1: taming the recumbent bike, for me it’s brand new! Know its road behavior with the solar roof, with the trailer, in turns, potholes, in gusts of wind.
I also have to test the mechanical part, in particular the supports of the solar panels on the bike as on the trailer.
Finally, I need to know my new engine, its performance, its consumption …
A beautiful program!

Voir en plein écran

Date GPS Dist.
km
Déniv+
m
Durée
H : mn
Vitesse
km/h
Conso
Wh
Solaire
Wh
Régen
%
08-07 207 1290 06:11 33,5 1536 2456 4,1
07-07 103 800 03:08 32,9 707 1264 2,3
01-07 82 965 03:00 27,3 592 985 8,7
30-06 132 1245 4:15 31 881 955
27-06 55 768 1:55 28,5 370 424
26-06 72 430 2:19 31,1 465 441
23-06 157 1395 5:15 29,8 1085 2171
20-06 63 170 1:44 36,3 420 76
19-06 29 130 0:51 33,4 208 52
17-06 108 617 3:21 32,1 713 443
16-06 65 570 2:04 31,1 461 287
15-06 72 590 3:20 25,2
24-05 111 710 4:20 25,4
21-05 93 705 4:25 21

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Participants in the Sun Trip France 2020 http://www.aventures-solaires.fr/en/participants-in-the-sun-trip-france-2020/ Fri, 05 Jun 2020 22:11:34 +0000 http://www.aventures-solaires.fr/?p=13067 Currently, 27 participants have registered for the Sun Trip France from July 14 to August 10, 2020. It is still possible to join the adventure: learn more … < / td> register

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Currently, 27 participants have registered for the Sun Trip France from July 14 to August 10, 2020.
It is still possible to join the adventure:

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The Sun Trip 2020 will finally happen in France! http://www.aventures-solaires.fr/en/the-sun-trip-2020-will-finally-happen-in-france/ Fri, 05 Jun 2020 17:58:01 +0000 http://www.aventures-solaires.fr/?p=13040 The Sun Trip France will take place this summer 2020, from July 14 to August 9. The start will be in Lyon, with an arrival in Albertville. Thank you to the organizing team for their energy and responsiveness! The route represents a 3000 km loop, divided into 7 stages. Some stages will be long, up …

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The Sun Trip France will take place this summer 2020, from July 14 to August 9. The start will be in Lyon, with an arrival in Albertville. Thank you to the organizing team for their energy and responsiveness!

The route represents a 3000 km loop, divided into 7 stages. Some stages will be long, up to 850 km, other stages will allow participants to ride in groups (notably in Brittany, in Tourmalet and in the Alps). The route will also offer optional crossing points.

Learn more and / or register: Sun Trip France

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Sun Trip 2020 France-China will not happen ! http://www.aventures-solaires.fr/en/sun-trip-2020-france-china-will-not-happen/ Mon, 01 Jun 2020 17:00:43 +0000 http://www.aventures-solaires.fr/?p=13014 Today is June 1 that we were to set off for China! For months, all of us, solar cyclists registered for the 2020 edition of the Sun Trip, have imagined ourselves en route to Guangzhou (Canton) in China. We dreamed of the countries we were going to cross. For some Turkey, Uzbekistan, for others Ukraine, …

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Today is June 1 that we were to set off for China!
For months, all of us, solar cyclists registered for the 2020 edition of the Sun Trip, have imagined ourselves en route to Guangzhou (Canton) in China. We dreamed of the countries we were going to cross. For some Turkey, Uzbekistan, for others Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan and for all, China. We imagined discoveries, meetings, happiness and perhaps some misfortunes …

The images of the 2018 edition had largely contributed to fuel our imagination:

But the Sun Trip 2020 will not take place as we had dreamed!
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic!

Despite everything, the Sun Trip 2020 will take place in another form! Thanks to the energy and creativity of the organizing team! It will be Franco-French, over a period of one month, with a course of 3000 km.

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Crossing a Chinese desert, on foot and in solar mode! http://www.aventures-solaires.fr/en/crossing-a-chinese-desert-on-foot-and-in-solar-mode/ Tue, 10 Mar 2020 17:31:44 +0000 http://www.aventures-solaires.fr/?p=12931 I discover this amazing video made by Olivier Coste. He designed a solar powered machine to carry his equipment in a desert environment: “Solar Explorer”. In 2018, he crossed the Badain Jaran Desert in China. His vehicle allowed him to tackle the highest dunes in the world loaded with more than 150 kilos of equipment, …

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I discover this amazing video made by Olivier Coste. He designed a solar powered machine to carry his equipment in a desert environment: “Solar Explorer”. In 2018, he crossed the Badain Jaran Desert in China. His vehicle allowed him to tackle the highest dunes in the world loaded with more than 150 kilos of equipment, water and food. Without such a carrying system, these arid areas would be inaccessible to a single individual. Congratulations to Olivier for this innovation!

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Sun Trip 2020 preparation seminar http://www.aventures-solaires.fr/en/sun-trip-2020-preparation-seminar/ Sun, 26 Jan 2020 22:53:28 +0000 http://www.aventures-solaires.fr/?p=12691 Preparation for the Sun Trip 2020 was organized this weekend in Lyon. It brought together 30 participants from the fifty or so registered participants and took place in an atmosphere that was studious, fascinating and friendly. To effectively prepare for this solar bike rally, many themes were addressed: – administrative aspects, border formalities and visas, …

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Preparation for the Sun Trip 2020 was organized this weekend in Lyon. It brought together 30 participants from the fifty or so registered participants and took place in an atmosphere that was studious, fascinating and friendly.
To effectively prepare for this solar bike rally, many themes were addressed:
– administrative aspects, border formalities and visas,
– possible routes and variants,
– the cultural differences of the countries crossed,
– the operation of solar bikes, the technical regulations,
– monitoring of meteorology and its impact on navigation,
– communication: video, social networks etc …

This weekend also allowed everyone to meet the other participants. There were many informal exchanges, between conferences and workshops, around meals or over a beer, at all hours of the day and night!
It was an opportunity for rich meetings between experienced suntripers and newcomers, between French and English speakers, between technicians and travelers … The enthusiasm and the joy of sharing were visible on the faces.

Saturday evening, we celebrated the Chinese New Year in the presence of the Chinese Consul in Lyon and the 3 Chinese SunTrip managers. On Sunday, Luc Giros presented his tour of Europe: more than 18,000 km traveled on the solar bike used by Mickaël Joguet during the Sun Trip 2018.

We would like to thank Florian Bailly for organizing this fruitful moment, as well as all the members of the organization who contributed to the smooth running of the event: Béatrice and Yannick, Christophe Bayard (Vécolo), Benoit Ganivet, Annick-Marie who brilliantly provided case-simultaneous translation for non-French speaking participants.

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A solar bike tour in the Pyrenees on France3 TV http://www.aventures-solaires.fr/en/a-solar-bike-tour-in-the-pyrenees-on-france3-tv/ Wed, 15 Jan 2020 22:58:31 +0000 http://www.aventures-solaires.fr/?p=12697 In the show “Faut pas rêver”, Carolina De Salvo makes us discover the landscapes of Cerdanya and its solar installations before continuing a great crossing of the Pyrenees to Aragon in Spain. Carolina’s journey begins on an old train to the isolated Estavar station. She joined Bernard Cauquil, inventor of a tandem that runs on …

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In the show “Faut pas rêver”, Carolina De Salvo makes us discover the landscapes of Cerdanya and its solar installations before continuing a great crossing of the Pyrenees to Aragon in Spain.
Carolina’s journey begins on an old train to the isolated Estavar station. She joined Bernard Cauquil, inventor of a tandem that runs on solar energy. At the handlebars of the Twin Dragon Fly, Carolina continues her journey thanks to the sun, a wealth of this region where it shines more than 320 days a year! In Mont-Louis, she meets Denis who demonstrates the first solar oven in the world.

[Extract from the program dedicated to the solar bike]

Carolina continues her journey marked by unforgettable encounters, placed under the sign of the unconditional love of those who live in the heart of the Pyrenees!
[Link to the full show in replay ” Faut Pas Rêver: for love of the Pyrenees “ broadcast on Wednesday January 15 on France 3]

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The Sun Trip 2020 in L’Équipe.fr magazine http://www.aventures-solaires.fr/en/the-sun-trip-2020-in-lequipe-fr-magazine/ Mon, 13 Jan 2020 22:52:51 +0000 http://www.aventures-solaires.fr/?p=12596 Today, a very nice article on the Sun Trip was published by L'Équipe magazine. Find the full article online at: https://www.lequipe.fr. Here are some extracts below: “In June, Sun Trip competitors will ride from Lyon to Canton in China on electro-solar assisted bikes. On the program: 12,000 km and fifteen countries crossed. (©) Browsing the …

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Today, a very nice article on the Sun Trip was published by L'Équipe magazine. Find the full article online at: https://www.lequipe.fr.

Here are some extracts below:
“In June, Sun Trip competitors will ride from Lyon to Canton in China on electro-solar assisted bikes. On the program: 12,000 km and fifteen countries crossed.

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Browsing the Internet without looking at the compass too much, Jean-Marc Dubouloz, amateur cyclist, comes across a film relating the 2018 edition of the "Sun Trip". The images showed strange cyclists progressing on alpine slopes, over the plains of central Europe, or under the overwhelming sky of the Kazakh steppe. Pedaling lying under cover under their solar panels, or towing them on a trailer attached to their traditional bike, the Sun Trip competitors joined Lyon … Canton, 12,000 kilometers further!
Love at first sight from Jean-Marc Dubouloz: “I was amazed,” says this audiovisual entrepreneur. I immediately knew I wanted to do this. ”

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Launched in 2013 by Florian Bailly, this extraordinary event aims to be a sort of “Terrestrial Vendée Globe”. […] The rule is simple: reach the final destination independently on “electro-solar assistance” bicycles (traditional or recumbent, cargo bikes, etc.). Any recharging on sector being strictly prohibited, the competitors will advance all the more quickly as the sky will be blue. Conversely, rainy and dull days require more muscular effort, promising both fatigue and shorter distances. […]

"What attracted me was this unique blend of human adventure and technology," says Dubouloz. The fiftieth is also passionate about the issue of soft mobility: […]the energy required for each participant to join Canton is for 1/3 of muscular origin and for 2/3 photovoltaic. […] On such a long adventure, you must reduce the risk of damage, and above all plan to repair by yourself. […]

The time limit for joining Canton is set at three and a half months. Our amateur cyclist is aiming for less than 60 days. June 1 will begin for him "the adventure of a lifetime".

Author: Olivier Haralambon
Posted January 13, 2020 on
https://www.lequipe.fr.

 

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Superb video of the Sun Trip Tour 2019 by Olivier Guyot http://www.aventures-solaires.fr/en/superb-video-of-the-sun-trip-tour-2019-by-olivier-guyot/ Sun, 01 Dec 2019 21:08:13 +0000 http://www.aventures-solaires.fr/?p=12505 Thanks to Olivier for this editing! It traces the adventure of the Sun Trip Tour 2019 in which he participated with his friend Norbert on a solar tandem. Norbert&Olivier Sun Trip Tour 2019 Put the quality in HD (click the settings icon on the bottom right of the video) Publiée par Olivier Guyot sur Samedi …

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Thanks to Olivier for this editing! It traces the adventure of the Sun Trip Tour 2019 in which he participated with his friend Norbert on a solar tandem.

Norbert&Olivier Sun Trip Tour 2019

Put the quality in HD (click the settings icon on the bottom right of the video)

Publiée par Olivier Guyot sur Samedi 30 novembre 2019

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