Got an idea for a new type of wind generator sometime in the last 48 hours: have a sail which drives a heavy flywheel/generator up an inclined track, all of which rotates automatically to catch the wind. When it reaches the end of the track, the sail collapses and slides back down to the bottom where it becomes upright again for the next stroke. A piece of flexible cord feeds the power from the generator to where it's needed. Not sure if it's a useful idea or not, but figured why not share it on the odd chance that it is.

My time for the 5K today was 32:26. Nothing to crow about, worse than 6 miles an hour... but I completed it without stopping to walk, and won the race anyway since there was no competition.

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