Devens man soaks up the sun with solar bike
Sentinel & Enterprise, Posted: 05/12/2014 06:31:33 AM EDT
By: Amelia Pak-Harvey
HARVARD — For avid biker James Porter, it’s not about the miles per hour. It’s the smiles per hour.
Drivers along Route 2A or Barnum Road might see Porter in a curious-looking pod chugging along the roadside. The vehicle is actually a velomobile, a three-wheeled bike powered with the combination of an electric motor, solar energy and, of course, his own two feet.
The Devens resident is back on the road after recovering from an operation on his arthritic knee, pulling the savvy vehicle from the “mothballs” he said it’s been sitting in since 2000.