And now I continue in Australia Jim's Trek III. My exercise journey now on my Schwinn 170 from Tampa to parts unknown...

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Day 149 – (AD 579) – Jim's Trek Part III – 22.9 Miles – Near Green Head in Western Australia on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I cycled 22.9 miles on my Schwinn 170.  I have now passed 11,806.8 miles.

Today I am located still on the Indian Ocean Drive. I am just a tad bit northeast of the coastal town of Green Head, population about 290...and I think those are the permanent residents.

From what I can tell the Google imaging, from my virtual Trek, or should I write, is going to be somewhat boring. I can see from the expanse of the Australian contentinent this part of the landscape may be a geologist's and and antrhopologist's dream but not so much a gift to a virtual Trekker who's trying to put in his miles.


Jim’s Trek Pageviews now up to 46,166.

My fat percentage as I record is swinging back and forth. I can say that my cycling Trek is definitely producing the resulting forecast that I hope to see. The red-dotted line is the moving average of my fat percentage daily number and it is definitely headed in a positive downward direction.


And was I ever grossed out this mid-morning. I stopped by our local Whole Foods to pick-up my lunch and supper, as I always do every Thursday before I head off to do my genealogy-assist voluteering. At the buffet set-up I was shocked and grossed out, (and I have to say it again), when this relatively decent-looking, somewhat a bit older than myself, gentleman stuck his bare hand into the orange peel chicken, took a couple of pieces and then stuck them into his mouth. Gross! And his wife/partner just stood there as if nothing was wrong. Damn! Where in the hell do some people learn their manners of decorum?


This wasn't a sampling setup. It was the actual product... with tongs and large spoons for self-service. No, I do not live in a glass bubble, nor do I worry too much about eating food in an antiseptic environment, but come on. There is no excuse that I as a potential customer and should have put up with this crap. I am not blaming Whole Foods in any way. I am screaming out to the ignoramuses and the halfwits who believe it is their right. Well it isn't. Period!

And now that I have calmed down, our work on our new quilt and wall hanging Sleep Jezebel is definitely coming together. Check out Quilts SB for the next update.


I definitely welcome any comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact me at Jim’s Trek.

Be healthy and enjoy your day.

Jim

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Day 148 – (AD 578) – Jim's Trek Part III – 21.7 Miles – He’s Back in Western Australia on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,


This morning I cycled 21.7 miles on my Schwinn 170. I have now pedaled 11,783.9 miles, 18,964.4 kilometers.

I am headed north on Indian Ocean Drive and yes the little drag-me-to-the-spot Google man is back. And yes the Google image provided for my virtual Trek is dated March 2008.


Today is a blank day. Period.

Jim’s Trek Pageviews now up to 46,131

I definitely welcome any comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact me at Jim’s Trek.

Be healthy and enjoy your day.

Jim

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Day 147 – (AD 577) – Jim's Trek Part III – 22.0 Miles – Still No Drag-Man Images in Western Australia on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

News Flash – It is pouring in Tampa.

Yes, I pedaled another 22.0 miles on my Schwinn 170. (Please turn the channel. This is the real part.) From the start of Jim’s Trek III on 23 February 2014 I have now cycled 3,145.1 miles; 5,061.6 kilometers. My grand total miles to date are now 11,762.2 miles. I began this crazy journey on 2 December 2012.

And I still cannot drag the Google Map avatar traveler to determine my virtual location on the map. I am at the B marker and now somewhere on Grey Road / Indian Ocean Drive. My location is just southwest of the Nambung National Park.


Got to thinking on my Schwinn 170 this morning and I focused on a new word – Exotheology. This is about the examination of theological issues as they pertain to extraterrestrial intelligence. Just thinking that with all the egocentric crap that is going on in the world today, all in the name of some greater good, what would happen if we finally made contact with someone or something from somewhere else?

And now I am curious.

C.S. Lewis wrote an article in 1950 in the Christian Herald that contemplated the possibility of the Son of God incarnating in other, extraterrestrial, worlds or something to the effect that God may have had an entirely different plan for others out there in the beyond that is definitely different than the one(s) applicable to us puny humans, albeit egocentric, narcissistic, self-centered Earthlings.

Oh and by the way, I’m not getting into any type of way-out thesis or subscribing to any off-the-wall cult and/or religion.  And no, my mind has not gone or got lost in the virtual dimensions of Australia.  I’m just thinking and exploring like I always do.  Period.

Just found out that our three entries to the Hoffman Challenge – Light Bringer, Sea and Sky, and Diamonds have all been chosen to be included as a part of their Traveling Entries. Each will be included in three Trunk Shows and will be circulating throughout the United States for the next year.




Jim’s Trek Pageviews now up to 46,060.

I definitely welcome any comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact me at Jim’s Trek.

Be healthy and enjoy your day.

Jim

Monday, July 28, 2014

Day 146 – (AD 576) – Jim's Trek Part III – 22.1 Miles – No-Man’s Land in Western Australia on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Today I cycled 22.1 miles on my Schwinn 170. I also completed my 200 sit-ups. I don’t think that I have to mop the floors in this house every single day just to work out my shoulders and arms.

This morning I am located on Indian Ocean Drive in Western Australia just southeast of the Wanagarren Nature Reserve. Not sure if this road exists because the little drag-to-man of Google Maps just will not highlight this part of the road. The question is “Am I virtually there or am I in another dimension traveling on a road that can only be seen by the International Space Station?” And what happened to the Google Image-mobile?


Anyway here’s the Google map. I am located at the B marker…on my virtual Trek, of course. (That’s for you who have just tuned into Jim’s Trek. The exercise is real, the Trek is virtual.)

Jim’s Trek Pageviews recorded – 45,983.

And today is St. Innocent I’s privilege to be saint of the day. The Catholic Cuisine website appears to have forgotten about today, July 28. Not sure if there is a special recipe to make in order to celebrate today's patron saint. I could go back in time to the 16th. I could do with an Our Lady of Mount Carmel meatball sandwich. And on the other hand, today is also National Hamburger Day in the USofA.

Our quilt and wall hanging Warhol’s Itch is in the process of being boxed and shipped. All 14 fabrics have been cut and positioned for out new Sleep Jezebel quilt and wall hanging. Also we are cutting our quilt pattern stencil for our Equality quilt. Last night we completed the center bands of our crocheted Afghan #6.


I definitely welcome any comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact me at Jim’s Trek.

Be healthy and enjoy your day.

Jim

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Day 145 – (AD 575) – Jim's Trek Part III – 21.7 Miles – New Orchids in Tampa But I am in Western Australia on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Orchids are blooming this morning.



And this morning I pedaled 21.7 miles on my Schwinn 170 and I burned 602 calories. And instead of doing my sit-ups today I decided to work a new set of unused muscles, my shoulders and biceps. I think I burned up about another 224 calories and got a good work out mopping the floors of the house. I do like the smell of Lemon Pine Sol.

Today I topped 11,718.1 miles, the equivalent of 18,858.5 kilometers. Obviously I am continuing on for another 281.9 miles. My goal of 12,000 miles is just around the corner, so-to-speak.


I am currently located on Indian Ocean Drive and somewhere in the area of Breton Bay in Western Australia. If you ask me it does look a little bit, somewhat sort of desolate. But I do have 192 more miles to go to get to my next destination and goal point.

My blood sugar is holding at 96 this morning and Jim’s Trek Pageviews are now clocked in at 45,914.

We've begun a new mosaic-type quilt which we've titled right now Sleep Jezebel. This time we’re trying 900 1 ¾” squares. Haven’t got a clue what the final piece will look like, but nothing ventured nothing gained. Check Quilts SB for updates.

I definitely welcome any comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact me at Jim’s Trek.

Be healthy and enjoy your day.

Jim