Jim's Trek IV, my exercise journey now on my Schwinn 170 from Tampa to parts unknown...

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Day 155 ½ – (AD 1,060 ½) – 0.0 Miles – Jim's Trek Part IV – No Schwinn 170 Today

Good Day,


Today is my day of no Schwinn 170.

Trying a new experiment for supper tonight, Mississippi Roast. A slow-cooker recipe with chuck roast; a packet of dry ranch seasoning mix; a packet of dry French onion soup; butter, water, and pepperoncini. Should be interesting.  And dessert – Monkey Bread with Pillsbury Grands and Trailmix.

House is filled with the draughts of cooking.

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Jim

Friday, February 12, 2016

Day 155 – (AD 1,060) – 23.0 Miles – Jim's Trek Part IV – Continuing On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Today I pedaled another 23.0 miles on my Schwinn 170. (If for anything I am consistent.) My totals are 22,566.6 miles; 36,317.5 kilometers.

Google Maps has me located, going north, at SS114, 87, 95021 Aci Castello CT, Italy. I reach another destination and went right by it this morning. It was the city of Catania on the east coast of Sicily, population about 292,000.



According to my calculations I now have 9.4% of my overall distance remaining. This has been one long Trek.

Just errands today.  Brain and mind not in a creative mode...also.  (What was I writing about.)

We've fixed on our quilting for our new Elation.

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Jim

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Day 154 – (AD 1,059) – 23.5 Miles – Jim's Trek Part IV – On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning 23.5 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals – 22,543.6 miles; 36,280.5 kilometers.



And I am located on the Autostrada Siracusa - Catania, somewhere in the Provincia di Siracusa, Italy. Only 80 more miles of Sicily remaining, about 4 more days.

Two more gone...sort of.



As each drops out, how they hitch to another's wagon will indicate what each may be looking for and expecting in return.

And I am interested in who supports whom.

Latest news on Politico "Harry Belafonte endorses Bernie Sanders". Well, Mama looka boo-boo. Belafonte, sometimes controversial is quoted as saying "Sanders’ candidacy is giving an opportunity for “young people — all people a choice to turn this ship of state called America around and place it on a new course..." Maybe so, but past politically motivated comments expressed by the singer haven't fared too well.



Question, "How many young voters are truly entrenched with and can acknowledge Harry Belafonte?"

And in one fell-swoop - "See Marco, the thing is this. When you're president of the United States, when you're a governor of a state, the memorized 30-second speech where you talk about how great America is at the end of it doesn't solve one problem for one person," he (Christie) said... Christie won't be the Republican nominee. But he might have ensured that Rubio won't be either." Leigh Ann Caldwell, NBC News.


New loaf of Sourdough No-Knead Bread out of the oven.  Number 87.



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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Day 153 – (AD 1,058) – 22.7 Miles – Jim's Trek Part IV – Oh Well, I’m Still On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled 22.7 miles on my Schwinn 170. Yes I am still going, not necessarily strong, but still going.

I now have 9.6% of my overall goal remaining. My totals at this point in time are 22,520.1 miles; 36,242.7 kilometers.



I am now located, according to Google Maps, at Strada Ognina, 5, 96100 Siracusa SR, Italy.

Not even going to go there. All my biorhythms are down in the dumps.

Started watching a new series, Second Chance. To bide my time on the bike, I try to find some series or movie without any commercials.

This new one is okay but it is not something that I would think that I have to keep watching. Some of the critics have written that it is a remake of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Is it? Possibly, but that really did not come to me immediately as I was not really looking for any depth in the show.

Top-level premise, two Internet well-to-dos are looking for a just over the line cure for cancer for one of them. Throw in the cops and the FBI, there’s the plot. I’m watching Fox’s Second Chance without commercials on Hulu.

Questions - Do delegates voting pay attention when casting their ballots? How do candidates who have previously dropped out still realize a possible percentage of votes? The New Hampshire primary breakdowns preliminarily as I have indicated in the chart. The final final counts are still rolling in.



Question – Why is it that when a somewhat legitimate spammer, (I’m having a hard time wrapping my brain around that one), sends you an email and then when you, I, want to unsubscribe and they offer you, me, the option to unsubscribe they bloody well don’t follow through?

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Jim

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Day 152 – (AD 1,057) – 23.5 Miles – Jim's Trek Part IV – Another Day On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled 23.5 miles on my Schwinn 170. This Trek has become boring…but yet it is a definite habit.

My totals as of this 1,057th day of pedaling – 22,497.4 miles; 36,206.1 kilometers.



Maintaining a fair account of my virtual journey I am now located at Strada Provinciale 11, 96017 Coda di Lupo SR, Italy. I am headed towards the east.

We’re working on the appliquéing of our new quilt and wall-hanging Elation. This definitely will prove interesting. Parts 1 and 2 before (clear image). Parts 1,2 and 3 (blurred image).

Elation - JS AB - Background - Pts 1 and 2

Elation - JS AB - Blurred (on purpose)
Pts 1,2 and 3

I need to update our progress at Quilts SB.



Question – Is Michael Bloomberg considering?   IS the extra grey hair worth the $1 billion entrance fee? But he does have a point when he is quoted of having said that he’s “critical of the quality of debate in the presidential contest …





Quilt - "Eliot St." I had to. Some shades of The Beatles...methinks.



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