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

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Day 453 – (AD 883) – 22.4 Miles – Jim's Trek Part III – 4th of July on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,


Happy 4th of July.

And yes I still got on my Schwinn 170. This morning I pedaled 22.4 miles. My totals are now recorded: 18,485.3 miles; 29,749.3 kilometers.

My Jim’s Trek Part III total is now 131.8 miles short of 10,000 miles over the combined total of both Jim’s Trek Part I and II, 8,617.1 miles.


This morning I am still headed in a southerly direction and I am trying to hug the eastern coast in New South Wales. I reached Lot 212 on the Pacific Highway somewhere in the area of East Wardell.

Countdown to my finish line – 491 miles.

Well my retry into making the No-Knead Bread was a bust.  After waiting 18 hours my dough didn’t rise. I incorrectly read the expiry date on the package. It was 2003. I was only off by 10 years. Guess that yeast lost its use some time ago; would you say? Bought some new yeast and started again. Check Jim’s Gotta Eat for my bread experience.


And my early morning blood sugar registered down another 6 points at 95.

Questions – Does finger-nail art take a long time to apply? And does one wear/apply this are for longer than a day or couple of days? Does this mean that coordinating outfits and accessories should be red, white, and blue?

This is my 944th post. According to Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this morning, 72,227 Pageviews.

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Be healthy and enjoy your day.

Jim

Friday, July 3, 2015

Day 452 – (AD 882) – 22.8 Miles – Jim's Trek Part III – Still on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled 22.8 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals – 18,462.9 miles; 29,713.2 kilometers, that’s the real part of the journey.


And, virtually, I have stopped on The Coast Road somewhere near Broken Head Road in New South Wales.  Countdown - 513 miles.

The FEC number of 2016 Presidential candidate filings has jumped to 441 plus 1 – Jim Webb. (He’s not on the list yet.).

100 Republicans;
73 + 1 Democrats;
117 Independents;
22 Unknowns;
11 Write-In;
5 Green Party;
41 Other;
11 Unaffiliated;
12 Libertarians;
3 Independence Party;
3 American Party;
4 Constitutional Party;
1 AME;
1 HEL;
1 A99;
1 Communist Party;
2 NBC;
21 None; and
12 No Party


And yes I do like food, but sometimes I do reach a limit. Gourmet Foie Gras Bubble Gum at $4.95 a tin. And accordingly the “Foie Gras Bubble Gum tastes like extra fatty duck or goose liver!” Not sure if I would venture there.



Work continues on our Hope Cranes. Numbers 31 through 42 have roosted.

Hope - Crane #31

Hope - Cranes #32 - 42

And we have completed the design for our new quilt Roo Royale. Fabrics chosen and all parallelograms have been cut.

Roo Royale

Trying to make some No-Knead Bread; definitely have made this before.

Simple: flour, yeast, salt, and water. Mix the ingredients and let it rest for 12 to 18 hours. Only thing is that the yeast I am using may be a wee bit old…I think the expiry date on the package is sometime about 2013. I’ll see. Early morning blood sugar registered at 101

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Be healthy and enjoy your day.

Jim

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Day 451 – (AD 881) – 22.2 Miles – Jim's Trek Part III – Counting Down 27 Days on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Today I pedaled another 22.2 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals – 18,440.1 miles; 29,676.5 kilometers.


I am now located on Rajah Road at Ocean Shore in New South Wales. Only about 540 more miles to go; just 27 more days. I’m actually pedaling an additional 60 plus or minus miles as I am using the Google Cycling Beta map as a guide for my Trek on the final leg of my journey in Australia.



And Tinker is trying to figure out whether there is room in my lap.









Early morning blood sugar count dropped 5 points to 102. Supper last night, Taylor Pork Roll Nachos – Taylor Pork Roll, Corn Chips, 4-Blend Cheese, Fried Black Beans, Salsa, Grilled Onions, JalapeƱos, Tomatoes, Black Olives, and Sour Cream.



Thought of the day – When visiting a podiatrist and having your foot-bottom examined, make sure not to cross legs on the examination table. A left foot in a right foot position could be the one a script may be targeted…accidentally.


Saint for the day is St. Oliver Plunkett of Ireland. And you all thought there was only St. Patrick? Just remember Saint of the Day is now available on the iPhone. Android version users have to wait a bit longer in limbo. It’s on its way.


And just think the “‘Ghost’ of Irish martyr Saint Oliver Plunkett captured on video?” (Irish Central, Kenneth Haynes, October 23, 2014)

This is my 942nd post. According to Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this morning, 72,092 Pageviews.

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Be healthy and enjoy your day.

Jim

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Day 450 – (AD 880) – 22.9 Miles – Jim's Trek Part III – Another Month Completed on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Happy Canada Day.

Today I finished another month of pedaling on my Schwinn 170. I cycled 22.9 miles. Totals – 18,417.8 miles; 29,640.6 kilometers.

I am now located at Marine Parade in Kingscliff in New South Wales. Yes that’s right I’ve left Queensland. And of course I now have a hankering for some freshly cooked fish and chips.


Here are my recorded stats as of my 880th day of pedaling on my Schwinn Fitness cycles.
  • Location – Home, Tampa, Florida
  • Virtual Location – Queensland, Australia
  • Start Date – 2 December 2012
  • Today's Date – 1 Jul 2015
  • Trek Distance – Today 22.9 miles
  • Trek Distance Part I – 4,257.1 miles
  • Trek Distance Part II – 4,360.0 miles
  • Trek Distance Part III – 9,800.7 miles
  • Grand Total Miles – 18,417.8
  • Miles to Go – 2.9%
  • Avg. Miles per Day – 20.9
  • Calories Burned Today – 612
  • Number of Sit-ups Today – 0 (I really have to get back to this)
  • Weight –168.5 lbs; Total Loss – 10.2 lbs
  • BMI – 23.5
  • Fat – 20.0%
  • Belly Measurement – 32”; Total Loss – 12”
  • Blood Sugar - 107 mg/dL
  • A1c – 5.31%
  • eAG – 105.6 mg/dL
  • Blood Pressure – 124/78
  • Age – 63 yrs, 6 mths

I think I have come up with a question, that I will be asking myself, when I decide to blacken the little oval for the one I think should next occupy the Oval Office in Washington.  The question is

“Who would best make me proud to sit and represent me as the next President of the United States?”

Eisenhower Oval Office - Circa 1969

Truman Oval Office - Circa 1962

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Jim

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Day 449 – (AD 879) – 22.2 Miles – Jim's Trek Part III – Continuing on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled 22.2 miles on my Schwinn 170. My totals are now registered at 18,394.9 miles; 29,603.8 kilometers.

I am now, the virtual part, located at 29 Northcliffe Terrace in Surfers Paradise in Queensland.


Countdown – 581 miles to go.

Blood sugar this morning dropped 12 points. I recorded 100 mg/dL.


And the little one said roll-over, roll-over…but take a deep breath, the count now of individuals who have filed a Statement of Candidacy with the FEC to register as a 2016 presidential candidate is (drum-roll, please) 434 plus 1. Yup NJ Governor Christie has announced. And all informed voting Americans will have the research and reading cut out for them for the next while. Just don’t forget to vote.


My brother Ray took a slick image of the reported waterspout at Clearwater this morning. I probably would have been running in the opposite direction.

Lawrence of Arabia is a bloody long film. It fits three and a third sessions of pedaling.

Just a note, I still do not like films of trudging in sand or snow… But I do like Omar Shariff.

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Be healthy and enjoy your day.

Jim