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

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Day 177 – (AD 607) – Jim's Trek Part III – 22.3 Miles – By-pass 12,400 Miles on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I kept pedaling on my Schwinn 170 and completed 22.3 miles. My grand total to date is now 12,418.7 miles; 19,986.0 kilometers. Just 14.0 more kilometers and I hit 20,000. I think the US should convert to metric. I like the bigger numbers.

My location, same time and almost the same place on a beautiful virtual day in Western Australia. I have now traveled 3,801.6 miles, 6,118.1 kilometers in Australia in Jim’s Trek III.

Exercise done. Don’t know where my mind is today. Oh yeah, my biorhythms are way down in the valley for the next week.

Quilting design has been chosen for our new HKM-A quilt.

Supper last night another experiment. I finally used my Bron Mandolin to julienne zucchini. Hell-bent-for-leather all these years and I never thought to read the instructions. And my production was a Zucchini Tomato Slaw.

Tomato Zucchini Slaw

My main dish was a Thai Shrimp and Eggplant Curry on rice. My blood sugar count this morning honed in at 92, 2-points down from the day before. Who said I do not eat well?

Thai Eggplants

Thai Shrimp and Eggplant Curry

Jim’s Trek – 48,062 pageviews.  There appears to be a slight upturn of late of visitors to Jim's Trek.

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Be healthy and enjoy your day.


Friday, August 29, 2014

Day 176 – (AD 606) – Jim's Trek Part III – 21.8 Miles – Yup, The Dirt is Red by My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning, I'm back on my Schwinn 170. I pedaled 21.8 miles. And for those of you who are asking I have pedaled a total of 12,396.4 miles; converted 19,950.1 kilometers. This is the 606th day of Jim’s Trek.

From 2 miles up you can see that I am located, on my virtual Trek in Western Australia on National Route 1. That’s me now at the “B” marker. The distance between "A" and "B" is 21.8 miles, as the Google crow flies.

I am headed in a westerly direction and it looks like I am closing in and a place called Yannarie. From all that I can find I think it is some sort of rest stop at the Yannarie River. But everything looks red, rust-red, deep orange rusty red. I am now 731 miles from my next set goal and destination point.

I know I began my Trek and crazy journey on December 2, 2012. On March 12, 2014 I decided to start tracking my body fat percentage. Hell, I read some place, somewhere that it may be a good idea to set a reasonable goal, and I did. I’m trying to reduce my body fat percentage to 18%.

A chart I found on – Low Carb Diets indicates that a healthy fat percentage range for a man between 61 and 79 years is 13% to 25%. Since I began tracking my average is now 19.2%. Check out the graph; the red dotted line is my downward moving average. My goal is an 18.0% average, and I am almost there.  I'm not ready to set the 17% goal yet.

Had Bright House Echo installed in the house yesterday. I cannot believe how many devices there are in this house where I had to change the sign-on IDs and passwords. Damn! But you would not believe the expediency of the upgrade to the Wi-Fi service. And the nice thing I discovered, (always read the fine print), is that as I already have the ultra-speed Internet service through Bright House I do not have to pay any additional charge for this new upgrade. Nice savings… or should I say, tongue in cheek, what was I paying for before?

Jim’s Trek now counts 47,882 Pageviews and is averaging just over 75 a day. Not bad for this weird real and virtual exercise journey.

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.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Day 175 ½ – (AD 605 ½) – Jim's Trek Part III – 0 Miles – Today I Am Taking My 29th Day Off.

Good Day,

This morning I decided to take the day off from pedaling my Schwinn 170. Today is the 29th day that I have not cycled since my start date of December 2, 2012. That is 605 days cycling, 29 days not cycling… I think I can manage the guilt.

>My fasting blood sugar dropped another 3 points this morning to 90. What seems to help to maintain a reasonable blood sugar count is a good and almost 12” pizza and not eating the majority of the crust, that is, the outer thick edge of bread. And I am not referring to a deep dish Chicago-style pizza.

I spent some time yesterday trying to make heads or tails of the new and improved classification of my Y-DNA. My Smith Paternal Line is now classified as R-CTS7822. Check out my update at A Genealogy Hunt.

Jim’s Trek now counts 47,779 pageviews.

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.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Day 175 – (AD 605) – Jim's Trek Part III – 21.9 Miles – As Far As I Can See On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I cycled 21.9 miles on my Schwinn 170. My total to date is now 12,374.6 miles; 19,915.0 kilometers.  I'm at just about 0.3% short of my 50% goal.

And the images of my virtual Trek in Western Australia are…well, consistent.

Question, if there is so much empty space on this small planet why are we as a human race continually fighting over a specific plot of land or sand? Just asking.

I am now 753 miles from my next destination and goal point as a part of my Jim’s Trek III.

Yesterday I received the 5th and 6th calls, all with a strong foreign accent and/or dialect with a semblance of attribute to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, et al. And it was the slimy Windows Service bogus call. Spam alert!

On the 5th I answered the call, listened for a couple of seconds to some “gentleman” ask about my Windows Software service and then, without any haste, I pressed the Home button on my phone saddle. The high pitch screech and Pack chorus symphony caused a click within 56 seconds.

The 6th call was a different voice, a female one. The 6th caller’s dialect definitely had some rings of the type of British enunciation I grew up hearing. “Meester Smeeth, There must have been a connection problem with our call. Are you in receipt of the documents remitted to you for your Windows Software Service?” A quick click of the home button and holding the mouthpiece at a close proximity created an even higher squeal. Click!

I’m taking odds as to how many times these idiots will continue to try and sucker me in. (The sad thing is that there are so many people today actually listening and allowing unbridled access to their private computer systems.)

Primary elections completed in our Sunny, Shiny State. Signals start and ramp up the slimy campaign announcements and ads. November 4th better hurry up and get here as quickly as possible.

My fasting blood sugar dropped 8 points this morning. It registered 93. Supper last night quite simple – Salad, Hot Dogs on the grill, and Scalloped Potatoes baked on the barbeque in a Hobo Pack.

Jim’s Trek now counts 47,678 pageviews.

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.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Day 174 – (AD 604) – Jim's Trek Part III – 22.1 Miles – Yes I Am On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Today first thing, 22.1 miles on my Schwinn 170…and this morning I was wondering why I was feeling somewhat blasé.

I checked my biorhythm for “Anonymous”, that’s me, and sure enough two of my three Rhythms, starting yesterday, are at the lowest of lows. And it doesn't look like a promising week. And my retort to me “Suck it up.”

As you can see, my virtual Trek in Western Australia does not offer too much, that is, unless I am thinking about taking up Eremology. I am located on the North West Coastal Highway, and it appears that I am in the middle of, what’s the word, nowhere. A beautiful, and I am sure a peaceful part of the country…and empty, unless you are an entomologist.

Well a snack of crackers, cheese, and salami at 10:00 pm certainly does not help to reduce the early morning blood sugar count. I remained stable at 101; still good, but not better. Supper was grilled filet mignon, grilled crooked neck squash, and Thai Festive rice. The plate may look clean and simple but the complementary tastes are well worth duplicating.

I am back to work on my genealogy research. Currently I am searching the McAteer family. Check up my latest update at A Genealogy Hunt.

I have been reclassified, that is, my Y-DNA results have been reclassified. One test came back negative and the other came back positive. My Haplogroup classification at Family Tree DNA and at National Geographic’s The Genographic Project has now been changed to R-CTS7822. This is a adjustment from the previous R-L23. I will be writing up my limited understanding shortly at A Genealogy Hunt.

Jim’s Trek is now up to 47,615 pageviews.

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.