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

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Day 342 – (AD 772) – 21.1 Miles – Jim's Trek Part III – 16,000 Miles On My Schwinn Fitness Cycles

Good Day,

Today I was not going to get on my Schwinn 170. I had an early morning meeting and had decided that as was 10-day spread of cycling I could just not.


But I did anyway. I pedaled 21.1 miles. I have now passed the 16,000-mile mark. Damn. Really? Yup, 16,010.5 miles; 25,766.5 kilometers.


I have now completed 7,393.4 miles on the 3rd part of my journey, my Jim’s Trek III. This is also 46% of the total miles that I have cycled. It’s almost like repeating Parts I and II, my trek from Tampa to Seattle and back.


And I was gone again for the remainder of the afternoon.

This is my 822nd post. According to Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this morning, 62,429 Pageviews.

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

Be healthy and enjoy your day.

Jim

Monday, March 2, 2015

Day 341 – (AD 771) – 22.0 Miles – Jim's Trek Part III – And I’m On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Today I pedaled 22.0 miles on my Schwinn 170.


All-things-being-equal I have now completed just over 70% of my Trek III, that's the Australian virtual journey.

The real part is that I have now turned the pedals on my Schwinn Fitness cycles a grand total of 15,989.4 miles; 25,732.5 kilometers.


This morning I crossed over both the Plenty and the Marshall Rivers. I am headed in a north-easterly direction and I am still on Plenty Highway. I wonder if this dirt road is ever going to change. Maybe it will disappear at some point.

Yesterday the Chicago Tribune, the Suburbs/Lake County News Sun/Opinion column has something weird to say

This upcoming presidential election is going to be exciting. Sarah Palin may spell trouble for Mrs. Clinton because she has the experience and ran for the vice presidency before. Don't be surprised if Sarah Palin runs for president.

I’m just wondering if there are some people out there that are just bloody stupid, and I’m not referring to Ms. Palin. We all know that goes without saying. But this column “is a reader-generated column of opinions.” Does this mean that there are people in this country that are really that daft?

I’m sorry… hell I’m not apologizing, but the grey matter of the Alaskan cheerleader cannot and will never hold a candle to the likes of Hillary Clinton... or anybody else for that matter.

And I guess I am a wee bit more expensive as I can be classified, on Etsy, as made of vintage materials.

I found a 3-tiered wire metal kitchen fruit basket. This handmade vintage item is selling, on Etsy, for $214.00 USD. On Amazon I found an equivalent item from MyGift made of ‘rustic chicken wire’ for just $29.99. Make your mind up. Do you purchase the expensive one made from 55-year old wire? Or the less expensive by $184.01 one with free shipping?

$214.00

$29.99
Word to the wise. When you are shopping online make sure you let your fingers do the walking, on your keyboard, and comparison shop.

We found out yesterday that two of our quilts – Equality and Sleep Jezebel have both been selected as juried finalists at the MQX Quilt Festival – New England 2015 in New Hampshire. Check the update at Quilts SB – www.quiltssb.com.

This is my 821st post. According to Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this morning, 62,390 Pageviews.

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

Be healthy and enjoy your day.

Jim

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Day 340 – (AD 770) – 21.8 Miles – Jim's Trek Part III – Monthly Stats On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Another month has passed and I am still pedaling my Schwinn 170. This morning I cycled 21.8 miles. Only 32.6 more miles to the next unbelievable mark.


And I certainly would like to see something more than red dirt, red clay, red dust, red-coated scrub-brush. I have about 160 more miles to get to the Northern Territory and Queensland states’ border.



Here are my recorded stats as of my 770th day of pedaling on my Schwinn Fitness cycles.
  • Location – Home, Tampa, Florida
  • Virtual Location – Northern Territory, Australia
  • Start Date – 2 December 2012
  • Today's Date – 1 March 2015
  • Trek Distance – Today 21.8 miles
  • Trek Distance Part I – 4,257.1 miles
  • Trek Distance Part II – 4,360.0 miles
  • Trek Distance Part III – 7,350.3 miles
  • Grand Total Miles – 15,967.4
  • Miles to Go – 35.9%
  • Avg. Miles per Day – 20.7
  • Calories Burned Today - 636
  • Number of Sit-ups Today - 0
  • Weight –169.4 lbs; Total Loss – 2.2 lbs
  • BMI – 23.0
  • Fat – 20.3%
  • Belly Measurement – 33”; Total Loss – 11”
  • Blood Sugar - 120 mg/dL
  • A1c ~ 5.42%
  • eAG ~ 109 mg/dL
  • Blood Pressure – 124/76
  • Age – 63 yrs, 2 mth
This is my 820th post. According to Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this morning, 62,288 Pageviews. 2,386 Pageviews for February.

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

Be healthy and enjoy your day.

Jim

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Day 339 – (AD 769) – 21.7 Miles – Jim's Trek Part III – Dancing On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

It is cold and raining, and did I say... it is cold here in Tampa. Right now it is 66.0° F. And that is bloody cold to this 31-year native.


But the orchids are blooming.

And so are the roses.

Well I switched things up a bit today. I thought that I would postpone cycling on my Schwinn 170. I decided to run some errands first. But the gumption took over and I then got on my fitness cycle.

I pedaled another 21.7 miles on my Schwinn 170. I wonder what this does mean. I am still hooked, ya think?

My grand total to date is now 15,945.6 miles; 25,662.0 kilometers.


And the road still is not paved. I am located on Plenty Highway headed in an easterly direction and cycling, virtually, that is, parallel to Plenty River. But hell there is one heck a lot of red dirt.


Today’s viewing companion, while I was cycling, certainly kept me going with the beat of the background music. I was transported back to my late teens and the times when I used to venture out and dance the night away. I would be nice, but I have to be careful for what I wish.

The quilting work continues on our new Chopsticks quilt.

And we have begun the elementary designs of a new project. We’re calling it the Post-it Network.

This one should prove something completely different once again.

The canvases to both our Reflection and our new commission Moon Over Bayshore have been completed.  Our commission TBAJ is finished.  We're just waiting for the time of day.

This is my 819th post. According to Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this morning, 62,235 Pageviews.

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

Live long and prosper. Be healthy and enjoy your day.

Jim

Friday, February 27, 2015

Day 338 – (AD 768) – 22.0 Miles – Jim's Trek Part III – Live Long and Prosper On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I cycled another 22.0 miles on my Schwinn 170. It appears that I am averaging now 20.7 miles per day since I began this crazy trek on December 2, 2012; 804 days ago. I have rested a grand total of 36 days.

And in 27 days I will have been pedaling for 1 complete year on my Jim’s Trek III; the Australia part.


Today I am still located somewhere in the middle of nowhere on Plenty Highway in the Northern Territory in Australia.


I have received a couple of inquiries as to where do I sleep while I am on Jim’s Trek. Of course there is an obvious answer, but before I decide to answer the question I thought I would show you on of my possibilities.

This one is for C&P.

Question, is our glorious and ignoble Governor Rick Scott intending to turn the State of Florida into the state of convenience and corner stores?

He’s currently in Philadelphia schmoozing the owners of Wawa Food Markets. It appears that if he’s offering to rename a town Wawa, he’ll have to contend with towns renamed 7-11 and Circle K. According to Orlando Weekly, February 26.

Gov. Rick Scott tries to woo Wawa by offering to name a Florida town after convenience store chain.” Try saying that fast three times.
“Scott declined to name what other companies he courted during the brief incursion to the city at the confluence of the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers

But Scott plans further business-development missions. Trips are expected to Massachusetts, the home to Cumberland Farms; New York, which headquarters the Dairy Barn and Stewart's Shop chains of regional convenience stores; and Illinois, where people can fuel and food up at Road Ranger shops and Fast N Fresh Stores.”

On the other hand, in case of emergency evacuation from a hurricane path and rising water-levels, one will be able to follow the route north by choice of gas and hoagie vendors.


This is my 818th post. According to Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this morning, 62,167 Pageviews.

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

Live long and prosper. Be healthy and enjoy your day.

Jim