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

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Day 232 – (AD 662) – Jim's Trek Part III – 22.3 Miles – I Had To Ride My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I cycled another 22.3 miles on my Schwinn 170. And today I hit a new total of 13,616.6 miles; 21,913.8 kilometers.

Still no close up images available on my virtual Trek. I am still on the Gibb River Road and headed in a sort of north-westerly direction. According to my quick calculations I should be able to make it to my next destination and goal point in about 15 days.

I'm just wondering about the fish-bone like dirt roads, sort-of, of the main road. And there is about another 104 miles until the little drag-on-man reappears.

I crashed my PC yesterday. This time it is my fault. I did it. I thought I was being smart trying to clean up the start-up programs. Not paying attention and thinking way to bloody fast, I hit the wrong button. And I got a "system overload" type error.

I lost the sound. I lost my internet connections. I lost the updating capabilities. And I took it into the fix-it shop. So you know what that means...NO desktop PC for a while. Damn!

I have a couple of questions but I am not sure how to ask them.  Accordingly Google has got to pay.  Just wondering whether in Canadian or American funds?

But the questions that I would definitely like to ask -

How much did Le Journal de Montreal pay for the pictures?

And to whom?

I tried it and I ate it. And it was so, so easy to make and it was so, so good. Fresh gnocchi, pancetta, garlic, olive oil, half-and-half, Parmesan cheese, spinach, nutmeg, salt and pepper.  (No I did not make the gnocchi. I haven't summoned up the courage.)

Google records 53,914 pageviews this morning. Still doing okay as a crazy blog and Trek journal.

Please feel free to contact me via email with any thoughts, ideas, comments, questions at Jim's Trek.

Enjoy and be healthy,


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Day 231 – (AD 661) – Jim's Trek Part III – 21.8 Miles – Leg Power Needed On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Today I pedaled 21.8 miles on my Schwinn 170.

I am still in Western Australia and I am still located on Gibb River Road. I am certainly glad that I do not have to stop for gas on this road. I would presume that any drive requires that an extra container of gasoline be carried. I am now 673 miles from my next destination and goal point. I’m just looking for a change of scenery… I do miss the little Goggle drag-on-man.

And this is how my beginning and ending points appear today from 2 miles up.

I have now completed 54.59% of my total and intended Trek and pedaling goal.

Why is it that politics, local, national or international, all provide me with visions of the spinning ballets of Fantasia?  Methinks it is the Kissimmie effect.

I need to revamp and schedule our quilting and crocheting projects.

Jim’s Trek counted 53,662 Pageviews as of this morning.

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.


Monday, October 27, 2014

Day 230 – (AD 660) – Jim's Trek Part III – 22.0 Miles – Heading North On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Back on my Schwinn 170 this morning, I pedaled 22.0 miles in 1 hour and 12 minutes. Grand total miles to date – 13,572.5; kilometers – 21,842.9.

I am still, and it appears that it will NEVER end, on the Gibb River Road. Still no sign of the little drag-on-image man who works for Google. I can’t figure out what the clearing with the couple of possibly cultivated rows are just north of the road.

I now have 695 more miles to go to get to my next destination and goal point.

My blood sugar jumped up 2 points to 107 this morning. I had a craving for Hank’s Pulled Chicken, Fried Green Tomatoes, Fried Pickles, Collard Greens, Potato Salad, and Corn Bread. And then I had to have some yogurt from Yogurt Mountain. And even after my 5-hour walk in the woods at Withlacoochee Reserve I was able to maintain. Looks like this week I have got to check out my food and meals to try and drop by at least 10 points.

Competition begins in a new phase for the continued cut of the electronic payment pie – Google Wallet versus Apple Pay versus CurrentC versus Bitcoin. Get ready for the games…and the confusion. Today’s article from the British site the Inquirer.netUS retailers shunning Apple Pay in favour of QR code-based system.

Immediate work in progress – Quilts: NT Celebration; Equality; Moon Over Bayshore. Afghans #5; #7.

November 4th cannot arrive quickly enough. Period. And then the shenanigans will begin all over again.

Jim’s Trek counted 53,577 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.


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Day 229 ½ – (AD 659 ½) – Jim's Trek Part III – 0.0 Miles – Alternate Exercise Today - I Went For A Walk

Good Day,

Today I decided not to cycle on my Schwinn 170. Instead I was invited to join a group of friends to go for a short hike at the Withlacoochee State Forest.

And yes I walked; we walked 8.9 miles today on the Blue and Orange trails at Tucker Hill.

And we didn’t get lost. I can trust people.

I haven’t done such a trek since the day that I completed my last and final requirement for my Queen’s Scout requirement at Camp Tamaracouta in Quebec some 50 years ago. Oh and I did get lost then. But I was found and I did actually complete the Trek and I did get my Queen’s Scout emblem which presented to me by the late Governor General of Canada Georges Vanier.

FYI, the Queen’s Scout Award in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, and the British Commonwealth is equivalent to the Eagle Scout of the USA.

And my legs are a wee bit stiff this evening.

Jim’s Trek counted 53,342 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.