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

Monday, April 27, 2015

Day 391 – (AD 821) – 23.1 Miles – Jim's Trek Part III – Get Me Off This Path On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled another 23.1 miles on my Schwinn 170. My totals – 17,095.3 miles; 27,512.3 kilometers.

I think I am beginning to lose it with the new Google Maps Beta. After every couple of changes it keeps asking me to enter a scrambled phrase… Wonder if it is checking to see if I am really a human? On some sort of virtual journey?


I am located still in the woods/forest/jungle of Queensland on an Unnamed Road headed north… I think. Only 91.6 more miles of this to go.

And this is me after pedaling.

I do not take selfies, as they are called, but a number of friends just wanted to know if I still had my hair.  Receded a bit and a touch of grey. Widow's peak long-time gone and I still can not grow any sideburns.


If you see me walking down the street,
with a chicken at my feet,
Walk on by, walk on by.

Make believe
that you don’t see the wings
Just let me believe
in sunny-side eggs and things
‘Cause each time I see you
it’s breakfast and try

And walk on by (don’t stop)
And walk on by (don’t drop)
And walk on by.


Last night for supper I tried a quick version of Calabacitas con Elote y Pollo, zucchini with corn and chicken; my version sprinkled with Queso Fresco served on orzo with flour tortillas.


And then I made some Cake Mix Gooey Butter Cookies.


Cream Cheese, Butter, Vanilla, Egg, and Yellow Cake Mix…and Icing Sugar.


Damn, they’re good. Sort of like a cheese cake and cake and cupcake and cookie all rolled into one. And of course my early morning blood sugar points jumped to 109. Wonder what they would taste like substituting a Chocolate Cake Mix and adding some mini-Chocolate Chips.

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Be healthy and enjoy your day.

Jim

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Day 390 – (AD 820) – 22.5 Miles – Jim's Trek Part III – It’s Sunday On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Yes I got on my Schwinn 170 and pedaled 22.5 miles. I have now clocked 17,072.2 miles; 27,475.1 kilometers.


And I am somewhere in Queensland, somewhere on an Unnamed Road, somewhere on a bicycle path, and in a forest, I think, of trees. Only 115 more miles to get to my next destination and goal point. I’m headed in a southeasterly direction. This short leg of my Part III journey seems to be going the longest yet.

Spring must be here… in the Northeast. I just received notice of a Sous Vide recipe for Fiddlehead Ferns. My mouth is watering.

For me New Brunswick is synonymous with Fiddleheads and Black Salmon from the Miramichi. Tonight’s supper, a dish with Chicken and Zucchini.

Oh yeah, my blood sugar this morning was down 9 points to 95.

And for the one who just has so much money that this is a must have. Looks like it may be up for sale again… for only $2,500,000.00


The 007 Lotus Espirit ‘Submarine Car’ sold at Sotheby’s for £616,000, September 2013


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Be healthy and enjoy your day.

Jim

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Day 389 – (AD 819) – 22.0 Miles – Jim's Trek Part III – Bike Paths On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Today I have now completed just over 80% of my Trek III goal…

And believe it or not I still have days when I truly do not want to get on my Schwinn 170. I can say that there is still that little voice inside me that keeps egging me on when I get to this point in my journey. It’s like having a voice saying “Damn it Smith, you only have about 19% of your goal to go. Get up off your ass and get on your bike. And pedal.”

And I got on my Schwinn 170 and I cycled another 22.0 miles. My totals are: 17,049.7 miles; 27,438.9 kilometers.


From the satellite map, from about 1000 feet up, I am still located on some bicycle path in Palmer, Queensland. I just crossed over Sandy Creek. And I just read the new Google Maps beta warning –

Use caution – may involve errors or sections not suited for bicycling”.

Questions – What happens if you are a real cyclist and you are using Google Maps to navigate your journey? Is the blue line truly a virtual bike path? I know the trouble that I have following and using the virtual application in my virtual trek. But what about the real cyclist adventurer? Is the real now only the fantasy/virtual journey?

No more cooking competitions. Finally Netflix must have heard my complaints. (Yeah right.)  This Sunday, April 26th, a new show starts “Chef’s Table”, a show without the gimmicks or the competition, a show supposedly about cooking.

Definitely going to check it out. (The New York Times, Neil Genzlinger),

And if you get a chance watch "Jiro Dreams of Sushi", same Directors.

Our latest project, Moon Over Bayshore. 9 of 38 strips pieced. Follow updates at Quilts SB. (http://quiltssb.com)

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Jim

Friday, April 24, 2015

Day 388 – (AD 818) – 22.2 Miles – Jim's Trek Part III – Head’s On, On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled 22.2 miles on my Schwinn 170. My totals are: 17,027.7 miles; 27,403.5 kilometers.


I’m trying to finagle the bicycling path program in the new Google Maps beta. It could be me, and if I work it out correctly I will have another 160, plus or minus, miles to go to get to my next destination and goal point.

Got to make some pepper aka capsaicin relish. I got me some Orange Habaneros and some Hot Green Fingers.


Will make three types; one with the Orange; one with the Green; and one with a mix of the two. Simple and basic recipe…and HOT. Peppers, Onions, Salt, Water, Cider Vinegar, and Sugar. Did I mention that I like hot, spicy food and sauces?

According to MedBroadcast

"Evidence is preliminary, but there's a possibility that capsaicin could be used as a treatment to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Eating meals with capsaicin-rich peppers may also help to regulate blood sugar levels and lower the risk of diabetes. And when you lower your diabetes risk, your blood pressure, and your cholesterol, you lower your overall heart health risks!"

And that’s not all.  There's other proposed benefits.  But I just like the hot stuff…and yes I know there has been an exponential increase in the number of quack doctors and medicine “experts” since the increase of the electronic age.

Today’s saint of the day is St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen… and if you can pronounce his name in your prayers correctly, according to Sister Charles Edwards, the blessing of Sigmaringen will be upon you. Oh and by the by, St. Fidelis was originally Mark Rey and a lawyer. Hell if I knew that lawyers could become saints? Recommendation for supper – Salmon and Potato Hash.

Two of our quilts - Warhol's Itch and Sleep Jezebel have been accepted for entry and display to The Festival of Quilts 2015, 6th-9th August at NEC, Birmingham, England.




Also two, Chopsticks and Warhol's Itch, will be on display at The Home Machine Quilting Show (HMQS) 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah 7th-9th May.


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Jim

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Day 387 ½ – (AD 817 ½) – 0.0 Miles – Jim's Trek Part III – Day Off My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

CK’s school class presentation.

Day off. No Schwinn 170.

And as from Ashleigh Steel, graphic designer in Sydney, Australia.



Day off.


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Jim