Jim's Trek IV, my exercise journey now on my Schwinn 170 from Tampa to parts unknown...

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Day 242 – (AD 1,147) – 22.7 Miles – Jim's Trek Part IV – Thinking On My Schwinn 170

Good day,

This morning I cycled 22.7 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals today – 24,573.8 miles; 39,547.8 kilometers.

Countdown -


I am located at A96, Germany.



And I only have 16 more days of pedaling scheduled on my personal calendar. Looks like I have to come up with some new Trek to create for Jim’s Trek Part V.

I’m struggling to keep my early morning blood sugar down. This morning I clocked 125 ms/dL. It seems that I may have picked up some sort of stomach thing. Will be watching carefully.

The word today – Phony.

Thoughts for today from Business Insider – “13 foods that aren’t what you think they are”, by Josie Rubio.
  1. Grated parmesan cheese
  2. Breakfast syrup and maple products
  3. Extra-virgin olive oil
  4. Honey
  5. Truffle oil
  6. Saffron
  7. Wasabi
  8. Caviar
  9. Sriracha
  10. Bacon bits
  11. Pomegranate juice
  12. White chocolate
  13. Pringles

Soapbox –


My questions –

Why are the majority of politicians hypocrites?

And why is a good portion of the possible electorate taken in by the politicians’ phony platitudes and banalities?

Interesting reading from US Politics and Ben Fountain, Feb 13, 2016 – “The phony in American politics: how voters turn into suckers."

In the arsenal of the phony, the politics of God is one of the deadliest punches to the sweet spot of the American mind. Citizens capable of the most acute analysis in other areas of their lives – regarding finance, say, or electronics, or the infinitely complex variables of fantasy sports leagues – are reduced to blithering dupes when exposed to the Christian pitch. Something spooky happens to that excellent American mind that brought us moon landings and the silicon chip and the wonderful stuff that saves our kids from polio. No matter if the candidate has had three or four wives or fired thousands of workers or dropped biblical plagues of bombs on rice farmers and sheep herders, merely saying the magic words makes it so.



No-Knead (which is sort of a misnomer depending on how long I sort-of knead the dough) loaves #133 and #134 have finished in the oven rising. Now the two loaves are baking. This batch Sourdough White Wheat Rye and Sourdough White.

This is my 1,247th post. According to Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 94,827 Pageviews.

I welcome comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact, email me at Jim’s Trek. (This link is my email address - jsmith58@gmail.com.)

Be healthy and enjoy your day.

Jim

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Day 241 – (AD 1,146) – 23.3 Miles – Jim's Trek Part IV – Seriously On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Another orchid is blooming…



This morning I cycled 23.3 miles on my Schwinn 170. My totals now stand at: 24,551.1 miles; 39,511.2 kilometers.

I reached another one of my destinations and goal – Munich, Germany. It was 12 miles north of where I started from today. I paused at Ludwigsbrücke, 80538 München, Germany.



And of course I now change directions and am headed in a westerly direction, sort of. I am now located at A96, 82110 Germering, Germany.



Google Maps Germany has taken over. Now my vantage point is only satellite images from 10 feet up, according to Google.

Countdown – 18 pedaling days to go.

Next couple of days I will be serious about my food. I’ve got to slow down the steady increase of my early morning blood sugar counts. Check Jim’s Gotta Eat for yesterday’s and last night’s Supper Showdown.

This afternoon I have been trying the new Amazon Alexa for desktop.

Two new quilts are on the boards. A new design has finally been agreed upon – WB’s Own and We’re Sailing.



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This is my 1,246th post. According to Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 94,766 Pageviews.

I welcome comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact, email me at Jim’s Trek. (This link is my email address - jsmith58@gmail.com.)

Be healthy and enjoy your day.

Jim

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Day 240 – (AD 1,145) – 23.3 Miles – Jim's Trek Part IV – On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I cycled 23.3 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals – 24,504.5 miles; 39,436.2 kilometers.

I am currently located at E52, 82054 Sauerlach, Germany.



And I am heading north.

Countdown – 20 pedaling days left. (I’m not sure how this calculation is working, without revealing my final mileage goal.)

All 3 panels of our Wings have been bound and blocked.  Next?

Wings - JS AB - May 2016
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This is my 1,245th post. According to Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 94,677 Pageviews.

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Be healthy and enjoy your day.

Jim

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Day 239 – (AD 1,144) – 22.7 Miles – Jim's Trek Part IV – 24,504.5 Miles On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I cycled 22.7 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals – 24,504.5 miles; 39,436.2 kilometers.



I am currently located at a point in the road at E52 which looks like I am crossing the Kaltenbach River. I am currently in Baden-Württenberg, Germany.



Countdown – 20 pedaling days left.

And I know me, I’m going have to extend my pedaling on my Schwinn 170 just to say that I completed another 676.6 miles.

Yesterday I had two gorgeous clump growths of Golden Bamboo removed from the front of my house. The two growths had been developing for a period of 15+ years. An anonymous and concerned someone reported to the County Code Violation Department that the line of vehicle sight may be an issue. Per the department inspector I was provided with the section from the Department of Transportation “bible” regarding sidewalks and roadways.

I decided not to fight the issue.  There are no directly stated requirements, and even though they are more implications and insinuated declarations regarding the matter, what is done is done. I was a “do-gooder” and had the lush and beautiful bamboo growth removed. Oh yeah, the cost of removal and flattening the surface cost me in the low four figures.

Oh well.  The lesson learned, as my early morning blood sugar numbers climbed above the normal and suggested range, was not to eat irrationally when frustrated and disappointed.



And yeah, orchids are blooming.

This is my 1,244th post. According to Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 94,555 Pageviews.

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Be healthy and enjoy your day.

Jim

Monday, May 23, 2016

Day 238 – (AD 1,143) – 24.0 Miles – Jim's Trek Part IV – Still On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled 24.0 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals – 24,481.8 miles; 39,399.7 kilometers.

Countdown – 21 cycling days left. 1.7% remaining to reach my final total. (I think it will be my final total.)



Google Maps, the German version, has me located at E52, 83236 Übersee, Germany.

This is a definite thought for Dale Mabry in Tampa after 30+ years of the same bloody congestion. Straddle bus transportation.



During the peak hours it still takes about 45 minutes to travel 11 miles.

Killer 'Man-Eating' Crocodiles Are Now Living In Florida, Researchers Say” – Nature World News, Monica Antonio, Mary 23, 2016.
"Alert! Deadly man-eating crocodiles from the Nile are invading the swamps of Florida, and scientists have no idea how they got there.

According to The Guardian, a team of researchers from the University of Florida have discovered species of the Nile crocodile called Crocodylus niloticus mingling with native crocodiles in Florida's Everglades National Park and swamps. The Nile crocodiles are said to be the culprit for 480 crocodile attacks and 123 deaths in Africa from 2010 and 2014."
  
And before our illustrious members of Congress of the State of Florida create an investigative committee to gather documentation and align the theories and earmark tax-payer dollars to continue a “let’s have a study to determine whether we need a study” can I make a small suggestion? Stipulate that some of this state’s politicians wade in the water…

Two loaves of bread #131 and #132 are in the make; both Sourdough, one Whole Wheat Rye, the other Whole Wheat Raisin.

This is my 1,243rd post. According to Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 94,477 Pageviews.

I welcome comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact, email me at Jim’s Trek. (This link is my email address - jsmith58@gmail.com.)

Be healthy and enjoy your day.

Jim