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

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Day 365 – (AD 795) – 22.1 Miles – Jim's Trek Part III – 365 Days, in Australia, On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,


Today I pedaled another 22.1 miles on my Schwinn 170. This is my 365th day of pedaling since I began Jim’s Trek III. I have been cycling for one year for a total of 7,900.1 miles; 12,714.0 kilometers.


I also reached another highlight today; I crossed the 16,500-mile mark on the 795th day of cycling since I began December 2, 2012. My grand totals for all three of my Treks are 16,517.2 miles; 26,581.9 kilometers.


I now have just less than 25% of the number of miles remaining that I set for myself on this crazy journey.

This morning, traveling north, I passed (virtually of course) through the small town of Gregory, population about 40. I am located on Wills Developmental Road. And if this road is under development, I would say that the Google image date is just a bit behind the times. It is dated May 2008.

Some people should be ashamed, extremely ashamed of themselves.

Isn’t it confusing that a country, this one, which became a haven for those who were escaping the bounds and the lack of religious freedom, is now using religion to persecute liberties, choice, and freedom?

I wonder how well their interpretations fare?

Amendment IXRights retained by the people. (Passed by Congress September 25, 1789, Ratified December 15, 1791.)

The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not by construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

A number of “Christians” proclaim that in the United States they are “being persecuted” for and on account of their religion and beliefs. The so-called “persecution” is considered a contrary attitude and/or life-style not consistent with their current freedoms.

On the following chart please tell me where one finds the United States.


There are at least 195 independent countries around the world.  Any individual who would like to feel the throes and suffer the indignities of extreme-through-sparse persecution because of his/her faith does have a choice living in little more than 25% of the globe, considering border designations.  Please do move to temper your experiences of persecution.

Question – As the age-level of elected officials appears to be decreasing, I wonder if their sources of political education include the spectacles of television and movie film scripts? Just a thought. The American President, The West Wing, House of Cards, et al.

This is my 847th post. According to Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this morning, 64,961 Pageviews. Jim’s Trek needs 300 more Pageviews to supersede the total number reached a year ago. As of yesterday – 2015 = 2,700; 2014 = 2,980. Including today 4 more days to go.

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

Friday, March 27, 2015

Day 364 – (AD 794) – 22.2 Miles – Jim's Trek Part III – Cough, Cough On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

I pedaled 22.2 miles this morning on my Schwinn 170. My totals are 16,495.1 miles or 26,546.4 kilometers.

I have now completed 75.06% of my Australian Trek and 66.24 % of my overall goal. I just keep cycling…and keep thinking that I’m crazy. Just wish that I could reduce my “elder statesman’s” gut.


And yes I am still on the dirt road, somewhere in Queensland, Australia traveling on the Gregory Downs-Camooweal Road. From the satellite picture I can see that I am running parallel, just about, south of the Gregory River. There are 80.4 more miles for me to go to get to my next destination and goal point.

The cybercriminals are, they do not appear to be, they are increasing in numbers and frequency …and I mean I think they have targeted my land-line. And it is always the same bloody damn shtick, “Meester Smith puleese? I am calling from Microsoft Service.” Microsoft DOES NOT initiate “cold calls”. I have even had one false representative rattle off a bogus reference case number.

Microsoft at their Safety & Security Center state in bold

Do not trust unsolicited calls. Do not provide any personal information.

I immediately threatened to call the authorities. She, yes it was a she this time, hung up. The telephone number that registered on my phone was “Unavailable 47-203-151-6369”. 

When I re-dialed the number I received a busy signal. The “47” is the Country Code for Norway. The remainder of the number does not appear to be a Norwegian configuration. The “203” is a code that covers the southwestern part of Connecticut. Of course when I tried to call-back, each of a number of possible combinations I received a busy signal. I submitted a Scam report immediately to Microsoft quoting the telephone number and time of day.

Well my early morning blood sugar count just hit 92 mg/dL. According to WebMd “A normal sugar level is less than 100 mg/dL after not eating (fasting) for at least 8 hours.” So I made it again. And I dropped off by 37 mg/dL since yesterday. Oh and by the way unless there was something wrong with my meter I ate reasonably well up to about 10:00 pm last night.


I had bowl of Conch Chowder, I had Chicken and Basmati Rice, Potato Kale Curry, a side of spicy Garbanzo Beans, an Egg-Salad sandwich, 1 ½ Jamaican Patties, two scoops of Chocolate Ice-Cream and a whole bag of Special K Cracker Chips. I certainly don’t think I starved myself. And I am still not taking any of my prescribed diabetes medications. I have gone 617 days without any of the meds, since July 18, 2013.


The quilting of our new Chopsticks may be done. Now the binding to be added. Follow updates at Quilts SB - http://quiltssb.com.


This is my 846th post. According to Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this morning, 64,893 Pageviews.

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Be healthy and enjoy your day.

Jim

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Day 363 – (AD 793) – 22.2 Miles – Jim's Trek Part III – Machines Have To Be Off On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

All my machines have to off. Either that or it is the Cigar City's Oyster Po'Boy and glass of cider I had for supper last night. My blood sugar jumped 33 points this morning. My weight is up; as are my are my Fat % and BMI.

I've never eaten or attempted an Oyster Po'Boy. I only like smoked oysters and Oysters Rockefeller. The Oyster Po'Boy wasn't bad. Also I started a new inhaler, a test for my allergies. Then again I could need some new batteries. Not me, the machines.

But this morning I did pedal another 22.2 miles on my Schwinn 170.

And no, I am not cycling backwards on my fitness cycle. The Google Map images appear to be going in the opposite direction to where I am going. And hell the road, Gregory Downs - Camooweal Road is not paved. Just red dirt.


I now have 103 miles remaining until my next destination and goal point.

This is my 845th post. According to Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this morning, 64,840 Pageviews.

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Be healthy and enjoy your day.

Jim

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Day 362 – (AD 792) – 22.2 Miles – Jim's Trek Part III – Kiwis On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled 22.2 miles on my Schwinn 170. That’s the real part. Totals – 16,450.7 miles; 26,474.9 kilometers.


My virtual journey has me located on the dirt, and I mean dirt, road of Gregory Downs – Camooweal. I now have 125 miles remaining to reach my next destination and goal point.

Danger, Will Robinson, Danger.

Today I ran an errand to one of the Publix grocery stores near my house. I was in the store minding my own business, picking out some bananas in the fruit aisle.

Next thing I knew was that I was being attacked by an elderly lady in a motorized grocery cart. I immediately jumped out of the way. Then crash, the errant driver smashed over a free standing display of Kiwis… not the flightless bird but the fuzzy brown fruit. Kiwis flew all over the place and rolled over the floor… Oh I’m so, sorry was the apology and off she purred down the aisle. I continued my shopping but kept my eyes open for the slow-moving Cruella Deville.



The word for today is hypocrite. Period. U.S News & World Report Last Call: Ted Cruz Signs Up For Obamacare.  Many Canadians are bilingual.

This is my 844th post. According to Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this morning, 64,793 Pageviews.

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Be healthy and enjoy your day.

Jim

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Day 361 – (AD 791) – 22.2 Miles – Jim's Trek Part III – Dust, Red Dust On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Yes this morning I pedaled once again, 22.2 miles on my Schwinn 170. My totals to date - 16,428.5 miles; 26,439.2 kilometers.


And I am now located, I think, on Gregory Downs-Camooweal Road still heading north in Queensland, Australia. Looks like the paved road is gone. Can’t see for the dust.


And the political campaigns will be dust…so you better get your visors out in order to see clearly for the dirt.

So 10,000 give or take, students at Liberty University are required to attend morning convocation exercises three times a week. A natural at a private ultra-and traditional evangelical Christian school; it is a part of the curriculum.

Skipping a convocation results in student receiving possible reprimands and an out-of-pocket fine. Sort of strict for a “university/college” student… but hell, if an individual
chooses to attend this type of “restrictive-type” of university/college who am I to argue.


But for a politician to use a “forced” attendance as a platform to spin a yarn and announce his candidacy… sounds like this 2016 Presidential campaign is going to be a “better” circus with so, so many damn rings. Just you all be prepared for the ride.

I just found and read a couple of sites that discussed what is overrated and what is underrated when it comes to Sushi.

Did I ever tell you I do love to eat, and have I ever mentioned that I do like Sushi? (And yes I know that the information is published on the Internet.) But this sort of makes sense, sense enough for me to try.

My go-to at any Sushi restaurant is always salmon and tuna. I just love Tuna Tataki as well as Spicy Tuna Rolls. I also always get something with salmon. But according to my reading this morning salmon and tuna may be “Overrated” and “It (salmon) has become both an obligatory and nonsensical menu item.” An underrated on is mackerel. Guess what? My regular orders are going to change…I need to change. But I think I will still skip the uni.


Recollected visions of a teenager me water-skiing and stepping on a black sea urchin…candle wax and a scalpel to my heel.

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Be healthy and enjoy your day.

Jim