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

Friday, September 30, 2016

Day 43+34– (AD 1,205) – 19.6 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part V –On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I cycled 19.6 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals – 25,750.6 miles; 41,441.7 kilometers. I still have 12,451 more miles to go. I wonder if I will make it before I turn 70.



And on the fair day, on Mars, that is, I have now pedaled 83 miles on my way to my next destination and goal point.

Soapbox –

Here is a thought. Before the November 8th election, (not that it can or should be enforced), but all Americans should take the time, before they cast a vote to see and/or read “The Man in The High Castle. And the book was written in 1963.



Season 1  Season 2 is set for December 16.

Question –

With the avalanche of phone calls, emails and notices why should I donate to any candidate of his/her campaign when I cannot stand watching political ads on TV?

This is my 1,308th post. According to Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 105,971 Pageviews. Checking Google Blogger stats on Jim’s Trek this morning, Pageviews for the month of September it looks like the total will be just shy of the 6,000 peak. This month is the most ever since I start this journey December 2012.

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.)

Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Day 42+33 – (AD 1,204) – 19.8 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part V – Exhausted On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I cycled 19.8 miles on my Schwinn 170. I really cannot believe that I have pedaled 25,731.0 miles; 41,410.1 kilometers.

And did you ever wonder where exactly I’m going on Mars? Hell, I haven’t got any clue, but I figured I would just keep going until I covered the total 13,300 miles.



This morning I have now completed 26.4% of the distance from Wabash Crater to Oxia Colles, my next goal and destination point. And I most assuredly have not chanced upon any other lifeform along the way.






Soapbox –

Only 40 days; 9 hours; 52 minutes; and 50 seconds to go, and then 24 hours after that there will be a new President-Elect.

If you were around in 1948, I wasn’t, or if you studied this bit of history in school, just remember this image. From the Chicago Tribune, Sep 28, 2016 by Tim Jones – “Dewey defeats Truman”,


"As a presidential candidate, Gov. Thomas Dewey of New York was not a glad-hander, not a flesh-presser. He was stiff and tended toward pomposity. “The only man who could strut sitting down” was the crack that made the rounds.”
Mild compared to the nouns and adjectives batted around these days in the media...and by some of the candidates.

This is my 1,307th post. According to Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 105,495 Pageviews. Based on Google Blogger’s calculations each of my 1,307 posts receives an average of 80.7 Pageviews. Not bad for this strange a very little niche.

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.)

Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Monday, September 26, 2016

Day 41+32 – (AD 1,203) – 19.6 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part V – Making Sense On My Schwinn 170?

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled my Schwinn 170 19.6 miles. Totals: 25,711.2 miles; 41,378.2 kilometers.

My new workout routine of pedaling 3-4 times a week seems to be working, especially from previously cycling for 3 ½ years every single day, and not when I was sick or obliged to take the day off. The fact that I have given myself the option of either 3 or 4 days a week certainly gives me option to choose and not feel guilty, that I am shirking my self-demanding responsibility. Hope that makes sense?


The distance between the Wabash Crater and Oxia Colles, according to WolframAlpha, is sbout 240 miles. I have now cycled 18.2% of the distance.

Interesting Reading –

Just found out that the year in that I was born 1951 Alan Turing, “famous for his pioneering work with code-breaking during World War II… made the earliest known recording of machine-generated music in 1951.Daddy’s Car.


Quatrz, Lab Notes “Researchers have restored the first computer-generated music – made by Alan Turing in 1951” Amy X. Wang, September 26, 2016.

Only in politics?

Oh I made a mistake. I forgot to include the tax calculation…CEO Heather Bresch. “Without the tax-related reduction, Mylan’s profits on the EpiPen two-pack would be closer to $160, or 60% higher than the figure the company gave Congress. The company sells about 4.1 million EpiPen two-packs in the U.S., analysts said.

The Wall Street Journal, Business – “Mylan’s EpiPen Profit 60% Higher Than Told to Congress” – Mark Maremont, Sep 26, 2016.

Something is definitely screwy, I think with Google tracking. So far there has been a tremendous jump in Pageviews of Jim’s Trek for the month of September. To date, and there is 5 more days to go, the total number Pageviews for September is recorded at an all-time high of 4,679. I am flabbergasted.


This is my 1,306th post. According to Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 104,977 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.)

Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Day 40+32 – (AD 1,202) – 19.5 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part V – Still On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled 19.5 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals to date: 25,691.6 miles; 41,346.7 kilometers.

Two new prescribed meds have me as dizzy as hell and keeping off kilter, in the morning, when I try to walk. The warning label side-effects. I suppose this body just has to get use to the chemical imbalance flowing through my veins. But I figure that as I was only veering through traffic on a virtual journey I was pretty much safe to pedal for an hour this morning.




I have now pedaled 10% of the distance, 24 miles, between Wabash Crater and my next destination Oxia Colles.

Questions

How far can we trust politicians?

The New York Times, Sept. 23, 2016 by Matt Fletcher – “Ted Cruz Announces Support for Donald Trump

"Senator Ted Cruz said on Friday that he would vote for Donald J. Trump for president, two months after Mr. Cruz pointedly declined to endorse his former rival in a speech at the Republican National Convention.

After many months of careful consideration, of prayer and searching my own conscience, I have decided that on Election Day, I will vote for the Republican nominee, Donald Trump,” Mr. Cruz wrote in a statement on Facebook."

Is political hypocrisy the norm? Especially at the pentultimate time of an election?

This is my 1,305th post. According to Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 104,621 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.)

Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Day 39+32 – (AD 1,201) – 19.7 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part V – Wabash Reached On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled another 19.7 miles on my Schwinn 170. (This is a recording.) Totals to date = 25,672.1 miles; 41,315.3 kilometers.

Today I reached my next destination and goal, the Wabash Crater.



And of course I continued on another 4.5 miles. My next goal point is Oxia Colles; about 240 miles, according to Wolfram Alpha, from Wabash. (I’m sort of unsure on how to find the North direction but this is Mars and I’m not too, too certain. T’wasn’t anything about that in the briefing manuals.)


I’m just gonna keep pedaling.

Tried a new and adjusted recipe, of course, in my Instant Pot – Pot Roast.


There are a number of ways, actually 390,000 results on Google on how to try and cook a Pot Roast. The one thing that I have learned so far, is that no matter what length of time advice is given I am going to have to “play” with the timing on the Instant Pot to eventually get a result that I will be completely satisfied.

For my Pot Roast I even cut adjusted the timing in 4 stages to cook:

  1. Sirloin Roast, Onions, Garlic, Red Wine, Beef Stock, Herbes de Provence, Salt and Pepper – 40 minutes;
  2. Added Potatoes and Carrots – 8 minutes; and
  3. Added Zucchini and Mushrooms – 3 minutes; and
  4. Gravy – 5 minutes.

Apart from the fact that the Potatoes and the Zucchini were just a wee bit overdone, the meal was excellent. I did not take any pictures because I had eaten my complete plate when I realized I had forgotten to record and image. This is definitely a scheduled repeat.

The good thing is that my early morning blood sugar dropped 12 points to 108 mg/dL.

This is my 1,303rd post. According to Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 103,835 Pageviews.


There has been a substantial increase in the number of daily Pageviews to Jim’s Trek as recorded by Google Blogger this month so far. I had been averaging about 60+ a day and it seems to have jumped up to about 180+ daily. Thanks.

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.)

Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim