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

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Days 11 to 15 (Day 1834) – 5 Days 124.1 Miles on my Schwinn 170

Good Day,

I’ve consolidated 5 days of cycling on my Schwinn 170 together for this post. I cycled 124.1 miles over the 5 days. And since December 2, 2012, I have now cycled 1,834 days. I want to say that this is now a habit.


Here is my current location.



I have cycled on my Schwinn 170 40,150.0 miles over 1,834 days. Based on my calculations I now have 9,850.0 miles remaining to reach my overall goal of 50,000 miles.

Something to think about –

I decided to clean out the master walk-in closet.

I entered to closet. Looked around.

I took a wire hanger for the wardrobe rod. I put the wire hanger in the garbage can.

I closed the closet door.

I finished cleaning the walk-in closet… for today.

Jim’s Gotta Eat –

Supper last night -

Chili Shrimp, Rocket and Peas Pasta with Dark Cherry Coconut Lime Dump Cake.




Quilts SB –

We’ve finished 2 new quilts. Once delivered, I’ll be posting pictures and journalizing them on our Quilts SB.

Our TWO-MEN exhibition will continue at the Mirella Cimato Art Gallery in St. Petersburg through the end of June.



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Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Days 9 & 10 (AD 1829) – 50.8 miles Cycled on my Schwinn 170 – I Have Now Topped 40,000 Miles

Good Day,



On Monday and Tuesday, I pedaled 50.8 miles on my Schwinn 170. As Grandpa is taking care of 2 grandsons for the next 2 days, I figure my cardio exercise will be taken care of.





To date in South Africa I have pedaled a total of 243.6 miles. Overall on this planet, Mars, and Africa, my total mileage is now 40,025.9. Only 9,974.1 more miles to go.

Something to think about –

Our Orenda Coffee Machine Down-Date

This morning we decided to retire our Orenda Coffee Machine.

After 450 cups of coffee, at 96¢ a cup, it appears that the Orenda Coffee company may have pulled some real snafu.

1st, the Orenda application stopped working. I am now longer able to control the Coffee Machine from my iPhone. When I tried to reboot the app, I was informed that my account no longer existed. I contacted, via email, the Orenda company.

2nd, I received no reply or response.

On June 2nd, yesterday I received an email from Orenda.

"Orenda Follow-up Update #2.

(I'm still waiting for #1.)

Hi Jim,

Hope this update finds you well.

(What a crock!)

To solve all the problems that we have discussed for everyone, it's necessary for us to complete the fundraising process.

(This translates to the fact that they cannot keep up with production requests.)

We met many investors who suggested that we start anew without honoring the promise of refunds.

(I never asked for a refund once I received our Orenda Coffee machine.)

It would have been easier to say, but that would defeat the purpose.

(What purpose?)

We have learned a lot and will continue to focus on making right."

(What a bunch of unmitigated BS.)

La, de, da, de, da, de, da...

This morning we started using our new Mr. Coffee One-Touch Machine.

Damn, the 1st Latte was good and hot!

#Orenda #MrCoffee

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Jim

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Day 8 (AD 1827) –Sunday on my Schwinn 170 - Jim’s Trek VII – Today 25.6 Miles

Good Day,

Today I pedaled 25.6 miles on my Schwinn 170 .



This morning I headed south. I was able to reach Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point in in South Africa. The Cape marks the boundary between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

I then retraced my path and headed what appears to be north. I am now on R319.




To date in South Africa I have pedaled a total of 192.8 miles. Overall on this planet, Mars, and Africa, my total mileage is now 39,975.1. Only 10,024.9 more miles to go.

Something to think about –

Jim’s Gotta Eat –

Tonight, we’re having a 2nd Thanksgiving at our house. The Turkey is roasting in the oven right now. The house is filled with the aroma of pavo/dinde/peru/tacchino.



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Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Friday, May 31, 2019

Day 7 (AD 1826) – I Continue on My Jim’s Trek VII – Today 25.2 Miles

Good Day,

Today I pedaled 25.2 miles on my Schwinn 170 .





To date in South Africa I have pedaled a total of 167.0 miles. Overall on this planet, Mars, and Africa, my total mileage is now 39,949.3. Only 10,050.7 more miles to go.

Something to think about –

This morning I was blasted with a very different way to start an FB day. I received a friend request to join an Illuminati group.

First time I’ve ever received such an invitation. When I quickly scanned the page I noticed that there profile picture included a large statue of Baphomet.

Am I interested? Hell no!

Quilts SB -

Make a date and check out our TWO-MEN exhibition of 29 quilt fabric art at the Mirella Cimato Gallery in St. Petersburg. TWO-MEN continues through to the end of June 2019.



#QuiltsSB #MirellaCimatoGallery #TWOMEN

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Jim

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Day 6 (AD 1825) – Just Following the Road on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled another 25.5 miles on my Schwinn 170 .



I am still following R43, and I know that I am in south South Africa.



To date in South Africa I have pedaled a total of 141.8 miles. Overall on this planet, Mars, and Africa, my total mileage is now 39,924.1. Only 10,075.9 more miles to go.

Supper tonight -

On the menu for tonight - Low Country Boil. I'm using Shrimp, Smoked Sausage, Mixed Potatoes, and Broccoli.

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Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Monday, May 27, 2019

Day 5 (AD 1825) – I Am Now at Blue Moon Farm in South Africa

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled my Schwinn 170 25.2 miles.



I am now located on R43 at the entrance to Blue Moon Farm. And I am still in south Africa. (I think I will be in this country for some time to come.)



To date in South Africa I have pedaled a total of 116.3 miles. Overall on this planet, Mars, and Africa, my total mileage is now 39,898.6. Only 10,101.4 more miles to go.

At this rate, it looks like I will make my ultimate 50,000 miles in about 404 pedaling days, give or take.

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Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Day 4 (AD 1824) - Jim's Trek VII with Schwinn Fitness Cycle - Yup, I'm in South Africa

Good Day

This is my 4th day in South Africa.



Yesterday morning I pedaled 25.1 miles on my Schwinn 170.

I am now located on R43 at the entrance of Begula Cove.


To date, since December 2, 2012, I have pedaled 39,873.4 miles over a period of 1,824 days.

I am still pedaling 5 days a week for a complete hour each time.

I just posted information regarding my 5-time Great-Grandfather William Scott's 1726 Baptism in Duddingston, Midlothian, Scotland. Check it out at A Genealogy Hunt.



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Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Friday, May 24, 2019

Days 51 through 63 and Days 1, 2 & 3 (AD 1823) – Mars is Gone and I Begin Jim’s Trek VII

Good Day,

Finally, I believe all the issues with my PC may have been resolved. (Knock on wood.)


On May 21st I jetted from Mars and landed somewhere in Cape Town, South Africa. So I say good bye to the uninhabited red dirt of Mars and hello to the Continent of Africa. This is the beginning of Jim’s Trek VII.

My last 13 days on Mars covered 311.7 miles. Overall at the conclusion of Jim’s Trek VI I covered 39,782.3 miles.

On my first 3 days in South Africa I have pedaled on my Schwinn Fitness cycle 66.0 miles.


I landed in Cape Town, South Africa

I'm at the corner of Scholtz Road

I'm at mile 66 on Hangklip Road

I now have 10,151.7 miles remaining to go to reach my 50,000-mile goal.

To date since December 2, 2012 I have pedaled 39,848.3 miles over a period of 1,823 days.

I am still pedaling 5 days a week for a complete hour each time.

This is my 1,787th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 222,737 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 - jsmith58a@gmail.com.)

Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Days 35 through 50 – (AD 1,808) – 405.9 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part VI – Still on Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

I am back. I have kept up with my cycling on my Schwinn Fitness Cycle. Over the last 15 days, I have pedaled my Schwinn 405.9 miles. My schedule is still, as best as possible, 1 hour a day, 5 days a week.

Yesterday morning I pedaled 25.1 miles on my Schwinn 170. I am now located a 58.98% of my present distance between 2 points.



My overall goal is now to complete 50,000 miles. To date I have completed 39,470.6 miles; 63,521.9 kilometers.

I am still on Mars, and I have not been posting to my Jim’s Trek blog as regularly as I have. I felt that my current path of red Mars dust may just be a wee bit boring.

You will have to tune in to where I will jet to next when I complete my total journey on Mars. Jim’s Trek VI, as of yesterday now has 10,529.4 miles remaining.

Something to think about and do something about it -

I'm thinking right now.

Jim’s Gotta Eat – https://jimsgottaeat.blogspot.com/

Our Tampa Bay Area Fried Chicken Taste Test continues. We have a new establishment to add to our list, Ellie’s Breakfast & Lunch on Race Track Road in Tampa.

Any suggestion of which we haven't tried?

The Red arrow indicates RyRy's Chicken and Waffles on N 30th Street in Tampa which was our starting Fried Chicken Taste Test.



Quilting – https://quiltsb.blogspot.com/

38 Quilt pieces of our Hope Project, will be on display through the end of May, at the Carrollwood Cultural Center in Carrollwood, Tampa.



Follow and like our thoughts and notes at our FB Page Quilts SB.

Our Journey Update



Our new quilt "Journey Into Our Night Dreams" is now completed. Check out it's debut along with 28 other quilt pieces at our duo exhibition TWO-MEN at the Mirella Cimato Gallery at The St. Petersburg Opera, at 1st Avenue South in St. Petersburg. Our TWO-MEN will run May through the end of June.



Follow our updates at our FB page Quilts SB. https://www.facebook.com/QuiltsbySB/

Genealogy – https://agenealogyhunt.blogspot.com/

Yes, I am still searching and researching. My current target is my GGG-Grandmother Eliza Hall.

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Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Days 33 & 34 – (AD 1,791) – 49.9 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part VI – Still on Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Yes, I am back. No, I have not been cycling. I stuck to my Jim's Trek schedule almost regularly.  I am still attempting to cycle at least 6 days, a hour each time, every week.

My issue was that my PC's Graphic Card and RAM Board both crashed. The PC had to rebuilt. Thank you Bruce at MIT Computers in Citrus Park.

Monday morning I pedaled 24.7 miles and this morning I pedaled 25.2 miles on my Schwinn 170. From the date of my PC crash, I have cycled, on Mars, 526 miles.

My overall goal is now to complete 50,000 miles. To date I have completed 39,064.7 miles; 62,868.7 kilometers.


I reached my destination at Sacra Dorsa.  I have a new location and destination. My new location is 760 miles from the last one at Charleston Crater. This is, finally, where I will meet a point in my Mar's Trek where I can truly say that I have cycled the circumference of Mars.

You will have to tune in to where I will jet to next when I complete my total journey on Mars. Jim’s Trek VI will include 11,798.4 miles.

Something to think about and do something about it -

I'm thinking right now.

Jim’s Gotta Eat – https://jimsgottaeat.blogspot.com/

PC has been rebuilt and now back home. Issue was a crashed RAM board.

Back to the matter at hand, our Tampa Bay Area Fried Chicken Taste Test.


We have 2 new restaurants and establishments to add to our Taste Test chart. Splitsville Southern on Channelside Drive and Cracker Barrel on Bruce B. Downs Blvd. This time the 2 are in Tampa.

Any suggestion of which we haven't tried?

The Red arrow indicates RyRy's Chicken and Waffles on N 30th Street in Tampa which was our starting Fried Chicken Taste Test.

Quilting – https://quiltsb.blogspot.com/

38 Quilt pieces of our Hope Project, will be on display through April 30, at the Carrollwood Cultural Center in Carrollwood, Tampa.



Follow and like our thoughts and notes at our FB Page Quilts SB.

Our Journey Update





Our new quilt "Journey Into Our Night Dreams" is now prepped for quilting. Our quilting design will be a subtle wander, while we try to move through the geometric configuration.

Follow our updates at our FB page Quilts SB. https://www.facebook.com/QuiltsbySB/

Genealogy – https://agenealogyhunt.blogspot.com/

Yes, I am still searching and researching.

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Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Friday, February 22, 2019

Days 13, 14, & 15 – (AD 1,772) – 75.9 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part VI – Still on Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Tuesday morning I pedaled 25.3 miles my Schwinn 170. Wednesday I pedaled 25.0 miles. And this morning I cycled another 25.6 miles. The following are a quick summary of key numbers in my Trek.

My overall goal is now to complete 50,000. To date I have completed 38,564.7 miles; 62,063.9 kilometers.


I reached my destination at Echus Montes, a completed distance from the last point, of 960 miles. I am now continuing on to my new goal Lunae Planum, a distance of 460 miles. I am now located at 0.5% of my current destination point goal.

You will have to tune in to where I will jet to next when I complete my total journey on Mars. Jim’s Trek VI will include 11,798.4 miles.

Here are the current stats of my Jim's Trek VI.

Date Miles
Cal
Burned
%
Completed
4-Feb-2019* 14.8 1018 63.97%
5-Feb-2019 24.1 1049 66.48%
6-Feb-2019 24.1 1049 68.99%
7-Feb-2019 23.5 992 71.44%
8-Feb-2019 24.0 1050 73.94%
9-Feb-2019 25.8 1282 76.62%
10-Feb-2019 - - 76.62%
11-Feb-2019 25.3 1209 79.26%
12-Feb-2019 24.5 1113 81.81%
13-Feb-2019 25.0 1173 84.41%
14-Feb-2019 - - 84.41%
15-Feb-2019 25.1 1195 87.03%
16-Feb-2019 24.8 1152 89.61%
17-Feb-2019 - - 89.61%
18-Feb-2019 25.0 1174 92.22%
19-Feb-2019 25.3 1217 94.85%
20-Feb-2019 25.0 1172 97.46%
21-Feb-2019 - - 97.46%
22-Feb-2019 25.6 1254 0.50%

*The date I began Jim's Trek VI; 11,798.4 more miles to reach 50,000.


I am now located at 0.5% of my current destination point goal.

Something to think about and do something about it -

If we as legal and legitimate American taxpayers, subsidize the salaries of the current appointed and assumed staffing of the West Wing and the White House administration, should we not judge their performance based on the expectancies of their jobs and employment as they should benefit the needs of all American taxpayers?

And if all Americans are not receiving the benefits, as most West Wing and White House “employees” pledged to do so, and are currently not fulfilling their sworn obligations on behalf of all Americans, should they not be asked to resign and vacate their offices?



Jim’s Gotta Eat – https://jimsgottaeat.blogspot.com/

Fresh out of the oven - Sourdough Sesame Sesame Sesame Bread.


Did I mention that there is wonderful aroma of Sesame in the kitchen?

Tonight's fare on the menu at Interlake Drive - Big Freedia's 'Booty Poppin' Potatoes.

You'll have to tune in tomorrow to find out how this one stacks up.

Quilting – https://quiltsb.blogspot.com/

Early yesterday morning, Andy and I broke down our Hope Project.

Thanks to Barbara and the Arts Committee at the UUC Octagon Arts Center in Clearwater for accepting and presenting our Hope Project.

This coming Monday, Andy and I will setting up an adapted collection of our Hope Project, to run through April 30, at the Carrollwood Cultural Center in Carrollwood, Tampa. Details to follow.

Also our "Two-Men" display of some of our quilts will be on display through the end of March at the Charles J. Fendig Library on Neptune Street in Tampa.


Follow and like our thoughts and notes at our FB Page Quilts SB.

#QuiltsSB #HopeProject #UnitarianUniversalistsofClearwater#CharlesJFendigLibrary #TwoMen

Our CYaY Update

We've decided to add another freehand element to our CYaY's quilting design.


And it definitely looks like we'll have to remember to do a "lint-away" rubdown when we have finally completed CYaY.


Feel free to ask any questions regarding our work and joint efforts. We'll always attempt to respond to all questions and comments, especially to you for joining us on our quilting journey.

Answer(s) - Andy and I decided, some time ago, that we would like and attempt to try as many as possible quilting techniques and combine them into our quilts and compositions.

#QuiltsSB #CYaY

Genealogy – https://agenealogyhunt.blogspot.com/

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I welcome comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact, email me at Jim’s Trek. (This link is my email address - jsmith58a@gmail.com.)

Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim