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  • bob1623
    bob1623 Doing 8 cheers 2017-06-23 15:08:48

    Or Stay Healthy

    I really want this goal to be "Stay Healthy", but the system changed it to "Be Healthy". I can understand keeping similar goals condensed, and these are similar. But in my mind, they are not the same thing. Just to make that clear.

    I start this goal as a result of my recent colonoscopy. They found some dark matter that needs to be removed. (The biopsy said it was benign). I consulted with a surgeon this past week and I have surgery scheduled for next week, Thursday. I want to get this done ASAP.

    The surgeon seemed very confident the procedure would go well. She talked confidently and I trust she knows her stuff. So I feel good about having her do this.

    With this done, I hope I can feel healthy once again. I have felt pretty good the past few years. My activity level is good and my body parts can tolerate the stresses I put them through. And I have avoided some conditions I have observed others going through lately.

    I know of three guys recently who had to have aortic stents put in due blockages. And then there are a host of drugs to be taken with these. I feel pretty good I have avoided this situation so far. Hopefully, continuing do to the things I do will keep me stent free. Heart attack free also. (My dad died of a massive heart attack at 62. So it is in the family.)

    I am not sure when I would call this goal complete. Let's see what the surgery results are, and I can go from there.

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Stay Vegetarian 1 person is doing this
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  • bob1623
    bob1623 Doing 7 cheers 2017-03-24 20:08:29

    Dinner after Tuesday run

    I have been meeting with a former work mate on Tuesday for a run and a meal. One of us usually cooks. Sometimes we go out.

    My friend P eats vegan, so it gives me a chance to have a great vegetarian meal without any compromises. She is a great cook too, so I am always excited when she offers to prepare a meal.

    Tuesday was a collaborative effort. P made an excellent black eyed bean dish and steamed broccoli. I made rice pilaf and candied sweet potatoes.

    We were both stuffed and there was even some left for lunch the next day.

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Keep Running 8 people are doing this
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  • bob1623
    bob1623 Doing 4 cheers 2017-06-26 01:15:53

    Yesterday's run

    was the first time I have run with the running group in about 2 weeks. Getting over a minor injury and having other things going on got in the way over this time period.

    And yesterday's run was great!! It felt good to be back with everyone. We had great weather, a great route and lots of conversation and camaraderie between everyone. My legs felt good too. No problems running the 5 miles.

    It was great to be back, and hopefully I can continue running with the group.

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  • bob1623
    bob1623 Doing 5 cheers 2017-05-29 12:37:00

    Into a waiting time

    The past few weeks I had been doing very well, lots of activities and having fun doing them. There are two trail races coming up and I have been looking forward to running in them. Last Friday I even made up a training schedule for the next two weeks. The next day, Saturday, was a group run. It is an easy run and I get to see my running friends.

    Then, 2 miles in I felt a sharp pain in my left calf that shot all the up my leg. Rats!! I pulled the muscle. I was so pissed. It is not the pain. I can deal with that and it really is not painful. It is immediately I know I am done for the short term. It would be very difficult to run on it.

    I can do a few things to help it along, but I know what it really needs is rest. At least I can bike on it, but for the next few days there is a lot of rain in the forecast (it is actually raining now as I write this) so I may not be doing a lot of that either.

    Maybe making that training schedule was the wrong thing to do. I think I jinxed myself.

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    bob1623 Doing 9 cheers 2017-05-02 00:02:15

    There are those who inspire

    This photo shows a runner from yesterday's half marathon. He goes by the name Darth Vader. He is something of a local hero. He had been running races in a gas mask and carrying an American flag.
    I don't know his story, but I think he is a vet.

    He has not been seen for awhile. I found out it was because he had to have his left leg amputated.

    But he made a promise to us here in Rochester that he would return for the race yesterday. And he did!!

    And after 5 hours and 13.1 miles, he crossed the finish line.

    I just think that is pretty cool. So if this guy can go out and run these races, then I guess I should also.

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  • bob1623
    bob1623 Doing 6 cheers 2017-04-21 12:52:18

    10 Days from the half marathon

    Our group ran the hills portion of the half marathon route this past Tuesday. There are some tough hills here. Getting used to these climbs should help on race day.

    Yesterday I could not make the group run in the evening so I decided to do a short run from home. Starting out my glute pain was more intense than usual. I'm not sure why. And a smarter person would have quit and not risk injury. Not me. I continued and hoped the pain would go away in a mile or so as it usually does.

    And it did!! In about a mile it was just about gone and I was moving smoothly. I could even pick up the pace a bit. And I did not have to take any walk breaks.

    this was a very encouraging run and I felt good when done.

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  • bob1623
    bob1623 Doing 6 cheers 2017-04-15 16:54:33

    Today's Long Run

    It was a beautiful and perfect morning to run. I got 11.4 miles in with the running group. We all pulled each other along near the end. It was getting warm out. I was over dressed, but did not mind being a little warm.

    The half marathon is two weeks from tomorrow. One more long run and few shorter ones and I will be ready. If we have some decent weather, it will be perfect.

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  • bob1623
    bob1623 Doing 6 cheers 2017-06-19 12:34:58

    June - 5K Time

    I had to make a some changes to my plans due to the pulled calf at the end of May. I skipped the trail races I originally had planned. They were long and one would have been grueling. I most likely would have done some serious damage running on gimpy legs.

    My DIL asked me to run a %K with her so that seemed reasonable. It is short and since she was just running for the cause, it would not tax me too much. We both did good this day, even with it being not and a hilly course.

    Yesterday, I got my sons and DIL to run the Father's Day 5K race in town. It benefits ALS and is a good race. We have all run it before, so we are keeping this tradition going. And best Of all, I got to push my grandson in the stroller for this race. He was good the whole distance and we had a nice time.

    So June is taken care of now. Not sure what will happen in July. I'll find some event.

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    bob1623 Doing 6 cheers 2017-05-22 20:12:54

    May - It's Bike Month

    I had two great bike events in May. First was the 5 Boros Bike Ride in NYC in the beginning of the month. I had 5 great friends with me for the weekend trip. The ride itself was not that great as it rained and was cold, bu being with friends for the weekend was great. During the ride we did manage to find each other all day, which was amazing considering there were 30,000 plus riders on the streets.

    Just this past Friday was the annual Ride for Missing and Exploited Children. It is one of my favorite charity rides, this being my 12th year participating. Good people, good route and seeing all the kids at the schools make this an awesome day. The riders stay together with a police escort to cover the route. That means no stopping for red lights or stop signs. I saw many of my riding friends this day and even made a few new friends. And best of all, my DIL did the ride with me. She did great and completed the whole 100 miles having only done one 20 mile training ride leading up the this day. She amazed me. Great day and hopefully I can do this ride again next year.

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    bob1623 Doing 4 cheers 2017-05-01 15:31:05

    April - Flower City Half Marathon

    The event for April was this half marathon, on the last day of the month. I have done this race before, the previous time being about 4 years ago. It has taken that long to get body parts working again to run this.

    This is a nice course through some scenic areas of the city. We run by Susan B. Anthony's house, up and down the hills of Highland Park, through Mt Hope Cemetery. Susan B. is buried there, but I don't think we run by her grave. There are a lot of others to take your mind off the run. Last through the river path of the U of R and then to the finish.

    It is a tough course with all the hill too. The weather did not cooperate much as it rained off and on. A couple times it was hard and some thunder and lightning was heard off in the distance. It was cold too and once finished, it took most of the day to warm back up.

    But I finished and had a decent time. The last mile was the fastest too. Mainly because I was freezing and just wanted to be done. I was so cold I could not even stay at the finish line to cheer on my friends finishing.

    They all finished and they can all be proud of running this race. Mother Nature threw us a little curve, just to make it a bit more challenging.

    So that is April. Next up the 5 Boros Ride in NYC this coming weekend.

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  • bob1623
    bob1623 Doing 5 cheers 2017-03-16 01:35:14

    Running Event for March

    This past Saturday, I had the pleasure to run in our local St. Patrick's Day race, Johnny's Runnin' of the Green. It is a 5 mile road race and the start of the local running season.

    It usually has a big field, but this year, the temp at run time was 15°F. This kept many people away.

    But the crowd there was excited, and I had a bunch of friends to run with. I also saw a few people I had not seen in some time. It was so good to see them. One in particular, a former work associate and an excellent runner. She finished third for the women. I saw her after the race to congratulate her on her great race. She was there with her new son, He looked about 8 months old. And his name is Chase. Great name for a runner.

    I did OK in the run. No records, or PRs. Just good to be out there and be with some friends.

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  • bob1623
    bob1623 Doing 3 cheers 2017-06-23 20:58:25

    from James Gordon

    "It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not."

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  • bob1623
    bob1623 Doing 4 cheers 2017-06-10 02:15:03

    From Randy K. Milholland

    One that is especially appropriate in light of recent events:

    "I guess that's how death works. It doesn't matter if we're ready or not. It just happens."

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  • bob1623
    bob1623 Doing 3 cheers 2017-06-05 14:25:08

    from Mitch Albom

    "But all endings are also beginnings. We just don't know it at the time."

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    bob1623 Doing 6 cheers 2017-06-02 11:24:04

    from Agnes de Mille

    "No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently."

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  • bob1623
    bob1623 Doing 5 cheers 2017-05-24 19:44:53

    from Jimmy Wales

    This has always been one of my favorites:

    "Most people assume the fights are going to be the left versus the right, but it always is the reasonable versus the jerks."

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  • bob1623
    bob1623 Doing 6 cheers 2017-06-12 13:12:02

    Perspective

    I had a colonoscopy last week. I guess this is kind of routine now, but mine found a couple things. The doctor pulled out one polyp, but found another "mass". He was quite concerned about this "mass"as it clearly was not right. So samples were sent for biopsy. He put a rush on these, that was his level of concern.

    I got the results a few days later and all were benign. I still have to have surgery to have this mass removed, but right now I look OK. I seem to have dodged a bullet?

    Thing is, it was not even an hour after getting these results that i got a text from a friend. Another mutual friend was driving, was rear ended by a truck, and killed instantly. She was young, 45, and a great person. A assistant professor of nursing, works with at-risk youth, and a nurse practitioner. She had many degrees and used them all. Married with 2 young kids. Athlete, runner and cyclist who completed a full Ironman a full years ago. It is so sad.

    Hearing this makes me feel a bit guilty. Why do I go on when someone so needed in this world is taken? What makes me dodge this bullet? I am no one special.

    I don't think I could ever fill Ellen's shoes, but I think I just have to be a decent person and keep trying to do good things. Maybe it is simply not be a jerk. But I have this sadness. The world is not fair.

    It is just not fair

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    • spatz
      spatz 1 cheers 2017-06-12 17:20:11

      @bob1623 I'm sure you are someone special. I'm sorry you're hurting, and sorry for your loss.

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    • danita
      danita 1 cheers 2017-06-12 18:03:15

      @bob1623 I'm sorry to hear that you've been under some stress with regards to your health and the loss of a friend. I can't imagine what you must be feeling right now but my thoughts and prayers go out to you and I hope that you know that you are indeed someone special.

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    • jadedforever
      jadedforever 1 cheers 2017-06-12 21:03:32

      @bob1623

      sending you hugs.

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    • aloha50
      aloha50 Doing 2 cheers 2017-06-12 21:49:49

      @bob1623 so glad to read that they were benign. I know what you mean about feeling things are unfair. When I feel like things are unfair for me, I then feel guilty because I have so much compared to so many, how dare I feel deprived. Wishing you good health.

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  • bob1623
    bob1623 Doing 6 cheers 2017-04-12 20:27:40

    Busy days

    I have not been around here much the past few days. A few family issues. Thankfully most of this has pasted and life will be getting back to normal.

    First, my DIL ended up in the hospital Sat night with an intense migraine headache. Doctors at one point thought she had a stroke. That was not the case thankfully. She had some medication adjusted and should be back to normal soon.

    My grandson had his tonsils out yesterday, so there was another trip to the hospital. This was scheduled and he is doing fine. It is still a bit traumatic for a 1 year old.

    It has not been all worrisome family issues. I did get a great bike ride in with an old work buddy yesterday. He has just got into biking. He had a few questions for me. Hopefully I helped him with my answers. He is a fairly strong athletic type, so he just needs time in the saddle.

    Lots of family get togethers planned of the Easter weekend. Plus we all get to relax a bit and be thankful all the craziness of this past week will be done.

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    • ligemst
      ligemst 1 cheers 2017-04-13 13:14:12

      @bob1623 Sorry about all the family issues. Glad your DIL is doing better and didn't have a stroke. Why did your grandson need his tonsils out so young? Had I known then what I know now, I would not have gotten my tonsils out at 30 yrs old. I would have left them in, but I didn't know then what I know now.

      Hope you have an awesome Easter weekend.

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  • bob1623
    bob1623 Doing 5 cheers 2017-03-26 14:37:15

    Sunday Ramblings

    It is a quiet Sunday here. Not much going on and I can escape to a quiet part of the house where the dim of the household noises is minimal. No TV noise here. Only the sound of the cardinals songs outside my window telling me spring is on the way.

    I realize March is my least favorite month. She teases us early in the month with some warm sunny days. "Hey everyone, spring is almost here!!" Then in the middle of the month she gives us the finger and hits us with a big snow storm. This year, not only did we get the big snow, but a few days previous, she hit us with a giant wind storm, knocking out power to thousands.

    This week is calling for warmer temps, alas with a lot of rain. But right now it is not raining, so maybe a bike ride can get fit in later. That would be nice. It will still be chilly, but at least I will telling March I'm not going to let her beat me. The out doors still belongs to me and I will do those things I like in spite of her.

    Still, I'll be glad when March is done and April comes around. April is a better friend.

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    • serenity
      serenity 1 cheers 2017-05-27 08:41:19

      @bob1623 Made me smile reading this, it reminds me of home {MI}
      Those "get your hopes up" warm days followed by " this is your reality bitch" blizzards​...
      I do miss home.

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  • bob1623
    bob1623 Doing 4 cheers 2017-05-17 18:55:17

    Post ride beer

    After a bike ride the other night, a friend invited me over for a beer. Sure!! Beers after biking are always a treat.

    She said she picked it up last week in Buffalo NY. It was good and hopefully I remember the name the next time I am in Buffalo.

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  • bob1623
    bob1623 Doing 4 cheers 2017-03-24 20:01:10

    The appropriate beer after last night's run

    It was good.

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    bob1623 Doing 7 cheers 2017-03-24 02:15:17

    Dinner with a friend

    I got try a new ale. Arrogant Bastard Ale. A nice dark full bodied ale. It was good. The label on the bak of the bottle was interesting also.

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    bob1623 Doing 6 cheers 2017-03-14 16:53:26

    My Winter Favorite

    I had one of the Genny Bock Beers the other night at a friend's house. It comes out in the winter for a limited time. It is usually sold out by April. For an inexpensive local beer, it is good.

    I was in the grocery store yesterday and walked by the display. Picked up a 12 pack. I should be good for the winter storm headed this way.

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  • bob1623
    bob1623 Doing 7 cheers 2017-04-01 01:13:01

    Egg-less cake #1

    The first trial I used a Betty Crocker cake mix, Chocolate Fudge, and the standard egg replacement using flax seed meal. Using flax seed meal, one tbs of meal mixed with 3 tbs of water replaces one egg. The cake mix called for 3 eggs so I needed 3 tbs of flax seed meal mixed in 9 tbs of water. I mixed this up and let is sit for 10 minutes for the meal to absorb the water.

    Except for the egg part, everything else remained the same. I did add some chocolate chips to the batter, just because I like them in a cake.

    Results: The cake came out very good. I liked it and it did not last long before it was all eaten. It was moist and tasted very god. It was a bit crumbly. Maybe I need to bake it a bit longer. I'll try that next time.

    Now, I need a piece of cake. I need to bake another one.

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  • bob1623
    bob1623 Doing 9 cheers 2017-03-25 17:41:00

    Since my grandson

    had a very bad allergic reaction to eggs, everything he eats must be egg-free. So I can do my part by making cakes without eggs. I have a few recipes for vegan cakes. I have made them and they have turned out OK. At least I like them and eat them.

    But I am experimenting with substituting various ingredients for the eggs in cake mixes. Cakes mixes are super easy to make, they come out moist, and taste good.

    I may end up eating the whole cake, but that is OK too. I like cake.

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    • flowergirl
      flowergirl 5 cheers 2017-04-15 08:29:46

      @bob1623 The Ms Cupcake recipe book is amazing and full of delicious recipes... Also the Hare Krishnas do not use eggs in their cooking so it is worth looking up some of their recipes, Kurma Das has a recipe for Carob cake but I use cocoa so turn it into a chocolate cake... I also veganise it as it uses dairy. This cake is much loved and has been baked for many, many birthdays... Vegan cooking/baking has changed massively, I make so many cakes/savouries that go down a treat and often people do not know they are vegan. I like telling them after they have eaten :-)

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      • bob1623
        bob1623 Doing 6 cheers 2017-04-15 10:20:29

        @flowergirl Thanks for this info. I will check it out.

        I know these egg-less cake mix cakes are likely not vegan, but close enough now. Telling people they are just egg-less is fine. If I told them they were vegan, no one would eat it. They look at me as if there were poison in them.

        Oh well, someday they will learn.

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        • flowergirl
          flowergirl 4 cheers 2017-04-15 10:57:17

          @bob1623 I know what you mean... Immediately people know something is vegan, they turn up their nose and make a face... Never ceases to amaze me. I know if I did that to something with meat in it, I would be regarded as fanatical!!! You will be able to get some of those recipes online free, Isa chandra Moskowitz is another vegan cook with some brill recipes... Post punk kitchen is her blog... Happy baking

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          • bob1623
            bob1623 Doing 4 cheers 2017-04-15 16:50:42

            @flowergirl I understand you completely. I run into the same thing. I am considered somewhat crazy for the way I eat. The thing is, the people giving me the most grief and the ones with the multiple health issues.

            Oh well. And hence today's inspiring quote. I just ran across it. It is kind of appropriate.

            And yes Isa. I have two of her cook books. Her recipes are amazing. I love them. And most are very easy. I just made Trumpet Mushrooms with asparagus last night. It was very good.

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            • ahorrasi
              ahorrasi 3 cheers 2017-04-19 20:11:12

              @bob1623 are you vegan completely?

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                bob1623 Doing 3 cheers 2017-04-20 01:06:33

                @ahorrasi No, not completely. When I cook, I cook vegan, but it mainly for myself. My family members all still eat meat and dairy. So, when we go out to eat, I make my best effort to eat vegan, but most places I have to settle for at least vegetarian. It is my social compromise.

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          ahorrasi 1 cheers 2017-04-19 20:10:57

          @bob1623 lol some of the best things ive eaten were vegan, cupcakes, cookies, et all. I even made a mean pecan pie tart completely vegan in my day, i think used a lot of flax/coconut oil

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            bob1623 Doing 1 cheers 2017-04-20 01:09:06

            @ahorrasi I understand you completely. I have eaten some amazing vegan meals. I have a friend who is completely vegan. We go out to eat to a nice vegan restaurant near her house a lot. I think the food is amazing.

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    bob1623 Doing 4 cheers 2017-05-29 12:25:14

    Cameroon is done

    I have checked Cameroon off the list now. The loan went to Constancie.

    Constancie is married, 51, and the mother of seven children between the ages of 21 and 35. She has had a cacao tree plantation in a village for eight years.

    She is asking for a loan to buy phytosanitary products in order to improve the quality of her crop and to better organize her harvest. She will save the income she makes. This income will allow her to realize her goal of building a house and meeting the needs of her family.

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  • bob1623
    bob1623 Doing 6 cheers 2017-05-12 12:18:29

    From 43T V1

    I had this goal on the previous 43T. There were those moments and I did not want to lose them. They have been fewer of late, I guess because we don't see each other as much. But when we do, there is a big smile, and a big hug. Good hugs too. The ones you hold on to for those few extra seconds. The ones that mean a bit more. The ones you get lost in for that precious moment.

    And then there was last night.

    Come on over after the ride. I can give you that stuff. We can have a beer too.

    Sure, that will work out fine. A beer would be great.

    And when I get there.

    I hope you are hungry. I made dinner, Do you want some?

    Oh my god, this looks fabulous!! Of course I am hungry. You are the best!!

    So we have dinner, drink a beer, and talk. You could not plan it any better.

    And a hug as I leave to go home.

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  • bob1623
    bob1623 Doing 5 cheers 2017-04-25 16:01:07

    The xx - I See You

    I liked their first two albums a lot. They were a different sound, very minimalism. in this album they have expanded out and their music has grown.

    It is truly one of the best albums i have heard in a long time. When it came out, I was listening to it every day.

    Definitely check this out. It is worth it.

    In fact, I can't every describe how great this album is. You just have to listen to it.

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    • aenea
      aenea 1 cheers 2017-05-11 13:54:50

      @bob1623 I heard this in Barnes and Noble last month and had to Shazam it, it was so good. Glad to hear that the whole album is worth a listen. Will definitely give it a closer look.

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      • bob1623
        bob1623 Doing 1 cheers 2017-05-11 17:45:39

        @aenea It IS worth a listen. I am still playing this almost daily and I'm not tired of it.

        Let me know what you think. I like it so much I'm starting to wonder if I am just weird.

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  • bob1623
    bob1623 Doing 7 cheers 2017-06-22 17:22:47

    Riding in the village today

    Our town has a small village in the south part of town. I rode some of those streets today. I o not travel in the village much, so I was repeating streets a lot. At least it felt that way.

    I am making progress on this goal. I have the north east part of town done. I'll be working on the more populated areas now. These areas are father from my house, so I should take some time to figure out how to efficiently cover these areas. Or not, and just ride.

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  • bob1623
    bob1623 Doing 13 cheers 2017-06-06 20:24:15

    New Biking Goal

    I have been thinking about this for some time. I wanted a biking goal with a little more to it than just riding a bunch of miles. I can up with this little acronym, Ride Every Road In Town.

    So, by the end of the year, I want to ride my bike on every road in town. I looked it up on the town highway page and my town has 128.3 miles of roads. Now that does not sound too difficult to do. I ride 128 miles in a week sometimes. The issue is my town has a lot of housing tracts and many are cul de sacs. So I will be repeating many roads just to get to cover all the winding roads of these tracts.

    Also, the town is fairly spread out, so I have to travel some to get to roads I need to ride on. But that is the fun part.

    And best of all, I can use Google Earth to track my progress. Attached is Ride 1.

    I'll get another ride or two in next week. It finally is suppose to get warm here.

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    • aenea
      aenea 2 cheers 2017-06-10 06:28:25

      @bob1623 This sounds like a really fun project! good luck!

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      • bob1623
        bob1623 Doing 2 cheers 2017-06-10 10:35:57

        @aenea Yes, I'm hoping it is fun. I'm on my bike so it has to be fun. I should know my town much better as it progresses. Stay tuned.

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        • aenea
          aenea 0 cheers 2017-06-12 18:49:38

          @bob1623 how populous is the place you live? Just curious. Urban vs suburban vs rural riding would be quite different experiences, though I'd imagine you might be doing some of all three.

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          • bob1623
            bob1623 Doing 1 cheers 2017-06-13 10:42:00

            @aenea It is mostly suburban, winding housing tracts. There is a village, kind of urban. A small rural section with small farms. that is disappearing though and being filled with housing tracts. The town's population is about 42,000. It is on the large size for this country.

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            • aenea
              aenea 1 cheers 2017-06-13 17:32:07

              @bob1623 sounds lovely. 🙂 my town is about the same size, but more industrial than agricultural, and with many steep hills surrounding a big river valley. I feel like I know it pretty well having driven all over, but have found that riding a bike even in an area I know well gives me a different perspective. I often feel like I know the place better after exploring by bike, so I think this is a wonderful thing you're doing. Wish more people would take the time to do it. Might humanize us all a bit more.

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              • bob1623
                bob1623 Doing 0 cheers 2017-06-14 01:08:49

                @aenea Your town sounds like my kind of place to bike. I like hills, steep hills too.

                I know the main roads in town, but not all the housing tracts, so this will give me a chance to explore roads I have never been on. Already I have seen a few places that were a bit surprising. And i agree, exploring by bike lets you see and absorb so much more.

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      diamondlightfoot 2 cheers 2017-06-10 13:00:29

      @bob1623 Great challenge! Maybe you could use a city map and a red pen and track where you've been that way, too. Or set it up on a fitbit, I think, if you use one.

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      • bob1623
        bob1623 Doing 4 cheers 2017-06-12 01:04:39

        @diamondlightfoot I have a more techy method to keep track of the roads I travel on. I use a Gamin device which tracks my route via GPS. I can then download the route I travel to my computer and then bring it into Google Earth. I see all the roads I ride on and I can bring in all the rides at once. It gives a nice overall picture of what I have done.

        Here is what I have so far.

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        • diamondlightfoot
          diamondlightfoot 1 cheers 2017-06-12 12:32:46

          @bob1623 I love your techy method! You've been busy! I know the newer fitbits use a gps, but I'm not sure what else they link to. Your way goes much nicer!

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          • bob1623
            bob1623 Doing 1 cheers 2017-06-12 12:51:18

            @diamondlightfoot Thanks. I get to use a lot of techy stuff for something really kind of simple. But that is the world we live in. I made the route tracing yellow now so it is easier to see.

            I've got a lot of roads to cover, so this will be interesting.

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    bob1623 Doing 5 cheers 2017-06-06 18:23:12

    Get going on this

    I have not even started this yet. I need to get going as it will help my upper body.

    Broke this into two segments. First was to do 15 pushups. Then, after a short rest; do the remaining 10.

    I did it, but not without struggling on the remaining 10. I'll work with this routine for sometime and then either go for the 25, or get another format.

    So far so good.

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    bob1623 Doing 6 cheers 2017-05-14 18:58:43

    Danger in the cyber world

    I have read some things on this new ransomware out there causing havoc for computer networks. It reminds me I should keep my computer backed up. Something I don't tend to do. I think it is just a matter of time before one hits me.

    My documents are easy to back up. Just copy and paste the folder to a thumb drive. Pictures and music are a different story. My music and pictures would not fit on a thumb drive so I need to back these up to a another hard drive I have. It will take a bit of time, but not as much as it would to try to recover these if lost.

    Documents are done. Easy.

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