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Old 02-22-17, 03:41 PM
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First day back on the bike after a couple of months off due to winter conditions. After 2 or 3 falls over a few years I don't ride on any kind of ice or snow.
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Old 02-24-17, 08:59 AM
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Back on the bus today due to rain, but I'll walk the dog tonight as always.
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Old 04-26-17, 10:46 PM
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So is anyone else still walking or cycling?

I'm still doing lots of walking and am ahead of where I was last year at this time. One of the things I'm doing is walking to university from work on Mondays. In past semesters, I would take the bus. But I started to discover that mid-day buses to the university are very unreliable. I would leave work a good 15 min before one of about three buses were due to arrive, and would be lucky to have one arrive and get me to class in time ... so I started getting out there 20 min in advance in the hopes of catching an earlier bus ... and then realised that if I was going to leave work that early, I could walk to the university and not bother with the buses at all.

So Mondays are big walking days.

I've also been getting off a stop early to get a little extra walking in during my morning commute. Or I was doing that till Easter. Since Easter I've been trying to recover from our cycling event. But I'll get back into it again shortly.
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Old 07-08-17, 11:37 AM
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We've gotten in a lot of walking and 750 km of cycling while travelling in the last month.
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Old 07-19-17, 01:00 AM
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Bike to the pharmacy...for Icy Hot! I had a long road ride over the weekend, took a spill, and now my body is a hot mess. It felt really good to ride just a few miles and stretch things out a bit.
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Old 07-19-17, 01:37 PM
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Participated in student exams and other meetings all day till 3 pm. Too hot to bike back to my regular office with nothing specific booked, so I am in the library at our other site, pretending to finish a full work-day. Hope it cools off a bit by the time I have to ride up the hill to home.
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Old 07-20-17, 11:09 PM
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Eight Mile Road is somewhat famous as the north border of Detroit and a symbol of crime and decay, but the east end of it is just a side street through a quiet suburb.
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Old 07-28-17, 08:44 PM
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Some walking statistics. I thought I'd look back to see how I was doing this year and if I was on track. I knew I was ahead of the game early on, but a surgery in May ground things to a halt and then travelling for a month in June/July meant that we were doing more cycling and less walking. I'm pleased to see I'm still ahead of the game.

And a large portion of all that walking is utility walking.


Walking to date 2017: 673.05 km

Walking to date 2016: 613.12 km

Walking to date 2015: 597.55 km
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23 miles along the river this morning!
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Old 07-29-17, 06:46 PM
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General shopping today. 8 mile round trip. 32lbs of fruit and veggies and still loads of room in the Arkel panniers.

The trunk bag is an insulated lunch tote with 4 d-rings on it - perfect for strapping down with bungees. I got it at a garage sale and it has served me very well for years.

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Old 07-29-17, 08:06 PM
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General shopping today. 8 mile round trip. 32lbs of fruit and veggies and still loads of room in the Arkel panniers.

The trunk bag is an insulated lunch tote with 4 d-rings on it - perfect for strapping down with bungees. I got it at a garage sale and it has served me very well for years.

That tote bag sounds like a good find.
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Old 07-30-17, 01:53 AM
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I don't keep real close track of how far I walk, but average better than 20 miles a week--even though I've been enduring an arthritis flare-up in my left knee. I stop and rest every mile or two because of the pain, so my walks can take an entire afternoon. I can't ride a bike at all when I have these flare-ups, but manage to walk with much determination.
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Old 07-30-17, 07:38 AM
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I don't keep real close track of how far I walk, but average better than 20 miles a week--even though I've been enduring an arthritis flare-up in my left knee. I stop and rest every mile or two because of the pain, so my walks can take an entire afternoon. I can't ride a bike at all when I have these flare-ups, but manage to walk with much determination.
Good for you Roody. I love to walk but in the last year I'm starting to get some pain from apparent plantar fasciitis. I can walk a few miles, but walking 8-10 is going to be painful. Kind of the opposite of your situation because riding the bicycle is not a problem at all.
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Old 07-30-17, 06:31 PM
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That tote bag sounds like a good find.
Definitely! It's been a great bag.
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Old 07-30-17, 06:35 PM
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Finished my shopping today with a walk in the opposite direction. Maybe 4 miles return, first half all up hill as per usual. Here's a couple shots along the way.



I can't believe I'm posting a picture of my shopping cart

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Old 08-01-17, 10:07 PM
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Today I walked to another local farmer's market as I had forgotten to get a few things the other day during my regular shopping trip by bike. I chose to walk this time because air quality is very, very bad right now due to severe wildfires burning throughout the province. I was worried that I would breath in too much particulate by riding the bike.

By this evening however, I was getting stoved up and really needed to get the muscles going and feel the wind on my face. I loaded the pooch into the trailer and rode a couple miles to a local park so she could chase a ball for a while.



Tuckered out after a good romp ...



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Old 09-03-17, 06:50 PM
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This past week ... walking to and from university, and lots of walking in preparation for our weekend in northern Tasmania.
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Old 09-03-17, 07:11 PM
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Today I walked to another local farmer's market as I had forgotten to get a few things the other day during my regular shopping trip by bike. I chose to walk this time because air quality is very, very bad right now due to severe wildfires burning throughout the province. I was worried that I would breath in too much particulate by riding the bike.

By this evening however, I was getting stoved up and really needed to get the muscles going and feel the wind on my face. I loaded the pooch into the trailer and rode a couple miles to a local park so she could chase a ball for a while.



Tuckered out after a good romp ...



You got a cushion in there? I think I need something for my dog trailer.
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The benefit of going to the office on the weekend: the 9-5ers are not in, so I can take my bike in the building AND avoid a line at the copy machine!

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Old 09-04-17, 07:18 AM
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Southeast Texas is a lot more car free than it was last week ... view is neches river turning basin > my normal route is submerged
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Old 09-04-17, 05:17 PM
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You got a cushion in there? I think I need something for my dog trailer.
Yes, I have a pad on the bottom and then 2 small dog beds - 1 nested inside the other. It takes most of the shock / bouncing out of the ride for her and makes her very comfortable.
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Old 09-06-17, 10:06 PM
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I rode two different bikes today! First, a commute to work, with a stop for a few groceries on the way home. I have a new co-worker who is new to town and also rides for transportation and recreation, and we went out for a 30 mile road ride after work. It's always nice to have another crazy year-round cyclist in the office!
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Old 09-07-17, 04:46 PM
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Commuting on the Trek tour bike this week. The old cantilever brakes aren't very efficient from on top of the hoods, so to try and optimize them I changed the angle of the transverse cable, and got new salmon-coloured Kool Stop pads and now they shriek like a banshee. I washed the rims with soap (but not with abrasive or degreasing cleanser) which didn't help, and I haven't had time time to do the next steps yet - a better cleaning, sand the brake pads, toe them in, etc.
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I wandered over to the 2017 Daffodil, Camellia and Floral Art Show at lunch today ... and I learned something. I had always thought that there were maybe half a dozen different types of daffodil. I found out there are a whole heap of varieties.

https://www.hobartcity.com.au/Commun...t-Floral-Shows
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We have a ton of smoke from wildfires right now and there is a strong advisory against heavy activity, even local sports are being cancelled. It's not nice out there at times, like a building was on fire nearby.
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