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Old 02-24-18, 03:58 AM
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Rode 5 miles to the ice rink. Skated for 1.5 hours and rode home.
A) I didn't know and certainly didn't imagine that you were a Zamboni machine and B.) How do you ride a bike?
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Old 05-14-18, 05:11 AM
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I'm up to 547.41 km of walking & running this year.



To this date on ...
May 2017, I had done 491.75 km
May 2016, I had done 388.45 km
May 2015, I had done 371.90 km

I'm a bit surprised by my total this year but I've been walking every single day since March 19 ... mainly to and from the hospital with a bit of university walking thrown in. In other words, most of that has been transportational walking.
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Old 05-19-18, 10:14 PM
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Tuesday, 1 May 2018 ... 3 km walking + 6 flights of stairs
Wednesday, 2 May 2018 ... 5 km walking + 6 flights of stairs
Thursday, 3 May 2018 ... 1.8 km walking + 6 flights of stairs
Friday, 4 May 2018 ... 1.8 km walking + 12 flights of stairs
Saturday, 5 May 2018 ... 5.92 walking and running
Sunday, 6 May 2018 ... 3.26 walking and running
Monday, 7 May 2018 ... 6.6 walking + 6 flights of stairs

Tuesday, 8 May 2018 ... 1.80 km walking + 6 flights of stairs
Wednesday, 9 May 2018 ... 5 km walking + 6 flights of stairs
Thursday, 10 May 2018 ... 1.80 km walking + 6 flights of stairs
Friday, 11 May 2018 ... 1.20 km walking + 2 flights of stairs
Saturday, 12 May 2018 ... 1.80 km walking + 2 flights of stairs
Sunday, 13 May 2018 ... 4.38 km walking and running + 2 flights of stairs

Monday, 14 May 2018 ... 6.6 km walking + 14 flights of stairs
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 ... 1.8 km walking + 6 flights of stairs
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 ... 5 km walking + 6 flights of stairs
Thursday, 17 May 2018 ... 1.8 km walking + 6 flights of stairs
Friday, 18 May 2018 ... 2.4 km walking + 10 flights of stairs
Saturday, 19 May 2018 ... 2.8 km walking + 30 min ride on my trainer + 2 flights of stairs


2017 Monthly May
Walking Distance (km): 63.8
Walking Time (min): 797.0
Cycling Distance (km): 8.5
Cycling Time (min): 26.8
Stairs Climbed Number: 104.0
Stairs Climbed Time (min): 83.2


Totals
Total Distance (km): 72.3
Total Distance (miles): 44.9
Total Time (min): 907.0
Total Time (hr): 15:07:03



** Almost all of that walking was utility walking, mainly back and forth to the hospital, with the exception of a small handful of training runs **
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Old 05-30-18, 03:20 AM
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I can't tell you how far I went but spaghetti was at the halfway point of the journey And it was on Rosa. I can't wait to get Darla out of the shop with her new vintage venders too.
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Old 06-05-18, 04:57 AM
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As usual these days ... lots of walking back and forth to the Rehab Unit, walking back and forth to University, commute walking, grocery shopping, plus more.

"Car free" since March 22. :/


As of June 5 ...

2015 -- 445.85 km
2016 -- 436.35 km
2017 -- 550.75 km
2018 -- 640.87 km
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Old 06-08-18, 08:37 PM
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It's been a while since I posted here! Today was "epic grocery run", which consisted of a quick ride up and down a hill, a stop at the store, and the ride home with stuff (mostly baked goods, because this particular store has a good bakery.) With the hill, it was a nice 13.9 mile ride
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Old 06-20-18, 01:18 PM
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Dont have a car nor a drivers license so all I do is ride a bike or walk. Keeps me fit! Bicycle is a great invention!
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Old 06-20-18, 02:12 PM
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Walked 1.75 mile from home to work. Walked a few blocks to get lunch, a few more to get to a park and a few more to get back to the office.

Going to walk home with a stop at WF for dinner stuff.

Would have used the bike today but it's supposed to start raining around 5. Skies are really starting to cloud up. Bike got rained on a few times during my recent two-week tour so I want to give it a break.
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Old 06-25-18, 02:18 PM
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To the wrong DMV

No car. Riding a slightly upgraded Schwinn S-25 full suspension with 2-inch wide Continental road slicks. Replaced the shifting for the bike to Shimano's Acera derailleurs and trigger shifters because the stock shifters were sketchy. Upgraded the suspension with a lockable/adjustable front fork and rear shock. Would not have done all of this except a friend practically gave it to me brand new for $50. The bike wasn't even dusty when he sold it to me. Not taking this thing offroad much or doing any of the crazy stuff people do on quality full suspension bikes, but it makes a great commuter for getting around Louisville, KY. Love the ride quality on it now. Going to put panniers on it and a front basket and try doing Instacart deliveries with it. Started out as just a backup for getting around on foot, but as I've ridden it more I've gotten into the whole riding thing. Way faster to get around versus walking and a lot more fun.

Anyway, rode it 5.5 miles roundtrip to the Fairdale DMV today to get the address on my driver's license changed to my new address. (No car, but I have a roommate who'll let me borrow his car if I really need it.) Got there and they told me they didn't do address changes at that DMV.
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Old 06-29-18, 08:06 AM
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To June 2018 -- 725.57 km
To June 2017 -- 597.35 km
To June 2016 -- 512.12 km
To June 2015 -- 502.15 km

"Car free" for the past 100 days.


Turns out I've got severe arthritis in my right foot and moderate arthritis in my left foot. I'm hoping to see a podiatrist soon. No shoes are comfortable and every step hurts. But nevertheless, I need to walk ... it's how I get around. I'm not sure that any of the 110 km I've done this month have been "recreational". I think they've all been "utility" walking.

I've given up on running for the time being ... until a podiatrist checks things out.
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Old 06-30-18, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
To June 2018 -- 725.57 km
To June 2017 -- 597.35 km
To June 2016 -- 512.12 km
To June 2015 -- 502.15 km

"Car free" for the past 100 days.


Turns out I've got severe arthritis in my right foot and moderate arthritis in my left foot. I'm hoping to see a podiatrist soon. No shoes are comfortable and every step hurts. But nevertheless, I need to walk ... it's how I get around. I'm not sure that any of the 110 km I've done this month have been "recreational". I think they've all been "utility" walking.

I've given up on running for the time being ... until a podiatrist checks things out.
It hurts when I walk too. And I ainít stopping.
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Old 06-30-18, 07:58 PM
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It hurts when I walk too. And I ainít stopping.
I'm just hoping that something can be done to make it feel a bit more comfortable and less like I'm walking on broken glass.

The idea that it could be better occurred to me when I got a good pair of running shoes for the 10K run I did in January. The shop had me walk up and down, checked my gait and everything, and recommended a good pair of shoes. I was able to run and not spend the rest of the day hobbling around. Those are still my best pair of shoes.

At the time, they said I might need orthotics, so I was going to follow up with that when Rowan had his accident, and all thought of my own issues went out of my head for a while.

And then I logged a lot of kilometres walking over the next 3 months!

Now that things are improving for Rowan, I figured I'd finally get my poor aching feet checked.
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Old 07-06-18, 10:38 PM
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Car free for 108 days ... 3.5 months.

And up to 734.57 km of walking this year. Not as much walking this past week now that Rowan's home, but still mostly utility walking.


Oh, and Rowan's been for 3 walks this week as well.

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Old 07-06-18, 11:10 PM
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You often inspire me Machka. I haven't been riding as much as I used to since my operation and bout with Plantar Fasciitis. But I do get in a few miles on the MTB and so far this year I have walked 547.2 miles.
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Old 07-08-18, 08:51 PM
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Crash

Went down and fractured an elbow. Riding tired in unfamiliar territory too fast without pads. Let that be a lesson to me.
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Car-free gravelbiking!

I met up with a small group for a casual (but brutal and long) gravel ride. The nearby gravel rides tend to start in small rural communities in SE MN, 10-15 miles from my house, and I discovered that it doesn't take all that long to ride over there. It's kind of fun to mix transpo and recreational riding into one great big ride (even if it means getting up a bit earlier than if I were to get a lift from another rider.)
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Old 07-09-18, 03:18 AM
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Car-free gravelbiking!

I met up with a small group for a casual (but brutal and long) gravel ride. The nearby gravel rides tend to start in small rural communities in SE MN, 10-15 miles from my house, and I discovered that it doesn't take all that long to ride over there. It's kind of fun to mix transpo and recreational riding into one great big ride (even if it means getting up a bit earlier than if I were to get a lift from another rider.)
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Walked ... to the podiatrist and back!
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Old 07-14-18, 02:06 AM
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I rode my bicycle across town to renew my drivers license. I live in Roppongi, so I had a nice commute down toward Shimbashi, then cut toward Hibiya Park, and cross Uchiboridori (inside the moat road) in front of the Imperial Palace, formerly Edo Castle. I rode across Otemachi (Big Hand Down) to Nihonbashi and the renewal center.

As it was my third license renewal with no tickets or accidents (knocks on wood), I finally got a "gold" license, and can now get a discount on my car insurance.
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Old 07-15-18, 07:39 AM
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i did some walking in town. almost couldnt cross the roundabout intersection. cars kept coming w/o stopping for like 10 min. iimagine it is nightmare on a bike or trying to cross with kids.
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Old 07-15-18, 09:46 AM
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i did some walking in town. almost couldnt cross the roundabout intersection. cars kept coming w/o stopping for like 10 min. iimagine it is nightmare on a bike or trying to cross with kids.
Are they supposed to stop?
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Cars never stop on roundabouts. Peds have to wait until there's no car. There's crosswalk...but no crosswalk signal. Standing there waiting...felt it was forever. Also, cars coming from the other side of the round-about is blocked from my view. And everybody is driving thru quite fast. Once, I took two steps into the crosswalk and then saw a car emerge behind the obstruction and flying around towards me...and I had to jump back onto the side walk.



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Old 07-23-18, 03:30 PM
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i did some walking in town. almost couldnt cross the roundabout intersection. cars kept coming w/o stopping for like 10 min. iimagine it is nightmare on a bike or trying to cross with kids.
As of a year ago, we have one of those on a main street in my neighborhood.

Fortunately, it's a small (single lane) roundabout. On a bike, I can usually squeak in and then ramp it up or draft a car until it's time to leave. On foot, I try to avoid it.
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We have lots of roundabouts in our area ... they're not difficult to walk across and are even easier to negotiate by bicycle. I was so relieved when they decided to put a new one in at the end of our street.

There are only 2 in our area which are a little hair raising.
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Still lots and lots of errand walking.

Today, I hiked up to a hardware store and picked up a folding table for Rowan to use when he rides his trainer ... to hold the computer with Zwift.

I walked back to work with it, then to the bus, then from the bus home!

Fortunately it was reasonably light ... for a folding table .. with a steel frame.
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