Monday, November 26, 2012

Winter Regression: Weeks 30 & 31

How many times did I cycle during the last two weeks?  Zero.  How many times did I commute by foot rather than by car?  Zero

Excuse number 1:  week 30, we went on a pilgrimage to the southwest.

White House ruin, Canyon DeChelly, built around 1200 AD

Penasco Blanco, Chaco Canyon, built around 950 AD

Thinking about people who built cities, roads, waterways, grew crops, left piles of trash, lived in this area for generation after generation, and then walked away.  It does put the 2012 elections in perspective.
Pictograms, believed to represent the super nova visible on earth in 1054
Excuse number 2: Thanksgiving.  Lots of cooking and eating. Outside, lots of rain. Hunkered down, drove myself around, stored up calories for, I don't know, maybe an apocalypse.  Did you know there are a lot of people who believe that the world is going to fall apart and we'd better Get Ready?  

Well, it's pretty quiet around here, but just in case, I'm rested up and got enough fuel to get through a blizzard naked.  Next week:  back outside, rain or shine.  Right.  

Update on the quest to bicycle commute, powered by muscle, 104 times in 52 weeks.  Week 30:  walked and bicycled zero times (taking a walk while on vacation doesn't count). Week 31:  walked and bicycled zero times. Grand total:   75 (17 - 2 = 15 in the bank).


  1. Globally, it all balances out. I have not been on my bike for a couple months, but finally got back on it this week here in Boise. I don't suppose you can count one of my rides?

  2. Hi Larry. Thanks for the visit. It must be freezing in Boise! No, other people's rides don't count, even if they balance out in the end. Nice offer though. Inspiring. ... OK, just went out to the garage and pumped up the tires, but then the heavens let loose and one of my swags (as in Christmas decor, not a body part) blew away, and changed me mind. Tomorrow! Happy holidays.


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