Friday, April 3, 2020

March 2020 And My Pathetic Numbers


What A Cool Treehouse!! Has its own slide and two swings attached. This beauty was recently erected and I could hear the laughter of children as I rode by. Made Me Smile


NUMBERS:

Hours - 17
Miles - 227
Obviously riding much slower at night so no PR's posted.
2020 YTD Miles - 717
Oh, I Have Stellar Excuses, Just Ask

21F / -6C When I Woke Up This Morning - 30F / -1C When I Started Off 
As for reference here, March 2019 numbers where a little more productive. Rode 611 miles, 46 hours on the saddle, and 15 personal records. And check out that "eyebrow" all scrunched up. Can you tell I was flustered with my iPhone?? Of course the problem exists between the iPhone and the saddle.


However, if you were ever considering riding a bike, this would be the ideal time to adventure on. There are fewer automobiles on the road and under less polluted conditions. And courteous?? I have experienced a number of drivers waving me on or a least acknowledge me at intersections. Before Corona Virus ( BCV ) my commuter bike's saddle bags were too small to see, my rear bike light wasn't flashing bright enough, and countless times I have almost been clipped by motorist distracted by who knows what these days. Not these mornings, granted I am not riding the commuter as often, smooth sailing and friendly drivers. GET OUT AND RIDE


The River Trail at night is something really special. Particularly now that Mr Moon is making an appearance. Even though its less than half full, the trails characteristics stand alone under minimal illumination of moonlight. Sliding on that double edge sword, the twinkling stars are not quite washed out and the constellations are very recognizable. Orion when I ride west and Pegasus hangs in the eastern sky during my return trip. Venus is way A$$ bright right now, Jupiter is rather noticeable, and Mars is there if you look closely. Riding At Night Rocks


I will admit that nighttime activities lack one aspect for me. During the day, I can check out. Evening rides require a little more intensive focus. But on the up swing, enjoying the audible sounds of darkness. No Earbuds Needed


KAFM:

THIS IS MY OWN OPINION HERE. KAFM locked their doors to all volunteers and went 24/7 computer programmed automation. I sure as hell do not agree with this for a number of reasons. At least one staff member should be on air from 9am to 6 or 7pm. Not hosting a show but simply being a presence on air. "Your not listening are you?" I am asked. "Absolutely not." has been my response. I don't believe in automated shows EVER.


Again, in my opinion, KAFM is essential to community outreach, updates, and reassurance. A number of us in this Valley don't own TV's or prefer to NOT turn on that idiot box these days. We rely on the radio for entertainment, regional updates, or quite possibly a daily soundtrack while we work, house clean, or prep meals. I am aware of MY first world problems and there ARE bigger issues taking precedence. Like parents realizing that teachers AREN'T the problem. AGAIN, just my opinion here.


Before the doors were closed, the Program Director was sending out updates via e-mails. The PD even made statements about how listeners have really enjoyed the shows during the beginning of the pandemic outbreak. How the programs were the perfect distraction from these current events and complete BullSh*t updates from mainstream media sources. For me, its just really frustrating. If one staff member is in the building, opens the disinfected door for the ONE volunteer, guides them to the studio so both parties know nothing extra was contaminated, the program host the 9-noon time slot, escorted out, and this is replayed two more times. The 1-3pm show and the 3-6pm time slot. To me, THIS IS Essential to the community. While box store are open, no Phuc-N way can they sanitize everything touched. KAFM sure as Phuc should be broadcasting live. Again, this is my take and my rant. What Do I Know


PUZZLE/PROBLEM:

This was sent to me and its gotta be the worst one yet or at least the most difficult of ones. I guarantee you can't solve it. My friends know I enjoy solving picture puzzles and that I am a game nut. Playing cards, board games, a brain teasers etc are highly entertaining to/for me. Feel free to leave your answers in the comment area below. Good Luck

Keeping GJ Lame - The Highest Level Of Stupid  

GOALS:

  1. At ( $.47 a liters ) $1.79 A Gallon, Road Trip 
  2. Longer Daytime Rides 
  3. Keep Up With The Pyramid Push Up Routine 
  4. Pull Those Lovely Weeds 
  5. Finish Reading Jitterbug Perfume 


Well, hope my overall attitude shifts for the better in 30 days. April has been a rough start but confident that April will end on a high note. Again, remind your loved ones why you love them. It Helps To Hear! Feels even better when a little gratitude is expressed and received.

Stay Hydrated,
Cheers

83 comments:

  1. Oh I absolutely agree Padre, people listening to the radio need that human touch now and then. I really think it would be quite safe, I'm sure the changeover could be handled with super care not to pass infection. Still I suppose these days better safe than sorry! I can't see a night bike ride in my future but lots of day walking 😀😀 Take care ✨

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    1. Absolutely Perth - And I Also See Both Sides Of The Coin - I Have Been A Part Of The Station Long Enough To Understand Where They Are Coming From And Why They Make The Decisions They Make - It Just Burns My Hide Is All - Keep Waling My Friend - Hydrate And Walk

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  2. Hello my friend Padre, so Happy to be back here with a new life-moments to read from you. I am so amazed with biking at -1C! I walked across the bridge in Prague at -1C and it felt like my fingers are gonna break! But that is a very good workout for your lungs. I am very much impressed with your knowledge of the planets because I can't seem to distinguish them from stars except that they say they are super bright and not twinkling compared to the stars. Oh and that Puzzle!!! A former student gave me that a week ago on facebook and I was so sure of my answer and fast, then the correct answer was so far! Don't want to emphasize, I want your readers to enjoy solving it HAHA Stay Safe Padre and always be careful on your rides!

    Stevenson

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    1. Right On Stevenson And Thanx For Not Sharing The Correct Answer - I Was Clear With The Equation But Miss Two Important Elements - As Long As My Ears Remain Warm, Don't Mind The Frozen Atmosphere - Appreciate You Checking In As Always

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  3. That's sad that the radio station pulled its plug. We have a local station that covers our area, Donegal, which broadcasts the news and have listeners call in with questions. The questions get answered during the time slot. In the evening there is music to enjoy too. Radio plays an important role especially in the current times.
    Take care and stay safe and well.

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    1. Right On - Again, I Am Not Even Implying The "Host" Should Take Calls Or Give Out Any Advice - Just Simply Wish KAFM Would Broadcast Music Like They Have For The Past 20 Years - Not Some Computer Playing Random Stuff - Stoked To Hear About Your Station's Ability To Spin Some Tunes And Take Calls - Be Well Mr Bill

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  4. Gorgeous captures all. Sad about the automation in the radio though.

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  5. total is 19
    Shoe =10, boy =5, loop = 4

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    1. Hello Cathie,
      I Feel Compelled To Give An Explanations In This Virtual World - Meaning, I Don't Want You To Think That I Am Stepping On Your Toes - Two Of Your Numbers Are On The Money And Your Answer Isn't Even Close - I Do Appreciate You Playing - Have Another Look At Try Again - Just So You Know, My First Answer Was Way Over The Correct Answer - Enjoy The Weekend

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  6. ...dang, I'd love a treehouse! Take care.

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  7. It's 30. Order of operations....and I double checked with my math whiz son, who verified....

    I'm so sorry the radio station went dark. It really doesn't make sense. Couldn't you have done broadcasts from home? These are some scary times we're living in...

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    1. Hello Wendy,

      Nailed The Order But The Math Whiz Was Wrong - A The Station Doesn't Make Any Sense To Me Ether

      Thanx For Playing And Checking In,
      Cheers

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  8. That treehouse is awesome. What a cool studio that would make. Od that the radio station wouldn't stay live on air. A missed opportunity for the radio station as listeners will now find another station. Perhaps, management worries about setting itself up for a lawsuit, if a volunteer comes in and gets sick? Himself thinks the answer to your puzzle is 15, but then he said he doesn't like these kinds of puzzles as there's always a trick. We embigend the picture and noticed the guy at the bottom has weights or something in his hands where the guys in the other problems do not. So we can't solve the problem because we don't know the value of the guy holding the things in his hand. Himself said he hates these problems because there's always a trick. I also enjoyed the description of your night rides. Stay safe and take care.

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    1. Missed Opportunity Is The Understatement For Sure - Himself Was A Bit Off With 15 But I Can Appreciate His Disappointment With Tricks Up Our Sleeves - However, You Were Very Close When You Analyzed The Bigger Picture - Now The Mr Moon Is Filling In Nicely, The Night Rides Will Be Endless - Pretty Exciting Times

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  9. I get 68 for the puzzle, I have seen a few of those, very cute!

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    1. 68 Is A Bit High But You Are On The Right Track - Thanx For Playing

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    2. thanks for the answer, I see where I went wrong, darn.

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    3. Yo Welcome - Its Why They Call Them Puzzles

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  10. You are so right about rules of the road. What pretty scenery and it is a good time to ride. And even walking people are so much more friendly. And your photo comparing us to dogs made me laugh. I am so ready for car rides right now. I took a short one today. Stay healthy and safe!

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    1. I Am So Pleased About Walkers Waving And Projecting Friendly Behaviors - The Dog Comparison Cracked Me Up For Days - Even This Morning, I Be Ah Wondering Around Looking For Food

      Keep Smiling,
      Cheers

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  11. I'm sorry about KAFM; it does seem there should be a way for them to safely broadcast. I like seeing the mountains, what mountains are they? We live in the Blue Ridge mountains. Your quote on the quarantine and dogs is funny! And true. It is good to actually see YOU!

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    1. Agreed - The Grand Mesa In The First Photo - The Colorado National Monument In The Next One - Love Those Blue Ridge Mountains - Dogs Make Everything Better - All Critters Make The World A Better Place

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  12. Hello, the treehouse is cool, lucky kiddies. Sorry about the radio station. Love the comparison to dogs, they still have a good life. Hubby and I walked our local bike trail, not many people out so it was a nice walk. A car ride somewhere scenic would be nice. Take care, wishing you a happy day and a great new week!

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    1. I Know, Lucky Kids For Sure - Thanx - Me Too - Stoked About You And Hubby Movin And Groovin - Enjoy The Week Ahead - Happy Monday

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    1. Pleased You Find My Post Interesting - Big Hugs Back Your Way

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  14. That treehouse is fabulous...never mind the children, I would love one myself!! Second childhood?? Lol
    So sorry to hear about the radio station. Surely there must be a way to broadcast safely? It must be such a disappointment.
    Those mountains look amazing. I so wish I lived near to some mountains...it would be such an improvement on endless streets and houses!😉😊
    Hahaha, I love the comparison with dogs...so very true!!😂😂

    Be cheerful...and yes, gratitude and appreciation could well be what saves our sanity...

    Stay safe, my friend!

    Cheers!

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    1. Agreed And You Cracked Me Up - Such A Disappointment - I Couldn't Imagine Not Having A Backdrop Of Mountains - Solid Comparison - Stay Positive And Be Well This Week

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  15. Looks a fabulous tree house, I bet the children have fun in that.
    We are only permitted to go out for essential things so it's staying home for all of us on the Island.
    Take care, be well and safe.

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    1. Sounds Like Your Island Is In Need Of A Few Treehouse's Near By

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  16. Amazing treehouse!Beautiful pics, as usual!!!
    stay safe my friend!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  17. Love the treehouse and your final funny!

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  18. Attractive tree house!
    The River Trail at night is a challenge, especially when Mr Moon won't show up.

    Take care!

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    1. Last Night, Mr Moon Took A Commanding Presence In The Night Sky - Could Have Rode Two More Hours Under These Beautiful Conditions

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  19. The tree house is great. I agree with you about the radio station. Carousel playing discs no matter how good her talents, is not a substitute and all should be well if precautions are taken. I found the puzzle easy, the answer being 19. Ah, now I see an different answer and I see what I missed. The answer is 60.

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    1. It Is Wonderful - Totally - Far From A Substitute - EASY, Too Funny - 19 Is One Of My Favorite Numbers But Is Far From The Correct Answer - 60 Is A Little Over The Right Answer - Stick With It, You're On The Right Track

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  20. our boys had a tree fort, the husband drew "blue prints" for it. it was a really big deal and they had a blast building it together, then painting it. i will remember that until the day i die!!! i hope my boys do as well!!

    on the puzzle, it seemed so easy to me so i am probably wrong, but i came up with 40. i hope i am not embarrassing myself!!!

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  21. Darn, blogger just ate my comment. I am glad that you're out riding! It clears the brain. Full moon should be a wonderful time for you to ride! I'm getting up in the dark and riding to see the moonset tomorrow morning.

    No water? That's an odd sign.

    I'm going to come back to the puzzle when I have more time.

    Keep enjoying life!

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    1. The Ride Tonight Was Fantastic - Chilly But Fantastic - The Sign Is By Far Odd - Grammar Aside - Blows My Mind How This Sign Was An Inconvenience For The Maker - No Added Background - No Color - Nothing That Reads Spring Irrigation - I Mean, Don't We Have Some Time On Our Hands These Days - Oh, Maybe I Should Add The Date, Was The After Thought - Happy Flippin 6th - Classic Home Owners Association

      Enjoy Your Morning Ride!! It Will Be Worth It!!

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  22. That last part about quarantine turning us all to dogs is funny because it is kind of true. I do get excited to get into car to drive my husband to a supermarket (he does most of the shopping as I have an immune disease). You're right about this not being a good time to cycle in terms of less pollution and traffic. My husband actually suggested borrowing some bikes (we've been caught by quarantine on an island where I'll be working until the end of the year so there is no legal way for us to drive back home and get 'our bikes'). I wasn't sure if this is a good time to cycle but maybe it is- at least close to home, we aren't allowed to go far.
    You took some lovely photographs. Happy Easter weekend if you're celebrating.

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    1. sorry I meant to write this being a good time* not the opposite. I first typed double negation and then deleted one negation but not the other.

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    2. I Know, Car Rides - Hope You Guys Finds Some Bikes And Enjoy The Surroundings - Be Well

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  23. Great post..Sorry about the radio station...I agree with you.
    Love the pictures...and my guess figuring out the puzzle...60.

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    1. Thanx For Checking In - Little Off On The Answer - Have A Wonderful Weekend

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  24. I am glad you managed to see so many things and do so many miles (for me that can't leave home without being absolutely necessary is very much). I really like that statue maybe because the thing I miss most since we are in quarantine is traveling. these restrictions and staying home that much made us eat more but I hope it also helped us become better chefs :P
    I agree with the fact that we should express our feelings and let people know what we feel, it can really change lifes.

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    1. Its That Statue Cool - Just Saw It For The First Time - Felt Like It Was The New Us In A Way - Continue Expressing Yourself - It Helps

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  25. I like the photo of the flame. Stay safe.

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    1. So Do I - I Can Watch A Fire Pit Burn All Night

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  26. That tree house looks good but different to you I don´t enjoy so much the activities outdoor

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  27. Amazing tree house and beautiful pics!
    Stay safe!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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    1. Such A Cool Treehouse - I Enjoy Passing By Every Time - Thanx For Checking In

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  28. Thank you for visiting my blog and for nice words in the comment.
    P.S. Let's travel with this Bear for 10 years :D!!!

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  29. Love your pics. I am biking often.
    What a nice treehouse.

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    1. Wonderful - Free Your Mind And Your Bike Will Follow

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  30. I liked reading your post, I feel like this would be a good time to start ridding a bicycle :)

    Perla Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Thank You - I Encourage That Behavior - Keep On Keeping On

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    1. So Close But No - Thanx For Playing - Much Appreciated

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    2. Hey Padre, please look at the wrists of the man carefully! So my answer is true. :)

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  32. -6C! Brr. Well, we sadly sold our Moped aka beautiful Harley a couple of years ago.
    I miss the Outback sky of Australia...
    And yes, like dogs, at least we have "happy moments".
    Yes, thanks to internet an phone we still have family - and friends!

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    1. As Do I - Have Traveled Around Aussie Land On Three Separate Occasions - Happy Moments, Gotta Love That - And Do Check In With Friends

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  33. Good morning, thanks for visiting, I thought I had you in my blog reading list I didn't-so you are now.
    I enjoy your posts-awesome you get out and ride. I don't like cold anymore, and its been very windy here otherwise I would take a walk around our lake road-very few people are at the summer homes here now-we are full time so nice quiet. this is the closest to city living we have ever lived-we are country people no big cities for us.
    I so agree with that parents are discovering that their kids are the problem not the teachers-perhaps families will do better at being a good family now.
    keep on being positive-from the lake Kathy

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    1. Oh, The Wind - Our Pressure Gradients Are Also In Motion - Thanx For Checking In - And Thanx For The Positive Comment - Be Well

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  34. The radio is the life blood right now. People need those live shows.

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    1. You're Telling Me And I Am Telling The Board - Be Well Out There - Definitely Worry About Ya

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  35. I love to watch the sky in the night. I remember when I was a kid 7/8 y.o. and my grandpa told me the names of the star and the constellations: he was a sailor and, remembering his stories, I became a sailor too (Coast Guard).
    I agree about the radio, we need to listen the voice of the speaker to enjoy more the music.
    Great photos.

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    1. BLK Knight, You Resurfaced!! Gr8 To Hear From You And Excellent Story - Thanx For Checking In And Will Let You Know When I Am Back On Air

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