Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Short bike ride

This pasted weekend I helped out with a friends high school graduation party. I was the chef "master". My duty was to cook the burger and hot dogs. After all is said and done, 40 burgers were cooked and some number of hot dogs were cooked. Left overs, 40 burgers and 2 hot dogs. Very well executed in my book only requiring a few people to wait for their burgers. Yet another event I can add to my cooking resume for large groups (along with the times I've cooked for BG and family cookouts).

Memorial day my family went to a Kalamazoo Kings baseball game, and the Kings won.

Project paint the dell laptop, has turned out so so (kinda bad) with just rattle cans. So instead of using spray paint, I found out a good friend from church has the equipment to paint it professionally. He is an amazing guy to say the least!

Next subject biking: The short route today, 45 minutes, 9 miles (biking on center was kinda crazy)

Monday, May 19, 2008

Another bike ride

I planned on biking for only an hour, however I ended up biking 2 hours. My route seemed pretty far out. (route) I would have guessed the route to be between 35 and 40 miles. Turns out I'm still slow at biking and the route was only 28 miles. I did increase my average speed from 10 mph to almost 15 mph. Time to get some food.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

White Oak

Today I found myself playing golf at the White Oak golf course. The White Oak golf course has two 18 hole courses. Tee off time was approximately 12:30 in the afternoon. There was a group of four of us, my brother, 2 others, and myself. Three and a half hours later at the end of hole 11, we could hear the rumble of a thunderstorm. Thus, my brother and I thought it would be best to call it a day for golfing. A very good call because 30 minutes later, the rain started to downpour. Golf was a load of fun even despite being unable to complete all 18 holes. I hadn't played golf since early high school. My stroke count was usually double par, or just below double par (because I either messed up my drive or messed up my putt).

After the game of golf, we started working on a 1000 piece puzzle. I took a pretty systematic approach to matching the pieces. I worked on the perimeter, then the row inside the perimeter, and so on... Since this puzzle had a fairly defined border, it made this process work efficient. Oh and the puzzle was a map of the ancient world if you are really curious about the puzzle ;)

Off to bed!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Day 4 (from the road)

I am currently sitting in the Frankfort, IN library trying to dry off and warm up. First three days I had been biking into the wind which made biking extremely slow. I'm hoping to make it to Lebanon today and find a place to stay. Well I'm off!

Saturday, May 03, 2008


I just finished watching all 29 episodes of Jericho on joost (in about 5 days). At the very least it was intriguing. The series only lasted 2 seasons on tv. After watching all the episodes of Jericho, I very well could imagine why. They leave lots of cliff hangers while barely solving the cliff hanger from before. I would not be able to wait a week in between each episode. Also, it seems to me that the show appeals to more to an online/internet audience.

Just my personal opinion. It looks like you can watch Jericho on the CBS website: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/jericho/. Or as I watched it, on joost: http://www.joost.com.

Time is getting closer to my bike trip departure!

Packing Jenny Craig

Well, 2 days before my expected departure of my long talked about bike trip. I have nearly all my supplies to my knowledge (minus a few misc items that are not required).

Initially and currently I have the panniers categorized into:
Front [16lb]
p:Tools/First Aid - 8.5lb
r:Sleeping bag - 2.5
p:Camping/Cooking supplies - 5lb

Rear [16lb]
p:Clothes - 7.5lb
r:Tent/Sleeping pad - 5lb
p:Food - ?~3.5lb

note: p-in pannier, r-on rack

My goal was to keep the gear weight below 50lb (Thus total weight bearing on the bike less than 175lb). So far it looks very promising that I may even beat that goal!

I decided that I will be going through the book of Romans and Proverbs on my bike trip.

List of supplies remaining (that comes to mind right now):
-biking shorts
-mouth guard