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Crossing 2,000 Miles for 2011!


Friday, November 25, 2011

Adbusters, the originators of the Occupy movement, started Buy Nothing Day twenty years ago as the antidote to Black Friday:

www.adbusters.org/campai
gns/bnd


When I reflect on all the "stuff" I already have I just *KNOW* that there is really nothing that I need or HAVE to get. There is so much to be said for simplifying our lives.

I and six other bike club members all got out for a glorious bike ride today, leaving all that commercial garbage in the dust! Woo hoo!

I noticed, however (getting ready to duck the rotten tomatoes...!) there wasn't a single woman joining us on the ride...now this wouldn't have anything to do with the lure of Black Friday would it...? :-)

We stopped at one of our local Greek diners for a lunch of home-made, vegetarian Yankee Bean soup...yum!

Got home but didn't remember that DW was heading out for an errand (NOT to shop...lol) and forgot to bring my keys to the house. Since I had time to kill I decided my mulch-mowing left too much debris on the lawn and got out the rake to tidy things up a bit.

All in all a wonderful day outdoors! This November has been AMAZING with it's warm, sunny days! I know it won't last, but will soak up all I can while I can!

Biked 34 miles today and at long last crossed the 2,000 mile mark in total cycling miles for 2011. Believe me, if the weather allows, I'll keep racking up some more during the next several weeks!

Don

PS...folks in Thailand are already preparing their bicycles to be ready for climate change: www.grist.org/list/2011-
11-15-thailands-diy-climat
e-adaptation-solutions
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MPLANE37 12/12/2011 2:13PM

    That is outstanding! More than 5 miles a day every day!!! I might do the same in 2012 if I can get the wednesday group moving in addition to the sunday group...

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SKINNYPOWELL1 11/29/2011 11:33AM

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Super Fantastic - 2000 miles. YOU ROCK dude !!!!!!!

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ZELLAZM 11/28/2011 2:46PM

    You've been prolific since my last blog-reading session. I think we could all do with a lot of "buy nothing" days whether it be Black Friday or any other day. Love the bargain you got on cross-country skiing gear. It's been such a warm sunny November here that I wonder when the winter is really going to start so you can use it? But I'm NOT complaining!

Have a good new week!

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2WHEELER 11/27/2011 7:19AM

    Wow!! 2000 miles--what an accomplishment. We're having unseasonably warm weather over this Thanksgiving weekend and I've gotten out twice for biking. Just love it! Today I'm pulling out the balaklava, shoe covers & gloves to have them on hand so I can continue biking as long as the snow isn't flying. It's just around the corner . . . will probably arrive next weekend for the annual Polar Bear Plunge! emoticon

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MYLADY4 11/26/2011 10:55AM

    Awesome. I would love to be able to get in that many miles in year.

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CARRIE1948 11/26/2011 8:21AM

    Way to go! I spent the day steam cleaning my carpets.

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BILL60 11/26/2011 8:20AM

    Congrats on your super accomplishment. Wanted to remind you that you do need to purchase one little biking-related items..........PEDALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JLITT62 11/26/2011 5:47AM

    Great accomplishment!

Ok, yes, I went to one store. But also bought some stuff for DH.

Been looking online too, tho. Does the economy good, right?

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GOODGETNBETR 11/26/2011 1:48AM

    emoticon Don on crossing 2000 miles! Hope we keep getting more of these beautiful days.
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TOOTHFUL99 11/25/2011 11:09PM

    Congratulations on your mileage! I always like to imagine how many pedal rotations that is. Mind blowing!

Great job!

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ANDALEX 11/25/2011 10:32PM

    woo hoo!!!!! that is super awesome!!!!!! congrats!!!!

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WATERMELLEN 11/25/2011 8:05PM

    Fantastic number of miles: and such a better way to spend the day than buying more stuff.

"Getting and spending we lay waste our powers" . . . a phrase from a poem learned many long years ago!!

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SAC-6582 11/25/2011 6:05PM

    That is a lot of miles. Congrats. So what do you do in the winter? Do you ride a stationary bike on bad weather days?


Keep up the good work.
Steve

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