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March 2015



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TGR, Gutenberg, Rubric

Steps to the Dragon...

I've now completed seven days "on the road" to the dragon. I have accumulated 61,353 steps according to my pedometer. Average per day of 8,765. Today, after 14,107 steps, my feet are sore and I've detached the meter so that I don't have to walk anymore. In fact, I think I am going to crawl into a nice hot bath and soak for a while.

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61,353 / 1,000,000

I also picked up a couple of new books at the library this afternoon (one of the long walks). To start, I'm going to read To Die For by David Champion. No idea if this little mystery is going to be worthwhile, but it's the eighth in the series, so apparently Knoll thinks he's pretty good, or at least sells well.

Then, I picked up a copy of The Canterbury Tales. I know this book has been in the library for a while, but it doesn't look like it has ever been checked out, or if it has been, then it still has never been read. I thought it would be fun to refresh my memory of this group of travelers as I start putting together Stn. George's companions and story. I'll probably check out Everyman sometime if they have it as well. Does anyone else have a recommendation of a good quest sort of book with an interesting cast of characters? Yes, I know the CS Lewis Narnia books, The Lord of the Rings, and several others, but I'd rather read something that has fewer fantastical creatures and more natural wonders. Just thought you might have some suggestions.

Finally, we all bought new bicycles today. They are being assembled at the shop and we're excited to pick them up and go on a bike trip tomorrow. We picked Fuji Crosstown 1.0 bikes. I've been a long-time Fuji fan having gotten my S10S back in '74 and DW got her Fuji Finest in '97 when she rode the RSVP. We want to sell the Finest (I got rid of the S10S years ago). I think I'll take it in to the office and see if I can sell it there. We all hope to do quite a lot of riding this summer. If I can ride 50 miles a week in addition to walking my target 10,000 steps a day, I'll be pretty happy. Might actually get myself into reasonable shape by fall.

Hope you all have a great weekend.


I still say read the Historian. Trust me. You will like it I think. It gives the area a great feel. It also does a great job of discussing a journey. It is choppy in places. In some ways it is like readign a journal which is another reason i thought you might like it. There is also the lost diary of Van Helsing.

I see that the walking has whipped you good! So much so, that you bought new bikes! I love the way you put it when discussing the pedometer. G and I both chuckled. I had to share the wit!
I haven't read it myself, but I'm under the impression that Journey to the West would be a good quest book. I don't know anything about the specific characters, though.