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Monday, March 27, 2017

Errandonnee 2017 Complete

Mar.27, 2017 4m
Mar mtd: 65m ytd: 333

Errandonnee 2017-12 : Personal Care. I had a crown that ejected from my person last night, so I rode to the dentist to get it re-installed. And with that: Errandonnee 2017 Complete! 12 Errands, Seven Categories, 30 miles.





Total Errandonnee Miles: 34, of 30 required

The categories, Seven of Which Must be Satisfied, with Four Six Seven Accomplished:

  • Personal Care ✔ (6,8)
  • Personal Business ✔ (4)
  • You carried WHAT on your bike (or back)?!
  • Arts and Entertainment ✔ (2,10)
  • Non-Store Errand (11)
  • Social Call ✔ (7)
  • Work or Volunteering ✔(3,9)
  • Store ✔ (1,5)
  • Wild Card (surprise me!)


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Errandonnee: Libraries and Memorials

Mar.25, 2017 13m
Mar mtd: 61m ytd: 329

Errandonne 2017-10 : Arts & Entertainment. Rode to the Little Free Library off Franklin Ave in Aliquippa, deposited my recently acquired (and read) copy of The Autobiography of Malcolm X (as told to Alex Hailey).


Errandonnee 2017-11 : Non-Store Errand. Rode to the Taylor Lee Banks Ghost Bike on Route 51, State Bike Route A. Being out in the elements, especially the wind, has blown the ghost bike around. A few zip ties and it was "ship-shape and Bristol-fashion".





Total Errandonnee Miles: 30, of 30 required

The categories, Seven of Which Must be Satisfied, with Four Six Seven Accomplished:

  • Personal Care ✔ (6,8)
  • Personal Business ✔ (4)
  • You carried WHAT on your bike (or back)?!
  • Arts and Entertainment ✔ (2,10)
  • Non-Store Errand (11)
  • Social Call ✔ (7)
  • Work or Volunteering ✔(3,9)
  • Store ✔ (1,5)
  • Wild Card (surprise me!)

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Errandonee Redux

Mar.23, 2017 4m
Mar mtd: 48m ytd: 316
Errandonnee 2017-08: Self-care. Scheduled appointment at the psychologist again. "When in doubt, breathe." That's his window at the yellow arrow.



Errandonee 2017-09 Work: Rode to Crazy Mocha, made some Gig-Economy Flex-Work phone calls.



Total Errandonne Miles: 17, of 30 required

The categories, Seven of Which Must be Satisfied, with Four Six Accomplished:

  • Personal Care (6,8)
  • Personal Business ✔ (4)
  • You carried WHAT on your bike (or back)?!
  • Arts and Entertainment ✔ (2)
  • Non-Store Errand
  • Social Call (7)
  • Work or Volunteering ✔(3,9)
  • Store ✔ (1,5)
  • Wild Card (surprise me!)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Errandonnee 2017: Shrink Wrapped

Mar 22, 2017 8miles
Mar mtd: 44m ytd: 312

Errandonnee 2017-06: Personal Care. Biked to a therapist appointment, in the building which apparently contains more mental health professionals than any other in Pittsburgh.


Errandonnee 2017-07: Social Call. Stopped at Chilren's Hospital to visit a friend.



The categories, Seven of Which Must be Satisfied, with Four Six Accomplished:

  • Personal Care (6)
  • Personal Business ✔ (4)
  • You carried WHAT on your bike (or back)?!
  • Arts and Entertainment ✔ (2)
  • Non-Store Errand
  • Social Call (7)
  • Work or Volunteering ✔(3)
  • Store ✔ (1,5)
  • Wild Card (surprise me!)


Monday, March 20, 2017

Errandonee 2017: It Begins

March 20, 2017 5 miles
Mar mtd: 36m ytd: 304

Errandonnee 2017-1: A Store. REI for no-finger gloves on the first day of spring.

Errandonnee 2017-2: Arts & Entertainment. I read at Barnes & Noble for a while. Disappointingly little is new.

Errandonnee 2017-3: Work. I made several work phone calls and did some Cloud-Google-gig at Panera's.

Errandonnee 2017-4: Personal Business. My silver-gray locks needed whacking.

Errandonnee 2017-5: A Store. Stopped at Staples to retrieve a ship-to-store audio cable.


The categories, Seven of Which Must be Satisfied, with Four Accomplished:

  • Personal Care
  • Personal Business ✔ (4)
  • You carried WHAT on your bike (or back)?!
  • Arts and Entertainment ✔ (2)
  • Non-Store Errand
  • Social Call (includes restaurants, coffee, and other social activities)
  • Work or Volunteering ✔(3)
  • Store ✔ (1,5)
  • Wild Card (surprise me!)


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Bloggus Interruptus

Feb. 16, 10 miles
Feb 21, 11 miles
Feb EOM: 130m ytd: 268
Mar.7th, 21 miles
Mar.16, 10 miles
Mar mtd: 31m ytd: 299


Pardon my interruption.

Errandonnee 2017 is upon us, 12 errands in 12 days with at least 30 miles, sounds like fun!



Reworked my cockpit, replaced my old sun-faded rainbow tape with some new Pride Tape which is for sale in the retail shop at the PPG Hockey Arena. Have to see how it holds up.