May 22nd, 2008
A few months back, two friends and I decided we should go on a bicycle trip to Montreal. We did some searching around, and found a cool website by a guy who’s gone on a number of bike trips, including one from Toronto to Montreal. He has a great route mapped out that we are going to use as the basis for our trip. We figure it will take us 4-5 days, which will cover about 600km.
It will be a lot of hard work, and I’m sure there will be some challenges along the way, but I think it will be a great accomplishment and a lot of fun. We’re heading out on June 27th, hoping to make it into Montreal on Canada Day so we can celebrate and party for a couple of days before we head home.
I’ve been doing some training over the past months, but I’m going to really step it up in the coming weeks. I’m at a point where I know I can ride 50km in a day, but I haven’t pushed myself farther than that yet. We’re hoping to average close to 150km per day on the trip, so we’re going to start doing longer rides in preparation.
I haven’t done much riding this week, because of bad weather and my bike is currently in pieces. I’m doing a bit of a mini-overhaul and trying to make the mountain bike a bit more road-friendly, since most of our route will be roads and bike paths.
May 14th, 2008
I finally got around to trying out some of those fancy teas I mentioned previously. The first one I tried was Jasmine Green Tea.
I made myself a cup one morning last week and drank it plain, without adding any sugar, milk or honey. It was gross! It tasted like grass and has a really weird smell/aftertaste that reminds me of painting. I didn’t really enjoy it, but I was able to finish it. I have another packet, so maybe next time I’ll listen to that recommendation and try adding some honey to see if it improves the taste any.
May 9th, 2008
After I was through rolling up all those pennies, I figured I might as well roll up the rest of my coins. I had a lot more than I thought, and it added up to a lot more than I thought it would.
How much does this look like?
Would you believe that is $177.50 in just coins? I guess I don’t use as many coins as I thought I did. They usually sit in my pocket and get tossed into the dish at the end of the day. Over time, this adds up to a lot of money. I was most surprised that I had $70 in quarters alone. I gotta go hit up an arcade…
May 2nd, 2008
I was cleaning my room last week, and I found a whole bunch of change all over the place. I keep a little dish on my desk that I toss coins into when I empty my pockets at the end of the day. I also have an old basket that I stole from Quizno’s that I used to keep coins in that I found while cleaning.
I figured I would roll up the coins to get a bit more organized, and I was surprised that I had over 1000 pennies! Having one thousand of anything is a lot, but when it’s money, it seems a lot more exciting. Here’s what $10 in pennies looks like: