Sixty-two … something

The proof is in the pudding ... or, in this case, on the Cateye.

The proof is in the pudding … or, in this case, on the Cateye.

Well, I didn’t manage 62 miles on my birthday. Nor did I ride 62 kilometers.

How’s 62 minutes sound to you?

Yeah, sounds that way to me, too.

But this morning I managed a run that lasted exactly half that time, and I reckon that’s the equivalent of 62 minutes on the bike. So I got that going for me, which is nice.

It wasn’t an entirely unproductive birthday. My burro-racing pal Hal Walter has expressed interest in doing a podcast, so I broke out all the old hardware and software and gave myself a refresher course in Podcasting 101.

Everything still works — though what Apple has done to GarageBand while I was otherwise occupied is matched only by what they’ve done to iMovie — and we may do a short test run tomorrow, if time, Skype and Call Recorder permit.

If we actually manage to slap something together, I’ll give you the 411 on the sumbitch. Expect it to be heavy on the works of Jim Harrison.

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16 Responses to “Sixty-two … something”

  1. Sharon Says:

    Happy BD! The way I understand the fine print of the BD miles ride is that you can log the actual ride at any point before the calendar turns another 12 months. Voila…more time granted!

  2. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Sharon is right; you have a year to complete the birthday ride. So, you can wait until the wind speed is below 35mph and the tree pollen haze is gone.
    The podcast would be fun to listen to. Guess FaceTime doesn’t have the features you need. With the popularity of iPads and iPhones, we gave up on Skype and just use FaceTime.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Pat, Ecamm makes a Call Recorder for FaceTime, too, but I’ve never tried it. Hal and I are both MacDudes, of course, so that’s another possibility. Herself uses FaceTime weekly to chat up Herself the Elder, and we’ve used it when one of us is on the road, too. Maybe we’ll test drive that, too.

  3. Steve O Says:

    Sign me up.

    iTunes, I presume?

    Started listening to the genre via Overcast. Free app, but if you want to pay Marco a dollar a month, he won’t stop you. Dude has five-tuned the 2x play process, so you can fly through the podcast but can still understand every word.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Yessir, iTunes and Libsyn, with a link right here on the ol’ blog.

      Depending upon how serious we get about podcasting — Hal has a lot of irons in his fire — we may set up a brand-new, separate Libsyn-iTunes-WordPress deal.

      For right now it’s strictly a toe-in-the-water deal. Mostly I just want to shake up my brain-pan a little bit, stir the sludge. Old dogs need new tricks.

  4. Libby Says:

    Looking forward to your collaboration.

  5. Ryan Says:

    Happy birthday big dog

  6. Larry T. Says:

    Happy Birthday PO’G! And what happens if you don’t complete the f__ing b-day challenge? It’s YOUR birthday and you oughta be able to do whatever the hell you want, right? My father-in-law got to a certain age and said he was no longer going to do anything he didn’t want to do – no parties with people he didn’t like, no visits to places he doesn’t enjoy, etc. Of course if you still have to work, you don’t get so much freedom, but it sounds like a great idea anyway!!

  7. bromasi Says:

    I’m so old I could never do my age in either miles or time, maybe ounces. Set them up Joe.

  8. Tom Moore Says:

    Happy Birthday, I will be facing the same question in a bit, Ride my age in miles? or KMs?

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Tom, I did minutes this year, miles last year and kilometers the year before that, so I may be the wrong person to ask. Clearly I’m all over the map. Timepiece. Whatever.

  9. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Today, I think the only thing approaching 62 are the gusts of wind around here, and there.

  10. Blammo Says:

    I hope your trip around the sun this past year was tolerable, and that in the future, all of your wildest dreams come true.

  11. Recycled 2: The best of ‘Mad Dog Unleashed’ 2017 | Mad Blog Media Says:

    […] and so for a variety of perfectly indefensible reasons I quit logging them in miles after 2015. Last year I rode for 62 minutes, which was feeble even by my relaxed standards, and so this year I thought I’d man up a tad and go […]

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