Notes From JamesNotes From Jameshttp://ghofulpo.com/james 2021 Bikeshttp://ghofulpo.com/james/index.php/202201041005/2021_Bikeshttp://ghofulpo.com/james/index.php/202201041005/2021_BikesTue, 04 Jan 2022 10:05:00 -0500COVID doesn't make biking to work easier. Year Distance Bikes to Work Start End Comments 2021 5090 km ? ? ? 2019 6956 km / 4322 miles 160 Feb 4 Dec 10 2018 6860 km / 4263 miles 144 Feb 19 Dec 5 2017 9258 km / 5753 miles 179 Feb 20 Dec 7 2016 7530 km / 4679 miles 158 Feb 29 Dec 8 2015 6393 km / 3973 miles 139 Mar 10 Nov 6 2014 5978 km / 3603 miles 124 Mar 21 Nov 7 2013 4377 km / 2736 miles 104 Apr 2 Nov 8 2012 5450 km / 3406 miles 120 Mar 13 Oct 26 2011 4763 km / 2977 miles 106 Mar 27 Nov 4 Bike to Work bike only 2010 4849 km / 3031 miles 95 Apr 7 Nov 3 2009 3356 km / 2013 miles 79 Apr 17 Oct 22 2008 3211 km / 2006 miles 73 Mar 30 Oct 16 More long distance radiohttp://ghofulpo.com/james/index.php/202111110812/More_long_distance_radiohttp://ghofulpo.com/james/index.php/202111110812/More_long_distance_radioThu, 11 Nov 2021 08:12:00 -0500It's been a long time, but I heard radio from Detroit last night - WLLZ 106.7. Amazing! Tuned it in this morning, and nothing. Always seems that this sort of thing happens in November. One more phonehttp://ghofulpo.com/james/index.php/202108142220/One_more_phonehttp://ghofulpo.com/james/index.php/202108142220/One_more_phoneSat, 14 Aug 2021 22:20:00 -0500Driving up Colonial, I spotted an iphone. Screen was busted, but I got Siri to work and said "call mom". Was able to track down the owner of the phone, their home about two blocks away. Partial phone returnhttp://ghofulpo.com/james/index.php/202108060909/Partial_phone_returnhttp://ghofulpo.com/james/index.php/202108060909/Partial_phone_returnFri, 06 Aug 2021 09:09:00 -0500Biking on West Lake Road, found a completely destroyed telephone. Pulled out the SIM card and the SD card, put it in my phone. Got a phone number, so I called it. The guy picked up, and came over to collect the bits. Turned out he was extremely happy because it had all the pictures of his twins on it. Bicycling under COVIDhttp://ghofulpo.com/james/index.php/202008271921/Bicycling_under_COVIDhttp://ghofulpo.com/james/index.php/202008271921/Bicycling_under_COVIDThu, 27 Aug 2020 19:21:00 -0500 Biked yesterday, found a nice phone (Samsung?) and returned it to the owner. Haven't found too much this year due to working from home and not biking as much. I did find a dollar and a crescent wrench. bicycling Happy New Year! 2019 bicycling statisticshttp://ghofulpo.com/james/index.php/202001011738/Happy_New_Year!__2019_bicycling_statisticshttp://ghofulpo.com/james/index.php/202001011738/Happy_New_Year!__2019_bicycling_statisticsWed, 01 Jan 2020 17:38:00 -0500 Year Distance Bikes to Work Start End Comments 2019 6956 km / 4322 miles 160 Feb 4 Dec 10 2018 6860 km / 4263 miles 144 Feb 19 Dec 5 2017 9258 km / 5753 miles 179 Feb 20 Dec 7 2016 7530 km / 4679 miles 158 Feb 29 Dec 8 2015 6393 km / 3973 miles 139 Mar 10 Nov 6 2014 5978 km / 3603 miles 124 Mar 21 Nov 7 2013 4377 km / 2736 miles 104 Apr 2 Nov 8 2012 5450 km / 3406 miles 120 Mar 13 Oct 26 2011 4763 km / 2977 miles 106 Mar 27 Nov 4 Bike to Work bike only 2010 4849 km / 3031 miles 95 Apr 7 Nov 3 2009 3356 km / 2013 miles 79 Apr 17 Oct 22 2008 3211 km / 2006 miles 73 Mar 30 Oct 16 More stuff I\'ve foundhttp://ghofulpo.com/james/index.php/201912100921/More_stuff_I\'ve_foundhttp://ghofulpo.com/james/index.php/201912100921/More_stuff_I\'ve_foundTue, 10 Dec 2019 09:21:00 -0500Here it is, December 12th, and I'm still bicycling. The big snow hasn't hit yet - in past years, it hit around December 7th, but everything's melted off again. More things I've found: More phones: Apple iPhone - completely demolished, but returned to owner via SIM card. Plastic toy grenade Rear red blinking light for bicycle. I wrapped some wire around it and am still using it. Quiet so far this yearhttp://ghofulpo.com/james/index.php/201907271041/Quiet_so_far_this_yearhttp://ghofulpo.com/james/index.php/201907271041/Quiet_so_far_this_yearSat, 27 Jul 2019 10:41:00 -0500I haven't written anything here for a while. Just a follow-up to things I've found so far this year on the bike: $5 $1 Phone - returned to a 5 year old. Texted the number for 'mom', and she answered. Tablet, found in the gutter of the Bayfront parkway. Found the owner via Facebook. After a week of procrastinating on it, I mailed it back. Flashlight A bunch of Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Yoh cards bicycling bike_commuting 2018 Biking year in reviewhttp://ghofulpo.com/james/index.php/201902071933/2018_Biking_year_in_reviewhttp://ghofulpo.com/james/index.php/201902071933/2018_Biking_year_in_reviewThu, 07 Feb 2019 19:33:00 -0500 Year Distance Bikes to Work Start End Comments 2018 6860 km / 4263 miles 144 Feb 19 Dec 5 2017 9258 km / 5753 miles 179 Feb 20 Dec 7 2016 7530 km / 4679 miles 158 Feb 29 Dec 8 2015 6393 km / 3973 miles 139 Mar 10 Nov 6 2014 5978 km / 3603 miles 124 Mar 21 Nov 7 2013 4377 km / 2736 miles 104 Apr 2 Nov 8 2012 5450 km / 3406 miles 120 Mar 13 Oct 26 2011 4763 km / 2977 miles 106 Mar 27 Nov 4 Bike to Work bike only 2010 4849 km / 3031 miles 95 Apr 7 Nov 3 2009 3356 km / 2013 miles 79 Apr 17 Oct 22 2008 3211 km / 2006 miles 73 Mar 30 Oct 16 Biking to workhttp://ghofulpo.com/james/index.php/201902071930/Biking_to_workhttp://ghofulpo.com/james/index.php/201902071930/Biking_to_workThu, 07 Feb 2019 19:30:00 -0500Found a Samsung phone with a SIM card. The card was disabled, so no luck returning it. Phones bicycling bike_commuting Swedish glögg recipehttp://ghofulpo.com/james/index.php/201812091505/Swedish_glögg_recipehttp://ghofulpo.com/james/index.php/201812091505/Swedish_glögg_recipeSun, 09 Dec 2018 15:05:00 -05002 Cups port wine 10 cloves 10 cardamom seeds (also added some crushed cardamom because I didn't find the seeds in time) Crushed orange peel / regular orange peel Some allspice 2 cinnamon sticks 4 chunks of crystalized ginger Combine spices and port wine, simmer on a stove for 1 hour. In a separate pan, combine and boil: 2 cups of sugar 1 quart (4 cups) of water Add boiling sugar water to the mixture. Then, add: 1 quart of vodka (100 proof, if you have it. 80 proof works well too). Serve warm with raisins and sliced almonds. 1/2 inch socket extensionhttp://ghofulpo.com/james/index.php/201811031327/12_inch_socket_extensionhttp://ghofulpo.com/james/index.php/201811031327/12_inch_socket_extensionSat, 03 Nov 2018 13:27:00 -0500I found a 1/2 inch socket extension, near where I found the box wrench. Going to have to keep my eyes open in that location more. Also found a wrapped sandwich, and left it where it was. More random found stuffhttp://ghofulpo.com/james/index.php/201810172030/More_random_found_stuffhttp://ghofulpo.com/james/index.php/201810172030/More_random_found_stuffWed, 17 Oct 2018 20:30:00 -0500I haven't written much here lately, but I have found a few things since my last post. $1 A wrench A breaker bar and a large wrench A few broken, unreturnable phones. Nothing worth mentioning too much. A piece of pizza, left it. More stuffhttp://ghofulpo.com/james/index.php/201807281033/More_stuffhttp://ghofulpo.com/james/index.php/201807281033/More_stuffSat, 28 Jul 2018 10:33:00 -0500Found a phone's SIM card, returned it. 2018 Mar 05 - ZTE Android with Sprint. Did not start (would power up, but could not run), and I couldn't use the SIM in my phone. No SD card. Boot menu worked, wiped cache, reset phone, no luck. Trashed. 2018 May 16 - Found a wallet in the bike lane by Frontier Park. Through Facebook, found the owner and returned it. She said it was left on top of her car. 2018 Jul 25 - Found a phone that was destroyed. Put the SIM card in my phone, was able to return the card (but not the phone) to the owner. He said he lost about 14 phones last year and 5 phones this year from his motorcycle. More found stuffhttp://ghofulpo.com/james/index.php/201805170847/More_found_stuffhttp://ghofulpo.com/james/index.php/201805170847/More_found_stuffThu, 17 May 2018 08:47:00 -0500Found a wallet, returned it. 2018 Mar 05 - ZTE Android with Sprint. Did not start (would power up, but could not run), and I couldn't use the SIM in my phone. No SD card. Boot menu worked, wiped cache, reset phone, no luck. Trashed. 2018 May 16 - Found a wallet in the bike late by Frontier Park. Through Facebook, found the owner and returned it. She said it was left on top of her car.