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    A Summer Slowdown

    By Tiki Steve | July 20, 2014

    I mentioned that my energy level has dropped with the heat of the summer to 5-6 local people.  Everyone I mentioned it to has experienced the same thing.  The mornings are still getting warmer:


    I haven’t gone for my bike ride yet.

    I just got back from a 45 minute ride. It has warmed up a bit, but it was a very nice ride even though most of the route was shadeless.
    I don’t recall the dew point getting up to 80 in Tampa last year. I’ve seen it that high, and a little higher, in Minnesota a few times. In Minnesota it means it’s probably going to storm soon. In Naples, I think that means it’s just a summer day in July.

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    Snakes in the Water

    By Tiki Steve | July 18, 2014

    I always get a kick out of seeing a snake in the water.

    I got closer to take pictures, but it swam away. I love seeing snakes swim.

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    July 15, 2014

    By Tiki Steve | July 15, 2014

    My Sweetie Pie.

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    By Tiki Steve | July 10, 2014

    For the last three weeks I’ve averaged 4000 calories per day. I know because I enter the data for everything I eat into a spreadsheet. I just update the numbers throughout the day.

    I was kind of freaked out for a while because my appetite seemed to suddenly surge. I put so much effort into getting my weight down to 138 pounds. I’m not going back the other way. But, with all of the biking I’ve been doing it seems that my legs have just gotten more muscular. I think that’s where most of the calories went. That’s a good thing because my legs had atrophied over the years. The amount of biking I did dropped around 1999 and stayed trivial until this year.

    I took this picture about a month ago. The red fungi was cool. I haven’t seen them before or since.


    It looks like something from the original Star Trek series.

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    July 9, 2014

    By Tiki Steve | July 9, 2014

    I rode my bike from noon – 1 p.m. today.
    When the dew point is above 76 I find the biking to be much more difficult.  Although, an hour after the ride, I’m having a hard time peeling myself off of the couch.

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    It’s Moist

    By Tiki Steve | June 30, 2014

    This morning was the steamiest one this season.  The ‘full summer heat’ started last week (The day the A/C in the truck died. It worked great all winter).


    I biked from 9-10:30 this morning. The humidity makes it more taxing than any biking I’ve done before.

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    By Tiki Steve | June 26, 2014


    We’re not quite up to full summer heat yet. We’re getting close though. The dew point isn’t too bad yet.

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    Truck A/C

    By Tiki Steve | June 24, 2014


    Last July I decided to get the A/C in the truck fixed. It had been broken for a few years. Replacing the compressor and some other parts, it came to $1800. Last Thursday the A/C worked fine. Today, it’s pretty much dead. I won’t be getting it fixed again. I still have an issue with the leaf springs, a power steering fluid leak, etc., etc.

    The truck and I are at the end of the road. The truck got me and Cookie and some stuff to the end of the road. That’s good enough. It doesn’t need to go any farther. I don’t either. This is where the truck and I both reached the end of our lifespans. It’s good timing.

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    June 23, 2014

    By Tiki Steve | June 23, 2014


    The day got off to a warm start. Cookie still likes to lay out on the lanai most of the day. I thought it might get too hot for her. The really warm stuff isn’t here yet, but it’s getting there.
    Don Lehnhoff

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    June 22, 2014

    By Tiki Steve | June 22, 2014


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