"The Blog Almost Too Boring To Be The Most Boring Blog in America"

until it got too many red cards from Benjamin and the Boredom Enforcement Committee ... now the tortoise's goal is to get to 10 red cards so he can get Big Dog to drive down and take a good long walk with the tortoise

P. S. This blog listens to its readers. We have the Benjamin Category Override for 5+ mile walks and now, it humbles Tortoise to say he has been named "Lou", by Doug Jr, in memory of Mr. Consistency himself, Lou Gehrig. Tortoise can hardly type the words to think he is in any way comparable to the noble Iron Horse. Thank you!


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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Mile 991.  The mountains were covered with clouds this afternoon.  It made for nice walking conditions.  There's a aerial view map, today's walking thought by L. Tom Perry ... and lots of those numbers only Tortoise can make intriguing for you when you click below to continue reading ...

Cheerio!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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Mile 988.  Now that's what I call a nice view while walking to work!  

There's a map, today's walking thought by Kenneth Johnson ... and let's not forget, lots of exciting numbers (!) waiting for you when you click below to continue reading ...

Cheerio!

Monday, December 15, 2014

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Mile 984.  A nice, simple, brisk walk home from work to get me there in time for a beautiful holiday dinner prepared by Willyne and shared with Doug Jr. and Stefanie.  Following that, we enjoyed a drive together to see Christmas lights and had a special dessert.  Homemade German chocolate pecan pie bars!  We had a very nice evening together!

There's a map, today's walking thought by Lloyd George ... and let's not forget, lots of exciting numbers (!) waiting for you when you click below to continue reading ...

Cheerio!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

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Mile 981.  Tortoise had a long drive home, made longer by cars and trucks, wall to wall, everywhere on every road.  Thank goodness for the KNX 1070 traffic reports every ten minutes on the 5s.  At least, Lou would know when the road ahead would change from 20 miles per hour to a dead stop because of an accident or whatever.  Then he would use his knowledge of Road B then Road C, D, E, ... to keep moving.

With this backdrop, there is the issue of where and how would today's walk fit in.  He could have happily done a follow up beach walk, or continued on the Pacific Electric Trail in Fontana.  What won out was starting on a new path, the San Gabriel River Trail at its northern end near the intersection of the 605 and 210 freeways -- because it was near the path he was detouring on in his efforts to keep moving.

There's a map, pictures that show the contrast between the industry along the trail and the TV/Radio towers atop Mt. Wilson in the background.  Today's walking thought by Bonnie Oscarson is also waiting for you when you click below to continue reading ...

Cheerio!

Friday, December 12, 2014

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Mile 979.  Started at Grand Ave at the north end of El Segundo beach and headed south on the Marvin Braude Bike Trail to the end of the Strand at the Manhattan Beach line.  Then turned around and walked to lifeguard station 57 (most of the way to Imperial Highway) before returning to my starting point.

There's a map of all this, a very generous portion of pictures including a 37 second video clip, a snippet of Tortoise history, and today's walking thought by Malcolm Jeppsen waiting for you when you click below to continue reading ...

Cheerio!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

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Mile 975.  Ball past Lincoln along the Santa Ana River Trail as far as mile 16, then back.  A beautiful December afternoon as you can see!  Lots of other bicyclists and runners were enjoying it with me.

Please click below for more pictures, a map, and today's walking thought by Elaine Jack ...

Cheerio!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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Mile 972.  Katella to Ball to ARTIC along the Santa Ana River Trail. No spelling error here.  ARTIC is an acronym for Anaheim Regional Intermodal Transportation Center, which looked to be under construction when I walked by on November 20.  Today the parking lot was full and buses were delivering passengers.  I arrived this morning for 4 days of work, and shook off the 402 mile drive by walking briskly before heading on to my clients.

Please click below for more pictures, a map, and today's walking thought by Richard Scott ...

Cheerio!