ednoria: (journey)
2010-01-23 07:17 am
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Walking to Rivendell: End of Week 201

This week [livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul and [livejournal.com profile] kugelblitz celebrate their 200th week on the road -- congrats guys! [livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul is also our only long walker, with over 15 miles, and our sole new shield:

- 104th for [livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul 2600 miles!

Week 201 )
ednoria: (journey)
2010-01-13 02:48 pm
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Walking to Rivendell: End of Week 199

First and foremost, congratulations to [livejournal.com profile] edward_stanford, who has reached Isengard and is now off to Minas Tirith. That'll take him a while, and we all hope he doesn't break a leg on the way, because I hear that slows you down a lot. Remember to stay away from the Paths of the Dead -- who in their right mind would go THAT way???

We're at nine walkers now, same as the Fellowship, since [livejournal.com profile] landkurt has dropped off the list. Which means our average mileage jumped ahead a bunch, again. In fact, it's made it to the Morannon, watched Mount Doom erupt, and since it already did the trip back to Minas Tirith before, I sent it directly back to Rauros to travel with Aragorn. It's gone quite a ways already. I know I said I was thinking of stopping the weekly updates, but no need for anybody else to drop out and make my job any easier, ok?

Long walkers this week? None. It's been a might cold for long walks. And icy too.

As of this Friday, we'll be at week 200! And just a few hundred miles shy of 30,000 miles.

One new shield:

- 103rd for [livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul

Week 199 )
ednoria: (journey)
2010-01-03 02:42 pm
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Walking to Rivendell: End of Week 198

Congratulations to [livejournal.com profile] giraffeaholic, who has reached Lothlorien and is now headed on a relaxing river journey down to Rauros Falls. I'm sure she'll have a splendid trip, especially since the Elves packed all those goodies (Hey, anyone seen the lembas? They were right over by the hobbits...).

Our long walker this week is [livejournal.com profile] koralleen, with over 15 miles! Now that's a pleasant surprise!

Last shields of 2009:

- 21st for [livejournal.com profile] thirdbase
- 130th for [livejournal.com profile] lonebear

Week 198 )
ednoria: (Default)
2009-12-30 01:22 pm
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Walking to Rivendell: End of Week 197

Huzzah for [livejournal.com profile] silmaril, who has made it (finally!) to Minas Tirith, fought the battle of the Pelennor Fields, and is now off to the Black Gate, to see if she can delay the enemy for just a little while longer. Perhaps she can catch up with our average mileage, which is only 10 miles or so ahead of her. Good luck! We'll be waiting to hear how it turns out! (Oh, and [livejournal.com profile] silmaril, if you could update your Shields page, that would help me out. Thanks!)

Our long walker is [livejournal.com profile] lonebear, with over 15 miles, even in all that snow. Congrats!

Starting with the New Year (i.e. this Friday), I'm going to drop the number of weeks without mileage to five instead of ten. That'll eliminate two walkers unless they get some miles in before then.

[livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul, I am told that your "Road Home: Isengard" shield is in the works. ETA: Well, that was quick. It's ready now!

New shields:

- 102nd for [livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul
- 103rd for [livejournal.com profile] silmaril

Week 197 )
ednoria: (journey)
2009-12-21 04:13 pm
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Walking to Rivendell: End of Week 196

Somehow it snuck up on me, but [livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul has reached Isengard on the long journey back to Hobbiton! Woo! I apologize for not having a shield ready for you, [livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul; I'll get the graphics department on that right away. He's now continuing his journey to Rivendell, minus an Elf and a Dwarf. Congratulations, and huzzah!

Just one long walker this week: [livejournal.com profile] wil_snailfoot with over 15 miles. I'll be curious to see how the Blizzard of '09 affects our totals this week.

New shields:

- 55th for [livejournal.com profile] koralleen
- 64th for [livejournal.com profile] ednoria 1600 miles!
- 129th for [livejournal.com profile] lonebear

Week 196 )
ednoria: (journey)
2009-12-16 02:42 pm
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Walking to Rivendell: End of Week 195

Hey ho!

Long walkers this week are [livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul and [livejournal.com profile] lonebear, who both squeaked in over 15 miles (I think [livejournal.com profile] lonebear lost a bit of skin). Nice to see newly-fiancéed [livejournal.com profile] thirdbase back on the march!)

Somewhat icy around the edges shields:

- 71st for [livejournal.com profile] edward_stanford
- 101st for [livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul
- 128th for [livejournal.com profile] lonebear 3200 miles!

Week 195 )
ednoria: (journey)
2009-12-08 05:02 pm
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Walking to Rivendell: End of Week 194

Woo! [livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul's in the 100 shield club! Congratulations! Your awesomeness is blinding.

Our average mileage has made it to Minas Tirith! So after wandering the streets in search of a healer, off it goes to the Morannon. Brave, brave average mileage -- we dip our swords in your honor (and if anybody but [livejournal.com profile] kugelblitz gets that reference, good on ya).

Our only long walker with over 15 miles is [livejournal.com profile] lonebear, and our two new shields this week belong to:

- 77th for [livejournal.com profile] kugelblitz
- 100th for [livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul 2500 miles!

Week 194 )
ednoria: (journey)
2009-12-01 06:57 pm
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Walking to Rivendell: End of Week 193

Slow week -- the holidays are upon us!

It's a nice coincidence that our average mileage is now fighting the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, and if [livejournal.com profile] silmaril hurries, she can make it there next week with Aragorn, just like in the books. It's only 20 miles or so... go [livejournal.com profile] silmaril go!

Our long walker this week, with over 15 miles, is [livejournal.com profile] koralleen. Congrats, nice to see you up here in these dizzying heights!

Our two shields:
- 102nd for [livejournal.com profile] silmaril
- 127th for [livejournal.com profile] lonebear

Week 193 )
ednoria: (journey)
2009-11-25 03:06 pm
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Walking to Rivendell: End of Week 192

Ack! [livejournal.com profile] wil_snailfoot missed getting his 100th shield this week by less than two tenths of a mile! Oh, the humanity. Next week for sure!

We've jumped ahead a bunch since [livejournal.com profile] soprano1 has left us. Ah well. Down to 10 walkers, which at least has the advantage of making certain calculations much easier.

Long walkers this week are [livejournal.com profile] silmaril with over 20 miles (might be for two weeks worth, but we'll let her slide this time :-)) and [livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul with over 15.

Newest odd-numbered shields:

- 63rd for [livejournal.com profile] ednoria
- 101st for [livejournal.com profile] silmaril

Week 192 )
ednoria: (journey)
2009-11-18 12:44 pm
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Walking to Rivendell: End of Week 191

I completely forgot to put out a reminder last week -- sorry guys! Since I'm leaving again tomorrow, this is your reminder to put your mileage in for this week so you can stand up and be counted next week.

[livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul is nearing his 100th shield -- woo! [livejournal.com profile] edward_stanford is just about to start the Isengard Half -- woo hoo! And [livejournal.com profile] soprano1 will be gone by next week, since she's had ten weeks with no mileage -- boo!

Of those who did remember to update, we have our long walkers [livejournal.com profile] lonebear and [livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul with over 15 miles.

New shields:

- 99th for [livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul
- 126th for [livejournal.com profile] lonebear

Week 191 )

This week's totals: 51.4/29293.58
Average mileage: 4.67/295.05/2663.05 (Another small stream in the distance -- maybe it'll be time to stop and eat once it's reached)
ednoria: (journey)
2009-11-08 07:34 pm
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Walking to Rivendell: End of Week 190

Nothing much to report this week -- except that we're a mere 10 weeks from Week 200. Woo!

This week's long walkers are [livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul and [livejournal.com profile] lonebear, with over 15 miles each.

New shields:

- 54th for [livejournal.com profile] koralleen
- 70th for [livejournal.com profile] edward_stanford
- 98th for [livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul
- 125th for [livejournal.com profile] lonebear

Week 190 )

This week's totals: 60.39/29242.18 (Still plodding along the road, hoping to get to Minas Tirith sometime this Age)
Average mileage: 5.49/290.38/2658.38
ednoria: (journey)
2009-11-03 07:02 am
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Walking to Rivendell: End of Week 189

Please join me in congratulating [livejournal.com profile] silmaril, who has reached 2500 miles and her 100th shield! Over the past few months she's fought her way back from a broken leg to become the third member to reach that goal. 100 shields! Wow! And she and Aragorn still haven't made it to Minas Tirith! That guy does not believe in short cuts, that's for sure.

Long walkers this week are [livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul with over 20 miles, and [livejournal.com profile] lonebear with over 15. As long as he manages not to break a leg, [livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul should be getting his 100th shield in not too many weeks.

New shields:

- 97th for [livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul
- 100th for [livejournal.com profile] silmaril 2500 miles!

Week 189 )

This week's totals: 70.8/29181.79
Average mileage: 6.44/284.29/2652.89 (The road turns more to the east, with a small stream up ahead)
ednoria: (journey)
2009-10-27 10:25 am
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Walking to Rivendell: End of Week 188

Our long walker this week is [livejournal.com profile] lonebear, with over a shield's worth, as well as a just-turned-one daughter. Congrats! [livejournal.com profile] thirdbase is back with us too, and even though her mileage is small, it's hard-won, plus she's celebrating her third year on the road. Congrats to her too!

We have some other walkers drawing near to big goals -- [livejournal.com profile] kugelblitz is getting close to 2000 miles, and [livejournal.com profile] silmaril is much closer to 2500. [livejournal.com profile] giraffeaholic will be reaching Lothlorien soon, and 1000 miles.

New shields:

- 36th for [livejournal.com profile] giraffeaholic 900 miles!
- 62nd for [livejournal.com profile] ednoria
- 124th for [livejournal.com profile] lonebear 3100 miles!

Week 188 )

This week's totals: 74.04/29110.99
Average mileage: 6.73/278.45/2646.45 (The fields of Rohan can still be seen, but they're getting farther away)
ednoria: (journey)
2009-10-18 05:52 pm
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Walking to Rivendell: End of Week 187

A cold wet week -- no wonder we didn't get much mileage. Our only longwalker is [livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul, with over 15 miles.

However, with the loss of [livejournal.com profile] 8_legs_better, we've jumped ahead a couple hundred miles anyway. So there.

A mere three very soggy and cold shields:

- 76th for [livejournal.com profile] kugelblitz 1900 miles!
- 96th for [livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul 2400 miles!
- 123rd for [livejournal.com profile] lonebear

Week 187 )

This week's totals: 59.07/29036.95
Average mileage: 5.37/271.72/2639.72 (Now in the Folde -- Rohan can be seen to the north across the river)
ednoria: (journey)
2009-10-13 04:38 pm
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Walking to Rivendell: End of Week 186

A tip of the hat to [livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul, who was in the MS Walk and thus earned two shields at once. Also to [livejournal.com profile] lonebear and [livejournal.com profile] kugelblitz, who did bike support for same.

Since at least a few people would like to see this continue, I'm trying to figure out a way to simplify it so it's not quite as much of a chore every week. I must admit, I'd miss doing it too. I'll let you know what I come up with.

I'm guessing the trivia questions were too difficult (I'm so disappointed in you, [livejournal.com profile] edward_stanford!) so I'll definitely save a bit of time by not thinking of new ones. If you have no mileage, you'll just have to endure a blank description. Mwa ha ha!

[livejournal.com profile] 8_legs_better has gone ten weeks with no mileage, so he's outta here. Brace yourselves for another big jump across Middle Earth as our average mileage leaps ahead next week!

Long walkers this week are [livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul (naturally) with over two shields worth; [livejournal.com profile] lonebear, with over 30 miles; and [livejournal.com profile] edward_stanford, with just a tetch shy of a shield's worth. Hoody hoo!

New shields:

- 69th for [livejournal.com profile] edward_stanford
- 94th for [livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul
- 95th for [livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul
- 122nd for [livejournal.com profile] lonebear

Week 186 )

This week's totals: 136.58/28977.88
Average mileage: 11.38/46.82/2414.82 (Getting close to the road to the Deeping Comb where there's a turn-off for Helm's Deep)
ednoria: (journey)
2009-10-04 06:11 pm
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Walking to Rivendell: End of Week 185

First off, congrats to [livejournal.com profile] kugelblitz for finally getting to pry the talons of that darned Eagle out of his tunic! Yeowch! He's now headed back to Minas Tirith for the coronation, and there will be NO FLYING INVOLVED. NONE WHATSOEVER.

Well boys and girls, I'm thinking that after the end of this year, I will either stop doing these updates completely, or at least cut down on the info I provide to make it a little easier on myself. Right now it takes me over an hour to collect the data, put it in a readable form, and tweak whatever needs it. Our group is shrinking, too (down to 12 now). So perhaps the heyday of the Middle Earth Adventurers Club has come and gone.

Long walkers this week: [livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul and [livejournal.com profile] lonebear, with over a shield's worth -- and that's it! However, [livejournal.com profile] silmaril is getting perilously close to completing her 100th shield. We're all waiting with bated breath, [livejournal.com profile] silmaril!

New shields:

- 93rd for [livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul
- 99th for [livejournal.com profile] silmaril
- 121st for [livejournal.com profile] lonebear

Week 185 )

This week's totals: 77.27/28841.3
Average mileage: 6.44/35.44/2403.44 (Overtaken by the Grey Company -- Elrond's sons Elladan and Elrohir are among them)
ednoria: (journey)
2009-09-28 08:51 pm
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Walking to Rivendell: End of Week 184

Well, I got to this a *little* bit earlier than last week, but not much.

Happy three-years-on-the-road to [livejournal.com profile] giraffeaholic! And some of that was done while carrying a very wiggly baby. Many kudos to her hubby [livejournal.com profile] lonebear as well, for hitting the 3000 mile mark! That's pretty darn amazing. To put that in perspective, New York to San Francisco is about 2930 miles. So I guess he's now on his way back. :-)

Since [livejournal.com profile] slightlymadmom is no longer here, our average mileage jumped ahead a bunch and it's now on its way to Minas Tirith with Merry. And I'm forced to reveal my poem (extremely loosely based on the Gashlycrumb Tinies):

A is for Aragorn, armed to the teeth
B is for Boromir, blowing his horn
F is for Frodo, mithril shirt underneath
G is for Gandalf, his gray robes all torn
G's also for Gimli, with axe he can't sheath
L is for Legolas, bow always drawn
M is for Merry, pipe smoke like a wreath
P is for Pippin, who steals Maggot's corn
S is for Sam, iron will lies beneath
Our Fellowship's broken, your loss we will mourn

Next I believe I'll do trivia. One question per person with no mileage. Anything in Middle Earth is game. Look for people with zero mileage to find the questions, and comment here if you've got the answer(s). Bonus points if you don't have to look them up! Perhaps there will be a prize, if I can think of a good one.

Long walkers are [livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul with over 20 miles, and [livejournal.com profile] lonebear with just about 20. [livejournal.com profile] kugelblitz gets the "Missed It By That Much" award this week, as he ended up a mere 0.14 miles from being able to say "The Eagle Has Landed". And about time, too.

Wet shields:

- 5th for Gimli
- 35th for [livejournal.com profile] giraffeaholic
- 61st for [livejournal.com profile] ednoria
- 68th for [livejournal.com profile] edward_stanford 1400 miles!
- 75th for [livejournal.com profile] kugelblitz
- 92nd for [livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul 2300 miles!
- 120th for [livejournal.com profile] lonebear 3000 miles!

Week 184 )

This week's totals: 109.23/28764.03
Average mileage: 9.1/29/2397 (Riding south on the highway towards the Fords of Isen)
ednoria: (journey)
2009-09-22 07:04 am
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Walking to Rivendell: End of Week 183

I really don't have any excuse for being this late this week -- I blame Sauron. Because let's face it, why not? Everybody else does.

This is [livejournal.com profile] slightlymadmom's last week -- goodbye, [livejournal.com profile] slightlymadmom! Come back when you can!

Long walkers this week are [livejournal.com profile] lonebear, with over 30 miles, and [livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul, with over 15. I'm expecting [livejournal.com profile] landkurt to be back on this list by next week -- you can't have a triumvirate with only two.

Only one new shield:

- 119th for [livejournal.com profile] lonebear

Week 183 )

This week's totals: 97.09/28654.8
Average mileage: 7.47/205.22/2204.22 (Still riding along with Treebeard, watching the hills become valleys and vice versa)
ednoria: (journey)
2009-09-14 10:49 am
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Walking to Rivendell: End of Week 182

It may have been a bit rainy this week, but that didn't stop most people from getting in their miles. Long walkers this week are [livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul, with over 30 miles; [livejournal.com profile] landkurt, with over a shield's worth, and [livejournal.com profile] lonebear and [livejournal.com profile] edward_stanford with over 15.

Looks like we may be losing [livejournal.com profile] slightlymadmom, whom I haven't seen hide nor hair of for weeks. Next week will be her last, unless she enters some miles by then. Come back, Shane [livejournal.com profile] slightlymadmom!

Savage shields of suffering:

- 41st for [livejournal.com profile] landkurt
- 53rd for [livejournal.com profile] koralleen
- 67th for [livejournal.com profile] edward_stanford
- 90th for [livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul
- 91st for [livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul
- 98th for [livejournal.com profile] silmaril
- 118th for [livejournal.com profile] lonebear

Week 182 )

This week's totals: 134.98/28557.71
Average mileage: 10.38/197.75/2196.75 (Just coming off the crest of a rise, listening to Treebeard speak of Beleriand)
ednoria: (journey)
2009-09-07 01:31 pm
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Walking to Rivendell: End of Week 181

Congratulations to [livejournal.com profile] lonebear, who has reached Isengard for the second time, this time arriving with Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli. The place is such a wreck he's decided to head off to Minas Tirith with Merry and Théoden -- think he might get caught in any battles?

Congrats as well to [livejournal.com profile] landkurt, who has hit the 1,000 mile mark. That's a lot of rubber meeting the road! And in only a little more than a year, too.

Long walkers this week are [livejournal.com profile] lonebear, with over 30 miles; and [livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul and [livejournal.com profile] landkurt, with 20 or a little over.

Back-to-school shields:

- 40th for [livejournal.com profile] landkurt 1000 miles!
- 60th for [livejournal.com profile] ednoria 1500 miles!
- 74th for [livejournal.com profile] kugelblitz
- 89th for [livejournal.com profile] tacnukesoul
- 117th for [livejournal.com profile] lonebear

Week 181 )

This week's totals: 121.19/28422.73
Average mileage: 9.32/187.36/2186.36 (Talking to an Ent is always a long process)