[M.A.P.L.E. VI-26] Madness!

Though I don’t follow college baseball as closely as I do college basketball, this year I am interested, because both of my D-I teams (Nebraska and Northwestern) are in the B1G tournament (of which only 8 of the conference’s teams participate).

Work today has hardly been productive: partially due to “May Madness,” partially due to it being a Friday, and partially for other reasons.

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[M.A.P.L.E. VI-22] Riding Interstate 37

Interstate 37 is a highway in Texas, so clearly that’s not what I’m referring to by the title of this post… given that I’ve never been to Texas

However, it is true that I rode interstate on my bike today.

It’s not quite as exciting (or dangerous) as riding ON the Interstate, but is fun to say that I went down to Illinois. (Though, I will say that it is legal to ride your bike on stretches of the Interstate in Colorado.)

Here are a few pictures, with the latter mentioning US Bike Route 37, or as I’ll call it, Interstate 37. (The interchange is at 21st Street in Zion. But there are no exit numbers on exits on Bike Routes… too bad!)

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A photo that is nearly 6 years overdue. I should have taken this picture during the Wrigley Field Road Tour in 2011! 

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Winthrop Harbor, Illinois.

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Interchange of 21st Street in Zion and USBR 37. 

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ארץ ישראל: י”ג ימים (Israel: 13 days)

Lincoln: 25 days

(Dirty?) Thirty: 42 days

אתמול היה אחד וארבעים יום–שהיו חמישה שבועות ושישה ימים לעומר

Today is the twenty-first day of the sixth round of M.A.P.L.E.: three weeks.

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[M.A.P.L.E. VI-20] Cabin fever!

Well… so much for getting a long bike ride in on either Friday or today. The cruddy rain that I mentioned in yesterday’s post continued today, so that I couldn’t get outside on a long ride (well, I could, but I wouldn’t have been a happy camper).

The good news was that it allowed me to do some more apartment cleaning and Deck Lab on some old and new Pokemon decks.

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And, when the rain abated at 14:30, I did go on a short loop of 4.5 miles to avert cabin fever. Nevertheless, that is not as exciting as the planned 20+ mile ride. Maybe I’ll try it on Monday… weather permitting!

And as for the title… don’t worry, I’m not sick. Just irked by the weather ruining my plans.

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ארץ ישראל: ט”ו ימים (Israel: 15 days)

Lincoln: 27 days

(Dirty?) Thirty: 44 days

אתמול היה תשעה ושלושים יום–שהיו חמישה שבועות וארבעה ימים לעומר

Today is the twentieth day of the sixth round of M.A.P.L.E.: two weeks and six days.

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Euler!

I realize that mathematics and graph theory enter my everyday life. In particular, it seems that I love to try to find Euler circuits when travelling. I’ll try to make this a simple explanation.

(Well, actually I won’t explain it. I’ll leave this post as EXTRA CREDIT for my Applied Math students… since I’m not teaching graph theory this semester.

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