valarltd: (bike)
You have walked 5 miles.
You have passed Bywater.
It is 2 miles to the next landmark.
You have 453 miles to reach Rivendell.

Little of all this, of course, reached the ears of ordinary hobbits. But even the deafest and most stay-at-home began to hear queer tales; and those whose business took them to the borders saw strange things. The conversation in The Green Dragon at Bywater, one evening in the spring of Frodo's fiftieth year, showed that even in the comfortable heart of the Shire rumours had been heard, though most hobbits still laughed at them.

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valarltd: (bike)
You have biked 390 miles.
You have passed Three Stone Trolls.
It is 8 miles to the next landmark.
You have 68 miles to reach Rivendell.

'There are trolls!' Pippin panted. 'Down in a clearing in the woods not far below. We got a sight of them through the tree-trunks. They are very large!'

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valarltd: (bike)
You have walked 377 miles.
You have passed Final camp in the Trollshaws.
It is 7 miles to the next landmark.
You have 81 miles to reach Rivendell.

More or less in the right direction. If they went on, down the further side of the ridge, they would have the Mountains on their left. Some way ahead Strider had caught a glimpse of the Loudwater again, and he knew that, though it was hidden from view, the Road to the Ford was not far from the River and lay on the side nearest to them.

You have walked 384 miles.
You are at Three Stone Trolls.
It is 14 miles to the next landmark.
You have 74 miles to reach Rivendell.

'There are trolls!' Pippin panted. 'Down in a clearing in the woods not far below. We got a sight of them through the tree-trunks. They are very large!'

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valarltd: (bike)
You have walked 365 miles.
You have passed Another camp in the Trollshaws.
It is 4 miles to the next landmark.
You have 93 miles to reach Rivendell.

The hills now began to shut them in. The Road behind held on its way to the River Bruinen, but both were now hidden from view. The travellers came into a long valley; narrow, deeply cloven, dark and silent. Trees with old and twisted roots hung over cliffs, and piled up behind into mounting slopes of pine-wood

You have walked 371 miles.
You have passed Another camp in the Trollshaws.
It is 3 miles to the next landmark.
You have 87 miles to reach Rivendell.

That night they camped on a stony shelf with a rock-wall behind them, in which there was a shallow cave, a mere scoop in the cliff. Frodo was restless. The cold and wet had made his wound more painful than ever, and the ache and sense of deadly chill took away all sleep. He lay tossing and turning and listening fearfully to the stealthy night-noises: wind in chinks of rock, water dripping, a crack, the sudden rattling fall of a loosened stone. He felt that black shapes were advancing to smother him; but when he sat up he saw nothing but the back of Strider sitting hunched up, smoking his pipe, and watching. He lay down again and passed into an uneasy dream, in which he walked on the grass in his garden in the Shire, but it seemed faint and dim, less clear than the tall black shadows that stood looking over the hedge.

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valarltd: (bike)
After a round of asthmatic bronchitis, I have gotten my butt back on the bike. I can't do ten miles. Three was a strain.

You have biked 359 miles.
You are at Second camp in the Trollshaws.
It is 5 miles to the next landmark.
(edited) You have 99 miles to reach Rivendell. (there is a glitch at this mile)

The hobbits were glad to leave the cheerless lands and the perilous Road behind them; but this new country seemed threatening and unfriendly. As they went forward the hills about them steadily rose. Here and there upon heights and ridges they caught glimpses of ancient walls of stone, and the ruins of towers: they had an ominous look. Frodo, who was not walking, had time to gaze ahead and to think. He recalled Bilbo's account of his journey and the threatening towers on the hills north of the Road, in the country near the Troll's wood where his first serious adventure had happened. Frodo guessed that they were now in the same region, and wondered if by chance they would pass near the spot.
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valarltd: (bike)
You have walked 356 miles.
You have passed First camp in the Trollshaws.
It is 3 miles to the next landmark.
You have 102 miles to reach Rivendell.

At once they went on again. They crossed the Bridge in safety, hearing no sound but the water swirling against its three great arches. A mile further on they came to a narrow ravine that led away northwards through the steep lands on the left of the Road. Here Strider turned aside, and soon they were lost in a sombre country of dark trees winding among the feet of sullen hills.
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valarltd: (bike)
You have biked 351 miles.
You have passed The Last Bridge.
It is 3 miles to the next landmark.
You have 107 miles to reach Rivendell.

They hurried along with all the speed they could make, and after a mile or two they saw the Last Bridge ahead, at the bottom of a short steep slope. They dreaded to see black figures waiting there, but they saw none. Strider made them take cover in a thicket at the side of the Road, while he went forward to explore.
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valarltd: (bike)
You have walked 337 miles.
You have passed Still south of the Road.
It is 5 miles to the next landmark.
You have 121 miles to reach Rivendell.

At the end of the fifth day the ground began once more to rise slowly out of the wide shallow valley into which they had descended. Strider now turned their course again north-eastwards, and on the sixth day they reached the top of a long slow-climbing slope, and saw far ahead a huddle of wooded hills. Away below them they could see the Road sweeping round the feet of the hills; and to their right a grey river gleamed pale in the thin sunshine. In the distance they glimpsed yet another river in a stony valley half-veiled in mist.

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peddling

Sep. 16th, 2010 08:57 pm
valarltd: (bike)
You have walked 334 miles.
You have passed Still south of the Road.
It is 8 miles to the next landmark.
You have 124 miles to reach Rivendell.

At the end of the fifth day the ground began once more to rise slowly out of the wide shallow valley into which they had descended. Strider now turned their course again north-eastwards, and on the sixth day they reached the top of a long slow-climbing slope, and saw far ahead a huddle of wooded hills. Away below them they could see the Road sweeping round the feet of the hills; and to their right a grey river gleamed pale in the thin sunshine. In the distance they glimpsed yet another river in a stony valley half-veiled in mist.
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valarltd: (bike)
You have walked 328 miles.
You are at Still south of the Road.
It is 14 miles to the next landmark.
You have 458 miles to reach Rivendell.

At the end of the fifth day the ground began once more to rise slowly out of the wide shallow valley into which they had descended. Strider now turned their course again north-eastwards, and on the sixth day they reached the top of a long slow-climbing slope, and saw far ahead a huddle of wooded hills. Away below them they could see the Road sweeping round the feet of the hills; and to their right a grey river gleamed pale in the thin sunshine. In the distance they glimpsed yet another river in a stony valley half-veiled in mist.

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valarltd: (bike)
You have walked 318 miles.
You have passed South of the Road.
It is 10 miles to the next landmark.
You have 140 miles to reach Rivendell.

It seemed too much to hope that the Riders had already lost their trail again. Perhaps they were waiting to make some ambush in a narrow place?

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Peddling

Aug. 21st, 2010 09:56 pm
valarltd: (bike)
You have walked 306 miles.
You have passed South of the Road.
It is 8 miles to the next landmark.
You have 152 miles to reach Rivendell.

Not once did they feel the sense of present evil that had assailed them before the attack in the dell.

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valarltd: (bike)
You have walked 300 miles.
You are at South of the Road.
It is 14 miles to the next landmark.
You have 458 miles to reach Rivendell.

Not once did they feel the sense of present evil that had assailed them before the attack in the dell.

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valarltd: (bike)
I got back on the bike yesterday and today, for a total of 18 miles. My back is better.

You have walked 291 miles.
You have passed Still south of the Road.
It is 9 miles to the next landmark.
You have 167 miles to reach Rivendell.

They dreaded the dark hours, and kept watch in pairs by night, expecting at any time to see black shapes stalking in the grey night, dimly lit by the cloud-veiled moon; but they saw nothing, and heard no sound but the sigh of withered leaves and grass.

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valarltd: (bike)
You have biked 273 miles.
You have passed Deep in the wild, south of the Great Road.
It is 13 miles to the next landmark.
You have 185 miles to reach Rivendell.

The land before them sloped away southwards, but it was wild and pathless; bushes and stunted trees grew in dense patches with wide barren spaces in between. The grass was scanty, coarse, and grey; and the leaves in the thickets were faded and falling. It was a cheerless land, and their journey was slow and gloomy.

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valarltd: (bike)


25849 / 50000 words. 52% done!

You have biked 259 miles.
You have passed Ancient fortess of Weathertop.
It is 5 miles to the next landmark.
You have 199 miles to reach Rivendell.

Standing upon the rim of the ruined circle, they saw all round below them a wide prospect, for the most pan of lands empty and featureless, except for patches of woodland away to the south, beyond which they caught here and there the glint of distant water. Beneath them on this southern side there ran like a ribbon the Old Road, coming out of the West and winding up and down, until it faded behind a ridge of dark land to the east. Nothing was moving on it. Following its line eastward with their eyes they saw the Mountains: the nearer foothills were brown and sombre; behind them stood taller shapes of grey, and behind those again were high white peaks glimmering among the clouds.
valarltd: (bike)
You have biked 235 miles.
You have passed Small stream coming down from the Weather Hills.
It is 11 miles to the next landmark.
You have 223 miles to reach Rivendell.

The hills drew nearer. They made an undulating ridge, often rising almost to a thousand feet, and here and there falling again to low clefts or passes leading into the eastern land beyond. Along the crest of the ridge the hobbits could see what looked to be the remains of green-grown walls and dikes, and in the clefts there still stood the ruins of old works of stone. By night they had reached the feet of the westward slopes, and there they camped. It was the night of the fifth of October, and they were six days out from Bree.

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226 miles

Jul. 6th, 2010 11:47 am
valarltd: (bike)
You have walked 226 miles.
You have passed The eastern edge of the Midgewater Marshes.
It is 2 miles to the next landmark.
You have 232 miles to reach Rivendell.

They had not gone far on the fifth day when they left the last straggling pools and reed-beds of the marshes behind them. The land before them began steadily to rise again. Away in the distance eastward they could now see a line of hills. The highest of them was at the right of the line and a little separated from the others. It had a conical top, slightly flattened at the summit.
'That is Weathertop,' said Strider. 'The Old Road, which we have left far away on our right, runs to the south of it and passes not far from its foot. We might reach it by noon tomorrow, if we go straight towards it. I suppose we had better do so.


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When I finished my 6 miles, Jonner came right over with the water bottle and shoved it in my face with a stern look on his. "Do I look that bad?" I asked. "Yes. Now drink!"

220 miles.

Jul. 3rd, 2010 12:24 pm
valarltd: (bike)
220 miles. I have ridden to Nashville. I have ridden almost to St. Louis. The definitive distance is Home (Kansas City) to Rolla MO, which will always be my 200 mile measure.

But on the map of Middle Earth:
You have walked 220 miles.
You have passed The eastern edge of the Midgewater Marshes.
It is 8 miles to the next landmark.
You have 238 miles to reach Rivendell.

They had not gone far on the fifth day when they left the last straggling pools and reed-beds of the marshes behind them. The land before them began steadily to rise again. Away in the distance eastward they could now see a line of hills. The highest of them was at the right of the line and a little separated from the others. It had a conical top, slightly flattened at the summit.

'That is Weathertop,' said Strider. 'The Old Road, which we have left far away on our right, runs to the south of it and passes not far from its foot. We might reach it by noon tomorrow, if we go straight towards it. I suppose we had better do so.
valarltd: (succubus)
Work: Lots of oil filters, replacing everyone who got their oil changed early.

Bike: 6 miles. Grand total 211 miles
You have walked 211 miles.
You are at The eastern edge of the Midgewater Marshes.
It is 17 miles to the next landmark.
You have 458 miles to reach Rivendell.

They had not gone far on the fifth day when they left the last straggling pools and reed-beds of the marshes behind them. The land before them began steadily to rise again. Away in the distance eastward they could now see a line of hills. The highest of them was at the right of the line and a little separated from the others. It had a conical top, slightly flattened at the summit.

'That is Weathertop,' said Strider. 'The Old Road, which we have left far away on our right, runs to the south of it and passes not far from its foot. We might reach it by noon tomorrow, if we go straight towards it. I suppose we had better do so.

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Writing: 2303 words today
I poked at a lot of things and hit Edward fairly hard.
Algol 177
Despair: 452
Hot Delta Nights: 31
Long Term 128
Fruits of thine 495
Withycombe 1020

4058/50000


4058 / 50000 words. 8% done!

Not much else. I need to write up the short synopsis for my contract cover sheet so I can mail it Tuesday.

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