It improves your mood. Regular cyclists often talk about the “cycling high”, cousin to the well-recognised “runner’s high”. Cycling pumps blood around your body at a greater rate which allows for the rapid spread of endorphins and other good substances like dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin. It promotes positive mental health. Self-Esteem, depression, anxiety and stress are all… Continue reading Cycling for positive mental health
What started out as a mini vacation changed instantly. Just 2 weeks before our real road trip traveling vacation, our faithful car died . With our ELF recumbent bike nicely strapped into our trailer we were off to the mountains when the engine blew in our little old van. Some days, it just pays to… Continue reading Rethinking the vacation
I was trying to explain what it’s like with my Cochlear Implant, and since it’s almost Mother’s Day I came up with this analogy. I think it explains it well. Motherhood/Fatherhood vs the Cochlear Implant - It’s not going to be easy, but you kinda have to plan for the end results. I love my… Continue reading Life without hearing
Remind me once again why we thought pedaling to a campground at night after work, was a good idea. OMG the potholes! We had to stop a couple of times to temporarily fix the lights. Because of all those potholes we couldn’t see and actually hit last night, it jarred a few connectors loose. After… Continue reading So we went bike camping
I really miss pedaling my e-recumbent trike everyday. But between the rain and my cochlear implant surgery it's not possible. But this morning it was fairly nice and the ear is getting better. Just for some reference. I’m 10 days post op from Cochlear Implant surgery, and I just pedaled my ebike a very short… Continue reading Everyday it’s a new adventure
Well I probably shouldn’t of done it, since I just had Cochlear Implant surgery 6 days ago. But I pedaled round trip 3.5 just to get out of the house. A simple stop to get a soda and back home has made a world of difference in how I feel. Anyone who says E-assist bikes… Continue reading It’s the little accomplishments in life that can make a huge difference
When the fear of going into the Costco veggie dept is greater than pedaling your ELF in the SoCal traffic and rain to get there, you know it’s really cold inside that giant fridge.
This isn't about biking, but it is a journey and an adventure. I like adventures! So far it’s more like a rollercoaster ride. Two decades ago just 3 months after having baby #2, I stood up and a major bout of vertigo hit me hard. I dropped to the floor. I was holding my three… Continue reading I’m getting a Cochlear Implant “I Can Hear You Now”. Part 1