Bike, cochlear, covid, family, global warming, health, hearing, riot

Covid-Lockdowns-Protests-Riots-Curfews

May 2020 As the riots continue just a few miles away, the smoke from the buildings that were set on fire fills my house. I can hear the sirens, I can see the helicopters. The bank where we had a safety deposit box was burnt to the ground. Tonights conversation at home was, “did we… Continue reading Covid-Lockdowns-Protests-Riots-Curfews

Bike, covid, health, hearing, stress

COVID-19 the facts and numbers

by Kevin Schrader Just my thoughts ….As of today there have been over 60-thousand deaths from COVID-19 in the United States.For some perspective on this, consider the following:58,220 Americans lost their lives in the Vietnam war between 1966 and 1973 (7-years)38,800 Americans lost their lives in Auto Accidents in 2019 (1-year) We have been tracking… Continue reading COVID-19 the facts and numbers

Bike, cochlear, health, hearing, humor, stress

Today it’s Anyone Can Hear

I’ve had 13 months of learning to hear again. My deafened world has left and it’s so amazing to hear even simple sounds. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a WOW, moment with my Cochlear Implant. After all I’ve had it 13 months now. Just today, I can say WOW again.Driving home in… Continue reading Today it’s Anyone Can Hear

Bike, cochlear, health, hearing, humor, stress, Vacation

My Cochlear Implant Diary of Thoughts

Totally not bike related but bare with me. It’s amazing how our journeys differ and there’s no right or wrong. Some people want louder timers and louder clocks. I have a silent alarm clock that just shakes the heck out of me. But just last week I said to myself, “why in the world does… Continue reading My Cochlear Implant Diary of Thoughts

Bike, camping, cochlear, ELF, PEBL, Vacation

It’s a lazy man camping trip

Well this is going to be interesting. After work we're pedaling 15 miles, probably in the dark and stopping at Costco for a hotdog. Then we'll pedal a little further to the campground. We've only got the medium sized tent, because we can’t find the smaller one. I have a feeling it’s with one of… Continue reading It’s a lazy man camping trip

Bike, cochlear, health, recumbent, stress

Everyday it’s a new adventure

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

Bike, health, stress

It’s the little accomplishments in life that can make a huge difference

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

Bike, cochlear, health, hearing, humor, recumbent, stress, Trike

I’m getting a Cochlear Implant “I Can Hear You Now”. Part 1

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