Bike, cochlear, health, hearing, humor, PEBL, stress, Uncategorized

Life without hearing

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

Bike, camping, hearing, humor, PEBL, recumbent, stress, Vacation

So we went bike camping

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

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, ELF, health, stress, Trike

It’s errand day and it’s raining!

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.

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

Bike, humor, recumbent, Trike

Inspirational journey of a lifetime

By: John Simpson Posted: 11/8/2018 3:00 AM Brandonites John Simpson and Laurel McLaughlin are pictured at the end of their journey, in Halifax earlier this year. In 1999, my wife Laurel McLaughlin and I crossed an item off of our shared bucket list. We pedalled our mountain bikes 8,045 kms from Vancouver, B.C. to St. John’s,… Continue reading Inspirational journey of a lifetime