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, health, recumbent, Trike

‘Cycling Without Age’ Brings the Joy of Riding to Those Who No Longer Can

THE COPENHAGEN-BASED NONPROFIT THAT GETS SENIORS BACK ON BIKES IS RAPIDLY GROWING AROUND THE WORLD. BY JESSICA COULON Dec 24, 2019 Ole Kassow, of Copenhagen, Denmark, was riding his bike to work one morning in 2012 when he noticed an old, disabled man sitting on a bench outside a local nursing home. The man reminded… Continue reading ‘Cycling Without Age’ Brings the Joy of Riding to Those Who No Longer Can

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, health, stress

Cycling for positive mental health

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

Bike, ELF, health, PEBL, recumbent, Trike

‘An e-bike changed my life’

By Kate ScotterBBC News Cycling is just a hobby to many, but for others the battery power of an e-bike has transformed their lives - enabling them to cycle when they otherwise couldn't, find new career paths and improve their mental health. 'It gave me a second chance' Cycling was everything to Tim Gregory . As a… Continue reading ‘An e-bike changed my life’

Bike, ELF, health, PEBL, recumbent, Trike

Traffic

Cruising in Saturday traffic, is way different than commuting during the week. 18 casual miles without a bike lane in sight, is not for the faint of heart. When we first started pedaling, 3 plus years ago, I thought it would be nice to pedal with music. I made a small speaker system for my… Continue reading Traffic

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 bounced and tried to dodge as many potholes as possible, but we still had to stop a couple of times to temporarily fix the our lights. It wasn’t late, but it’s still… Continue reading So we went bike camping