I know this is a bike site so let’s all advocate and support the building of safe bike and mobility lanes. But if that’s not your cup of tea here’s a simple cause to get behind. I’ll explain, why I will not run to catch a bus or train, ever again. Nor will I ever… Continue reading Advocate for better!
It’s long over due and still has a chance of not happening, but let’s spread the word and make it happen. Progress! Dear Kit, The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Moving Forward Act (H.R 2)—a sweeping infrastructure bill that includes a bold vision for trails, walking and bicycling as part of our transportation future.… Continue reading A bold vision for biking and walking
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
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
My life motto: “What the heck, give it a try, the situation already sucks and you’ve got everything to gain.” It seems with the current state of affairs worldwide Anyone Can Bike has temporarily morphed into Anyone Can Garden A few days after I planted this little pepper plant, I accidentally broke him in half.… Continue reading Gardening in a Pandemic
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
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
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