Bike, ELF, PEBL, recumbent

Are Ebikes worth it?

For anyone asking if an ebike, etrike, PEBL or ELF are worth having, I’ll say yes. But you definitely need to know your limits and try things out before you buy something so expensive. If you have trails, paths and side streets you’re better off than most. But at times it does get scary. Sometimes… Continue reading Are Ebikes worth it?

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A bold vision for biking and walking

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

Bike, family, health, hearing, humor, stress

Staying Connected in a Covid19 World

What a strange world we live in right now with Covid19. Follow along as a text message travels thousands of miles, but really only needed to go 100ft. Tonight, I received a text message from my daughter, who lives ten miles away across town. It was a forwarded message from my neighbor next door. Normally,… Continue reading Staying Connected in a Covid19 World

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, 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, 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

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, 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