When a southwest bike enthusiast calls the bike shop asking if they have time to fix a rattle.
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
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
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
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
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
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’
Southern California morning traffic, hmmm. I had this brilliant idea I’ll race my husband to his place of employment. Who will win? The family van and the freeway vs me pedaling my little solar power assist, ELF/bike named Shelby and side streets. The race will cover approximately 8+ miles during the morning rush hour. Well, normally… Continue reading Let’s Race