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, health, recumbent, Trike

Let’s Race

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

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, 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, ELF, PEBL, Trike

So San Diego

After a week of rain, wind and cold, it’s now 78 degrees. We pedaled 23 miles on this spectacular day in San Diego. The Old Mission Dam is still standing after over 250 years

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.