Monthly Archives: August 2014

Bikes Breaking Barriers

This blog is devoted to the correlation between biking and well-being. However, there is a common belief that only people without physical barriers can par take. This is all too wrong and fortunately so. Physical barriers such as paralysis or … Continue reading

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The Power to Move

    The image hasn’t left my mind, and each time I reflect on it, I am filled with warm memories. The closest image I can share is the one above, which does not do it much justice. The picture … Continue reading

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An odd glimmer of hope (w/ potential for growth)

  It feels odd to even be reflecting on this moment in time, however, I feel it is important. The whole experience lasted about 3 minutes, but contained important insight! As I began my daily walk to work on Monday … Continue reading

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Commuter Accomplishment (Personal Insight)

                                   I had one major errand to run, which was picking up a frame for my newest art print. I was dreading this task … Continue reading

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Balanced Biking!

    This article is fantastic!  It touches on every important aspect of cycling in recovery. The article is neatly organized and easy to read. It begins by running through all the benefits, which are certainly plentiful. However, the article also … Continue reading

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A complex look into something so “mindless”

I’ll keep it short. I just finished this book and my mind is still blown! Kahneman does a great job of explaining an extremely complicated topic in a manner coherent for the average Joe. This book describes how we (humans) … Continue reading

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Cycling Around the Anxiety!

    This is an inspiring article written by Charmain Camilleri of the The Weekly Review of Moonee Valley. It is an interesting perspective that anxiety will not go away, but will become manageable. I feel that certain levels of … Continue reading

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Bike mechanics….. part of the therapeutic process?

Mental health professionals + people + bike mechanics + passion to help + passion to bike= amazing outcomes! It seems the UK is where it’s at for cycling and mental well being. These guys received funding to start up an amazing … Continue reading

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All That You Leave Behind

    This is an awesome article in Bicycle Magazine by David Carr (2014)  about recovery through bike touring. Again, it is amazing to analyze the healing properties of a bike and nature. Having completed my very first tour in … Continue reading

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Wheelchair biking….. a scholarly study!

This is exactly what we need…..professionals conducting studies to demonstrate the relationship between cycling and well-being. This is an incredible study conducted by “Fitzsimmons, S” at Florida Gulf Coast University. Depression among long-term care residents is all too common and … Continue reading

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