Monthly Archive: June 2013

Jun 30 2013

Report: Le Tour Stage 2

I sure wish I was there… the Corsica countryside looks stunning and the event is as impressive as ever. Since I’m not I will have to be content to follow it as best I can via all of the online and social media outlets I have access to. New to my blog is the twitter …

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Jun 29 2013

What a way to start the 100th Tour de France!

I watched in disbelief, as did millions of others I’m sure. Then I wrote a short piece for PedalMag.com about when Murphy’s Law rules at le Tour. You can read it here… Chaos in Corsica And then I spent a little timing seeing what the aftermath was. The one thing that really caught my eye …

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Jun 29 2013

Albion Hills and the 24 Hour Summer Solstice, 2013 Edition

I spent some time over the past couple of evenings organizing material and then I wrote up a piece for publication this morning… it was a fun event and one I really would have enjoyed being at. And one I look forward to getting to next time around when I’m not in this contraption. A …

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Jun 28 2013

2008, meet 2013

Speaking of countdowns (of course I’m writing not speaking but hey, it’s my blog so I can say that), I’ve been watching, tracking and waiting for this to arrive too.It’s been a nice distraction from thinking about the halo. My new Macbook Pro, with the old one underneath My original Macbook started giving me problems …

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Jun 25 2013

I Can Count the Days on My Fingers

When I wrote that title I was only thinking of the fact that I’m now into single digits in my countdown to getting out of this halo. Then it struck me:I can use my hands to count, just like a child. And I’m thankful. A lot of friends have expressed how happy they are that …

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Jun 19 2013

Two weeks. Yes, I’m counting

All day the thought of not being inside this set of bars has been on my mind. By this time two weeks from today I’ll know how things have gone and for better or worse I should be free of my halo. I hope for (and expect) better, not worse. The sensations I have from …

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Jun 17 2013

I’ve never been a hairy man

A tease from a friend and fellow cyclist about me having hair (the “I won’t believe it if I don’t see it” kind of comment) prompted me to take a picture, which led to a little thinking, which led to this post and gallery. Let me start by saying that I’ve never been a hairy …

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Jun 05 2013

I have a date and it’s July 3

Today was my first official checkup with the neuro trauma team @ Sunnybrook. I knew it would just be to see how things are progressing so I didn’t have big expectations on finding out what the timeline looks like. I left there feeling pleasantly surprised. And in some ways it’s not really surprising. Once we …

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Jun 03 2013

How to wash your hair with a halo vest

This was a search query that made its way to my site and for whoever that was I’m sorry to say I don’t have any info online. It gave me reason to pause and consider this, perhaps I’ve been working out something and sharing my experience could help. So let me fix that now for …

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Jun 01 2013

A time of contrasts and contradictions

In some ways time is flying by, while dragging its heels in others. There’s no denying that the past couple of months have been a challenge and I know the challenge will continue a while longer. So far so good though, I’m still up to the challenge. May was busy on a professional level, quiet …

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