Geek on Wheels

Random rolling ruminations

Jason Chiles

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Do you ever get used to it?

Not too long ago, I wheeled in my front door after a long day, the drive home that felt longer and Shannon out for her first full contact box lacrosse practice. Toby was all over me, the TV was still on and I was trying to figure what I wanted for dinner given the hour. I barely even noticed that an episode of NCIS was on until I looked around.. Read More

Disabled Parking Woes – the woes never end, they just get dumber

I haven’t posted anything in my parking woes rants in some time, but this past weekend we hit a trifecta of humdinger dumbassery, so let’s get with the ranting shall we? I’ve got three prime examples of parking that would make your hand slap your forehead so hard you’d look like you burned it on hot pan in the dead of summer. What’s got me speaking in horrible metaphors and.. Read More

The futility of road rage on wheels within wheels

Now wait! Hold on. I know. I know! By definition, road rage happens on wheels. Just hear me out…because it can’t really happen when your wheels are on wheels…honestly this will make sense. Driving home from work last week, the last stretch on the way is Black Creek Drive. It’s a strange roadway in the city’s west end, running south from the 401, a mini highway, with a slightly higher.. Read More

Invictus 2017 and a brush with royalty

The Invictus Games. This was an event I had to be involved in for many reasons. I just didn’t expect it to end with a once in a lifetime event. I won’t bore you with how I got involved, the training or how everything went right on the IT Help Desk side of the games. We were bored, which was good as everything worked as it should and very little.. Read More

A dream comes true…now the hard work begins

I’ve tried to write this post for a while now, but I’ve had a lot of trouble expressing how important this is to me. How do you capture, distill and share the emotions of getting back to something you love when you thought it was done forever? Well, let’s start with a classic. Keep it simple stupid (yes stupid would be me). I rode. It’s that simple. I rode. I had two short.. Read More

Part of paralysis I never expected – pain

I’ll be honest as I write this one tonight. I’m doing this to distract myself. I’ve probably written a similar post in the past, but right now I don’t care. I don’t care if this one doesn’t get as many views as my last (thanks for that everyone btw). So, I won’t blame you if you skip this one and I apologize in advance if there is a slight tone.. Read More

Disabled from the eyes of youth – their perspective

A few months ago, my brother-in-law and sister-in-law shared a story about their son Liam, who just turned 5 not long ago. They were showing him pictures from their wedding and he stopped them when he saw a picture of me. Their wedding was in July of 2010, just a few months after my second spinal cord surgery, which we thought had been a complete success. They asked me to.. Read More