Geek on Wheels

Random rolling ruminations

Kermit Flail time! The wheels are in!

No that doesn’t mean I’m going to flail kermit…its the famous Kermit waves the arms in the…oh forget it. So with my fingers crossed it appears I might, ACTUALLY, FINALLY!! have the proper tires and rims coming to me next week. Cross fingers! I might actually have to finally pay out the big money on the chair! WOOHOOO!!! No wait…that’s not why I’m excited…its actually having my own chair, that’s.. Read More

The Potential Costs of becoming a Geek on Wheels

My wife, Shannon, did some digging tonight and came up with some ballpark figures she had been curious about. She wrote the following and I think its just fascinating. Keep in mind she’s only tabulating stuff done SINCE we got married. Over the last couple of days, I have made the pleasure of reading Jason’s posts and having a few chuckles along the way.  Over the past three years, I.. Read More

Who needs a mountain bike? Check out THESE wheels

Ok maybe not bike but…Linda posted a link on Facebook of a good replacement bike: Hasebikes – trikes, recumbent tandem trikes, handicap bikes, trailer – Handbike. While I love the idea of it, it is…sigh…a road bike…it’s the whole skinny tire vs fat tire biking argument. I might HAVE to move to road bike I admit but…a few months back a few people found an off-road wheelchair and I did.. Read More

You should see my attic! Cause I can’t anymore…

You would be amazed how much STUFF (as I suddenly channel a classic George Carlin comedy act) you accumulate in 10 years related to what turned me into a Geek on Wheels. Well…that and the various amusing injuries incurred during the whole process. The irony is that we have so much of it, we have to store it in the attic. The one place in the house that I can’t.. Read More

Things you don’t think about before you are on wheels

In the continuing saga of things you never think about before you get in a wheelchair. Don’t take the wheels off your wheelchair when the temperature gets below -10C!!!! Learned this one the hard way at a client when the temp was -15C a little bit back. The combination of lubricant getting gunky (yes that’s my technical term for it) and the metal shrinking led me to leaning against the.. Read More

How a geek got on wheels, part the two

I had intended on finishing the “how this all happened” story a few days ago but then this thing got in the way….work! Now that my partner (that’s business partner…strange how I have to clarify that) is on vacation for two weeks, I’m SURE work won’t interfere again. Really. I am. So when last we left our tale of adventure, yonder Lore was enjoying life after his first surgery, given.. Read More

What is the statute of limitations for…

Post surgical anger at the world over stupid shit? No family allowed to answer that one, you all are too forgiving. Snow north of Steeles Ave. in Toronto today and my first real test of how well the wheelchair would do in it. Let’s just say that my old opinion of skinny tires vs fat tires from my mountain biking days holds true NOW more than ever. Hey Shoppers Home.. Read More

A reminder how lucky I am

As I sit in st mike’s film library waiting for a copy of my mri’s and I watch and emerg patient being wheeled in for a ct scan and spinal mri. Despite it all at least my loved ones didn’t have to go through the emergency side. All while I sit wondering…how slow is their dvd burner that its gonna take 20 minutes for the copies??? Well that and scan.. Read More