Me, Moi, Yo : Who am I ?

Covid Hair cut, saves me going to the hairdressers

I’m English : A normal guy, left school at 16, then at about 25 I moved to France.

Living in France since. I’m now 63 (2021)

This page is long bear with me…..
It’s about what I like or rather love doing, biking, keeping fit, playing with computers or gadgets, trying to help others with details of how thing work and generally hoping the my posts maybe useful or if interest to you.

2012 became my ‘Gym year’, taking time off biking and spending most days at the gym, still keeping fit, just different.

2015 became my ‘Crossfit year’ this slowly taking over from the gym, far better
https://www.minty95.com/6g0c

2017 My company that I created 30 years ago closed down in November as we couldn’t compete any longer, a difficult time for me.

2018 Retired, I had started working at 16 years old and so was allowed to retire at 60.

2018 Ended a bad year for me, fractured my ankle while out trail running and three days later totally lost my hearing in my right ear. Also lost about 70% hearing in my left ear with about 90% loss of comprehension of spoken words, I can still hear a little with the left ear, just can’t understand.

2019 March, I was kitted out with a Cochlear Implant so I can ‘hear’ again, though this is far from perfect, but I can understand people when they are up close and in a not to noisy environnement
https://www.minty95.com/11dn

In October 2019 went on my first trek, this will become another pastime for me. It gives me the chance to take of my Cochlear implant and be ‘alone’ in my head, camping or bivouac (wild camping) with a rucksack on my back, who would of thought of it at my age.
https://www.minty95.com/category/treking/my-treks/

2021 Now 63 years old. Ankle though still not perfect is better, I’m no longer trail running, basically because my wife is scared that I’ll re-fall or re-break something again, so for her peace of mind I only do road running, and of course my other sports.

I’m still biking, in fact rather a lot….. mostly my Van Nicholas MTB or if too muddy on the road with my Singlespeed
https://www.minty95.com/ymhf

Covid-19 I’ve stopped doing Crossfit and workouts at the gym because of the Covid-19, being over 60 I’m not taking the risque, I’ll just have to wait until it calms down……

Nucleus cochlear implant
My Nucleus cochlear implant

I’m deaf but not dead and won’t stop

PS : Me – Moi – Yo. English, French, Spanish (I’m trying to learn Spanish, but being deaf makes it a real challenge)