Who am I ?
Just a normal guy. Left school at 16.
Moved to France when I was 25 and have been here ever since.
I’m now 65 (2023)
A blog about what I love doing :
- Sports : biking, running, working-out, crossfit, swimming, trekking. Just keeping fit.
- Playing with computers & gadgets. Trying to help, explaining how things work in the computer or gadget section. Linux & Open Source when I can.
This page is long, bear with me…
2012 : My ‘Gym year’. Taking time off biking and spending more of my days at the gym.
2015 : My ‘Crossfit year’ this slowly taking over from the gym. Much better
2017 : My mail order company that I created 30 years earlier selling musical CDs closed down in November, as we couldn’t compete any longer. It was difficult time for me.
2018 : January – I finally retired. As I had started working at 16 years old. I was allowed to retire at 60.
Deaf…. (but not dead)
2018 : Ended a bad year for me. I fractured my left ankle while out trail running. Three days later because of this I totally lost my hearing in my right ear. Simultaneously I also lost over 70% hearing in my left ear and over 90% loss of comprehension of spoken words. Although I can still hear a little with the left ear. Because of this I can no longer understand what’s being said.
2019 : March. I received a Cochlear Implant and I can now hear and understand once again in my right ear. But only if the person is up close and in a quiet environnement. Although this is far from perfect it’s better then nothing. https://bit.ly/3kzIdz3
In October I went on my first trek, this is a new pastime. (I can’t call it a sport). It gives me the chance to take of my Cochlear Implant and be ‘alone’ in my head with just a rucksack on my back. A bit like being a kid again when going camping, or a boy scout that sadly I never was.. https://bit.ly/3pIL64W
2021 : Now 63 years old. Although my ankle is still not perfect but better and so I’m trail running again. Only 10 kms max for the moment, and of course all my other sports. Crossfit and Biking.
It’s now 2023
2023 : Now 65 years old. I’m still doing a lot of sport. In fact probaly more than the previous years. Five or six days a week in average.
When biking, it’s MTB on my Van Nicholas Tuareg https://bit.ly/3jHfMQ4
If too muddy then it’s on the road with my Pompino singlespeed or my latest bike an Orange Gravel.
In October 2022 after a three year break. I road the Roc d’Azur, four days in a row, my times were as good as many years ago.
Crossfit is three or four times a week. I also work out at the GYM when I can’t get to the crossfit box or it’s too wet or cold to bike or run.
I’m deaf but not dead &
I’m not ready to give up.
Who am I : I speak two languages, English & French , trying to learning a third, Spanish
Me – Moi – Yo.
Yo, Spanish (I’m trying to learn Spanish. Being deaf makes it a real challenge)
This year 2023 I dumped twitter and am now using Mastodon / Fediverse @Minty95@fosstodon.org