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    Living With A Brain Injury

    This is and has been my life for the last 6+ years and my future is looking forwards.

  • What Is A TBI?

    What is a TBI or Traumatic Brain Injury? This may help you understand what one is and remember most people can recover from one. But unfortunately, some of us will never fully recover from a Brain Injury again.

  • My Old Titanium Geared Mountain Unicycle

    Myself 2011, with old custom made 26” Titanium Geared Mountain Unicycle. Sold in late 2011 too help fund my 2012 Africa Misadventure. I would love to be able to go out again and enjoy a good 20+ kilometre Uni ride, but I’ll be happy to manage 10 minutes of riding before having to take a…

  • Leaning Tree

    Mid winter’s day ride over 2 years on my Retro build up Ritchey Ascent, with Nitto Bullmoose handlebars, NOS 1990’s Ritchey Brake Levers, Brooks C15 Cambium saddle, Kent Erickson Titanium seatpost, Paul Components Thumbies Shifter mount’s and Shimano 9 speed Barend shifters. Build the retro way with Shimano XT 3×9 mixed set-up.Wheels are DT Swiss…

  • A Sunny Day Out In Middle Of Winter

    A day out in XPLR and a short walk/jog with Zippy along part of the Great Lakes Trail on a beautiful sunny afternoon today over looking Lake Taupo.

  • Re-Purposing MTB Lights For Dog Walking

    So for the last few months I have been looking at replacing my broken head torch, as it’s dark out walking with my Dog in the early morning and evening. Was not happy with the low power red light options with any Headlamp available. A few weeks ago I remembered I had a Mountain Biking…

  • Regaining Balance After Brain Injury

    Now I believe that I’m probably not the only one with a Brain Injury that has had a balance problem since their brain injury? I was fine inside my home but had to weave (to keep my balance) when out walking outside. I asked a number of doctors and a few specialists why my balance…

  • Therapy Dog Trying Too Hard

    My Co-Driver asking for the keys!Zippy would appreciated an automatic transmission, but I’m glad I have a manual transmission so that we don’t have a fight about who is driving each day.🥰Zippy having a little bit of fun with me after a good morning walk.

  • First-Time Ironman Taupo New Zealand

    youtube.com/watch I watch this video for the 1st during one of the great The Big Bike Film Night evenings in Taupo and if I can remember right. Late 2020 and for the first time I realised that I definitely had something wrong with my brain! Great watch and story 👍

  • A Hidden Disability

  • Supermarkets with a Brain Injury

    So since my accident Supermarket’s and shopping malls have been extremely exhausting and overwhelming. I have learnt to wear a cap, darker glasses, musician earplugs that cut out background noise and to be quick in and out again. In New Zealand we had so supermarket’s have A quieter Hour once a week with the lights…

  • Zippy My First Puppy/Therapy Dog

    So last year I was recommended at looking to get a therapy dog by a number of Specialists. But the one Specialist who could help organise one said I do not qualify because I was not bad enough with my brain injury. So after much debate and with my Mum’s dog expertise, on a dog…

  • Possible Effects Of A TBI (Part One)

    Repost @tbi.brain • • • • • •Washington State, USA Possible Effects of TBI (Part 1)! 🧠🤕There are many problems that may follow a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Physical and cognitive changes due to the injury are common issues patients face. In Part 1 of the series “Possible Effects of TBI,” we go over Apraxia,…

  • Impact of TBI on Family #1of2

    Repost @tbi.brain TBI affects more than just the individual…It affects the whole family. There is a lot to talk about here, so stay tuned for Part 2 tomorrow! Find additional resources for your TBI needs and curiousity by clicking the link in our bio and/or visiting our ‘TBI Resouces’ highlight on our page! 🧠✨

  • Impact of TBI on Family #2of2

    Impact of TBI on Family Members Part 2! 🧠 This post provides more ways on what you can do to help your TBI patient/family member, safety tips, and an important note at the end. PLEASE NOTE: Slides 4 and 5 are the same subheadings as Part 1, but have more info on both Providing Structure…

  • Fatigue After Traumatic Brain Injury

    Fatigue After Brain Injury Ever feel fatigued after a head injury? Here’s why, and how to decrease it! Find additional resources for your TBI needs and curiousity by clicking the PDF link below or the same document at the original address in the picture at thebottom.


    So after 12 months of wearing barefoot shoes and also walking in my Bare Feet I love feeling the ground, yes the rocks, stones and the texture of the ground and Earth below my feet. I started walking in Vivobarefoot Primes Lite III Barefoot shoes, because my balance since my accident in late 2017 has…

  • What Is Aphasia?

    Thanks to @tbi.brain for explaining about Aphasia. I try to stay home or away from people when I’m exhausted because I do have mild and when exhausted I just can’t explain things or communicate very well, some people think I maybe drunk and I’m not! So what is Aphasia? Here’s some info on one of…

  • Brain Fog & My Brain Fog Story

    So I had Brain Fog bad and did not understand why I was not right? Why on finishing my work day and starting to cook dinner that I would fall a sleep from exhaustion and had no idea that I was exhaustion? I would start shouting at work mates and not know I was? I…

  • Traumatic Brain Injury Classifications

    Reposted from @tbi.brain Instagram post. This post is about how each Traumatic Brain Injury is classified, and whether they are a result of a Primary or Secondary Injury. 🧠

  • Why helmets don’t prevent concussions — and what might | David Camarillo

    I’m so disappointed in the bicycle industry! Why? Because they are chasing, light weight, aerodynamics, style, and to just meet the required standards to pass the design safety standards! Why not design a Helmet to protect the Rider too a much higher standard? Too far surpass the safety standards we have today? If my Helmet…

  • Muni Means…MUNI

    I started Mountain Unicycling in 2004, because I was looking for a simpler riding experience! MUNI is fun and a challenge all in one, I last ride 6 months after my Bicycling to work accident in late 2017. I miss it so much 🤔 Life is full of circles.

  • Multitasking

    I once multitask and did all the time before I had my accident. Now I multitask in a new way go figure.

  • Jones LWB Rebuild – Rebirth

    So a little bit of history on my love, hate, ok and love again affair with my Jones LWB Spaceframe adventure/mountain bike. So I have extremely long for my height, femurs and because of this are one of the few that need a slack seat post angle bicycle. Now I could have a custom built…

  • The Ultimate Barefoot Shoe Guide – Everything You MUST Know

    So right and thanks for your past videos, because I had a accident over 4 years ago and have been asking for help since with my balance!I could not explain the specialists how my balance was good at home inside (barefoot) and outside my balance issues walking had me having to walk side to side…

  • Supermarkets with a Brain Injury

    Last winter I went for my weekly supermarket shop and forgot my Cap/Hat! It was an overload big time! Only listening to a podcast a few days later I realised that I normally wear my cap everywhere. I keep my visits short, later at night, and only if I have had a rest before hand.…

  • Learning To Read Again After A Brain Injury

    So many of my friends and colleagues have not understood why I have got so frustrated since my accident in August 2017! Aside from my balance issues walking and riding, I have not been able to read books because of extreme eye/brain failure.I can’t explain it very well but looking at a page I find…

  • Sledding Athletes Are Taking Their Lives. Did Brain-Rattling Rides and High-Speed Crashes Damage Their Brains?

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/26/sports/olympics/olympics-bobsled-suicide-brain-injuries.html It’s ironic that I got to ride in mixed bobsleigh in Lillehammer few times in (Summer) 1993! (Yes in Summer time was open for the public to ride and wheeled bobsleigh, down the Winter Olympics track) Cool a? Now the adrenaline and speed going through this bank corners was incredible and as a Adventure…

  • So Why Do We Do It ??

    So why wear shoes with padding? Why do we still have heels in a shoe? Why have arch support in shoes? Because we do not need any of them and to feel the ground under your feet is so much more fun. Yes that’s right Fun! Well for me my balance is back and I’m…

  • Four Years Today

    Well 4 years ago today my life changed riding to work. I would like to thank Mark and all my workmates over the last 4 years for their support at Top Gear Cycles. At long last I have support going forwards, help with learning about the new me. @postconcussioninc & @hopeafterheadinjury thanks for your podcasts,…

  • Walkabout

    Mount Tauhara and a sunny winter’s afternoon in Taupo.Out Barefoot walking in Vivobarefoot Primes Lite III Barefoot/Minimum shoes.Working on foot muscle strength and flexibility, before trying to run again.Why Barefoot or minimalist shoes?Because it’s helped big time with my Balance walking since my accident ending up with a sTBI.

  • First Modern Olympics, Greece

    Panathenaic Stadium, is All-Marble was build to hosted the First Modern Olympics in Athens, Greece in 1896 Panathenaic Stadium is also known as Kallimarmaro can seat up to 50,000 people. Is white in a horseshoe shape and stands triumphantly under the shadow of the Acropolis and remains the world’s only arena made completely from marble.…

  • Life

    Well i’m glad to have traveled overseas and have had some extraordinary adventures. From having a Gun to my forehead crossing into Italy from former Yugoslavia in 1987 to four person bobsleighing in Lillehammer in 1994. Driving to Euro Disney (Disneyland Paris) from the day with a Contiki Bus full of only three staff members…

  • Retro Ritchey (ATB) Ascent Build

    Mid winter’s day ride aboard my Retro build up Ritchey Ascent, with Nitto Bullmoose handlebars, NOS 1990’s Ritchey Brake Levers, Brooks C15 Cambium saddle, Kent Erickson Titanium seatpost, Paul Components Thumbies Shifter mount’s and Shimano 9 speed Barend shifters. Build the retro way with Shimano XT 3×9 mixed set-up. Wheels are DT Swiss 350 hub’s,…

  • Sun Is Shining So Time To Go Walking

    So yesterday my new pair of Altra Lone Peak 5 turned up from https://www.furtherfaster.co.nz/ Thanks to their help over the phone the size is bang on! Thanks team. So the Sun was shining in Taupo today so I planned to go for my first short walk towards Huka Falls and back again. I enjoyed the…

  • Why Not

    Why can we not have our Brains unplugged for a moment and have a reset? I have thought about asking this same question!


    So fingers crossed that the tracks straighten up. I can see a light at the end of the tunnel

  • I Over Did It Again Today

    So right, and still trying to workout my new limits still after 3 years.Help is on it’s way I hope and I have my fingers crossedI can at last see a future for me.

  • Grass Up The Middle

    Today’s walk to the Dam and back, close to Hatepe (close to Taupo) even grass up the middle along some of it.A great change of places to walk.Beautiful winter’s day out again.

  • My Brain Is Numb Today

    So today my brain is feeling numb after seeing two different specialists in brain injury this week. After my accident in 2017 my brain injury was listed as concussion and I was sent home with painkillers. Since this I have seen a number of doctors that have said it just takes time. I got to…

  • The Best Paperweights Made

    I was lucky in winning a pair of full custom Bont Road Cycling shoes a number of years ago, but unfortunately I didn’t feel safe to ride on the roads anymore. I now use them as paperweights at home. Would have been great if I could have had them made as Mountain Bike shoes to…

  • What A Relief

    Well learnt about musician (high-fidelity) earplugs over the weekend and today was so much better the World’s Volume has been Turned Down! and is clear and relaxing. After three years of load noise everywhere. Thanks to learning about them from Bella’s podcasts @ http://www.postconcussioninc.com

  • Beautiful Midwinter Day

    Today was a beautiful midwinter day for a walkabout of Taupo. Brisk Sports Walk of 10+ kilometres in the sun. Pete

  • First Of Two Different Links Pages Planned

    So I have just added a new links page (on my website) with links to information and helpful videos, Podcasts, and Websites about Brain Injurys that I have found helpful for myself and maybe for you, or someone your know with a Brain Injury.More links are going to be listed in the future.Thanks to Post…

  • A Beautiful Day

    Kawakawa, Northland, NZ has more than just Hundertwasser Public Toilets in this town with a number of beautiful looking buildings.This photograph is from 2020 Tour Aotearoa rest stop on the way to Cape Reinga with TA friends.Just a Note: I should not have started the TA again, but I have been stubborn in not emitting…