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2:18 PM, July 5th, 2012
discoverynews:

that back seat is pretty crazy!
gotagirlcrush:

Got a Girl Crush On: Emily Finch, mother of 6 with no car and 1 incredible bike
Call her crazy. Call her a Portland stereotype—although she claims she doesn’t do it to save the world—“I cancel out my bike riding every day with all the other terrible things I do,” she admits. “I don’t compost, I stink at vegetable gardening”.
But, Emily (34) traded in her SUV for a bakfiets (a traditional Dutch cargo tricycle) to haul her brood of six (ages 2 to 11).

In three years, Emily estimates she’s spent about $135 dollars maintaining her bike.
It also saves her money on exercise equipment or a gym membership. She’s lost 25 pounds since she got the bike in 2009 and says she never thought she’d get back to her pre-birth weight after having six kids. When I asked her why she doesn’t get an electric-assist system, she replied with a big smile, “Because I like chocolate!”


Talk about a POWER-FREAKIN-HOUSE!


Moms are incredible! 

discoverynews:

that back seat is pretty crazy!

gotagirlcrush:

Got a Girl Crush On: Emily Finch, mother of 6 with no car and 1 incredible bike

Call her crazy. Call her a Portland stereotype—although she claims she doesn’t do it to save the world—“I cancel out my bike riding every day with all the other terrible things I do,” she admits. “I don’t compost, I stink at vegetable gardening”.

But, Emily (34) traded in her SUV for a bakfiets (a traditional Dutch cargo tricycle) to haul her brood of six (ages 2 to 11).

In three years, Emily estimates she’s spent about $135 dollars maintaining her bike.

It also saves her money on exercise equipment or a gym membership. She’s lost 25 pounds since she got the bike in 2009 and says she never thought she’d get back to her pre-birth weight after having six kids. When I asked her why she doesn’t get an electric-assist system, she replied with a big smile, “Because I like chocolate!”

Talk about a POWER-FREAKIN-HOUSE!

Moms are incredible! 

Reblogged from DiscoveryNews
1:10 PM, January 11th, 2011
A good friend of mine was involved in a cycling accident. Truck cut him off, nearly ran over him, his head struck the vehicle and the pavement. He was in critical condition. The doctors did a very similar procedure: removed a good portion of the skull, and allowed his brain a chance to recover from the swelling caused by the accident. He eventually regained consciousness but lost the sight in one eye and hearing in one ear. He was fortunate to survive. He’s made a pretty good recovery since then; a few weeks ago, he ran in two marathons. Recovery is possible from these sorts of accidents, but I think it depends on how invasive the brain injury was. Giffords could have some serious mental/physical impairment — or even personality changes. But I’ve seen miracles happen, so don’t count her out. The best thing for her would be to have her friends and family take shifts at the hospital, and support her night and day. She’s going to need that kind of encouragement and support.
Commenter tomcat2010, on a story about Gabrielle Giffords’ current condition
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