High Contrast Pens: Pilot VS Pentel

I am a stationary nerd. I have always liked getting new stationary and art supplies, whether it was a brand new pack of unsharpend colour pencils in elementary school, or my annual ritualistic acquisition of a new agenda. I still use fountain pens, but having lost a lot of my sight, tend to take notes…

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Winter Biking: Gear and Challenges

It’s been a long time since my last post. So why not post on what’s been taking up most of my time. Winter biking! What happens when you are blind, snow comes, and the temperatures drop below 0 degrees on the regular? Put away the bike for the year? Hell no. But this is my…

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Bike Thieves are Pieces of Shit

I love bicycles. Being legally blind, the bicycle has become my primary means of transportation. Usually, it’s faster than public transportation and lets you exercise at the same time. With many countries trying to reduce their carbon emissions, I have always thought that bicycles should be subsidized. No taxes on something that helps the environment,…

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Simplify Your Clothes Part 3: Formal Work Clothes

A large portion of your work clothes will already be decided if you have gone through Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. Your watch-strap, belt, bag and dress shoes or loafers, are all black because you only have black leather items now. Your t-shirts are all medium-grey v-necks, preferably in merino wool because…

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Simplify Your Clothes Part 2: Adding Colour

So after part 1, your clothes should be nice and simple. All your leather goods are black, and all your clothes are black, grey, white or navy. If you are happy with those colours, you can skip this blog entry. However, i’m assuming that most people, blind and visually impaired included, want a little extra…

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Simplify Your Clothes Part 1: The Foundation

This is the first of a 5-part series on living more easily by simplifying your closet and your clothes. Part 1 provides a few basic principles to help simplify your wardrobe. Part 2 will focus on the inclusion of colour. Part 3 will focus on professional or work clothes, part 4 puts all this information…

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Checking In

Well hello there blog. It’s been a decent chunk of time since my last post. No excuses, however, I decided it was time to sneak in a quick post before the daylight fades and writing or posting a blog entry gets pushed off to another day, yet again. Daylight hours are getting shorter, I’m wearing…

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Time For a New Bike?

Ahhh bicycles. Is it possible to have just one? And if you have just one, is it possible to be satisfied with just that one? Can you be satisfied with two? How many bikes does a person really need? In the past I thought my next bike might be a full-susension enduro mountain bike, specifically,…

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Improving Blog Accessibility

I have a lot to learn about blogging and website design. Learning to do so when visually impaired has been very interesting, posing an interesting set of challenges. However, there are a few things that i’d like to do with my blog, and increasing accessibility is one of those goals. I learned very quickly that…

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Negotiating Shifting Goal Posts

Long time no-posts, what’s going on Riding Blind Blog? To be 100% honest, for the last few weeks I was reluctant to add onto this blog for several reasons. It was created to be a source for positively channeling energy, ideas, interests and projects while negotiating vision loss. It was not intended to be a…

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