Author Topic: bikers with disabilities  (Read 2018 times)

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Offline djrider

bikers with disabilities
« on: January 25, 2008, 10:52:16 pm »
I have been biking for about ten years since an accident losing my right lower leg and can no longer run.  In that time I have come across very few bikers in similar circumstances.  They tell me that 60,000 people in this country loose limbs each year, so where are they?  My fellow bikers say I'm an inspiration but believe me I am no great athlete.  If I can do it, so can the others.  I just can't find them.

thanx,
djrider
thanx,
djrider

Offline valygrl

bikers with disabilities
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2008, 02:53:04 pm »
There's a guy in Boulder who lost his lower leg in a climbing accident, I see him out on his road bike.  I met a one-legged guy on a bike in Portland once, too.

I also used to know a one-legged guy who does big-wall climbing... last time I saw him he was carrying a 100+ pound haulbag up a steep talus field.

There's a (one-legged) guy in boulder who makes prosthetics for athletes... maybe that would be somewhere to start looking for others like you?  Sorry to be of little help.

Good on ya for staying on the bike.