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now that's determination!(10 posts)

now that's determination!bigskulls
Jan 11, 2002 10:44 AM
seen yesterday afternoon in midtown New York:

a one legged bike messager riding a beatup fixte through heavy traffic. He had switched his drivetrain over to the left side and removed the right crank arm. In addition, he had a pair of LARGE wooden crutches mounted on the bike (how, I have no clue) to get him into buildings and make deliveries.
re: now that's determination!patrick
Jan 11, 2002 10:55 AM
Not sure if it's the same guy but a couple of years ago Bicycling Magazine had a story of a one-legged bike messanger and I'm confident he was in New York. Most likely the same guy. Try to find the article, pretty inspiring.
he's famousDog
Jan 11, 2002 10:56 AM
I think he was in Bicycling magazine a year or so ago.

Dog
re: now that's determination!vo2max
Jan 11, 2002 12:11 PM
There was mention of a one-legged man who did one of the 24 hour mountain bike races SOLO, and did quite well! I don't remember his name, but I think it was in an article in BIKE magazine about the 24 hour race at Bromont, Canada. Very impressive feat!
I've seen him too.Sintesi
Jan 11, 2002 12:43 PM
He heads down 5th ave by my office from time to time. Definitely the guy we read about in Bicycling.
kristin, are you following this thread?dzrider
Jan 11, 2002 1:10 PM
People do amazing things. We were all inspired by a cyclist on an AIDS ride who rode a recumbant across Vermont turning the cranks with her arms.
As a matter of fact I amKristin
Jan 11, 2002 1:22 PM
I wondered if this wasn't posted in part because someone read my post and began to think of all the amazing feats of overcoming that have been performed by others. I am inspired. I was reminded today of Lance, this guy, Elefantino...and others even--Clare Duckman comes to mind. So thank you!

Had I read Elefantino's post first, I would not have begun my thread. Then again, LenJ is correct in his assessment and I'm impressed that he made the connection. I do process out loud. Its the way I sort through thoughts and feelings to make decisions. Since I don't have many "real life" cyclist friends, you guys have been a huge help in this capacity. Thanks for putting up with me! Some day when I have a $1,000,000 I'll host a cycling event for all you all.
The only reason I mader the connection....Len J
Jan 11, 2002 1:46 PM
is that I am an ENFP & I process out loud also. Ask my kids :-).

Len
It sounds like I married an ENFP - what's it stand for? nmdzrider
Jan 11, 2002 2:13 PM
Excitable Neurotic Friend w/PassionKristin
Jan 11, 2002 2:28 PM
naw... Extroverted, iNtuitive, Feeling, Perceiver

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