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Article about one-legged cyclist(7 posts)

Article about one-legged cyclistgregario
May 29, 2003 6:33 AM
This article appeared yesterday in my local newspaper. I've never seen this guy on the road and I usually bike in that same area but he's an inspiration. I tend to suffer from depression and struggle to get out on the bike as often as I should. When I feel like that I'm going to try to think about him.
If you think that is something.....MR_GRUMPY
May 29, 2003 7:00 AM
Every year, they hold the disabled national championships along with the Masters Nat's. Once you see riders doing a crit with one arm, you tend to think of yourself as a little less "special". They have riders with one leg, one arm, artificial limbs, and other serious problems.
You would think that they would be all over the road, but no, they are "real hardcore riders."
WOW! Very inspiring........thanks..nmTower
May 29, 2003 7:03 AM
The human spirit is remarkable!dzrider
May 29, 2003 7:10 AM
I've seen a one-legged rider and a rider turning cranks with her arms on AIDS rides. I raced a guy with a prosthesis below his knee to the finish of a 14 mile trail run. I watched a woman who couldn't get out of her wheel chair and into the pool without help swim laps while her "helper dog" sat on the deck.

What I find amazing is that when I talked with a few of them they acted like what they do is neither remarkable nor particularly different from what anybody else does. Just that they like doing it and go out and get it done.
One-legged cycling is a great way to train the hamstrings.Eug
May 29, 2003 8:33 AM
Or so my physiotherapist says. Basically forces you to spin better, and puts less emphasis on the quads.
In this case it would be hamstring. NMDERICK
May 29, 2003 6:21 PM
Never seen a one-legged cyclist, but lots of skiers.Eug
May 29, 2003 8:36 AM
I've seen lots of one-legged skiers on the slopes.