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Can you imagine my gosh!!!!!!!!!!!!(8 posts)

Can you imagine my gosh!!!!!!!!!!!!abicirider
Jul 13, 2003 3:31 PM
Most of us dream about climbing Alpha De Huez as a climb ride of a lifetime, one that we would want to be in the best shape strongest, lightiest we could be, now take a look at the picture can you imagine climbing it with only 1 leg wow, I am very humbled my hands down to that guy time and time again, All I can say is awesome.
Be Safe Out On The Roads!!!!!!!
Ray Still
Mooresville, NC
... just what I needed...Akirasho
Jul 13, 2003 3:40 PM
I've had a few recent health problems with setbacks... yet, my current condition can't hold a candle to that... time to put aside the self pity and get on with it!

Thanks for that pic... it really means a lot! Good job to the rider!

Be the bike.
Does he have to pay for both shoes or doe he get a deal on one.Swat Dawg
Jul 13, 2003 4:23 PM
That is incredible. There are a track riders who do Kilo's one legged, but to ride on the open road like that is stunning. Can you imagine the balance difficulties. Bet you though he's got the smoothest pedal stroke in the world.
What's a leg weigh, anyway? Talk about shedding a few pounds.Mike P
Jul 13, 2003 4:26 PM
I wonder if I would be strong enough to get out of the house.

This guy is amazing to me. I mean, how much will power does it take to deal with the loss of a leg? And what strength to get back on a bike? What passion he must have for cycling.

Mike
Does he need the left crank arm?Mr Nick
Jul 13, 2003 8:18 PM
Balance the weight on the BB axis?Stampertje
Jul 14, 2003 12:36 AM
Wow! Curiously, I saw a one-legged rider yesterday. She still had her upper leg, though, and what looked like a carbon prosthetic, so she could pedal with both legs.

Better make sure you lean the right way at stop signs, too...
People like thisMel Erickson
Jul 14, 2003 5:29 AM
are amazing. I often wonder if I would have the fortitude to come back from such a devastating injury. I hope I never have to find out. One question, though. How does he get on and off the bike?
Tree, lightpost, volunteer, or cross mount.jw25
Jul 14, 2003 11:44 AM
At least, that's my guess.
I know there's a one-legged MTB rider who competes in 24 hour races. Brent or Bret something. I saw him at the 24 hours of Snowshoe 2 years ago, and he was blazing. I read an article about him, and basically, if you fall, you either hope you go to the right side, or you tuck and roll.