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  1. Let me guess, the airport with no aisle chair was...

    Let me guess, the airport with no aisle chair was Washington/Dulles? If so, that seems to be common there. My wife and I had to bump down the aisles/stairs there to make an international flight,...
  2. Thread: Waterskiing

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    Here are some photos of my wife and I skiing at...

    Here are some photos of my wife and I skiing at the advanced lake at one of Ann's events. Para driving the boat, Para observing, and 2 Paras independent deep water start at same time.
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  3. Thread: Waterskiing

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    If it is Ann O'Brine at UcanSki2, she can teach...

    If it is Ann O'Brine at UcanSki2, she can teach you to do an independent deep water start no problem. In my opinion she has the best adaptive water skiing program in the country.
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    I have put mine in a bag while it's still wet and...

    I have put mine in a bag while it's still wet and it did not mold, but there is no gaurantee.
  5. Thread: Waterskiing

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    One more thing, if you are using a slalom ski,...

    One more thing, if you are using a slalom ski, get a deep v handle. It will fit over the front of the ski and help guide the ski.
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    How tight is your ski cage? If it is not snug,...

    How tight is your ski cage? If it is not snug, the ski will not track well until you get it on a plane. If it is not snug, you can tape an additional layer of foam to the cage to make it fit...
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    I'm going to Boulder later this month. I'm...

    I'm going to Boulder later this month. I'm taking my handcycle with me. Do you have any suggestions for safe places to ride around the area? From what I hear, Boulder has a lot of bike paths, and...
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    I haven't tried it, but there is no reason it...

    I haven't tried it, but there is no reason it would not work. I think it only goes to 11-28 stock, but I know a person that swapped out a long cage from another derailuer to get 11-36. Tony...
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    List of mods to my 2009 Force R Swapped from 9...

    List of mods to my 2009 Force R

    Swapped from 9 spd handle mounted shifter to 10 spd fork mount. swapped 11/32 to 11/36 cassette
    Bought a Force 2 crank housing gutted it, and mounted a SRAM Force...
  10. Yes Brad, it's not easy. I start with the ball...

    Yes Brad, it's not easy. I start with the ball close to me at my chest level, and then slowly push it outward. I can only hold it out for about 15-20 seconds, then my back and kneck muscles are...
  11. pull ups will help your lats. Sit on the...

    pull ups will help your lats.

    Sit on the floor with your feet crossed. Put put the bands on a door knob or something and do seated rows. Concentrate on trying to bring your shoulder blades...
  12. If you are a complete SCI, You will likely never...

    If you are a complete SCI, You will likely never regain feeling or use of your abdominal muscles, but you can have better trunk balance by strengthening the supporting muscles. Strengthening your...
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    Tom is a big guy(tall and muscular...not fat). ...

    Tom is a big guy(tall and muscular...not fat). 160 watts for a less than 130 pound guy is pretty darn good on a reclined handcycle. That would put you around 21mph avg TT speed in Flat Florida. ...
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    This is my well used often wrecked handcycle. ...

    This is my well used often wrecked handcycle. Like I said my head is much lower, so you should be able to see just fine with 700s. I thought about it after my first comment to you, if you change...
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    You'll be fine. My head is lower than the rear...

    You'll be fine. My head is lower than the rear wheels(even with 650s). I'm almost on the axle.
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    On occasion I run my 700 discs on the back of my...

    On occasion I run my 700 discs on the back of my handcycle. Make sure you adjust the axles for the rear wheels or they will be towed in with the 700s. The only problem I have with them is...
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    Black Alloy No offense meant by my previous...

    Black Alloy

    No offense meant by my previous comment. I think what you are doing with Carbon is really cool. I look forward to seeing what you come up with in the future. There is still a lot...
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    Tman Marty is the best builder in the...

    Tman

    Marty is the best builder in the business. It's very important to get the fit right, and Marty is a master at that. Mine fits me like a glove.
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    A lot of amputees and triathletes still use...

    A lot of amputees and triathletes still use footrests. Since paratriathlon is a sprint distance race you can lose the race in transition. Some people still use a footrest so they have a quicker t2...
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    Absolutely not true. Disc wheels are used almost...

    Absolutely not true. Disc wheels are used almost exclusively in road racing. Some people use 4 spoke wheels for track because they are lighter but most (>90%) use disc's for road racing. ...
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    I should disclose I am only 5'3" I don't want any...

    I should disclose I am only 5'3" I don't want any of you 6 footers becoming anorexic :)
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    Sometimes I wish there was a "like" button on...

    Sometimes I wish there was a "like" button on here. I totally agree 5/6 meals does not mean a plate of food. I usually split up 1 meal and eat it all day. I get picked on at work because I am...
  23. I can spin faster with short ranks, and the wide...

    I can spin faster with short ranks, and the wide cranks use more of the outside of your shoulders, narrow cranks use more of your pecs.
  24. How much faster? Pretty close to 15 minutes. I...

    How much faster? Pretty close to 15 minutes. I did Miami marathon in 1:53 December 2008(force G) and Melbourne 1:39 (Force R)February 2009.
  25. It's all relative I can finish up front at...

    It's all relative I can finish up front at Achilles races down in South Florida, but I am one of the slower H2 guys in the USHF. I've been racing wheelchairs since 1991 handcycling since 2007, and...
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