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    How do you stay active in the winter?

    Hey there ladies and gents!

    so as my thread title says, how do you all stay active in the winter?

    I am a C6 quad who has been hurt for about 9 years, and over the summer I have gotten really independent as far as getting out of the house independently. I drive a VW hatch back which I transfer into and break the chair down. I am really dreading winter (I live in New England) and I don't want to lose all the independence I've gained because of the snow! i don't have a garage so I was wondering if you guys have any tips for pushing through the snow and transferring in/out of cars in the snow?

    hope I posted this in the right section! Also what are your winter hobbies?!

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    Some of us have moved south of the snowbelt to cope. The first few years after my injury I lived on a farm with my parents in a cold, snowy area of NW PA. Once the snow came I was totally isolated. Socialization was mostly with family members and neighbors who came to our house. I worked a little doing freelance house design. I also became a ham radio operator and did leather tooling, which I learned to do in O.T. Then I ended up moving to and working in Pittsburgh. Winters were not quite as bad but we had an attached garage. To help blunt cabin fever there was a big mall, restaurants, etc. that had basement or other covered garages. That enabled me to get out a good bit more. Eventually we moved to SC for career changes and to get away from the cold and snow. It does snow a little here 2-5 times a year but that is tolerable.
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    Did you all have the ice storm last year, SCIfor55yrs? It was odd seeing snow fall at Myrtle Beach. The Gamecock's student that harassed Jim Cantore probably regrets his action.

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    hey buddy, I hear ya. I went to a full size van and love it. transferring at our level in/out of the car in rain and snow was tricky at best. I did it for 25 yrs, bit the asphalt on more than one occasion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent K View Post
    Did you all have the ice storm last year, SCIfor55yrs? It was odd seeing snow fall at Myrtle Beach. The Gamecock's student that harassed Jim Cantore probably regrets his action.
    We had a couple of minor icings last year. Our last big ice storm happened about 15 years ago. Fortunately the snow and ice do not stick around long. As you probably know a half inch of snow is enough to panic southerners.
    You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
    http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

    See my personal webpage @
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    http://usqra.org/rugby.php

    As a 26 y/o male quad, you need wc rugby and wc rugby needs you!

    You have great teams on the east coast. Click the link and get hooked up.

    You'll wish you had done it years ago.

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