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    me and my friend on our handbikes taken by his wife down at Cape Cod

    http://hometown.aol.com/handcyclist4...age/photo.html

    "Life is about how you
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    the challenges you seek...If
    you have no goals, no
    mountains to climb, your
    soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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    cool flags...safety boy! just f-in with ya.

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    Handcyclist

    Which one is you? Betheny

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    I'm curious Curtis. . . Have you ever wiped out on the bike?

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    very cool dude !

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    Thanks guys

    I am the one on the left. My buddy Loren is on the right. He is a C-7 Quad and an avid Handcyclist.

    The Flags come in handy on the street, on bike paths, I dont bother with them.

    I have Crashed twice in the last six months. I have been riding since 1997 and had never crashed up until six months ago. The first Crash was on my Varna Racing bike, First day riding it and went to fast into a corner and flipped over going twenty mph. I was lucky, just got a bruised left hip. Crashed on my Freedom Ryder (red bike shown in the pic) about 3 weeks ago and banged my head pretty good, still hurts.

    I have another friend who is a higher level Quad and designed a tandom bike (see link below) his A/B buddy rides in front of him on a bicycle that is connected to his handbike, pretty cool contraption.

    It is great just being out there and taking in the terrific New England Scenery. In the Winter I ride In the Ft. Walton Beach area, lots of nice bike paths around there.

    Here are a few handcycle links

    http://www.quinntecentral.com/Quinn'sHandcycling.html

    http://www.quinntecentral.com/quinns...ing/links.html

    http://www.quinntecentral.com/quinns...adhandles.html Quad handles

    http://www.quinntecentral.com/quinns...harticles.html Tandom Handcycle

    "Life is about how you
    respond to not only the
    challenges you're dealt but
    the challenges you seek...If
    you have no goals, no
    mountains to climb, your
    soul dies".~Liz Fordred

    [This message was edited by Curtis on Nov 08, 2002 at 10:00 PM.]

    [This message was edited by Curtis on Nov 08, 2002 at 10:02 PM.]

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    I have copied this from the life board to post here, some great resources listed here

    Handcycling is great, gets you out of the wheelchair, gives you more freedom and independance and is lots of fun.

    "Life is about how you
    respond to not only the
    challenges you're dealt but
    the challenges you seek...If
    you have no goals, no
    mountains to climb, your
    soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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    That is COOL!
    Claire

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    I'm c6/7 too and interested in getting into hand cycling.

    do you use special gloves, or is most of the pedaling done by pushing? would I need any other gear besides the bike

    thanks very much in advance

    mike

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    Most of the time I wear Gloves

    Especially people with reduced finger function find gloves help out, you are both pushing and pulling on the handcrank. If you can find some gloves that have a rubberized palm surface that will help out. Also check out the quad grips on Lorens site.

    "Life is about how you
    respond to not only the
    challenges you're dealt but
    the challenges you seek...If
    you have no goals, no
    mountains to climb, your
    soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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