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Full Name:
Joe Jones
E-Mail Address:
joe@thefishnet.com
City:
Manassas
State or Province:
Virginia
Type of Handcycle:
None Yet
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
0 Years
Experience Level:
Novice
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
Not Hurt

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I am just interested in Handcycles and would love to hear more from others. Am looking to buy one.


First and Last Name:
Paul Smith
E-Mail Address:
depauldtp@earthlink.net
City:
Elkview
State or Province:
West Virgiinia
Type of Handcycle:
XLT 2000
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
Since April 2001
Experience Level:
Novice
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
T-6

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I was injured in 1991 due to a motorcycle accident. I have been married for 17 yrears and we have two children. I very much enjoy the sport of handcycling, I try to get out and ride as often as I can. Good luck Jeff and keep up the good work.


First and Last Name:
Andy Barker
E-Mail Address:
Bhandcycle@aol.com
City:
Lewiston
State or Province:
Maine
Type of Handcycle:
Halls DefiantZS & Top-EndXLT2000
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
3yrs
Experience Level:
Veteran
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
C-7 &T-3

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Handcycling is the best sport I have done since being injured in 1996. I have played rugby since being injured and really enjoyed it,until I tried my first handcycle, that got me hooked.My comment to others MAKE EVERY RIDE COUNT & TRAIN HARD Andy Barker


First and Last Name:
jon isaacs
E-Mail Address:
jonisaacs@aol.com
City:
San Diego
State or Province:
CA
Type of Handcycle:
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
Experience Level:
Level of Injury or How Hurt:

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Just wanted to say I have seen quite a few hand cyclists riding and just as I do with other cyclists, I like to talk to them and strike up a friendship. One of these fellows turns out to be an engineering student at the university where I work.

A year or so ago i met a young man (17 or so) who was riding a handcycle around Fiesta Island in San Diego. He was having a difficult time and rather than continue with my work out, I rode along with him. Later I talked to him mom who was trailing behind on a bicycle and it turned he was not paralyzed but had sereve motor control problems and this handcycle was the closest thing to independence he had. He was determined to make the best of it.

There bicycle time trials held a Fiesta Island several times a year and sometimes Handcyclists will enter. Here is a link to a photo of one competitor.

http://www.damonrinard.com/tt/01feb11/mvc795s.jpg

She looks like she is riding one of those Top End handcycles. Her name is Robin and she is one tough rider.

Anyway, best of luck with your page and best of luck with your new cycle.

jon isaaacs


First and Last Name:
Scott Pellett
E-Mail Address:
Scott@bike-on.com
City:
Coventry
State or Province:
RI
Type of Handcycle:
All of them!!!
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
6 years
Experience Level:
passionate
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
T-9

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Hey Jeff, I'm glad that I could help you with the purchase of your handcycle. As you know, I love the sport of handcycling and especially enjoy sharing the magic of it with others. Handcycling has opened my world and will yours too. Good work with your website.

Live well ~ Bike-on.


First and Last Name:
Ellen Kast
E-Mail Address:
ellen@tampabay.rr.com
City:
Tampa
State or Province:
FL
Type of Handcycle:
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
Experience Level:
Level of Injury or How Hurt:

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I am friends with handcyclists in St Pete, Michel and Scott. Michel and Scott are on our USCF team, Team American Classic. They did not have any local venues to race handcycles other than running races or triathlons. So, we decided to offer a handcycle event at our annual bicycle race, the Dade Battle of Brilliance Criterium! My friends are my connection to handcycling and we hope more people will give the sport a try.


First and Last Name:
Michel Bond
E-Mail Address:
mkbond007@aol.com
City:
St Petersburg
State or Province:
Florida
Type of Handcycle:
custom xlt 2001
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
6 years
Experience Level:
almost where I want to be
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
t-12, l-1

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One of the greatest things to ever happen to me riding my bike was to have my little girl, Morgan, see me train and begin to take an intrest in riding and racing. We completed her first triathlon at age 7. And although nothing compares to the satisfaction I got from that, I also like being on the back of a group ride when an able bodied rider falls off of the pace. Nothing better than comming around him a few mph faster and bridging the gap he created. I appreciate the respect we get from our able bodied counterparts, after all we train just as hard as they do.

I am fortunate to live in a place where you can literally train year round. I have my best friend and training partner, Scott McNeice, two blocks away. We are always pushing each other. Also, from early spring until late fall, there are group rides organized by three clubs- the St Petersburg Mad Dogs (triathlon), The St Pete Bicycle Club, and Team American Classic, every day of the week.

There is nothing better than being fit and knowing that you are fit. It is a way of life.


First and Last Name:
Mike Asbury
E-Mail Address:
asbury@astro.umd.edu
City:
Laurel
State or Province:
MD
Type of Handcycle:
Lightning
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
2 years
Experience Level:
average
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
Spina Bifida

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Before purchasing the Lightning handcycle, I also tried the Freedom Ryder. Both bikes are very similar, and easy to use. With both bikes you lean to turn. I tried another bike, I think it was a "Top End", but you turned the front wheel like a normal bike. This would be fine, except your front legs lay on both sides of the wheel, and when you turn the wheel, your legs go with it!

I love living in the Baltimore/Washington DC area, as there are many bike trails around. My favorite is a trail around the BWI airport and this connects up to a trail that takes you down to Annapolis.

Hope to see other handcyclists out there!


First and Last Name:
Susan Scofield
E-Mail Address:
mobilone@erols.com
City:
Manassas
State or Province:
VA
Type of Handcycle:
Freedom Ryder
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
10 years
Experience Level:
Better than the average bear, BooBoo!
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
T-12, 1989.

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I am a Postal worker, but currently un-armed and fairly happy with life.


First and Last Name:
Mary Lee Vance
E-Mail Address:
mlvance@gmu.edu
City:
Burke
State or Province:
Va
Type of Handcycle:
XLT 2000
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
1 year
Experience Level:
Beginner
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
Had polio

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Love the sport - when on my bike I feel so free. Slightly frustrated by the amount of time it is taking to get my strength up. Lots of hills around me, so am still building my strength and endurance. Will be a while before I feel comfortable getting into any form of competition!


First and Last Name:
Joan F. Alexander
E-Mail Address:
joanfalexander@sympatico.ca
City:
Mississauga
State or Province:
Ontario
Type of Handcycle:
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
Experience Level:
Beginer
Level of Injury or How Hurt:

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I don't ride yet but would like to.


First and Last Name:
Bob Flood
E-Mail Address:
rflood@imf.org
City:
Chevy Chase
State or Province:
MD
Type of Handcycle:
Top End
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
10  months
Experience Level:
I'm comfortable with rides of 25-40 miles
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
MS

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There are a number of us handcyclists who are regularly joining the WHIRL rides on Saturdays. Go to www.whirl.com


First and Last Name:
Jeff Fischer
E-Mail Address:
jeff@thefishnet.com
City:
Manassas
State or Province:
Virginia
Type of Handcycle:
Top End XLT 2000
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
Started in July 2001
Experience Level:
Beginner, but getting better each day
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
T-5 Para Hurt June 1980 Motorcycle

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I have gotten into the sport and loved every minute of it. I have met some really nice people that have helped me out in many ways to learn about the handcycle and also life in general. Once you get on your cycle you will not want to get off as it lets you see so much more of the world that you just can't see in the chair. Hope all will try it and see if this is a way of life for you. I have started this page for all to be able to share their experiences and also for people to have a place to talk about things they like in the sport so please go at it. I enjoy the sport and hope to get better as time goes on. I have loved everything about my cycle since I got it, and it is a great hobby also.


First and Last Name:
Clair Russell Hesselton
E-Mail Address:
coacoochee@bigfoot.com
City:
Altamont    (Albany)
State or Province:
New York
Type of Handcycle:
lightning
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
3yrs
Experience Level:
ok at distance, 5k is a little slow (12-13 min)
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
T-10 para

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my first love is tennis, but I really liked to run when I was still a walker,so this is a lot like the meditation runs I used to make.


First and Last Name:
Patrick Madsen
E-Mail Address:
pemadsen@aol.com
City:
Blaine
State or Province:
Washington
Type of Handcycle:
XLT and XLT2000
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
26 years
Experience Level:
seasoned
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
t 6/7

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Was injured while working as a motion picture stuntman. Was William Shatner's and others double and blew a motorcycle stunt in 1973. My first two h/c were handmade because back then anything different had to be designed and handmade. I used h/c as a cross trainer for my other sports and now use it primarily for fitness and motivation. This is a great site in that it seems to be updated all the time. I used to go to USHF site daily but go here now because it is more currrent. Keep up the good work.


First and Last Name:
keane west
E-Mail Address:
keanewest@hotmail.com
City:
lake placid
State or Province:
florida
Type of Handcycle:
freedom Ryder
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
8 months
Experience Level:
not sure
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
my level is T10 complete

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well not sure where to start,I never thought i would this far yet,sept 18 of this year was 1 year to date ofmy accident .All i can say is give it all an god will be right there with you.I average 16 mph,48inch tooth ring 24 inch rims.Im not sure if thats good or not,i have never competied with anyone . im looking for feedback .


First and Last Name:
Robert Samaniego
E-Mail Address:
Bob@lonestarland.net
City:
San Martin
State or Province:
CA
Type of Handcycle:
Freedom Ryder
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
Almost 2 years
Experience Level:
enjoy 20+ mile rides
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
Polio

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Have been riding the Coyote trail from Morgan Hill into San Jose but have yet to see other handcyclist. If you are out there, what trails are you riding? Are there any handcycle clubs in the SF Bayarea? Hope to hear from someone.


First and Last Name:
Ken Archer
E-Mail Address:
KArcher235@aol.com
City:
Springfield
State or Province:
VA
Type of Handcycle:
Custom Xlt  Pro
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
around 2 years
Experience Level:
There is always room for improvement.
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
Legs smashed between two cars in 1970
Date Modified:
Jan 15, 2002

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I plan on entering more running races especially marathons. Perhaps it is time to do as the Europeans and get some exposure for the handcycling cause. Perhaps bad PR is better than none at all. I work at BLS as a Mathematical Statistician. Been there since 1979. I've been shying away from the gym recently and using the trainer allot. Muscles don't want to grow much at age 53 so I'm attacking the cardiovascular system. Here's to good health and handcycling will help to get you there.


First and Last Name:
Allen Edwards
E-Mail Address:
robertallenedwards@yahoo.com
City:
Steilacoom
State or Province:
Washington
Type of Handcycle:
Freedom Ryder
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
18 months
Experience Level:
Beginner/medium
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
Born with spina bifida
Date Modified:
Feb. 24, 2002

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I love handcycling so much that I recently bought an indoor trainer so I can ride 365 days a year! I've lost about 30 pounds so far.


First and Last Name:
Bill English
E-Mail Address:
WEng320044@aol.com
City:
Salt Lake City
State or Province:
Utah
Type of Handcycle:
XLT2000
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
since 1992
Experience Level:
advanced
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
T-4 para
Date Modified:
march 14, 2002

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I enjoy riding very much..now on my fourth handcycle. I began riding in 1992,I have owned 3 freedom Ryders (stage 1&2,a super bike and now an XLT2000). I ride for enjoyment and to stay fit,I generally ride 4-6 days per week weather permitting. If any of you live in Utah or want to just chat drop me a line..take care! Sharing stories and handcycle improvements is a passion!


First and Last Name:
Susan (annonymous)
E-Mail Address:
winddancer128@aol.com
City:
Philadelphia
State or Province:
Pa.
Type of Handcycle:
It's a quickie. I don't own it, therefore, I'm not too sure of the model.
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
For about 5 seasons now, just on Saturdays, with other disabled friends.
Experience Level:
Recreational. I do about 6 miles, when I ride on Saturdays.
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
I am paralyzed from the base of my hips down, due to a rare form of Spinal Neuropathy.
Date Modified:
4/12/02

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I am also single and share a home and all expenses with my mother, with whom I get along well. Besides handcycling, I am also a disabled rower and, despite the chair, I do enjoy dancing! I have a very positive attitude and like making new friends. If I had one quote, it would be "A disability should only be a state of mind, not a curse of life!" :-)


First and Last Name:
Scott, Jones
E-Mail Address:
Tokeman@aol.com
City:
Cocoa
State or Province:
Florida
Type of Handcycle:
Not riding yet, looking to buy one
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
Experience Level:
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
C5&C6 Quadriplegia
Date Modified:
04/21/2002

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I.m a 26 year old male I was in a diving accident in 1995 in north Florida.And I wish to start my life a new.


First and Last Name:
Rick Leipold
E-Mail Address:
rick@creativemobility.net
City:
Ottawa
State or Province:
IL
Type of Handcycle:
freedom ryder ( CustomOff Road)and Spirit 470
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
5 years
Experience Level:
recreational and educatiional
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
t12 para left aka from motorcycle accident
Date Modified:
04/29/02

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I am involved with a company called Creative Mobility based in northern Illinois. We provide Adaptive Bike Camps and seminars to groups to educate them about all types of adaptive cycling opportunities. check out www.creative mobility


First and Last Name:
Denise Potter
E-Mail Address:
paws3wd@gmavt.net
City:
Bristol
State or Province:
Vermont
Type of Handcycle:
Excererator XLT, 2000
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
2 summers
Experience Level:
Average, last summer about 1000 miles, big year.
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
Right leg AB, Bone cancer at 20.
Date Modified:
May 28, 2002

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I really like tour riding. Took me 20 yrs to find out how to play and I am loving it. Would like to hear from others that enjoy being able to get out and ride.


First and Last Name:
Rusty kidd
E-Mail Address:
rkidd2@mindspring.com
City:
Milledgeville
State or Province:
Ga
Type of Handcycle:
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
Experience Level:
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
T-5 para
Date Modified:
6/9/02

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I am going to buy a bike. I do not want to sit straightup however to get down to and back off the low seaters is very difficult and I need two helpers. Is there a bike that is not so low?


First and Last Name:
JOHN TURNEY
E-Mail Address:
ajturney@optonline.net
City:
warwick
State or Province:
new york
Type of Handcycle:
none
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
two months
Experience Level:
good
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
L 3,4
Date Modified:
7/19/02

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LIKE TO TALK WITH SOME PEOPLE ON HANDCYCLE JEFF FISCHER


First and Last Name:
Clyde (Butch) Morgan
E-Mail Address:
cmorgan@charter.net
City:
Sanford
State or Province:
NC 27332
Type of Handcycle:
Top End XLT
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
2 wks
Experience Level:
Beginner
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
T12 Car Accident 1957
Date Modified:
8-3-02

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I am riding a borrowed handcycle and my new Top End Pro will be here this month. Trying to build some endurance & lose some weight.


First and Last Name:
Rob Vilarino
E-Mail Address:
BBfor2@aol.com
City:
Castaic
State or Province:
Ca
Type of Handcycle:
Topend XLT 2000
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
2 years
Experience Level:
Recreational to doing Marathons
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
T-8, T-9 para do to Transverse Myelitis
Date Modified:
8/6/02

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In Oct. 1999 I recieved a flu shot that has left me a Para. I was a avid Mnt. and road rider, also did weekend touring on my tandem. Handcycling saved my life I feel as I didn't know what I was going to do after coming down with TM.


First and Last Name:
David Lindsey
E-Mail Address:
david_lindsey@hotmail.com
City:
Hollywood
State or Province:
Fl
Type of Handcycle:
Tried a Lightning,  unstable
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
Long time
Experience Level:
very high
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
double amputee, above knee, below knee
Date Modified:
9-6-02

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First wheel chair athlete to win and finish the Hawaii Iron man without breaking the rules-1996. I tried to use a hand crank and it was easeier and faster than addapting to a regular bike with prosthetics. I rode a Lightning handcycle with quick release rear wheels. The wheels are loose and is extremly unstable. Also weighs much more than advertised. I have chosen to ride with my prosthetics for awhile longer to help the world of prosthetics. I've won a couple of world championships in triathlons. I used to work with Broward County Fire Rescue Paramedics, received the medal of vallor from the NYFD, Started a charity to raise money for the on going health problems of fire rescue workers at ground zero. Sept 27 I leave Ft. Lauderdale on my bike riding to NY, raising money for the charity.


First and Last Name:
Janet Spencer
E-Mail Address:
msjs1978@bellsouth.net
City:
Joelton
State or Province:
TN
Type of Handcycle:
None yet
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
Experience Level:
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
#1 - parapalegic, #2 - limited use of left leg
Date Modified:
09-27-02

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Our future son-in-law is parapalegic, but he waterski's, snow ski's, basketball, tennis, hockey. He loves to ride a bike, but cannot afford a bicyble on his limited income. So we are shopping for him. He also models and is studying to be an electrical engineer; will grad. in December. My husband is a disabled Polce Officer. His injury is that he needs a total knee replacement and he has limited motion and alot of despressing pain. Do you have any representative in tis area? Would you like one?


First and Last Name:
James Meadows
E-Mail Address:
jamesmead@yahoo.com
City:
Bartlesville
State or Province:
Kansas
Type of Handcycle:
CB-1 Aluminum Race Bike
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
2 years
Experience Level:
expert
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
Amputee
Date Modified:
10/04/02

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I enjoyed your site very much, it is nice to know there are others like me. 


First and Last Name:
Seth Arseneau
E-Mail Address:
ions82@hotmail.com
City:
Grand Rapids
State or Province:
MI
Type of Handcycle:
One-Off
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
3 months
Experience Level:
Destruction
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
L1.  Life.  No parole.
Date Modified:
Oct. 10, 2002

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I got hurt just over a year ago (Sep. 6, 2001). I was a bike rider. 7 of them. All extra time, money, and energy went into my riding. Looks like it's on to handcycles. I want to race. First race was on a borrowed XLT 24 (all stock). Detroit Marathon in 1:21:09. I'd like to get my own handcycle and start racing, but living far below the poverty level doesn't facilitate such endeavors. Anybody want to sponsor me?


First and Last Name:
gerry nishikawa
E-Mail Address:
bnish@cal.net
City:
davis
State or Province:
ca
Type of Handcycle:
freedom ryder cb1
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
4 years
Experience Level:
recreational
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
t-8
Date Modified:
10/15/02

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I had a xlt for 3 years and purchased the cb1 after the xlt was stolen.


First and Last Name:
Rob Robinson
E-Mail Address:
rmr1267@yahoo.com
City:
Tampa
State or Province:
FL
Type of Handcycle:
TopEnd XLT
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
1 year
Experience Level:
Novice
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
T12-L1
Date Modified:
November 23, 2002

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I was injured on a waverunner in Sept. of 1996. I was always an active outdoorsman. The accident changed my life for the better. I was introduced to Mike Bond several years later who introduced me to the world of wheelchair sports. I am now an active participant in my life, no longer on the sidelines and enjoying the outdoors.


First and Last Name:
Geoff Hopkins
E-Mail Address:
geoffh@pva.org, geoffandheather@aol.com
City:
Alexandria
State or Province:
Virginia
Type of Handcycle:
Top End XLT2000
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
3 years
Experience Level:
Middle to High
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
T-6 Spinal Cord Injury
Date Modified:
Nov. 26, 2002

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Been riding for three years now. Previously did a lot of wheelchair racing and now handcycling. Still competing some in the racing chair. Prefer the bike though. Hoping to train hard over the winter and move up to race a few of the USHF races in 2003.


First and Last Name:
roger barbee
E-Mail Address:
rbarbee@cathedral.org
City:
washington
State or Province:
d.c.
Type of Handcycle:
none yet, looking
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
Experience Level:
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
T-5,6
Date Modified:
December 2, 2002

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I used to run races, now want to cycle them since my year old inmjury


First and Last Name:
Robert Nowicki
E-Mail Address:
nowy69@interia.pl
City:
Bierkowice
State or Province:
Poland
Type of Handcycle:
XLT 2000
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
1 year
Experience Level:
Begineer
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
T-6
Date Modified:
12.07.02

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Hi! My name is Robert I was injured in 1995 ,mountain bike accident. Now I really love riding in my bike!


First and Last Name:
Rick Myers
E-Mail Address:
cavuib@pacbell.net
City:
Imperial Beach
State or Province:
California
Type of Handcycle:
Top End XLT
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
New Guy , recieved bike thanksgiving 2002
Experience Level:
New Guy
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
TM
Date Modified:
24DEC2002

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After spending years molting in hospitals and my wheel chair,I was exposed to handcyling because of the generous efforts of the San Diego VAMC and San Diego REC-SERVICES.I recieved my own bike Thanksgiving 2002.It has provided me the most fun I've had in a very long time.The only downside,I got rained out six days in my first 27 days.Currently, I have been looking it to getting a training stand as the San Diego "wet" season approachs.I look forward to my first riding event.


First and Last Name:
Dick Pace
E-Mail Address:
rpace@bscn.com
City:
Monette
State or Province:
Arkansas
Type of Handcycle:
Top End XLT Pro
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
2 years
Experience Level:
enjoyable
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
car wreck, hip, left knee and crushed foot
Date Modified:
12/28/02

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thansk to Scott at bike-on helped me get started in handcycling. has been a live saver to know that you can be competitive in some type of sport. Have met some of the greatest athletes and people since i have been cycling in marathons. Hope to meet more of the people listed in this guest book this year while competing this year. Good luck to all this year.


First and Last Name:
Robert Brockington
E-Mail Address:
brock2@carolina.rr.com
City:
Charlotte
State or Province:
NC
Type of Handcycle:
Freedom Ryder
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
2 years
Experience Level:
Average
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
Date Modified:
2-2-03

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Jeff, I like your web-site and will pass it along to my friends, keep up the good work. I'm an able bodied handcyclist and I volunteer with the Adaptive Sports & Adventure Program (ASAP) here in Charlotte. I love my volunteer work with ASAP and have so many good friends that I enjoy riding with. ASAP is having its annual Cycle to the Sea event April 11-13. The ride will begin in Monroe, NC and end in Myrtle Beach, SC. We cover 210 miles in 3 days and have fun the whole way. I would like to invite you and your friends to join us.

Warmest Regards, Bob


First and Last Name:
roger barbee
E-Mail Address:
rbarbee@cathedral.org
City:
washington
State or Province:
dc
Type of Handcycle:
I am looking for a cycle to buy
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
Experience Level:
I want to race handcycles
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
T 5-6
Date Modified:
02/25.03

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I am a 'fresh" injury who used to run races, so I want to buy a handcycle to race in that mode. However, $$$ is an issue. I am looking for a good, used cycle.


First and Last Name:
John Pearce
E-Mail Address:
johnpearce@usol.com
City:
State or Province:
Michigan
Type of Handcycle:
Brike Stage 3 and Superbike
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
2 seasons
Experience Level:
15 to 25 mile flats
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
T-8  Use of crutches
Date Modified:
2-26-03

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This form of sport offers a good workout and keeps me mobile.


First and Last Name:
John Donnelly
E-Mail Address:
c67@webtv.net
City:
Largo
State or Province:
Florida
Type of Handcycle:
Halls Defiant ZS
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
Three years
Experience Level:
Intermediate
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
c67 incomplete. Fell from window
Date Modified:
1 march 2003

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3000 thousand miles and still cranking!!


First and Last Name:
Ron Bajadali
E-Mail Address:
rab1@attbi.com
City:
Seattle
State or Province:
WA
Type of Handcycle:
FR
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
3 Years
Experience Level:
moving towards Intermidiate.
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
AK cancer
Date Modified:
3/14/03

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Just started Northwest Handcycle Club. Working on a web site. Here is NWHC Bulletin Board.


First and Last Name:
Carrie Griffin
E-Mail Address:
carrie@ispwest.com
City:
Washington
State or Province:
DC
Type of Handcycle:
I don't own one, yet.
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
Experience Level:
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
bilateral hip replacement, joint dislocations
Date Modified:
03/25/2003

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I'm looking into buying a handcycle and getting involved in the DC area.


First and Last Name:
LeRoy Howland
E-Mail Address:
leroyanddeb@yahoo.com
City:
Grover Beach
State or Province:
CA
Type of Handcycle:
Invacare XLT Pro
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
2 years
Experience Level:
i did the LA Marathon--2002--in 1:46, so a proficient level of riding.
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
T-5 paraplegia--motorcycle accident in 1995.
Date Modified:
05/09/03

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Im 33, married with 1 son and a baby due in July. I'm also a college graduate working on my MA in Education at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. http://mywebpage.netscape.com/ld091893/parentspage.html


First and Last Name:
Susan Schultz
E-Mail Address:
ilovecats90@hotmail.com
City:
Walla Walla
State or Province:
Washington
Type of Handcycle:
none- looking to buy one
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
Experience Level:
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
Date Modified:
5/23/03

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First and Last Name:
Brandi Garrett
E-Mail Address:
bgarrett@flippo.com
City:
Laplata
State or Province:
Maryland
Type of Handcycle:
XLT Pro
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
Month
Experience Level:
Beginner
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
Incomplete L-3
Date Modified:
6/9/03

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I am a new rider but I really want to get out there and ride, and ride well. I need traning help and advice and some equipment advice so I know what works and doesn't. Always looking for someone to ride with!


First and Last Name:
Steve Osgood
E-Mail Address:
SteveOsgood@Love2cruise.com
City:
Nottingham
State or Province:
New Hampshire
Type of Handcycle:
Bob Hall
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
Just  took delivery on June 4th
Experience Level:
Novice / 6 miles a day
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
T9-L1 Incomplete SCI , from tumor
Date Modified:
June 29, 2003

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I really enjoy riding, and I look forward to getting in better shape. I love my cycle, Bob Hall does great work.


First and Last Name:
John Halliwell
E-Mail Address:
john@2cancycle.co.uk
City:
Middlesbrough
State or Province:
Cleveland  ENGLAND
Type of Handcycle:
2cancycle
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
yonks
Experience Level:
poor
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
none thankfully
Date Modified:
02 sept 2003

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We are manufacturers of a new cycle www.2cancycle.co.uk and are looking for a supplier for hancrank drive handgrips/pedals can U help please?


First and Last Name:
Susan Collins for Julia Grace
E-Mail Address:
SusanCollins@triad.rr.com
City:
Winston-Salem
State or Province:
NC
Type of Handcycle:
Top End XLT, Jr.
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
she has been riding a couple of years
Experience Level:
beginner
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
spina bifida L4
Date Modified:
3 October 2003

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Julia Grace is 8 years old and likes to ride around the block. It was a really great experience to ride bikes as a family for the first time a couple of years ago. The neighborhood teens think her bike is really cool!


First and Last Name:
Ron Brown
E-Mail Address:
lindaron@sasktel.net
City:
Saskatoon
State or Province:
Saskatchewan
Type of Handcycle:
Quickie Shadow Mach II  in three weeks it'll be XLT TopEnd
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
6 years
Experience Level:
novice
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
from 6 anuerysms in brain, a stroke right leg/arm are   paralized
Date Modified:
July 22/1957

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I love my bike, i use it every day, any season, but i'm looking for "gizmo's" i plan a trip next year, city to city, the reason?, to see a football game(roughriders), and to say "I did It"


First and Last Name:
John Baxter
E-Mail Address:
jdbhills@adelphia.net
City:
Morristown
State or Province:
TN
Type of Handcycle:
none...yet
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
0
Experience Level:
0
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
T-4 complete  paraplegic  1996
Date Modified:
9 nov 2003

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Enjoyed your site, looking for info on best type of turning system for my level of injury..tilt or normal steer would LOVE to get into this soon! gotta get the right bike tho email me if you have any recommendations Thanks a Bunch and God Bless! John


First and Last Name:
Mike Bush
E-Mail Address:
m.bush@cox.net
City:
Bonita,Calif.
State or Province:
California
Type of Handcycle:
Top End XLT pro
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
six years
Experience Level:
intermediate (25-30 mile rides 2 times per week)
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
L-1
Date Modified:
Dec. 30, 2003

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Riding my bike has changed my life. It has brought a new exciting dimension to my life. I have a friend I ride with and have also done some racing. It's never too late to get started. I was injured in 1969 and didn't start riding until 1996. I am 54 years old and riding keeps me healthy and in good spirits! If you are ever in San Diego contact me and let's go for a ride!


First and Last Name:
Mike Hill
E-Mail Address:
mike@kaygeeco.com
City:
Coeur d'Alene
State or Province:
Idaho
Type of Handcycle:
Freedom Ryder SB LX
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
1 yr.
Experience Level:
I like to think I've made the leap from beginner. My average rides are 5-10 miles in 30-60 mintues if I don't stop to smell the roses.
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
Polio 1952, all upper body strength.
Date Modified:
3-4-2004

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If your ever in the Northwest, email & I'll set up a ride.


First and Last Name:
jan mollen
E-Mail Address:
j.mollen@chello.nl
City:
hapert
State or Province:
holland
Type of Handcycle:
sopur
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
2 year
Experience Level:
just love to bike
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
cant walk
Date Modified:
13 june 2004

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i ame from the netherlands, and sorry fore my bad english. i love to drive my handbike and i do a lot miles eatch day. and i hope to make contacts in the world, so pleas mail me back. you can find more about me on my home page. http://rolstoelmarathon.blaataap.nl


First and Last Name:
glenn casey
E-Mail Address:
glenn1126@earthlink.net
City:
glade spring
State or Province:
virginia
Type of Handcycle:
xlt
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
just ordered it
Experience Level:
let you know when i get it
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
t-4 para
Date Modified:
july-13-2004

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just getting statrted in handcycling,,,,need the cardio,,,we shall see how things work out


First and Last Name:
Lauren Nee
E-Mail Address:
lanee@eagle.fgcu.edu
City:
sarasota
State or Province:
Florida
Type of Handcycle:
action-Top End
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
2 years
Experience Level:
beginner
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
I have had Cerebral Palsy since an infant
Date Modified:
September 23 2004

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I was introduced to handcycling through Mike Bond and Rob Robinson at a summer Shriners Hospital camp. The minute I was on I loved it. I got my bike a few months later. Although I don't ride as often as I should, I love it.


First and Last Name:
Steve Pustell
E-Mail Address:
pustell_se@iname.com
City:
Andover
State or Province:
MA
Type of Handcycle:
Varna
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
11 months
Experience Level:
Needing better devotion to training
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
Birth Defect.. Limitations to motion in all lower extremities
Date Modified:
10/16/2004

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Scott at Bike-on helped me get my bike, and I have been grateful every day. I love the thing. I hope to get into distance cycling. Who wants to ride Across the US? Maybe not too soon on that eh? But I hope to be up to 1/2 century rides next year. Know any in the New England area.. and any other handcycles going to run?

I love the thing. I am hooked for life.


First and Last Name:
Jim McCrary
E-Mail Address:
JM1954@EarthLink.Net
City:
Birmingham
State or Province:
Alabama
Type of Handcycle:
None
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
Experience Level:
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
Date Modified:
11/29/2004

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Researching handcycles for my 10 year old nephew who's been a paraplegic for 5 years due to an automobile accident.


First and Last Name:
Parrish Hilton
E-Mail Address:
britt@thehiltons.com
City:
wingate
State or Province:
n.c.
Type of Handcycle:
Top-end pro
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
since 2000
Experience Level:
high
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
T-10-blood clot damage due to loose of lower left leg
Date Modified:
12-15-04

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-1-I am an A-class lineman(Pike Electric/duke power)-2/associate degree in dragting and design engineering technology-3/Lineman till my accident-4...I workout now daily- http://www.thehiltons.com/britt/ [Base Phase] Workouts Day 1 threw 4 Monroe North Carolina Aquatics Center March 2004/Life 3-5 Sets 12 to 15 reps. Low intensity-4 second reps/quick explosive extensions.

*Day-1 -Sci-Fit-1000 Manual-20 minutes muscle warm-up/down-light weight Triceps emphasis -Back Extensions=15/10/5/0 -Abs./Abdominal=100>0 -Incline Bent bar/Straight Bar Bench-Press=150 lbs./(2*35)+(2*10)+(2*5) -Flat Bent bar/straight Bar Bench-Press=150 lbs./(2*35)+(2*10)+(2*5) -Decline Bent bar/Straight Bar Bench-Press=150 lbs./(2*35)+(2*10)+(2*5) -Incline Magnum Bench-Press set on 5=180/(4*45) -Flat Magnum Bench-Press=180/(4*45) -Close-Grip Bench-Press=120 lbs.(2*35)+(2*2.5) -Shoulder press Natilus=55 lbs. -Neck Flex-4 way -Tricep cable pull downs=70 lbs. -Cable Bench Flies-17=55 lbs. -Cable Front Shoulder Raises=30 lbs. -Sci-Fit-1000 Manual-20 minutes muscle-heavy weight tricep emphasis -Back Extensions=15/10/5/0 -Abs/Abdominal=100>0 -Swim 3 hrs-tricep/shoulder/chest emphasis w-crawl-day 1&3,bicepts & lats on day 2 & 4 days.

Day-2 -Sci-Fit-1000 Manual-20 minutes muscle warm-up/down-light weight Lat. emphasis -Dumbbell Wrist Curls Front=85 lbs. -Dumbbell Wrist Curls Back=30 lbs. -Super-Pullover lat.emphasis 170 lbs. -1arm cable row=130 lbs. -Cable Lat-Pull Downs-5 link 1-Width=135 lbs. 2-Width=135 lbs. 3-Width=135 lbs. -Magnum Lat row-4-6 1-Width=212.5 lbs. 2-Width=212.5 lbs. 3-Width=212.5 lbs. -Dumbbell Shrugs=100/85/45 lbs. -Cable Rear Delt=130 lbs. -M-Bench dumbbell Reverse Curls=30/25 -M-Bench dumbell rotating curls=30 lbs. -Super-Pullover-Lats.-170 lbs. -Dumbell Wrist Curls Front=85 lbs. -Dumbell Wrist Curls Back=30 lbs. -Sci-Fit 1000 Manual-20minutes muscle-heavy Lat.emphasis -Swim 3 hrs-tricep/shoulder/chest emphasis w-crawl-day 1&3,bicepts & lats on day 2 & 4 days.

Day-3 -Sci-Fit-1000 Manual-30 minutes muscle warm-up/down-light weight tricep emphysis -Back Extensions -Abs./Abdominal=100>0 -Seated Chest Press-1=170 lbs. -Shoulder press Natilus=55 lbs. -Neck Flex-4 way -Peck/Deck Peck-6-1=180 lbs. -deck=132 lbs. -Close-Grip Bench-Press=105 lbs.45 lb. bar +(2*25)+(2*5) -Cable Cross-over 1-9-17 heights=60 lbs. -Unilateral cable pull-downs=70/675/65 lbs. -cybex Lateral raises=90 lbs. -Shoulder Press Magnum=1-5=100 lbs. -Cybex Shoulder Press-1=53>0 -Sci-Fit-1000 Manual-20 minutes muscle build heavy weight-30 tricep enphysis -Back Extensions -Abs/Abdominal=100>0 -Swim 3 hrs-tricep/shoulder/chest emphasis w-crawl-day 1&3,bicepts & lats on day 2 & 4 days.

Day-4 -Sci-Fit 1000 Manual-20 minutes/muscle warm-up-down-Lats.Light weight -Abs/Abdominal=100>0 -Dumbbell Wrist Curls Front=85 lbs. -Dumbbell Wrist Curls Back=30 lbs. -Super-Pullover 170 lbs. Lats. -1arm row=135 lbs. -Cable Lat-Pull Downs-5 link 1-Width=135 lbs. 2-Width=135 lbs. 3-Width=135 lbs. -Magnum Lat row-4-6 1-Width=212.5 lbs. 2-Width=212.5 lbs. 3-Width=212.5 lbs. -Bicep curl-2=65 lbs. -Cable Bicep unilateral cable curl-11=70/675/65 lbs. -internal cable rotator cuff-45 lbs. -external cable rotator cuff-45 lbs. -Abs/Abdominal=100>0 -Dumbbell Shrugs=100/85/50 lbs. -Dumbbell Wrist Curls Front=85 lbs. -Dumbbell Wrist Curls Back=30 lbs. -Super-Pullover-Lats..170 lbs. -Sci-Fit-1000 Manual-20 minutes muscle-build weight Lat. emphasis Heavy weight -Swim 3 hrs-tricep/shoulder/chest emphasis w-crawl-day 1&3,bicepts & lats on day 2 & 4 days.

Goals for Now @ 300 lbs. 1rep.@300 lbs. 2reps@285 lbs. 3reps@279 lbs. 4reps@270 lbs. 5reps@261 lbs 6reps@255 lbs. 7reps@249 lbs. 8reps@240 lbs. 9reps@231 lbs. 10reps@225 lbs. 12reps@201 lbs. 15reps@195 lbs.


First and Last Name:
Parrish Hilton
E-Mail Address:
britt@thehiltons.com
City:
wingate
State or Province:
n.c.
Type of Handcycle:
Top-end pro
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
2000
Experience Level:
high-see my strength
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
T-10-blood clot damage due to loose of lower left leg
Date Modified:
12-15-04

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I desire to stay fit and enjoy life-swimming is the best workout and most affordable...


First and Last Name:
Sue S. Montgomery
E-Mail Address:
suemontgomery@penn.com
City:
Knox
State or Province:
Pennsylvania
Type of Handcycle:
Invacare Gold
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
Four years
Experience Level:
experienced recreational rider--average 50-75 miles a week or more
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
bilateral patella femoral replacement arthroplasty with total failure
Date Modified:
1-30-05

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Handcycling is pure joy. Our family is able to enjoy rides together on a regular basis, on vacation, and we are also able to join with friends on the rails to trails in our area. It is a great way to meet new people, to stay healthy, and have fun at the same time. The Invacare Gold is an awesome machine--thanks to Scott at Bike-on.com for introducing me to handcycling and for my first handcycle that led to the Gold!!!! If anyone is coming to the western PA area there are many trails along the Allegheny River and through the national forests. Wildlife abounds! Riding with other handcyclists makes riding even more fun.


First and Last Name:
Greg De Pauw
E-Mail Address:
gdepauw@mtco.com
City:
Metamora
State or Province:
ILLINOIS
Type of Handcycle:
~Dont have one~
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
Injured 1974  / trampoline injury
Experience Level:
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
C-4,5 Quadriplegic
Date Modified:
Feb. 15th, 2005

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I am a professional fine artist and Art Instructor. I am the founder of the ART ROD FOUNDATION, www.artrodfoundation.com a non-profit organization that helps local underserved Schools in the area of Art Instruction and quality art supplies to those Schools who might otherwise not recieve any art classes. We have a FESTIVAL on Sunday Sept.11th 2005 which is our big fund raiser for the year. This year We will be hosting a 5K Fun run. I want to invite anyone who wishes to enjoy a wonderful, exciting September day to attend our Race with their HANDCYCLE. We will have a wonderful 3.1 miles of smooth, beautiful, riding area in rural central ILLINOIS as the setting. The festival takes place at Grandview Orchard...with live fun for the whole family, including: A car show, live chain-saw carving, wonderful fresh apples, baked gods, homemade ice cream, fresh pork roast, "kids for Science" area. a free ART Tent for those who want to have hands on ART actvities, live music, banjos.guitars, story tellers...a silent auction area... and a special skydiver, Mr. Dana Bowman, (double amputee) will parachute into the event. Dana will speack to the crowd and present a salute to our local heroes on this, the 9-11 aniversary. So, there is alot going on that day. It all starts will the race at 10:00am and the festival ends at 6:00pm with a color gaurd salute. Please fel free to email me if you would like more information. or go to the www.artrodfoundation.com site for more info. Hope to see you and your "HANDCYCLES" at the race. Sincerely, GREG


First and Last Name:
Lee Fay
E-Mail Address:
lafay@post.harvard.edu
City:
Arlington
State or Province:
VA
Type of Handcycle:
don't have one yet
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
never have
Experience Level:
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
T-8 at age 16-I've been disabled more than 40 yrs.
Date Modified:
03/18/2005

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I wanted to find a place in N.VA that sells handcycles, specifically so that I could look at the different models, and find out about how to do a transfer into and out of them, particularly if they are low to the ground. I would like to buy a handcycle to take advantage of the trails in this area, and have something to do outdoors to improve my fitness.


First and Last Name:
lesa chapman
E-Mail Address:
heylesa@yahoo,com
City:
lake jackson
State or Province:
tx
Type of Handcycle:
none
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
none
Experience Level:
none
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
spinia bifida
Date Modified:
10-12-05

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looking to get a bike for my 11 year old son he skate boards to.


First and Last Name:
POeter Larsson
E-Mail Address:
City:
Orebro
State or Province:
Sweden
Type of Handcycle:
Schmicking S 1
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
About 10 years.
Experience Level:
Pretty darn good if I may say so!
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
T- 5, fallingaccident in 1991.
Date Modified:

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A new bike is expensive but worth every swedish krona! To all firstime buyers, take time to think how you're gonna use a bike, and ask others what they think about their bikes. When you have your bike, just get out there and hit that tarmac! All the best to all of you from Sweden.


First and Last Name:
John Hemmingsen
E-Mail Address:
hemi39@hotmail.com
City:
Slayton
State or Province:
MN
Type of Handcycle:
Do not have one yet
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
0
Experience Level:
0
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
T12
Date Modified:
Dec/02/05

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Just looking for a good time.


First and Last Name:
Mike Parent
E-Mail Address:
mike.parent@sympatico.ca
City:
Hamilton
State or Province:
Ontario, Canada
Type of Handcycle:
none yet
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
0
Experience Level:
0
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
I have MS
Date Modified:
Dec 22, 2005

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A little bit of bitching...why is it that a handcycle, which is not all that different than a regular trike, is so overwhelmingly expensive? A $250 conversion kit for a $300 trike gives you the same basic functional handcycle! And that includes wheels, 27 gear arrangement, etc.... Handcycling is a sport that is not being ignored, there just are no participants. Cost is a real reason that can't be ignored. Far too many handicapped people are on fixed incomes. But that's no reason for the wheelchair manufacturers to move in and suck a person's bank account dry! There are three large wheelchair manufacturers that make handcycles. I won't name them as there's a good possibility you're sitting in one of their products right now. However, they need to lighten up a little bit and get off the "milking" bandwagon! "Value for your money" is definitely missing here. Let me explain. A quick analysis of a handcycle will reveal that if you purchase a 27 speed bike from just about any store, it has all the gears and the mechanical parts that can be be retrofitted into a handcycle. I just did it...and spent a total of $232.34 for additional parts. The welding was done by a student from the college near here. No charge. In reality, the larger manufacturers can purchase all the parts in bulk, as a substantially reduced price than I paid. What you pay for are the sales staff that don't bother returning your call when you have a problem, the secretaries that look at their phones before picking them up and if it's a client, the call goes to their voice mail, the flashy brochures that compare to those at the car dealership, and that new building they just built downtown, well you pay for that too. Before I forget, I have to remind you that the frames are prebuilt although this is denied, and where are they made? Consider this: Made in the USA is frequently not on the label. China is the likely source! OK, I got it off my chest. Have a great day and I wish everyone a Merry Christmas (yes, it's Christmas) and the best in the New Year. :)


First and Last Name:
Marty Ayotte
E-Mail Address:
martin.ayotte@chartercom.com
City:
Sturbridge
State or Province:
Massachusetts
Type of Handcycle:
upright Excelerator & XLT Gold
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
10 years
Experience Level:
recreational & marathons
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
tumor removed T12-L1-L2 partial lower ext paralysis
Date Modified:
5/16/06

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I'm 52 yo had a tumor removed from my spinal cord Jan '88. Father of 25 yo son Brad. He's a junior at Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts. I've been a recreational handcyclist for 9 yrs and just started marathons last year - Burlington VT 5/28/06 2:55 and Hartford CT 10/8/06 2:50 in pouring rain. I also mono-ski on the New England Disabled Ski Team out of Loon Mountain N.H. NASTAR ranked 32 out of 60 for the 2005-2006 season. Just recently started wheelchair b-ball with the Baystate Wheelers in Worcester Mass.


First and Last Name:
John Holand
E-Mail Address:
jholland51@carolina.rr.com
City:
Charotte
State or Province:
NC
Type of Handcycle:
Quickie Shark
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
few years
Experience Level:
average
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
Spina Bifida
Date Modified:
07-09-06

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First and Last Name:
Debbie Carr
E-Mail Address:
carrd61@sbcglobal.net
City:
Beckville
State or Province:
Texas
Type of Handcycle:
My cousin Warren Strickland rides
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
Experience Level:
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
Date Modified:
7/21/06

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Warren Strickland was seriously injured while practicing when he was struck by a pickup truck. He is in surgical intensive care at LSU hospital in Shreveport, Lousiana. Please keep him in your prayers and let others know. Thak you.


First and Last Name:
Larry Kruzan
E-Mail Address:
larry@kruzan.biz
City:
Pekin
State or Province:
IL
Type of Handcycle:
Invacare XLT Gold
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
Waiting for bike to come in - very inpatiently
Experience Level:
Newbe
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
T12-L1 + MS
Date Modified:
7-26-06

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51 yr old needing a workout and stress free time


First and Last Name:
John Gair
E-Mail Address:
johngair@sbcglobal.net
City:
Walnut Creek
State or Province:
CA
Type of Handcycle:
Lightning
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
1 year
Experience Level:
Novice
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
L4 Incomplete
Date Modified:
9/15/2006

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Bought my bike used (and slightly abused) and I'm in the process of making it ridable once again. 24 speed shimano gearing makes it go and ProMax disc brakes make it stop. Can't wait to get it out and about on the local trails in the SanFran Bay Area. Haven't owned a bike since high school, so this should be a blast. Just after a car accident in '76, a doctor got me interested in working out for the paralympics as a weight lifter, but about the time I was getting 'up' there in weight (220 x 50 reps), I ran into a physical therapist who realized I had partial nerve function in my legs and said "what are you working on your arms for, you should be working your legs!" After a couple years of hard work I got to the point where I could walk with just a cane. But I fell on some ice while in college and broke my femur, losing most of the motor control of that leg. SO I ended up walking on crutches for 22 years, until a brain aneurysm a couple years ago put me in a wheelchair. Now I realize that I need to get myself some better method of exercise, and a handcycle should fit the bill. Cheers, great site, best of luck with it!! John


First and Last Name:
Ken Haught
E-Mail Address:
khaught@velocitus.net
City:
Salt Lake City
State or Province:
Utah
Type of Handcycle:
just starting
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
Experience Level:
beginner
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
Heart Transplant then Loss of lower right leg.
Date Modified:
November 17, 2006

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We are curently looking at buying a hand cycle for 20-year old Jeremy (my son) for fun and excercise. He had the transplant and leg loss. We actually live in Shoshone, Idaho but have been in Salt Lake City for medical reasons for the last 8 months and will be here for some time yet.


First and Last Name:
jonny
E-Mail Address:
borg
City:
uppsala
State or Province:
sweden
Type of Handcycle:
armbike
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
10 year
Experience Level:
for training
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
Date Modified:
061229

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Only want to saw a another kind of a handled cycle from sweden.


First and Last Name:
Mike Lykins
E-Mail Address:
Diverdown692@hotmail.com
City:
Blaine
State or Province:
Wa.
Type of Handcycle:
None Yet?
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
Experience Level:
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
C6-7, R/0 MVA 03/04/07
Date Modified:
03/16/07
Date:
16 Mar 2007
Time:
18:33:19
Remote User:

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This is actually for my 17 yr.old son Michael, He was just recently injured. He is in rehab now at Childrens Hosp. in Seattle. He has always been very athletic and active and although I know we are early in the stages of his recovery,when I showed him a picture of a handcycle in an ad in Spoke&Sports Mag we got from one of the therapist,he got excited about the idea, I have always liked to ride and am hoping this would be something we will be able to do together. Thanks, Mike


First and Last Name:
andrew chang
E-Mail Address:
andrewchang100@sbcgobal.net
City:
ocenaside
State or Province:
ca
Type of Handcycle:
Freedomryder LC-1
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
2 years
Experience Level:
Avid cyclist
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
L-4, L-5
Date Modified:
3/19/07
Date:
19 Mar 2007
Time:
00:27:29
Remote User:

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Purchasing my handcycle has changed my life for the best after my accident. 2 centuries and over 4500 miles+. Planning to ride coast to coast before my 50th birthday in 4 years.


First and Last Name:
gerry nishikawa
E-Mail Address:
b.nishikawa@sbcglobal.net
City:
davis
State or Province:
ca
Type of Handcycle:
Freedom Ryder CB-! , FRH-1
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
8 years
Experience Level:
exercise and recreaction
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
T-8, Farm accident.1979
Date Modified:
5/11/07
Date:
12 May 2007
Time:
01:36:04
Remote User:

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Last year diagnosed with congestive heart failure, most likely from volume overload and venous disorders from paraplegia. Biking is a good form of exercise for my condition.


First and Last Name:
Tim Chandler
E-Mail Address:
timlchandler@comcast.net
City:
Westminster
State or Province:
Colorado
Type of Handcycle:
freedom ryder
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
5 years
Experience Level:
just for fun
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
born with CP
Date Modified:
06-11-2007
Date:
11 Jun 2007
Time:
23:22:48
Remote User:

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Well let's see I am 30 years old and happily married with kids. I am I wheelchair user, my hobbies are rc trucks,welding,and just having fun. A short time ago I made the biggest mistake of my life-I sold my handcycle and hav'nt been able to get one yet. life is not the same!!!


First and Last Name:
GAIL
E-Mail Address:
GAILROCHA@SBCGLOBAL.NET
City:
RIO DELL
State or Province:
CA
Type of Handcycle:
INTERESTED IN GETTING ONE
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
Experience Level:
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
MALE LOSS OF LEFT LOWER LEG WEAR PROSTHETIC
Date Modified:
10/26/07
Date:
26 Oct 2007
Time:
22:37:30
Remote User:

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IM WRITING BECAUSE MY HUSBAND LOSS HIS LOWER LEFT LIMB 5 YEARS AGO. HE USED TO RIDE A BICYCLE ALL THE TIME, HE HAS TRIED A REGULAR BICYCLE IT JUST DOESNT WORK HE HAS PROBLEMS KEEPING THE LEG ON PEGS AND WE HAVE TRIED STRAPS HE ENDS UP FALLING. WE ARE THINKING ABOUT A HANDCYCLE BUT I WANTED TO GET FEEDBACK FROM SOMEONE WHO USES ONE, BEFORE I PUT OUT THAT MUCH MONEY .


First and Last Name:
Paul Hart
E-Mail Address:
phart1236@aol.com
City:
Severn
State or Province:
Maryland
Type of Handcycle:
Freedom Ryder (older one)
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
9 years
Experience Level:
Summer to Fall Rider
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
T12-L1 Paraplegic (Accidental Gun-Shot) May 1980
Date Modified:
11/29/2007
Date:
29 Nov 2007
Time:
21:24:09
Remote User:

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A Man of Faith who Loves the Lord, but other loves are My Wife Melissa Hart who is now a published author of a book called "The Redemption of Reverend Caine". Also LOVE Wheelchair Tennis and singing and playing guitar. Occupation : Computer Programmer of 25 years for State of MD. Now doing managerial work in same field.


First and Last Name:
Robert Flood
E-Mail Address:
rflood@imf.org
City:
Bethesda
State or Province:
MD
Type of Handcycle:
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
7 or 8 yrs
Experience Level:
fair
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
MS
Date Modified:
12/7/07
Date:
07 Dec 2007
Time:
13:24:46
Remote User:

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I live on Rock Creek Park and I'm looking for other Handcycle riders


First and Last Name:
Terry Hansmeier
E-Mail Address:
Terry1029@iwon.com
City:
Buffalo
State or Province:
Minnesota
Type of Handcycle:
XLT Gold (Invacare)
How Long Have Been In the Sport:
3 months
Experience Level:
Begginer to amature
Level of Injury or How Hurt:
T-9 complete sci
Date Modified:
9-7-2008
Date:
07 Sep 2008
Time:
18:01:38
Remote User:

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I would have to say handcycling is one of the most rewarding exercise that anyone with a disability can do. As anyone would know after suffering a life changing event such as a spinal cord injury. I would advise anyone that's thinking about getting a cycle to contact your local rehab center and see if they have any hand bikes to test ride, or call a handcycle dealer and get more info on what would be a good choice for your injury level.



Jeff Fischer.
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