I post mainly in the C&V sub-forum and occasionally in the Mechanics sub-forum. But, I would like to voice my support for this sub-forum and hope that it serves as a helpful resource for cycling enthusiasts.
On a recent trip to Idaho I visited with my friends Mike and Tammy. They live in Sun Valley near the Sawtooth sub range of the Rocky Mountains. The scenery there is fantastic and both road and mountain biking are very popular. There is lots of climbing as you'd expect.
Mike and Tammy are both very hard-working, outgoing people who have always been very active. Tammy has done all sorts of "extreme" sports, even before there was such a term, and used to race the very long motocross races (enduro?). It was in one of these races about 20 years ago in which she crashed and, as a result, was paralyzed from the waist down. Like so many, she has played the hand she was dealt to win. She is very inspirational.
She showed me both of her handbikes recently and I took several photos with my cell phone as I'm a gear head and thought these machines were so cool!
This is her first handbike. I'm not sure of the vintage, but a quick look at the components indicates it's 20 years old or more. Phil and Suntour are there to get the job done. I love the butterfly shifters.