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Old 09-05-10, 07:46 AM   #1
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A great idea from Denmark.

On the tube today taking Oslo's population to the forests I met a young girl on a strange trike. I complemented her on her ride and she said she had specially ordered it from Denmark. I googled it and got this link. The versatility of the bicycle never stops to amaze me.
http://www.aahi.dk/Race-Running.htm
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You push it? Looks like an over sized walker.
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Old 09-05-10, 08:34 AM   #3
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You push it? Looks like an over sized walker.
It is. It's for handicapped people. It's quite cool.
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According to the best efforts of Google translate:


"AAHI has already been acquired three new Race Runner bikes with the help of Danfoss and Aabenraa municipality, but with the great interest that was shown at startup day, hopes the association that other funds may also support the initiative, so AAHI can buy even more Race Runner of great joy for the physically disabled children. ...A Race Runner is a running wheel bike without pedals, which give spastic paralyzed and other disabled people with balance and mobility problems, the possibility of cultivating race alongside runners. "
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According to the best efforts of Google translate:


"AAHI has already been acquired three new Race Runner bikes with the help of Danfoss and Aabenraa municipality, but with the great interest that was shown at startup day, hopes the association that other funds may also support the initiative, so AAHI can buy even more Race Runner of great joy for the physically disabled children. ...A Race Runner is a running wheel bike without pedals, which give spastic paralyzed and other disabled people with balance and mobility problems, the possibility of cultivating race alongside runners. "
I first looked at the page and thought "The encumbrance of a bicycle with the speed of running". But the bold text above, I think explains the point very well, and for that, it seems to indeed be a cool idea.
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On the tube today taking Oslo's population to the forests I met a young girl on a strange trike.
Plodderslusk, I am still pondering your use of the phrase "on the tube." When I hear "the tube," I think of the train/subway system in London, "the tube."

Were you on a transit / rail system out of Oslo? And it had room in one of the cars to take one of these trikes? That's remarkable.
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Old 09-05-10, 10:53 AM   #7
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One of our tubelines ends up next to a nice little lake at the edge of the forrest . You can pay children's fare for your bike if there is room.
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Great contraption
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I can imagine we'll see some variety in models develop... 2 inch knobby tires for use on trails, a folding model that can be put in the trunk of a car, a racing model. I suspect that at this stage they are all hand made.

A great innovation, giving mobility to disabled people.
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Old 09-05-10, 05:40 PM   #10
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When I first saw this trike, I was thinking (out loud)," W....T.....F? It's a velocipede you have to climb into, or a mix of a bike and a harness-racing sulky!"

But I can see the application of it, and that's a GOOD thing!

One less group of people denied the joy of human-powered wheels.
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Old 09-05-10, 05:53 PM   #11
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It looks like it would make a great trailer.
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Old 09-05-10, 07:27 PM   #12
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How cool is that! People with balance problems can run with runners and not keel over...thanks to that weird-looking but very functional trike. One more way to allow people the freedom to challenge themselves.
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Old 09-05-10, 07:32 PM   #13
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That is a great product that can give the thrill of cycling to kids who would never have the chance to ride a bike.
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My initial thought when I read the first post and saw the pictures was: Why? Then I read and rapidly changed my mind to: Wonderful! I hiope this thing goes world wide. What a Win-Win. They can make money and help people all at the same time. Wonderful!
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I work with athletes in Special Olympics. I"ve never heard of this. I'm intrigued. If it affords an opportunity for fun and athletic participation for people who would otherwise be deprived, I'm for it. I'll be watching for more information. (I wish I read Norwegian! - or is it Danish?)
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I'm all for anything allowing the disabled to get out of a chair and enjoy what I take for granted. Nice.
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