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bobthib 05-02-13 07:13 AM

Specialty bike stolen in So. Fla. Please help recover!
 
If you are a cyclist or Triathlete in So. Fla, you know who Hector Picard is. For the rest of you, Hector lost both arms in an accident about 20 years ago at age 19. Despite this, he is a multi Ironman triathlete and a motivational speaker.

Last night some scumbags broke into his car and stole his bike, fitted with special adapters that allow him to shift and brake with what remains of his left arm. Obviously this is a difficult to replace item, and Hector is scheduled to ride from Miami to Washington State to raise $ and awareness for baby born with out arms. Here is a like to Hector's site: [Hector Picard FB Page ]https://www.facebook.com/hector.picard.3/posts/359930764111641

Please keep an eye out for anyone trying to pawn off or sell his bike.

http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/a...ectorsbike.jpg

skilsaw 05-02-13 03:19 PM

A truly outstanding athlete and person!
Stealing a bike like that gives the thief bad karma.
I hope they die a lingering and particularly painful death.

Bikey Mikey 05-02-13 05:01 PM

The thieves should be boiled in oil.

BlazingPedals 05-02-13 08:17 PM

I hate to say it, but it's probably already been parted out on fleabay or thugslist for the easily sellable stuff, and the really valuable, but unsellable, parts are in a dumpster. I really hope there's a special place in Hell for bike thieves.

bobthib 05-02-13 09:08 PM

Here's more on Hector. Two of the local TV stations picked up on the story:

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/1...205885071.html

http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/lo...mputee-s-bike/

And another amazing local special athlete made the news today this time on the national level.

13 y/o quad amputee running to raise money for Boston Marathon victoms: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000165476#

I am honored and humbled to say that I have met both of the amazing people. True inspirations.

So, what do I have to gripe about? How about you?

rydabent 05-03-13 07:58 AM

Having had a bike stolen right out of the back of my garage I know how he must feel. Considering his situaton, it makes it twice as bad. We can only hope it is recovered.


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