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Old 06-14-03, 11:29 AM   #1
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Like Father, Like Son!!

My son, Andy, who is developmentally disabled, absolutely loves riding his bike, just like his dad!!

Here are some pics of him riding on the Cherry Creek Trail this morning. He rides about 3 miles, while I walk with him. He absolutely and totally relaxes and smiles the whole time.

I also wanted to try out my matchbook size StyleCom Snap Digital Camera and see how it shows. It is exactly 2 inches (5.08 cm) x 2 inches (5.08 cm) by 1/2 inch (1.27 cm). I carry it around my neck on a lanyard.

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Old 06-14-03, 12:22 PM   #2
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Andy knows what's fun! Great pix!!!
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Old 06-14-03, 04:25 PM   #3
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Neat pictures from such a small camera. Tell us about it. He looks like he is enjoying the ride.

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Old 06-14-03, 07:03 PM   #4
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http://www.sipixdigital.com

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Old 06-15-03, 02:40 PM   #5
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If you get him a recumbent trike he might be fast enough to join your bike rides
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Old 06-15-03, 03:36 PM   #6
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If you get him a recumbent trike he might be fast enough to join your bike rides
Sorry, Andy needs me walking besides him as a safety factor. I would love to be able to do that, but it is not appropriate for him.
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Neat! What kind of Trike is that? Looks a little like an old Schwinn Town and Country.

Can you bring him on a tandem?

If that is a little too risky, I bet that you and a buddy with a couple of old bikes and a welder could make a tandem tricycle.

Keep us posted.
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Go Greenspeed recumbent tandem.

Ian Sims, the creator of Greenspeeds, has spent a bit of time with disabled people riding a trike. I remember a picture he used during a presentation evening here back in April. The person on the back couldn't pedal for one reason or another, but the enjoyment was pure and unbridled. I'd attach the pricture, but I'm not sure Ian would approve.

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Actually, things are going great just the way we have it set up, but I do appreciate all the suggestions.

He can pedal just fine, and he greatly enjoys the challenge of pedaling his 3 wheeler up a hill BY HIMSELF - that is the fun for him - HE has control, not I.

He can go as fast or as slow as he wants, he can use the foot and hand brake when he wants. It is a matter of his doing, not being done to, as it is for all of us.

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What a great dad, Andy has! Looks like a great day on the bikes!
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Denver, loved the pictures of Andy and his three wheeler. It is great that he is able to ride on his own and has such a great place to ride. He is also lucky to have such a wonderful Dad.
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Looks real good Denver, you must be a great Dad! I don't see how you could be more proud of him!
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Love the picks. Went to the site and that camera is sweet.
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looks like Andy is having a great time, thanks for sharing the pics Denver
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Oh that is so neat!! My cousin is a Downs girl..kind of everyone's angel. You can't help but be happy around her when she's lookin' like Andy is in those pics!
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