General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

Wheelchair Sports Association

Old 12-08-05, 12:21 AM
  #1  
georgiaboy
Retro-nerd
Thread Starter
 
georgiaboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Morningside - Atlanta
Posts: 1,585

Bikes: 1991 Serotta Colorado II, 1986 Vitus 979, 1971 Juene Classic, 2008 Surly Crosscheck, 1949 Riva Sport

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I was just wondering why there is not a forum for Wheelchair Racers. I regularly ride through Piedmont Park in Atlanta and notice the racers occasionally. These guys are serious about their sport. I consider these guys cyclists. Am I wrong?

[
__________________
Would you like a dream with that?

Last edited by georgiaboy; 12-08-05 at 12:28 AM.
georgiaboy is offline  
Old 12-08-05, 03:18 AM
  #2  
Raiyn
I drink your MILKSHAKE
 
Raiyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Posts: 15,061

Bikes: 2003 Specialized Rockhopper FSR Comp, 1999 Specialized Hardrock Comp FS, 1971 Schwinn Varsity

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Fine, I'll say it.
Probably because this is BikeForums and not WheelchairForums.
No crank, no bike. Now there are hand cranked "bikes" that would fit the definition, but what you're showing in your picture doesn't cut it.
I'm not taking anything awy from the athletes in question, but that's not a "bike" even by the liberal standards we have here
__________________
Raiyn is offline  
Old 12-08-05, 04:44 PM
  #3  
atbman
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Leeds UK
Posts: 2,080
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 34 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Try http://www.ushf.org/ for real handcycling. Ditto google handcycling. qutie a few sites
atbman is offline  
Old 12-08-05, 04:51 PM
  #4  
atbman
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Leeds UK
Posts: 2,080
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 34 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Ditto http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/handcyclists/
atbman is offline  
Old 12-08-05, 05:38 PM
  #5  
edp773
Senior Member
 
edp773's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Illinios
Posts: 1,143

Bikes: 2004 Giant Cypress, 2006 Trek 7.3 FX, 2007 Gary Fisher Wahoo

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Nice chair, but it looks like it may be heavy.

On a similar note, I was asked to be on a wheelchair basketball team. It was too soon after my dialysis, and I did not have the strength yet. It would have been fun to try out one of those high dollar Quikee wheelchairs.
edp773 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Coleberr
Classic & Vintage
33
10-05-17 01:51 PM
Jesper64
Road Cycling
22
11-30-08 04:02 AM
bigskymacadam
Foo
12
12-01-06 01:15 AM
labiker
Road Cycling
0
10-12-04 11:23 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.