Should every cyclist train with a wheelchair?
- From: "TibetanMonkey, the Beach Cruiser Philosopher" <comandante.banana@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2012 10:17:40 -0700 (PDT)
Not only the chances of a cyclist ending up in a wheelchair are very
real, but it offers an upper-body workout that is the weakest spot in
a cyclist. But, most importantly, you'll be using the public sympathy
to your advantage, whereas you are likely to be treated as a dog as a
cyclist. Talking about dogs, this reporter went around on a wheelchair
for a day and found out that handicap people stand as high as a dog.
What kind of comparison is that? Good thing somebody else realized
that language can hurt...
“I also realized people in wheelchairs are at the same level as big
dogs, the majority of stores have steep entrances, sidewalks are quite
angled making wheeling difficult, and advertising sandwich boards are
a definite impediment,” the reporter wrote in last week's article
regarding his experience of using a wheelchair for a day.
The difficulties the handicap faces are also very similar to a
cyclist. Many sidewalks have a light pole right in the middle and
sidewalks are in a state of disrepair. Not that the sidewalks were
made for bicycles, but we must struggle there along with everybody
else, including dogs.
But that's only my humble opinion.
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