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Old 06-12-2012, 02:38 PM
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Lary,

I believe that there will be about 6 of us and they usualy start the hand cycles in the front. Only a few of us are doing the 60. Once I get into the rythm of this hand cycle I will see how far I can push myself. If I feel like I can make the 110 mile I will push the organizers to find some way to get me across. I will even get into a wheelbarrow and drag the cycle if I have to. The AZDS is allowing my 16 year old son to train with us. He is actyaly my saftey rider. He gives me comands on turning and breaking while riding behind me. They may even sponser him in the race as well. We will have to see.

The beer garden sounds great! I might realy need it in the end.
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:37 PM
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Well after a few phone calls I was able to get my son a road bike to ride. I borrowed it from my brother and we adjusted it to fit him now. We have been riding about 14 miles each day. Now we are going to start leapfrogging to build up the miles. Here is the pattern that we will follow. 14,12,16,14,18,16,20 and so on. I used to do this when I was younger and it worked fairly well. We are going to have to start riding in the morning with the temp outside at 113F at 4:30pm. My real training begins in Aug.

I got confomation that my grant aplication has made it to the committie. Now we just hope and pray. I will keep you posted.
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:24 PM
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Well I had a little set back. I was at the local pool swimming laps when a freak accident occured. I was about half way down the lane and I had just rotated to take a breath, I drew my breath and began to bring my right arm over and into the water, it colided with a small boy who had swam under the lane marker into my path. My right arm struck him in the head. I quickly turned around to see if he was ok. I helped him to the side and the lifeguards took a look at him. They quickly moved him to the guard house to examine him further. One of them told me "it looks like he will be fine". With all of this going on I did not realise that I had knocked my right sholder out of socket. It took me about 5 min. to get it back in place. I will be cutting my training off untill my therapist can look at it next week. I don't like a lag in training it is difficult to come back from. We will see how soon I can get back to training.Fingers crossed!
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:47 PM
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Well I had a little set back. I was at the local pool swimming laps when a freak accident occured. I was about half way down the lane and I had just rotated to take a breath, I drew my breath and began to bring my right arm over and into the water, it colided with a small boy who had swam under the lane marker into my path. My right arm struck him in the head. I quickly turned around to see if he was ok. I helped him to the side and the lifeguards took a look at him. They quickly moved him to the guard house to examine him further. One of them told me "it looks like he will be fine". With all of this going on I did not realise that I had knocked my right sholder out of socket. It took me about 5 min. to get it back in place. I will be cutting my training off untill my therapist can look at it next week. I don't like a lag in training it is difficult to come back from. We will see how soon I can get back to training.Fingers crossed!
Sorry to hear that Kevan. At least it's still early in the training so hopefully you'll be able to get that under control soon. Looking forward to seeing you in the beer garden.

Larry
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:31 PM
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I got the go ahead to start back up. She told me to take it slow. Take it slow; are you kidding me I cant take anything slow. I guess in this case it might be better. I have made some drastic changes to the bike in the down time. This will give me time to try them out. I think I will be more comforatable and alow for more power through each stroke. We will see. I might go out for a few easy miles tonight.
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:54 PM
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Well my son and I just hit our first goal. We did 20 miles this morning. I actualy feel quite well. At about mile 14 I felt like I could go all day, but resisted the urge. Our next goal is 40 miles by the end of the month.

I have about 1/4 of the money for my racing chair and am waiting to hear back on a grant. I am doing everything I can to raise the money. Hopefully they can start building it here soon.

I will keep everyone posted on bowth fronts.
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:20 PM
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Well I got some upseting news last night. I got word about my grant aplication. They stated that they probably won't get around to seeing if they can help me untill October. This is disapointing since the track season begins in december and it takes 8 weeks to build and then ship from Austraila. I am going to have to get creative with my fundraising to have a chance to get the funds. If anyone has any ideas please let me know. I am planing on swimming laps for donations per lap, I am also going to do the same with the handcycle with laps around the local highschool track. I have a few buisness that may alow me to do things for donations in their store.
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:32 PM
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Well training has been slow here the last few weeks. I have been batteling some non MS related medication changes. Man does changing meds suck. I am going to try and get out Saturday for a short ride. Hope all goes well. Now that my son is back in scool I am going to start some solo riding, should be interesting.

In brighter news, I have found a bike builder, James owner of Blackswift cycles, who is williing to take up the task of building me a custom handcycle that will fit all the needs I have. This should be a fun project. You can follow the project at http://swiftbicycles.com/handcycle-to-help-ms/ .
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:20 AM
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Well training was going good utill I awoke and neiter arm worked some days ago. I have regaind the strength but I just can't feel from elbows down only pins and needles. I am having to do all my typing with two fingers and I have to realy hit the keys or it wont type SOOO SLLLOOOWWWW. I will see how next week goes. I have first handcycling practice on the 18th. I may have to tape my hands to the cranks if I can't feel my grip by then. Hope for the best.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:52 AM
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Did the hands clear up Kevan?
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