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Ade Adepitan

Getting Across London in a Wheelchair

Christiane Link and Ade Adepitan in a contest to get across London. Christiane is using public transport (brave woman!), and Ade is handcycling through London traffic (brave man!). Afterwards they discuss the legacy of the London Paralympics.

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Progress, Year 5

It’s now been five years since I started lifting weights. I recorded my one year progress numbers, and this seems like a good time to write down where I am now:   Aug 08 Aug 09 Aug 13 DB bench…
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We All Look Alike

I guess life must be pretty calm (read: boring), because all I have these days are gym stories. Toward the end of my workout the other day, a woman who sees me there most every week comes up to me,…
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Disability Blogs—My Feed List

Once upon a time, blogs had blogrolls. If you had a blog, you would include a list of blogs you thought would be interesting to your readers in a sidebar on your page. After a while, if you had a…
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My New Favorite Airline: Southwest

In the frequent travel game, one of the things you hear all the time is that you need to pick an airline and stick with it. Only by consistently traveling with the same carrier will you be able to achieve…
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Overpacking and Repentance

Last summer and fall I was traveling regularly to Phoenix for a week at time. Phoenix had its special packing challenges, most notably outside temperatures well into the 100s, and inside temps as low as 65, but I eventually figured…
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Progress?

The elevator at our rec center, where I lift weights, has been out of order for the past week. Of course the weights are upstairs. Last week I contemplated the problem for a few minutes (assisted by a sign that…
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Sometimes You Have to Check a Bag

You all know I’m pretty obsessive about traveling with only a carry on bag. But there are exceptions… This weekend, along with other family members, I attended my step-father’s memorial service. He was a veteran, and the American Legion turned…
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Shouldering the Load

My shoulders are killing me. There, I’ve admitted it. Shoulder injuries are the bane of manual wheelchair users. Two-thirds of wheelchair users report suffering shoulder pain. According to Gellman H, Sie I, Waters RL. Late complications of the weight-bearing upper…
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Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix

I had a lovely time Friday at the Musical Instrument Museum (“the MIM”) in Phoenix. I had a free evening, and stumbled on a piano concert that was being given at the MIM. I’m not sure what I was expecting…
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