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Journey of Hope cyclists stop in Boulder to meet with disabled athletes

From the Boulder Daily Camera:

As he showed the cyclists tricks to getting wheelchairs to fly using a stationary trainer, Katja Stokley, 50, of Longmont, gave the riders a chance to take her racing chair for a spin in the gym.

Brad Ray, a wheelchair athlete who has completed 49 marathons and is determined to make the 2012 Paralympics in London, said it means a lot to have groups such as Journey of Hope raising money for their activities.

“It’s super important,” he said. “And our equipment is super expensive.”

Full article: Journey of Hope cyclists stop in Boulder to meet with disabled athletes

The event was a lot of fun – the cyclists were interested and respectful. I mostly did laps around the gym following the guys trying out my racing chair, and kept them from falling over backwards on their heads (a racing chair is very tippy). You can see Journey of Hope journal entries and photos at TransAmerica Route Itinerary.

Katja

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