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Exercise/Sports

The Original Racing Wheelchair

Ziggi at Wheelchair Diffusion writes about the original racing wheelchair: At the beginning and for many years racing wheelchairs were nothing more than a street wheelchair modified by athletes who spent as much time with a welding torch and wrench…
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Featured on Stumptuous!

STUMP (noun) 1. The part of a tree trunk left protruding from the ground after the tree has fallen or has been felled. 2. Informal: a leg. 3. A short, thickset person. 4. A place or an occasion used for…
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2010 Longmont Triathlon

It’s been a busy week in Lake Woebegon…er, I mean, Longmont, my home town. Monday was the Bolder Boulder 10K (race report coming!), and yesterday was the Longmont Triathlon. First the background: my husband and kids have been doing our…
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Frustration

I’m frustrated with the racing chair. It’s hard to get in and stay in the right position. It’s hard to do the stroke right, staying in contact with the rim long enough, flexing the wrist, keeping the elbows up during…
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Disabled Explorers

Disabled Explorers In the World’s Most Badass Short Bus Every soldier is eventually discharged. Every soldier, especially those who have seen combat, has to figure out how to reintegrate with society. Disabled soldiers get to do all that, plus figure…
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