Last year I wrote THIS blog about finding plans to build a hand-bike. One activity I've missed since losing my leg is riding a bike! The particular prosthetic I wear doesn't allow for full range of motion in my knee, so I haven't ridden a bike in almost five years! One evening last year Joseph and I spent hours at several different bike shops trying different styles and sizes of bikes to see if I could find one I could ride. Unfortunately, that evening was not a success, so I searched Google and found plans to build one! I called several local bike shops to see if they would build the hand-bike for me, but none would take on the challenge. My husband is a Freemason, and a gentleman in his lodge fabricates bikes - motorcycles to be exact. Joseph asked his friend, Chase to look at the plans and see if it was a project he'd be willing to do. Chase, with Mad Duck Garage, accepted the challenge and built me a pretty awesome bike! Joseph and I went on our first bike ride together around our neighborhood tonight, and we had a blast!
Take a look for yourself!
|My very own, custom built, hand-bike!|
|Hello! I'm riding a bike!|
|The view from the road!|
|My fabulous husband making minor adjustments.|
|Hello, it's me again, riding a bike!|
|Just a barn in my neighborhood! Beautiful!|
|Mad Duck Garage logo! Awesome!|
Chase has no idea how completely awesome it is that I'm riding again!
I am so happy and blessed to be associated with such wonderful, helpful, caring, and talented people!
Thank you Chase!