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August 09, 2009

How a Cross-Country Tandem Adventure Did its Part to Change What it Means to Bicycle


This morning I stumbled upon the story of how the Minnesota organization Blind Inc. began getting its students, and staff members, trained to ride Tandem Bicycles, and enjoy the thrill of a bike ride.

It's an old story, from 2000, but is an inspiring one nonetheless. ;-D

Ron Burzese biked from Los Angeles to Boston this spring, but he didn't see very much along the way. Burzese, of Minneapolis, is almost completelyblind. He rode all 3,390 miles of the trip on the back of a Cannondale tandem piloted by Mike Beadles, a Twin Cities Bicycling Club and tandem stalwart. It was afeat by any measure, but even more so for Burzese, who thought his cycling days were over as he lost his sight to retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disorder.

Hat Tip to The Braille Monitor

The full story is at Mr. Bikey's: Ron & Mike's Excellent Adventure

   

August 9, 2009 in Have Bicycle, Will Travel | Permalink

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