Monday, May 28, 2007
[visual description: A photo of J2, the only rider in the 2006 trail ride, in his power wheelchair and racing suit.]
I must say I'm a little disappointed. I found the Extreme Chairing website online only to discover that at last year's fundraiser they held an event for power chair users to ride a 45 mile trail over two days - and only one guy, John J2 Mryczko, showed up to do it. In his day job, John is a graphic designer.
C'mon folks - where's your sense of adventure? It's not as if the one guy who showed had the best equipment - his chair was eight years old. It took him several more days to complete it due to chair breakdowns , rain and the like - but it was all about heart.
I've seen folks play tennis in power wheelchairs, hockey in power wheelchairs and I must admit I'm glad to see an event like this - especially when it raises money. Click above to get info about this year's event - in August. Not that far away.