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Started 2 years, 7 months ago by Ron BartonLatest reply from Marci Thompson 2 years, 7 months ago
Need help transporting my tandem from Centennial to the start of RAGBRAI then back to Colorado. Call Ron at: (720) 217-3905.
how are you goiong to ride if you are blind?
PP – The rider has stated that he needs help transporting a tandem. A tandem bike is a wonderful way for visually impaired people to enjoy cycling and RAGBRAI. It is also not specified whether the poster is the captain or the stoker. Either way, the poster is seeking help, not judgment.
Learn empathy and you won’t be treated like a jerk.
Learn grammar, spelling and punctuation and you won’t be treated like a simpleton.
I am the stoker, and Adaptive Sports Iowa is providing a pilot for my tandem. Right now I just need to find a way to get my tandem to Iowa. I can be reached at (720) 217-3905. I am in the Denver area.
Blind cyclist needs help transporting tandem from Denver to RAGBRAI & back!
I have been a pilot before with Adaptive Sports and my stoker just had a bike shop box it up and ship it to Adaptive Sports several days ahead of the ride. Shipping a tandem is not cheap, but it’s done regularly. I just had to put on seats, bars, wheels and hook up brakes upon arrival. If you can pair this with a tune-up a local shop they will usually cut you a deal. “Adaptive Sports Iowa sponsored by Iowa Farm Bureau” (get used to saying that) will take your bike and deliver it to the first overnight town, it goes in the box van with the rest of the tandems and handcycles. Mike at ASA or whoever this years do everything person is can guide you through this. There is usually a live stream that will cover this among many other questions. This team is well managed and this is a problem with a proven solution in place.
[quote quote=1299969]“Adaptive Sports Iowa sponsored by Iowa Farm Bureau” (get used to saying that) Craig[/quote]
Even better, get used to saying “Adaptive Sports Iowa Cycling Team presented by Iowa Farm Bureau”
Correct, I guess that’s why I’m not in charge of anything.
Thanks for the information Craig! It sounds like a lot of extra work to me so I am hoping that someone from the Denver area will step up to help get my tandem to Iowa for the RAGBRAI! Colorado usually gets a large turn out for this event every year so I’m hoping that will work out for me! By the way since you have been a Pilot on a tandem before do you think you might do that again sometime? I am looking for a pilot for a HeartCycle tour in September also that will be riding from Grand Rapids, MI. to Rochester, NY. You can see the details on this tour on the http://www.heartcycle.org website on the Coast to Coast tour. I would even pay your registration!
Hi Ron. I am looking forward to a return trip to RAGBRAI this summer. I live in Colorado Springs right now, but in process of relocation to Denver metro. I wonder if we might talk, or meet in person. I’m wondering if we might team up for some rides, if the chemistry is right. I’m a middle school science teacher, and I love to ride, and I also run for fun—long distances. I have ridden tandem before, but not for multi-day tours.
Hope to heat from you!!
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