Hey everyone, its good to be back after years. I haven’t been able to ride for quite some time after being injured but now that I’ve got a second leg again, I’m back!
Yesterday was 11 weeks post amp and 10 days into actually having the leg. Lets just say the idea popped into my head and I couldn’t not do it after seeing the thread back in 2009 where somebody thought there was an amputee unicyclist. Now there is! I’m certainly not claiming to be the first, I’m just here to share some pics! And yes, I know the tire is flat!
The crutches are because I’m still not full weight bearing yet. Mounting is challenging but interesting.
What an inspiring accomplishment. I take it you used to ride before losing the leg? This opens up all kinds of avenues for responses to “where’s your other wheel” that I hope you plan to take full advantage of.
Awesome and inspiring. I had a student this year who lost a leg. He was interested in learning stand up paddling and unicycling. He proudly showed me his artificial knee which he would use with his prosthetic leg. Sadly he died a few weeks ago (cancer). I am glad to see that you are able to get back out there and ride. I had wondered how that would go? Good luck with your riding. Where are you located?
What an inspiration to everyone who will see you ride, and to all of us here that read about it! I know I’m not alone in wanting to know and see more about your upcoming unicycle adventures.
Just yesterday I was talking to someone about unicycling and the topic came up about losing an arm (and would you still ride without it), and it made me wonder if you could unicycle with one leg. You just answered that question.
Sounds like you are working hard on a quick recovery with your new prosthetic.
If your loss of limb was a result of service to country, you have my sincere thanks and respect for your sacrifice. Either way, I respect and admire your tenacity.
Welcome back thanks for not giving up on this wonderful sport. I hope this dont sound rude of me but. you may have lost a leg but not your balance. your quite an inspiration to alot of people. I really dont know what to say execept wow!