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2 wheels 2 people and and a wheel chair.. That's how I roll

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 10:39 pm
by mikey_01
Hi guys me and my partner are doing the nc500 this May with out r80rt
My partner is a wheel chair user so things are a little different but we are hoping to have a blast!

We are attending a rally in strontian then heading back up to thurso via the west coast :)

Here is a pic of our steed!
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Re: 2 wheels 2 people and and a wheel chair.. That's how I roll

Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 6:02 am
by diggermanbob
Enjoy your trip Mikey , I'm sure the r80 will take you wherever you want to go no problem , hope you both have a great time (thumbs)

Re: 2 wheels 2 people and and a wheel chair.. That's how I roll

Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 6:05 am
by Grahamkevinbutler
Good look hope the weather is as good to you as it was for us two, we finished yesterday

Re: 2 wheels 2 people and and a wheel chair.. That's how I roll

Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 6:22 am
by PHILinFRANCE
Good on ya guys (thumbs) enjoy

Re: 2 wheels 2 people and and a wheel chair.. That's how I roll

Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 6:44 am
by chunky butt
Have a great trip....don't forget the carrier that has been unbolted, lying on the wall..... :whistle: ...great bike (thumbs)

Re: 2 wheels 2 people and and a wheel chair.. That's how I roll

Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 9:17 am
by mikey_01
diggermanbob wrote:Enjoy your trip Mikey , I'm sure the r80 will take you wherever you want to go no problem , hope you both have a great time (thumbs)
Yes am sure it will! It's got 135,000 miles on it so what's another 500 lol

Cheers guys will update as we go

Re: 2 wheels 2 people and and a wheel chair.. That's how I roll

Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 9:33 am
by nickoff
Me and the Good Lady Bill will be in Inverness on Saturday morning to start the NC500 in our motorhome. Hopefully later in the year some of us will be doing it on the bikes. Avagudun.

Nick.

Re: 2 wheels 2 people and and a wheel chair.. That's how I roll

Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 3:03 pm
by -Ralph-
Intrigued by this as I'm currently in a wheelchair and learning what it's like. Have you some ingenious way of carrying the wheelchair? If not how will she manage?

Re: 2 wheels 2 people and and a wheel chair.. That's how I roll

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 8:20 pm
by 92kk k100lt 193214
Sorry I didn't get a photo last weekend of a wheelchair user on a bike.

Kawasaki GTR with a side car on it, also a towbar as is fully legal, towbar mounted bike rack on it and the wheelchair hanging on the bike rack, all neatly sorted.

As it happens I have a towbar for my K100 which has the standard ball hitch which will take any towbar mounted cycle carrier. I have it for a trailer in the making but it would of course serve other purposes. Again, a wheelchair would happily hang on that and weight of both does not exceed the towbar nose weight limits. Even better, its all bog standard equipment just used in a slightly different way.

For quite a few years I was involved in teaching some wheelchair users sailing to the point where they could sail and race competitively single handed and its pretty much the case that the limiting factors are in the human mind. If you use a wheelchair and you want to go on a bike, go sailing or other activities like that its generally possible but you have to work on a case by case basis. Lots of specially made bike gear out there, left hand gear change [scooter style] or electro servo motor gear changes.

I have also seen another bike again with a 'sidecar' which was basically a platform to carry his wheelchair where the rider rode his electric wheelchair up a small ramp on to the flat of the side car and transferred across to the bike using the help of a post mounted on the sidecar. The ramp formed the back of the sidecar when travelling.

Re: 2 wheels 2 people and and a wheel chair.. That's how I roll

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 8:42 pm
by EarthWorm
Happy Trails Mikey Image