Up on stage with us, they would rotate some amazing athletes. The guy on the handcycle to my left had his legs amputated immediately below the hips, but it doesn't stop him! And he had a smile the whole time. The guy without the shirt on on the left of the photo on the Krankcycle is Mike Michaels, a former Master Instructor for Spinning (one of the originals) is now again working closely with Johnny G to develop the Krankcycle. (More on the Krankcycle in tomorrow's post). Mike presented the first 1.5 hrs of the Tour de Cove, and then he continued to Krank for the entire 4.5 hours!
Some more of the athletes on stage.
Looking down from my perspective over the "Heads of State" and the entire crowd of over 100 participants. Participants raised over $50,000 for the Challenged Athletes Foundation! (Thanks to all of you who sponsored me!)
The Heads of State.
Take a close look at this young man. He has no legs (two prosthetics) and no hands! And he is in a standing climb with excellent form. How can you see this and hold on to your own excuses for not accomplishing something? This guy was my hero, and for me, was the most inspirational part of the event.
I've posted 40 photos of the whole event on my Facebook page. Please check it out, I can't post them all here, and you'll be even more inspired!