There’s been a lot going on in the Tandem Armidale camp since we got back from Toowoomba, and it’s high time I updated you all.
Well, we made it to Toowoomba intact. Unfortunately a late departure left us no time to have a spin when we got here. Continue reading
It’s Wednesday afternoon, and in less than 48 hours we will have ridden our first Para-cycling race.
And of course, if you see us in Toowoomba, do say “hi!”
I’ve already outlined in a previous post my primary diagnosis of my blindness. As part of the classification process as a para-cyclist I’ve had to get an extensive history from my doctors. This has lead to me being reminded of some other things I didn’t mention last time, and my discovery of problems I didn’t know I had.
A couple of weeks ago Matt de Neef, aka @climbingcyclist tweeted:
That feeling when a truck barrels past at more than twice your speed, less than 50cm to your right.
— Matt de Neef (@climbingcyclist) January 17, 2014
My immediate thought was that where we ride, it would be lucky if it was only twice our speed. Living regionally, we are mostly riding on roads with a 100km/hr speed limit, and often they have little or no shoulder, a different riding experience to the bike paths and roads of Wollongong that I road before returning to Armidale.
Some readers will know me already from posts on Media Access Australia, ABC Ramp Up and Twitter. Others of you who read this because you’ll see the post via Facebook or otherwise because we’ve been friends. Some readers won’t know me at all. I thought it was time to present a little about my vision impairment. For those who don’t know me, hopefully it will be informative. For those I’ve not had face-to-face time with recently, it’ll be a bit of an update