Archive for November, 2010

PROJECT WALK and GOODWILL FITNESS CENTER TRAINING

Posted in News on November 17, 2010 by rossi8

Hi everyone, Ross here! I’ve been driving for about two weeks now, and haven’t been arrested or caused any pileups on the freeway. Driving with the hand controls is pretty easy, but takes getting used to. I’ve been driving myself to the Goodwill Gym 4 days a week, then to enzo, but I still haven’t tried driving by myself to PROJECT WALK yet because it is such a far drive (and i like to sleep!). A couple of weeks ago, I was on one of the stationary bikes at PROJECT WALK, but it was not an FES type bike where there are electrical muscle stimulating pads to pedal the bike. This one just had a motor in it to turn the pedals more to move your legs than stimulate the muscles to pedal it. One of the salesmen for the bike company came in and was showing me some of it’s features. He showed me a button I could push that would turn off the motor to see how much of the work I could do on my own. I have never been able to do any pedaling on my own, but I tried to turn the motor off anyway to see if anything would happen. To my surprise, I was able to very slowly pedal the bike on my own! Certainly not Tour de France winning pace, but something! I felt like I was doing it all with my hip flexor muscles, but when I tried really hard, I felt my upper leg muscles start to cramp up! So I must have been doing something….Molly came home for her 22nd birthday last week so we got to spend some time with her..I’ve also started going out in the field for some SX testing with teams that we are sponsoring next season, and that has been alot of fun!.

Advertisements

On The Road Again!

Posted in News on November 3, 2010 by swap48


On Monday, November 1, Ross obtained his hand control driving certification after only ONE DAY of training! That night, my family and I delivered his “pimped out” ride to him, and I even got to catch a ride with him to Ebisu for dinner. Ross is pumped to be back on the road, and independent once again.
Big thanks to everyone1