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From Overnight to Warburton with Dave by Mike Ayling

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Mike Ayling replied to a comment by Kathleen Jones on Day two.

Thanks Kathleen.

The mobile trail angel now rides the tandem with me so we have to stop at coffee shops like everyone else!

Cheers

Mike

3 years ago
Kathleen Jones commented on Day two.

This must have been a lot of fun. Great for Dave to get out. I especially like your mobile trail angel bringing pots of tea. I'll have to see if that can be arranged on my next overnight.

-Kathleen

3 years ago
Mike Ayling replied to a comment by Jeff Lee on Day two.

Most larger centres should have vision impaired cycling programmes from easy pootles into competitive stuff, tandem track cycling at the Para Olympics is great to watch!
Dave unfortunately is in a small town and he could not find any persons who were prepared to ride with him on a regular basis so he has reverted to lawn bowls at his local club. Vision impaired bowlers have a spotter who tells the bowler how his bowl is running and where it stops, proximity to the jack, position of opponents bowl etc. Dave has represented Australia at vision impaired lawn bowls.

Cheers

Mike

3 years ago
Jeff Lee commented on Day two.

This was interesting. My wife and I have a friend who has been legally blind for decades. Despite that, he was able to do the TransAmerica Trail in 2006, and several other unsupported long tours until a few years ago when his vision finally became too bad. Even 12 years ago on the TransAm, he would frequently get lost because he couldn't read the road signs, and get flat tires because he could not see debris in the road.

He's basically quit riding now, but I wonder if he's considered riding with someone on a tandem. I'll have to ask him.

3 years ago