I have used my new arm for two seasons of riding. I have tested cross,mtb and road. The arm is for sure an improvement over riding with out. I have improved stability at speed as well as comfort enhances my enjoyment of a ride. As my experience with my arm grew I was able to start the process of improving my skills on the bike.
After working with Harlan Price of Take Aim Cycling, I began the process of improving the function of my prosthetic. Harlan was able to make adjustments that improved the functionality of my arm. We also made observations of design limitations and features of my arm when utilized by an above elbow disarticulation like myself.
I began racing bikes I also began the process of trying to figure out
how to go faster on the bike. I went through numerous modifications with
brakes, shifting and recently a steer damper. Many years ago I also
began the process of having a prosthetic built that would allow me to
mountain bike and withstand the abuse of technical trails and descents .
currently have a custom chest harness and shoulder socket designed to
receive an arm built by Dr. Will Craig of Advanced Prosthetic
Technologies. Recently I was awarded a grant towards the purchase of the
Arm built by Dr. Craig. Challenged Athletes Foundation awarded me
$800.00 towards the purchase of the prosthetic. The total cost of the
arm is $5,200. Upon hearing the news of the grant, several friends
,sponsors and organizations have asked how they can help. This group/
page is a place where you can offer support, suggestions and for those
that can't wait till cross season to heckle me.
Awesome, there are good people everywhere.
Tell you what, take this & go buy some beer to celebrate.
Any Australian or New Zealand beer, but not Steinlager because that's just crap!!
Looking forward to the photos.