Wheelchair Ride up the Vail Pass Bike Path

swalker

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With all the activity this summer, I have not been able to go on very many wheelchair rides. I was able to go out for a ride yesterday evening part way up Vail pass. The bike path goes near our home and climbs to the top of Vail pass. I often used to ride part way up it on a bicycle after work.

Yesterday I went on a 9 mile round trip, gaining 1,000 feet in elevation. It was a beautiful day and the evening ride was wonderful.

I thought I would try to share a couple of videos to show you what I experienced. The first one is of part of the ride up and the second one is of a different part of the ride back down. The gentleman who passes me in the second one around the 2:20 time is a friend who rides that round trip just about every day. He is 90 years old and is a bit of a legend around here! He recently set the record as the oldest person to have summited Mt Kilimanjaro (19,341 feet high).

I don't have a stabilized camera, so the videos are a bit shaky.

Video of ride up Vail Pass

Video of ride down Vail Pass


Steve
 

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Smooth pavement, virtually no traffic. Beautiful!
 

blitzc

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Absolutely breathtaking!
So the message here is once we have a pwc, get out from our chairs in the house and see what we have been missing!
 

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That is awesome! Thanks for the ride!
 
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