I’m Impressed By …

… the West Lafayette wheelchair guy.

I’ve seen him around every summer for the past five years I’ve lived and worked here. He looks to be in his late 50’s – barrel chested with a bit of a gut – gray hair in a buzz cut – missing a leg.

He seems to be piloting his wheelchair around town and campus for exercise. I’ve seen him going up hill, down hill, around the Union, across the Parkway, all over.

He must do 20-30 miles a week. I wonder what he could do with one of those racing wheelchairs one sees at marathons.

wheelchair racing

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