Smart Cycling Helmets – Smart or Not?

bp4-handlebarsEach year I go to the bicycle industry’s annual US trade show in Las Vegas (known as Interbike), I’m always looking for the next technological innovation that will truly stick.  There are always many new products unveiled at the show but all too often they don’t become widely adopted.  Sometimes these new products try to solve a problem that doesn’t exist – at least in the minds of most consumers.  Take for example the BP4 handlebar design presented at the 2014 show.  Sure, there may be legitimate data supporting the design, but for some reason, I don’t see these becoming mainstream.  But hey, I could be wrong!

Other products are ahead of their time.  For instance, Mavic came out with the first electronic groupset known as Zap in the mid-nineties.  It took nearly two more decades before Shimano’s electronic Dura-Ace Di2 became commonplace in the market.  Last year SRAM took it up a notch by introducing their wireless electronic shifting groupset known as eTap.  Electronic shifting hasn’t supplanted mechanical, but it’s definitely here to stay.

For the longest time, electric bikes were hyped at Interbike, but I hardly saw any on the road.  After several years, they are finally starting to catch on – but still at only a fraction of the entire US bicycle market.  In the road market, it seems like even proven technology takes a while to be accepted.   After years of being fully embraced in mountain biking, the benefits of tubeless tire technology and disk brakes now appear to be gaining some real momentum in road cycling.  Will there come a day when most road bikes come spec’d with tubeless tires and disk brakes, like carbon frames and integrated brake & shift levers?  Time will tell.

One technology that I found intriguing at Interbike this year was something called the smart helmet.  It seems like everything is becoming “smart” these days with our rapidly evolving wireless computing technology.  The ubiquitous smartphone has allowed us to connect to almost anything–wirelessly!  In cycling, think heart rate monitors, power meters, cadence sensors, not to mention our location on the globe.  Well, why not the helmet?   It makes sense.  Obviously, the primary function of a helmet is safety.   These new smart helmets feature technology that can sense a major impact.  If this happens, the associated app automatically sends a message to your designated emergency contact.  That’s pretty nifty technology.

earbudsBut here’s where it gets a bit more controversial.  How about built in speakers and mics for listening to music without earbuds or talking on your cell phone?   Let’s take cell phone communication first.  One of the reasons I ride is to disconnect from the electronic world!  Of course, I keep a phone in my jersey pocket in case of emergency, but I don’t take calls while on a ride.  So now I have a smart helmet and all I have to do is push a button on my handlebar to take an incoming call – is this a good thing?   We’ve all heard of distracted driving.  What about distracted cycling?  My guess is that talking on the cell phone while cycling will not become a trend, even as this technology evolves.  However, I suppose it is nice to have the option.  And a “walkie-talkie” function, another feature of these helmets, could really come in handy on group rides. livall

I think the most fascinating feature of these smart helmets is the ability to listen to music without earbuds.  Many states, including California, have laws against cyclists wearing two earbuds – one is okay.  But I know there are many who would argue that from a safety standpoint, no music is best.  The chief selling point of the helmet makers is that you get the best of both worlds – music to BOTH ears while still being able to hear the ambient traffic noise around you.   I do like listening to music while working out but I rarely do it while cycling.  Music coming through one earbud just isn’t that good, and I’ve always had trouble with keeping earbuds in place!  So I was eager to try one of these new smart helmets.

I came home from corosInterbike with one of the new Livall BH-60 road helmet models.  It was pretty easy to sync up to my iPhone, and before I knew it, I was listening to my playlist while riding with no earbuds!  I have to say, it was pretty cool and put a little pep in my ride.  The audio quality was solid, and I could still hear the ambient traffic noise around me – but no doubt that was compromised somewhat.  So I kept thinking that despite enjoying the music, wearing this helmet wasn’t the “smart” thing to do.  Then there is the fact that I have to charge not only my cycle computer and lights but now my helmet!  And there is always the occasional glitch like the playlist repeating the same song over and over again in the middle of a ride!  Do I really want to stop and have to fiddle with my iPhone to fix those things?   And finally, there is the aesthetic factor.  Let’s face it, who wants to wear an ugly bulbous helmet, especially us roadies?   The Livall helmet isn’t exactly sleek, but it could be a lot worse.  And surprisingly, with the built-in technology including a rear light, it’s not that heavy at only 280 grams.  Another helmet coming to market soon by Coros looks a bit more aero (similar to the shape of the Specialized Evade), and I look forward to trying that one out in a month or two.

I’d like to hear your opinion.  What is your take on these smart helmets?  In 5-10 years will everyone be wearing some sort of smart cycling helmet?   Would you like to see these helmets at the shop?

Back in the Saddle Again – First Ride

Cycling became my adult athletic pursuit once my childhood days of team sports such as baseball, basketball and soccer were long gone.  It pretty much has been since I graduated college back in the early ’90s.  I’m what you call an enthusiast, or nowadays can be termed the “Gran Fondo” rider.  I’m not into racing simply because I don’t want to go down like a domino and break my collarbone in a criterium – I’ve got a wife, three kids and a business to run!  But I admire those who train to compete in amateur bike racing, especially those Masters guys who also have families and a career.  Probably like the majority of cyclists out there, I enjoy both the group ride and solo rides.  The midweek or weekend group ride is more social and forces you to step up your game, lest you get dropped.  Fear is a powerful motivator!  The solo training ride helps clear your head from stressful days.  Over the years, my riding consistency has waxed and waned depending on what was going on in my life.  Invariably something would come up, like the birth of a child, a move, a new job, etc. that took me away from my weekly riding routine.  Soon a few weeks would go by and I could feel all that hard-earned fitness slipping away.  And then weeks might turn into a few months.  Since my non-cycling spouse liked that fact I was around more to help around the house, I figured it was good that I took some time off.  But I would get restless, missing my fitness and time outside.  All the time, I knew that getting back on the bike and into a new routine was GOING TO HURT.

IMG_3003So it was that one of those life interrupters came along at the end of 2015 – this time a local move.  But add to that my volunteering as an assistant baseball coach for my son’s Little League team and my riding time went to nil.  Before I knew it, it was nearly halfway through the year and I had hardly ridden my bike.  Fast forward to mid-June and the baseball season was now over (Little League must be the longest and most time intensive of youth sports!) and we were for the most part in our new house.  So on June 21st, the second day of summer, I decided to get back in the saddle again.  Can’t you hear those Gene Autry song lyrics?  Or Aerosmith?  At lunch time, I hopped onto the shop’s demo Pinarello Dogma F8 – which just so happens to fit me 🙂 – and decided to dip my toe back in the water.  One of my favorite short rides from the shop is the Newport Back Bay Loop.  It’s scenic and fortunately, pretty flat.  No serious climbing for me as I ease my way back!  The first couple of miles and I’m thinking, “this feels pretty good.”  But as I jumped on the bike trail and headed towards the coast, a nice 10 mph headwind smacks me in the face and suddenly I see my average speed start to drop.  And now it was starting to hurt.  I tell myself not to get hung up on what the Garmin says and just go at a comfortable pace.  I’m not going to get back to my previous fitness overnight, it’s going to take some time and consistent riding.

I finished that ride feeling more tired than I wanted to admit but happy to have completed that first ride back – it’s more of a psychological barrier than anything.  It was much easier to go on my second and third ride that week having completed the first one.  Clearly my bike fitness has a ways to go, but it was nice to get the sensations of getting outside and spinning those legs again.   Going through this process is giving me the chance to utilize some of the services we promote regularly at ARB Cyclery – in other words, to become a customer of my own shop!  Having been off the bike for awhile, it’s definitely time for my bike fit to be re-evaluated.  Some changes could be made to help me ride a little more comfortably until I can improve on my fitness, strength and flexibility.  The subject of my next blog post in this series will be my visit to the SoCal Endurance Lab’s Senior Fit Specialist, Barrett Brauer.  After that, I’ll pay a visit to the SoCal EL’s Exercise Physiologist to find my current level of baseline fitness.  Stay tuned!

 

Why Enve?

Bicycle components are a very personal thing. Everyone develops their own taste and preferences. Some value form over function. Others don’t mind having mismatched parts as long as they are comfortable. I used to focus heavily on weight, and others are die-hard fans of a certain company.  I could never be satisfied in purchasing a stock bike. I needed to have a say in what components were going on my bike. Every bike I’ve owned after my first road bike has been custom built with carefully selected parts to match my aesthetic and functional preferences.

Many of us here at the shop have our bikes built up with Enve parts and wheels. If you take a look at our shop manager’s new custom Mosaic, you’ll see that it has been fully equipped with every part that Enve has to offer.

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There is a lot of name recognition around the brand. Their products are recognizable even with their new stealth logos (which I think are badass), but you may be asking us why we all choose Enve. It certainly looks clean and aggressive on a bike, but there are many more reasons beyond that that make Enve a top choice for many bike builds.

First of all, Enve wheels are designed and built right here in the USA. What that means to you as a consumer, is better quality control. Out of all the years our store manager has worked here, he never received a warranty issue regarding the brake track with Enve wheels. For a carbon wheel, that’s quite the accomplishment. And when the odd issue does pop up, Enve’s warranty department is pain-free to work with.

Enve is also constantly improving their product designs and coming up with innovative ideas. Take for example, one of my personal favorites, Enve’s built-in bar end plugs. They work seamlessly, and provide a clean finish to the ends of your bars. enve bar end plugIts little details like this, combined with a super comfortable bar shape that really pushes the product above other options. When you look at Enve’s wheels, they are undergoing constant revisions and improvements. The new brake tracks for one offer better braking than previous iterations and is something we except to see constant revision generation after generation. Enve’s new front and rear rims differ in depth and shape as well which was proved to improve handling and drag. Instead of drilling spoke holes in the rim, Enve molds those in to provide extra strength and durability. Not only that, but you can choose which hubs you want your wheels to be built with. DT Swiss? No problem. You want to match your hubs to your Chris King headset and bottom bracket? They can do that. Enve’s dedication to aesthetics also resulted in their own specific Garmin stem mount which looks super clean as it attaches directly to the stem face plate.

However, you won’t really be able to understand how great the wheels are unless you actually ride them. Luckily for you, we have Enve 3.4s in stock for you to demo! This way, you have the opportunity to experience and enjoy the wheels before you decide to commit. Personally, the next upgrade for my titanium ride will be upgrading my aluminum wheels to carbon ones, and I don’t have to look any further than these Enves. If you’ve seen the new carbon Enve hubs, you know how excited I am.

How does that saying go? “Once you go Enve you don’t go back”?
That sounds about right.

 

 

 

Bianchi Via Nirone 7 2016 Review & Comparison

“Hold your breath. Make a wish. Count to three”.

Walking into a bike shop brings about the same feelings as walking into a candy shop as a child. I would venture to say that the feelings of wonderment, awe, and excitement  are comparable to the very nostalgic scene in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. I remember when I went shopping for my first road bike, I walked by rows of gleaming carbon fiber bikes, each looking meaner than the next, some of them with funny looking bars and wheels that didn’t even have traditional metal spokes. There were all sorts of oddly-shaped helmets, shoes with odd attachments on the bottom, and pedals that weren’t even flat! To a beginner like me, the world of cycling was truly fascinating.

As fascinated as I was, I still lacked fundamental knowledge as to what made a bicycle “good”. At the time, all I was familiar with was a little silver bike I had ridden 10 years ago as a kid. I wanted to try it all, every kind of chocolate, every flavor of gum, every color of gummy bear, but I had no idea where to start. Thankfully, the great thing about walking into a bike shop is the knowledge the bike staff has. If you go to them with your specific needs, chances are a good bike shop will tailor your bike selection to do exactly what you need it to do. However, I personally like to learn, and to be prepared. It is always useful to do a little research yourself, not because I don’t believe what the sales people are telling me, but because I want to understand and be able to carry on the conversation and ask meaningful questions as I’m shopping.

Fortunately for you, I understand how difficult it can be to pick that very first road bike of yours. There is an art to balancing value, aesthetics, short and long term goals when it comes to deciding on a bike. I did my best to pick something that I believe will hit all of those areas. If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you’ll understand that I view aesthetics as a pretty important factor when I buy things. I am also impressed when a company pays attention to details.

Bianchi’s attention to detail and their awesome headbadge.

Enter Bianchi. If you want to talk about history, heritage, and aesthetics, say no more. Bianchi is the oldest bicycle manufacturing company that is still in existence. The company was founded in Italy back in 1885, and if you aren’t necessarily familiar with the name, you may be familiar with a specific color that they are known for. That beautiful green-blue color, know as Celeste, is one of the things that Bianchi is known for. If you take a look at the Via Nirone 7, which is actually named after the first shop that Edoardo Bianchi started manufacturing bicycles in, the attention to detail is evident. The cable housing even has a Celeste-colored stripe running along it to compliment the other Celeste-colored areas. And if we’re talking about aesthetics, I think that Bianchi has one of the nicest looking headbadges out there.

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Via Nirone 7 Sora – Click to zoom.

If you look at the Via Nirone 7, you’ll notice that it definitely stands out among similar level bikes from other companies such as the Giant Defy 3. The Italian-designed Bianchi will certainly turn more heads on the roads compared to the mass-produced, vanilla style of the Defy. These two bikes are equipped with the same Sora groupset, so let’s look at some additional differences. For one, the Bianchi is equipped with Vittora tires instead of Giant’s in-house tires. Secondly, the paired spoke design on the Via Nirone 7 certainly looks much cooler as well. In terms of value of the bike, the Via Nirone 7 is great because it comes standard with a carbon fiber fork! With both bikes in the same price range of just under $1000, who wouldn’t choose the heritage and styling of the Bianchi?

If you’re still uncertain that you will get into the sport of cycling (which I truly believe you will once you commit), you may be a bit hesitant to spend that amount. If you’re still looking to test the waters of cycling, you can opt for a Via Nirone 7 with a lower spec groupset. The Via Nirone 7 can also be purchased equipped with Shimano Claris, which is one tier under Sora. You’ll sacrifice a 9-speed drivechain for an 8-speed drivechain with Claris, but you’ll save almost $200 in the process. The best part of the Claris model is that it still comes with that carbon fork! While a carbon fork may just sound fancy, there is actually a great benefit of having one. When you compare the ride quality of the Via Nirone 7 Claris to the Giant Defy 5 (Claris equipped), you’ll notice a difference on the front end of the bike. The Giant has an aluminum fork. A carbon fork will actually absorb much more of the road vibration, and what this translates into for you is greater comfort and less fatigue. For only $800, that’s a pretty sweet deal.

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Via Nirone 7 Claris – Click to zoom.

Regardless of which model you choose, you certainly won’t be disappointed. I suggest you come in-store and give both these bikes a spin around the parking lot. If you have any questions, or just want to come in and chat about all things cycling, we encourage you to do so. If you’re looking to take your new Bianchi out for a ride but are still trying to learn the ropes, we have the ride just for you! Take a look at the Cycle to Fitness ride we do every other Saturday and we’ll have you addicted to cycling in no time!

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Redeeming Myself with a VO2 Max Test

I was always very opinionated growing up. I spent more of my time trying to explain my views to others rather than taking the time and absorbing other people’s ideas and thoughts. This attitude was amplified when my parents tried to bestow any sort of wisdom upon me. They were always talking about how eating unhealthy things will be bad for me, and how I can hurt myself if I’m not careful enough. I could not help it though. As a child, I assumed I was invincible. Needless to say, my belief that I had Wolverine’s healing powers resulted in bad habits, and overly risky activities. For example, I had the bright idea of participating in a race down the six thousand some steps of a mountain we climbed in high school. Mistakes were made that day. For years after that I had knee pain. To this day, my knees still make a popping noise if I squat down. As I grew older, I also started noticing that even the smallest of scrapes seemed to take longer to heal, and when they did, it never seemed to disappear as quickly as before. 

I have been increasingly more aware of the truth in much of the advice that I hear. For one thing, I used to be obsessed with being a weight weenie. As someone who never seems to be able to gain weight no matter how much I’m eating, it made sense to me to try and reduce as much weight off my bike as a could. While I am still partial to light components, I made the poor decision to sacrifice anything to achieve a stupidly light bike (I hit a sub-12 lb bike at one point). I never did much serious cycling at the time, so I would like to believe that my sacrifice of comfort was somewhat more justifiable than if I had put that saddle on a daily bike.

So there I am, at the rest stop on ARB’s remote ride to Temecula, which was the longest ride I’ve done on my weight weenie bike. I look down at my full carbon saddle, which saved me a glorious 179 grams, and had only one thought in my head. “Mistakes were made”. Sure, I read plenty of comments on how uncomfortable and ridiculous a saddle like that would be, but I chose to believe I knew what I was doing. While I am undoubtedly changing saddles now, a teenage me would have happily sucked up the pain and ridden the damn thing until some serious damage was done, and that area is something you really don’t want to mess with.

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Don’t do it. It really is that bad.
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So suffice to say, when I was told it was a good idea to take a VO2 Max Test, I decided to take the advice. Even though I was a casual cyclist looking to start riding more regularly and seriously, my initial instinct was that a VO2 Max Test would be overkill. I was previously unfamiliar with this test as I never trained as an athlete before and I went into the test without a complete understanding of what a VO2 Max Test can do for me.

There is extensive information already out there that explains it much more scientifically than I ever could. You can even read about it on our website. But for me, the most beneficial aspect of this test is the fact that I now know how hard I need to ride to see the most gains. I never knew if I was putting too little or too much effort into my rides. Sure, it felt like I was riding really hard, but I was horrifically unfit as well. Equipped with all the data
I now have, my effort levels will not merely be a subjective guess.

By pushing you to your absolute max, the test can establish 7 different zones for you. All I really need to focus on are zones 2 and 3. It shows my power and heart rates for each of the 7 zones so that when I am riding, I can match my effort to the zone and figure out if I need to work harder. I would really only need a heart rate monitor to know my effort level. The complete test comes with much more information as well as coaching advice and data interpretation. While the test does require you to give your 100%, the information that you get out of it is so valuable. Don’t worry though, if you aren’t feeling that ambitious, you can always opt for a sub max test! While this lets you ease up a bit earlier, it still shows you your Anaerobic Threshold, and extrapolates the rest of the data.

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As an added bonus, you can click on this chart on the left over here to see how you would stack up against the pros! Even though I technically should be an untrained cyclist, my data shows that I would stack up against the lower end of the Cat 5 racers. There is still hope yet for me!  And if there is hope for me, there is hope for you, but be sure to commit and book your test today!

 

 

 

Ride with BMC’s Peter Stetina & Support America’s Veterans

Calling All Orange County Cycling Enthusiasts:

R2R Challenge High-FiveIf you are reading this blog, most likely you’re a cyclist!  You are probably an American citizen too, or at least live here.  The one thing all Americans share is a deep appreciation of those who sacrifice life & limb to protect our freedom and those of others around the world (regardless of your opinion on any particular war).   These men and women truly are heroes.   Here is your chance to step up and make a BIG contribution to America’s wounded veterans using your passion for cycling.  I can’t think of a better combination!

Ride 2 Recovery and The Big Orange Classic have put together a fantastic event the day before the main ride.   In return for your $100 donation, here is what you’ll get at this exclusive Orange County VIP event:

  • Peter-Stetina-TourEasy (nobody gets dropped) 20 mile ride with one of America’s top cyclists, Peter Stetina of BMC Racing.  Peter is a 4 time Grand Tour finisher, including a 35th place (out of 164 who finished) in his first Tour de France last year.
  • Chance to ride & chat with Peter in a more intimate setting than the main ride.  He’ll be hanging out pre- and post-ride as well.  How many group rides have you been on where the guy riding next to you has competed in the Tour de France – and you haven’t been dropped!  Go ahead, ask your questions – what’s a day at the Tour really like?
  • Ride the same top of the line BMC SLR01 as Peter Stetina!  You’ll have the opportunity to demo one of these amazing race rigs on this ride.
  • The ride starts and ends from Shimano USA headquarters, perhaps the most innovative and recognizable brand in cycling.
  • Browse and hang out in the recently constructed Shimano showroom to see the latest in bicycle components and gear.  This will include a demonstration of the new Road Hydro groupset.
  • Complimentary Shimano grab bag and post-ride beer/appetizers while hanging out with Peter Stetina and reps from Shimano and BMC.

Tour de France 2014, Grand Depart, Peter Stetina, BMC Team Machine SLR01 (Pic: Colin Henrys/Factory Media)

While this is truly a dream event for any cycling enthusiast, what you’ll feel best about is that your donation is really making a difference in the lives of America’s wounded veterans – or Healing Heroes.  And what is changing their lives? CYCLING!  If you love cycling and it has given so much to you, what better way to give back than giving wounded veterans that experience they so desperately need.  What makes cycling unique as a way to help our Healing Heroes become fully rehabilitated?  First of all, almost everyone can cycle, no matter their physical situation.  This is not so for almost any other sport, including running. Cycling treats the whole person:  physically, psychologically, socially and spiritually.  And healing veterans can be brought to a higher level of function by utilizing cycling as a part of their rehabilitation.  But in order to reach more veterans, Ride 2 Recovery needs your help.  And fundraising events like these help do that.  Here is a video that captures much of what Ride 2 Recovery is all about.  Caution – it is sobering, but also inspirational.   Please consider signing up for this one-of-a-kind cycling event!

 

 

A Road Bike Upgrade That Will Make a Difference!

A bottom bracket’s job can be quite thankless when everything is working but it can also be a huge source of trouble when using inferior products. The biggest issues we have run into include inferior bearings and poor fit. The stock bottom bracket used on your bike is typically the cheapest option available. As a result, the bottom bracket will feel gritty and require more force to spin. Another issue we commonly see is poor fit within a stock bottom bracket. Most OEM bottom brackets/adapters are plastic which will cause creaking issues over time.

In the past, ceramic bottom brackets started at $300+!  We recently teamed up with Kogel Bearings who offers a ceramic bottom bracket from $159 to $199. Their bearings are infinitely smoother and offer a housing made from aluminum. Stop by the store and turn the cranks to feel the difference for yourself!!  There is no doubt you’ll get some extra wattage with the same amount of effort.

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Ride 2 Recovery Spotlight: Delvin McMillian, Air Force Veteran

Ride 2 Recovery Spotlight - Delvin McMillian, Air Force VeteranTo sign up for the OC Honor Ride, click here!

As part of A Road Bike 4U’s continuing partnership with the RIDE 2 RECOVERY organization, we are honored to highlight individual stories of men and women in our military. In today’s post, we honor Delvin McMillian, an Air Force veteran whose fighting spirit was not squashed when he contracted the Hantavirus in 2001 and had both of his legs, one hand, and a part of the other hand amputated. Being a quad amputee did not stop Delvin from riding. With Ride 2 Recovery’s help and months of research, brainstorming and hard work, his Ride 2 Recovery Stealth “Mad Max” was born.

Here is Delvin’s story:

Delvin McMillian had one question for the Ride 2 Recovery team, “how can I join the ride?”

UnitedHealthcare employee, Walter Chwalik, told Delvin about the Ride 2 Recovery and showed pictures from his ride in Florida. Our question at R2R was “how can we make a bike that will allow Delvin to ride independently?”

ide 2 Recovery Spotlight - Delvin McMillian, Air Force Veteran

Since 2008, Ride 2 Recovery has been providing grants for the bikes that are given to the injured veterans – but they had never had a quad amputee apply. That didn’t stop anyone. It was just another challenge to create a bicycle that would allow Delvin to participate in what is a life-changing experience for the riders.

Delvin McMillian and his fighting spirit was not squashed when he contracted the Hantavirus in 2001 in his dorm room at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The disease attacked his circulatory system and caused his lungs to collapse and his kidneys to fail. Both of his legs were amputated, below the knee, and one hand and a part of the other hand were amputated.

“Life doesn’t stop at the point of your injury,” he said. “In the big picture of life, it is just a minor setback. There is more to life than feeling sorry for yourself and you still have a lot you can offer the world.”

The Ride 2 Recovery program was founded on the principle that anyone, anywhere, anytime could ride some kind of bicycle and that R2R could make the necessary adaptations. The R2R team was up for the challenge of creating a bike for Delvin.

Only a small handful of quad amputees had ever even attempted to cycle and none of those had ever ridden a road bike of any sort. After months of research, brainstorming and hard work, the Ride 2 Recovery Stealth “Mad Max” was born. The bike had to steer, brake, shift, and ride easily and smoothly for someone who had no legs or hands to steer, brake or shift.

Delvin has now ridden Mad Max in Virginia, Texas, and Florida. Delvin now has the opportunity, as a quad amputee, to do something that any able body person can do, which is to ride a bike. Many people told him and the R2R team that this was not possible. Delvin proved them all wrong.

Read more Cyclist Stories on the RIDE 2 RECOVERY website.