Here is a truly amazing and inspirational story by J. David Goodman of the New York Times, about a paralympic cyclist, who overcame all.
The Long Hard Ride of Damian Lopez Alfonso
By J. DAVID GOODMAN
Published: June 9, 2011
(photo by: Raymond McCrea Jones/The New York Times)
Photo caption: Damian Lopez Alfonso, 34, in July is scheduled to race in Canada, the first event on his road to qualifying for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.
Article: WITH only the tips of his elbows touching his bicycleâ€™s upturned handlebars, Damian Lopez Alfonso pedaled along the Hudson River bike path on a cool March day. His balancing act elicited stares from disbelieving pedestrians and curious double-takes from fellow cyclists.
Because not only does Mr. Alfonso ride his bike without forearms, lost in a devastating childhood accident, but he also rides it very, very fast.
Tracy Lea first witnessed his unorthodox cycling method during a race outside Havana nearly eight years ago.
Read the whole story here. (includes video and photo slideshow)