Rider Spotlight

Tales from the Trail: The Moment That Changed My Life

Tales from the Trail: The Moment That Changed My Life

Editor's note: This post is reprinted with permission from the author from The Paraplegic's Guide to Adventure. GRIT is proud to bring you original content written by our Trailblazers.  These ten amazing riders were chosen to represent the GRIT Freedom Chair due to their determination, spirit, and sense of adventure: they show that grit comes in all shapes and sizes.

Rider Spotlight: Stan Rohrer

Rider Spotlight: Stan Rohrer

Today's Rider Spotlight is all about our friend Stan (the Man) Rohrer.  Stan is a wheelie-popping double below-the-knee amputee, and he recently sent us this awesome series of photos showing exactly how he independently loads and unloads his Freedom Chair into his F-150 using a 4:1 pulley system he rigged up himself.  

Rider Spotlight: Geoff Krill

Rider Spotlight: Geoff Krill

Geoff Krill knows adaptive athletics: he's a member of the National PSIA-AASI (Professional Ski Instructor Association - American Association of Snowboard Instructors) Adaptive team and the executive director at Eastern Adaptive Sports where he oversees a wide variety of adaptive athletics that includes cycling, kayaking, surfing and water skiing.