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.
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.
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.
"I am absolutely thrilled with my new Freedom Chair! I have been using it to take 'walks' around my neighborhood, a luxury I have not enjoyed for many years. It's so good to get out again! I have also taken it to a local park where they have an 8 mile trail with a lot of hills. I love going up and down hills. I haven't been able to work out this hard in years."