“Pittsburgh bicycle maker builds wheels for man without arms”

English: Radiation hotspots of Cesium-137 in 1...

English: Radiation hotspots of Cesium-137 in 1996 resulting from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident. Italiano: Mappa della contaminazione di cesio-137 in Bielorussia, Ucraina, Russia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This September 23, 2013 article found on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about an amazing cyclist.  He was born in Russia without arms as a result of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant meltdown.  He was adopted from an orphanage and grew up here in the United States.  He wanted to ride a bike, and got his first introduction to riding when a phys ed. teacher rigged up a bar in place of the handlebars on a bike so he could steer the bike.  There is a video included with the article, and I have to say that as someone who is re-discovering the joy of cycling myself, this guy was truly amazing to see ride.  He pretty much was doing something that society said he wasn’t capable of doing.

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