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The cool factor

 

As a cyclist, I was immediately intrigued by Barbara’s mobility device which is basically a push bike for adults!

In a wheelchair I was invisible,” she told me, “but with this, I’m at the same height as other people.”

Heading off to Mexico soon with her new Walk Aid, Barbara told me it’s not just height and the accessibility and ease of the device, There’s the cool factor, too!

The Walk Aid is an orthopedic scooter that’s designed to make it easier and more convenient to navigate public and private spaces for people who have trouble walking.

There are pictures and videos on the site that illustrate the advantages of a mobility aid like this – check it out here: Walk Aid.

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Independence with a splash of colour

 

Ruth nearly ran me over recently she was going so fast. A speed demon at 91, Ruth told me when she had to give up her car – “they tested my eyes and right there on the spot told me to hand in my license – ha!” – she got herself a scooter to stay independent. Ruth obviously enjoys colour and has some rockin’ style. She crocheted her seat cover herself – “it’s pretty isn’t it?”

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Dude, dog and device

“Dude, dog and device.” Nicely done!

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Huey

Huey and his buddies fish most days on the Luddington Pier in Michigan. Instead of carrying all their gear most of them use their bikes and tow buggies. Huey told me he spent less than $200 to have his ride pimped up with a motor. SWEET!

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The “coolest” mobility device

Spotted on Toronto Island - renovations to this old ice cream cart make this one of the "coolest" (smiley face) mobility devices I've seen in awhile!

Spotted on Toronto Island – renovations to this old ice cream cart make this one of the “coolest” (smiley face) mobility devices I’ve seen in awhile!

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April 7, 2016 · 3:41 pm

Fred

Fred built and painted this frame for his scooter to keep him protected from the weather and to have a 'stage' to decorate with all the fun and colourful toys he buys from the dollar store. You'll hear Fred coming because he's also hooked up an awesome sound system and two horns on his ride.

Fred built and painted this frame for his scooter to keep him protected from the weather and to have a ‘stage’ to decorate with all the fun and colourful toys he buys from the dollar store. You’ll hear Fred coming because he’s also hooked up an awesome sound system and two horns on his ride.

Detailed top of scooter

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July 29, 2015 · 4:52 pm

Hung Ho

Hung Ho, a retired computer programmer, ingeniously reinvented his wheelchair! Equipped with a basket, welded bicycle tire, handlebars, and a headlight, Hung is cruising the city streets like no other.

Hung Ho, a retired computer programmer, ingeniously reinvented his wheelchair! Equipped with a basket, welded bicycle tire, handlebars, and a headlight, Hung is cruising the city streets like no other.

 

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July 23, 2015 · 4:51 pm

Fancy!

I love this bike seat cover (although I’m not too sure about comfort) 🙂

 

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August 28, 2014 · 3:35 am

Henry and company

Henry's ride is perfect for him AND his two pups! You can often find the 3 of them at the St. Lawrence Market on Saturdays.

Henry’s ride is perfect for him AND his two pups! You can often find the 3 of them at the St. Lawrence Market on Saturdays.

 

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November 27, 2013 · 4:23 pm

A ride for two

Heading out for the evening!

Date Night! Their ride need to carry them both AND keep them warm and dry on their way home

 

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November 12, 2013 · 4:27 pm