[blindza] Re: Fw: Radio SAFM interview on riding

Idea is to ride bike on open road with sighted passenger in side car, but the 
other one is to ride a normal bike into parking area at biker daytime 
party/jol, and then climb off it after maybe attracting a bit of attention by 
revving it or something...all as part of the awareness joke, but anyway...LOL!

Same way have already had at least a couple of people who thought I was making 
a bad joke by using cane until they realised it was for real...

I have found that common opinion is still that blind/VI guys don't ever get out 
into/do anything in the real world...

Stay well

Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Carl de Campos 
  To: blindza@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2010 9:57 AM
  Subject: [blindza] Re: Fw: Radio SAFM interview on riding


  Ha ha, I like the idea of parking a bike/side car combo, and then walking 
with your cane into the shopping centre, can imagine the comments.

  I used to go 4x4 trips with a friend, and he would let me drive the 4x4 
through some challenging obstacles, but he was a good navigator, and then he 
would make me park it, get out, and walk around the car with the cane.


  Thanks / Regards

  Carl de Campos
  SQL DBA 
  Business Connection for Edcon

  E-Mail:  carldc@xxxxxxxxxx
  Cell:  078 750 0307
  Skype:  carl.de.campos
  Personal Web Site:  
  http://carldc.net

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Jacob Kruger 
    To: blindza@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2010 07:20
    Subject: [blindza] Re: Fw: Radio SAFM interview on riding


    Well, I have a sidecar here in my garage, and still just need to find the 
right bike to fit it to, and the idea (part of it anyway) is that I might be 
able to persuade some sighted person to sit in the side car and direct me while 
I ride the bike - although it's not quite the same.

    Otherwise, always say at some stage, similar to how I get instructed when 
riding on the pit area of Phakisa, I want to wait until a busyish - but not too 
busy - time at a day jol, and ride into the parking area myself, park the bike, 
climb off, take my helmet off, pull out cane from inside my jacket, and walk up 
to entrance fee table - all of this just to hear the comments etc....LOL!

    Lastly, how does that one song go:
    ...open your eyes, and see me...

    We can break their assumption barriers, but we need to make sure we make a 
good impression (mental impression, not a physical one <smile>)

    Have also already had at least one guy come up to me while was dancing on 
main dance floor in front of band on stage at a bike rally, and tell me I just 
made him feel 'stupid' about ever having worried about having only one eye.

    Like always say, my one friend's saying is:
    live with it, deal with it

    Just that some of us swap it around a bit:
    deal with it, so you can live with it...

    Stay well

    Jacob Kruger
    Blind Biker
    Skype: BlindZA
    '...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Carl de Campos 
      To: blindza@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2010 6:56 AM
      Subject: [blindza] Re: Fw: Radio SAFM interview on riding


      Thanks Jacob, appreciated.
      I tend to brag a bit or sound a bit too confident at times, but then I 
love my horse and what he does for me, I feel he's worth bragging about.  But 
ja the idea is to make sighted public aware of the various activities blind 
people can do, especially if those activities are thought not to be blind 
friendly at all.

      Ps:  When are we going to start a Blind Hells Biker group, as long as we 
have a few sighted bikers with extremely loud pipes to follow.

      Thanks / Regards

      Carl de Campos
      SQL DBA 
      Business Connection for Edcon

      E-Mail:  carldc@xxxxxxxxxx
      Cell:  078 750 0307
      Skype:  carl.de.campos
      Personal Web Site:  
      http://carldc.net

        ----- Original Message ----- 
        From: Jacob Kruger 
        To: blindza@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
        Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2010 20:14
        Subject: [blindza] Re: Fw: Radio SAFM interview on riding


        Already downloaded and listened to it, and it came out nice - and Carl 
sounds good/confident - good to let sighted people hear about things of this 
nature.

        Stay well

        Jacob Kruger
        Blind Biker
        Skype: BlindZA
        '...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

          ----- Original Message ----- 
          From: Carl de Campos 
          To: blindza@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
          Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2010 7:40 PM
          Subject: [blindza] Fw: Radio SAFM interview on riding


          Hi list, if anyone's interested in hearing my chat on horse riding, 
on the Disability Report last night, I managed to link it via my web site.

          http://carldc.net

          Right-click on the SAFM Interview link and "Save Target AS", it's 5 
MB.

          Thanks / Regards

          Carl de Campos

          ----- Original Message ----- 
          From: Jacob Kruger 
          To: Carl de Campos 
          Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2010 19:01
          Subject: Re: Radio SAFM interview on riding


          Came out nice etc.

          You're also welcome to post this to blindza etc. - obviously...<smile>

          Stay well

          Jacob Kruger
          Blind Biker
          Skype: BlindZA
          '...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'




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