Hello Black Jack, Riding a bike is done by virtue of a tandem bike. A bicycle build for two. The captain is the front rider and guider of the bike, the sighted person. The second rider is the stoker the blind person. Of course both peddle. If you've ever ridden a bike than it will be very easy for you to adapt. Feel free to come and join us. Thanks for the questions. Warm regards, Mycell -----Original Message----- From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Blackjack Sent: Thursday, October 08, 2009 9:40 AM To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [tabi] Re: Fifth Annual Tandem Ability Ride! I have a question! How do blind people ride a bike? I have not found a way with out killing my self. Thanks, Blackjack misterblackjack2@xxxxxxxxx -----Original Message----- From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of sgreenblatt76@xxxxxxxxx Sent: Thursday, October 08, 2009 9:36 AM To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [tabi] Re: Fifth Annual Tandem Ability Ride! Mycell, Great to hear from you about this ride! I'm definitely going to ride again this year but I may be able to find a captain to help me transport my own bike to the ride this year. I'll let you know if I'll meet you all at the mall this year for transportation. Scott ----- Original Message ----- From: mycell armington <mailto:mycell84@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 9:21 PM Subject: [tabi] Fifth Annual Tandem Ability Ride! Hi All, Sorry for the short notice for this year's Tandem Ability Ride event. Lean times but willing minds and even bodies that don't want to cooperate but we press on you know. Thanks to our faithful sponsor, Higherground Bicycle Company and Capital City Cyclists, the event has been scheduled for October 31st. As has become our tradition, we will meet at the upper level of Sears at Governor's Square Mall, (near the automotive department) at 7:30 a.m. and plan to return by no later than 2:00 p.m. We will then car or van pool from Sears down to the New Port camp grounds. You will be responsible to get yourself to and from Sears. The registration fee for this year's event is $10.00. It will go towards transportation, light refreshment and water. Please make your check payable to Mycell Armington and send it to her at: 2006 Casa Linda Court Tallahassee, FL 32303 no later than October 23rd. Other things to remember: When cycling a long distance please dress comfortably. For this event bike shorts are extremely important as some of our veteran cyclist can attest too! Bring a light jacket also in case the wind, like last year gets gusty. Sunscreen and bug repellent are also important. Socks and solid tennis shoes are important if you don't have biking shoes. If you have them, biking gloves are also important to prevent blisters. If you have a helmet please bring it or let me know you need one. No one rides with out a helmet it is a safety requirement. We want you to have a wonderful time and be safe also. Below is a short registration form that can be cut and pasted back to me so I can quickly pass it on to our other coordinators. Thank you so much for all your help and I very much look forward to seeing you on the cycling trail. Warm regards, Mycell Armington Tandem Ability Ride Coordinator Registration form: Please fill in your answers. Name: Address: Phone number: (home) (Cell) (work) (other) Will you need transportation from Sears to the New Port Camp grounds or the return trip? Do you have a tandem bike? Do you have a captain? Do you have any other special needs? Height: Weight: Mycell Armington 850-562-9306 (home) 850-591-3337 (cell) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ---- ---- No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 8.5.409 / Virus Database: 270.13.111/2386 - Release Date: 09/21/09 05:51:00 Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject. Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.