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Vince’s Parallax: Tandem Cycling and Blind People
I haven’t touched this subject for a long time, hence the length of this entry. There is more to come, hopefully later this week.
Activities for Disabled Adults | eHow.com – includes bike riding.
All the way on a tandem « my room – Derek Pritchard, aged 71 and blind, is cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for Bury Tandem Club for the Blind.
Andrea Bocelli proves that cycling is also his forte | Mail Online – opera star takes bike ride, guided by his fiancée placing her hand on his sholder (technique not recommended!).
BBC Horizon: Is Seeing believing? – looks at how the senses can affect one another, and includes a cyclist who navigates by echo location.
Beta test the new Velo Vision website! – eloVision Online – your opinions valued.
Bicycle Built For Two | Losing Vision Gaining Insight – Belinda Brasley discovers the delights of tandem riding.
Blind, 9-Time Cancer Survivor Who Rode Bike To Memphis Dies At 21 – Breaking News – Chattanoogan.com – Samantha Lynn Gilley had raised $50,000 for the hospital where she had been treated.
Blind bicyclist, students take part in White Cane Awareness Day – CHARLESTON, SC NEWS – LIVE 5 WCSC – hoping to raise awareness.
Blind cyclist to compete at Cape Epic – Hein Wagner will become the first blind man to race the Absa Cape Epic mountain bike stage race in March 2011.
[Video] blind mountain biking intro followed by
blind mountain biking – getting used to the bike – "this is my second video on mountain biking blind. this was my actual first little loop just to feel the bike out. the wheels were 29 inches, rather huge for most mountain bikes. this is my actual first time ever on a bicycle without it being a tandem in over 22 years."
Brooklyn Sisters Ride Tandem, One Legally Blind – Caitlin Sarubbi has met many challenges in life, and is supportd by her sister, Jamie, in riding tandem.
Commonwealth Games – For Paralympians, a Bigger Field of Competition – NYTimes.com – Danielle Brown made history, becoming the first disabled athlete to compete for England in an event for able-bodied athletes in the history of the Games.
FAQ » WA Tandem Cycling Advisory Council – a pilot and stoker both answer readers’ questions about what it’s like to ride a tandem. WA is Western Australia, by the way.
Sarah Storey…. the interview with the multiple World Champion continues! – Podium Cafe – the first disabled athlete to compete in the Commonwealth Games after switching sports 5 years ago. You may also want to read
Sarah Storey: From Paralympic swimmer to Commonwealth Games cyclist | Sport | guardian.co.uk
Tandem Rides Help the Blind Enjoy Bicycling in New York – NYTimes.com – an event called "Double up for Vision" involving blind tandem riders, will raise funds for lighthouse.
The bicycle built for two « Cycling with Eddie – the Lions Club of Strathfieldsaye donated a tandem to Vision Australia, and Dave has a sighted pilot to work with him. Now they need to work out how to be a good partnership.
The Challenge begins – Blind Dave Heeley’s Blog – Dave and his pilot have an interesting first run on the tandem in foul weather.
Triathlon Journey – All Abilities Welcome – visually impaired girl weighs up the practicalities.
There’s a distinct sense of mission creep in this entry, which seems to be growing all the time to include triathlons, 3-wheelers, and….. what was the third thing now? Maybe trandems.
Big Ride, Old Men – The Action Geek – A Techie Adventure – the author’s blind father-in-law shares a tandem ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End, raising charity funds in the process. Hey, not so much of the old, sonny.
Blind Guy Coming Through | RunningFree.com – Resource Center – guide for Canadian triathlete Ryan Van Praet tells his story and reveals how he operates.
Blind marathon hero’s new goal – Dave Healey, known as Blind Dave, having completed a 7-marathons -in-7-days challenge, now plans to walk and cycle from John O’Groats to Land’s End in 11 days in August 2011 in aid of Macmillan Cancer.
Challenges overcome – U.S. Navy vet David Bigoney, blind since a shooting incident n 1996, has taken part in many triathlons.
Disabled cyclist completes a 714-mile ride | News – Max Burt, severely disabled after a road accident, has completed a bike ride from Aberdeen to London.
Exsight Tandems – group of sighted and blind cyclists, and some with other disabilities. Based Wollongong, Australia.
He’s a character: Mark Griffin doesn’t have to see to believe – Konkol’s Korner – legally blind, he has taken part in Ironman and other events.
Recumbent Bicycle Site – biking news and pics, reviews, exercise bicycles, tricycles
San Ramon Mom to Train For Paralympics – Gena Harper has already been a downhill skier, and is now getting into cycling.
Sarah Storey: From Paralympic swimmer to Commonwealth Games cyclist | Sport | guardian.co.uk – Sarah is competing against non-disabled athletes at the Commonwealth Games.
Self-Respect & Paralympic Cycling « good spin – Paralympics have become established world-wide.
Tandem Cycling at Lighthouse for the Blind Deaf-Blind Retreat | TUBULOCITY – an account of the experience.
Tandem partner wanted – Willesden Cycling Club – in West London, UK.
Trek Travel Introduces New 2011 Cycling Vacations – don’t know whether any blind / visually impaired people have experienced these tours, but thought readers would like to know about them.
VA blind centers help wounded servicemen take back their lives – part of this is tandem cycling and remembering where all the watering holes are!
After The Rain « Losing Vision Gaining Insight – the photo might be disappointing at first, but let’s look at the details.
Albany ARC holds summer transition program – WALB.com News – visually impaired students with ambitions. One aims to run her own photographic business. Trust me, somehwhere on this messy page, there is a video (Flash) and a text article.
Arts Victoria Funding – Blinkie Photography – tight arts funding jeopardises Andrew Follows’ exhibition.
Aurora: Local photographer sees through a different lens – Jim Braun Marfan’s Syndrome, which affects his eyes and many other things. Photography, however, gives him several benefits.
Authors@Google: Tony Deifell | Business Strategies 101 – Tony Deifell taught blind children photography, and learned what it means to see.
Bllind Photography @ Losing Vision Gaining Insight – a feature on blindphotographers.org.
Capturing moments – a photography workshop in the Philippines included blind participants.
Field Test: Apple iPhone 4 Camera « The Phoblographer – some very strong features, but the iPhone 4 would not be everybody’s choice of primary camera.
Flickr: Help: Getty Images – your chance to have your images valued commercially.
Grants for Nonprofit Photography | eHow.com – USA sources of finance.
High Desert Sketches: Even Dust Devils Wear Prada In The Last Frontier – by George Covington, who is a photographer with about 10% normal vision. This is George in the day job, writing on this occasion about fashions.
In Blind Test iPhone 4 Camera Quality Bests All | AppCart – the 5 megapixel camera does well against several other phones and point-and-shoot cameras.
New Book on Photography for the Web – SitePoint’s “Photography for the Web” looks really like a useful basic guide to the nuts and bolts of photography.
New photo of Eamon and myself – Blinkie Photography – Andrew Follows considers tha dvantages of manual camera settings.
New SeeAbility initiative encourages creativity (From Basingstoke Gazette) – project that encourages blind people to be creative inclues photography and other arts.
SeeAbility Web Site
One Day On Earth – The World’s Story is Yours to Tell – take part in a world-wide documentary project on 10/10/10
Photographers "Banned for Life" for Taking Photos in Public Parking Lot » Photography Bay – another confrontation between photographers and officers of the law, this time in Miami Florida. This is a situation, this article says, that is unfair to both parties. For an alternative view of photography in public places, visit
Here’s looking at you. ‘Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera’ at Tate Modern until 3 Oct – "There’s a moral blind spot at the heart of photography, writes Kerry William Purcell. It is a blind spot that was manifest in the recent outpouring of protestations and demonstrations concerning the possible criminalisation of street photography in London… "
Some IPhone 4 Cameras Have Yellowing Problem – the iPhone 3 doesn’t have this. Maybe a white balance issue?
Top 10 iPhone photo apps | ZDNet – well, there are plenty of lists like this of iPhone apps, but this one was compiled on evidence of what apps photographers used when entering a competition.
Watch: Visually Impaired Photography Students at Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind | jacksonville.com – down-to-earth account of the way students were introduced to photography.
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Vince’s Parallax: Tandem Cycling and Blind People for more information on this topic.
Please note: This is just a taster – I have huge amounts of material on blind people and tandems waiting to be edited, so this topic will be back soon!
38-Year-Old Blind Cyclist Seeks Disability Grant To Repair Vehicle – Springfield, Ohio man uses recumbent trike for therapy, needs repair or replacement.
Athletic Meeting for the Blind at British school of Beijing – events included tandem cycling.
Australian Track National Championships: Day 3, Route Maps & Results | Cyclingnews.com – including blind results.
[Video] AYUTTHAYA-BKK, Tour de Thailand 2009 – "This video represents one of the day rides of the Tour de Thailand 2009 from Chiang Mai to Phuket. This day ride is from Ayutthaya to the suburbs of Bangkok where the Foundation for the Blind in Thailand has one of their Skills Development Centers to teach the blind how to deal with everyday life and also for job training so that they can be productive members of society and take care of themselves. Each year students from the center come out on tandem bikes and join the Tour de Thailand cyclists along with local bike clubs for a great day out to raise funds, create awareness, and generally have a good time."
Bicycling Blind – "The U.S. Blind Tandem Cycling Connection endeavors to increase the participation of individuals who are visually impaired or blind in the exhilarating sport of tandem cycling."
Blind Courage – The Journey – Blind Courage » Blog Archive – two blind stokers and two sighted friends plan a tandem ride from Perth to Sydney for March, 2010, raising funds for Vision Australia.
Blind Guy Coming Through! – TeamRunningFree.com – how do you guide a blind guy through a triathlon?
Crap Cycling & Walking in Waltham Forest – some of the pleasures and displeasures of cycling in this busy part of London.
[Video] Cycling Blind – On the track with GB Cycling as they train budding cyclists aiming for the Olympics and Paralympics.
Filming and free circuit training oppo- this Fri – Rides – Manchester Wheelers’ Cycling Club – photoshoot opportunity, Friday, 12th February, 2010.
Rob Matthews – Hompeage – information about this parolympian and now competitive cyclist, who has retinitis pigmentosa. His autobiography is "Running Blind" – link on the site.
TANDEM RIDER APPEAL | Cycle Logic | Bike Shop Cornwall – appeal for sighted pilot.
[Video] Willie and Freckles on Terra Trike – presumably Freckles is the dog!