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A Wheelchair Hiker Timeline

Twenty three short years ago
Into my chair transcended;
Thought all my outdoor doins' was done
believed my turn had ended...

But one day I just rolled along
and down the street I chose
I found the door had opened some,
a door I thought had closed.

I saw a hill and took a chance
pushed hard and then rolled back;
That door had quietly
been opened, just a crack.

Diablo soon, then Mission Peak
I heard those hinges creakin',
That door had opened a small bit more
and through it I was sneakin'...

White Mountain came, a dream come true,
the door flew off its hinges;
One 70 mile day run next -
guess I believe in binges!

There's not too much a guy can do
if he believes he'll do it;
So if someone shuts a door on me
I'll simply bust right through it.

The moral here? It's easy, folks -
excuse me for my rant.
So join me, run or roll outside,
And NEVER say "I can't"!
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70 mile day?  When did I miss that?

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"Sure as I know anything, I know this - they will try again...They'll swing back to the belief that they can make people... better. And I do not hold to that. So no more runnin'. I aim to misbehave."
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4wheelbob is a dude I like
He uses his chair to hike his own hike

The end.


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Nice!

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4wheelbob is a dude I like
He uses his chair to hike his own hike

Yet hiking in a chair can often be wary
Going up can be hard, and going down can be scary
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Where the hikers go tripping on rocks in their boots
Bob hauls his chair over the streams, rocks and roots.


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He's a hero to many.

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Longfellow's got nothing on you.

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trail? I don't need no stinkin trail!
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I kinda miss Bob
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Bob's on FB

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Hi Bob, i see you're on here now  :)  We love you here.

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The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth.  Chinese proverb

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Dang.  All these years and we still haven't ever linked up.  I'm still in awe of the trails you rolled upon.  White Mtn was a triumph to say the least.  My sidekick Thumper is all puffed up since Bumper got laid up.  He is in serious need of a hiking partner to keep him motivated.  Know of anyone in this neck of the woods.  Did they ever find Fred Claussen, that Thumper and I spent a week looking for?
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