Although my love for nature makes me fairly adventurous, when it comes to potential for physical harm I’m a huge wimp. However, I married an outdoor adventurer mountain man who, among other crazy activities, loves mountain biking. Walking up and down trails on my own two feet is totally different from careening down inclines trusting rubber two inches in width to take you over boulders and logs and various man-made death obstacles. Therefore, until recently, mountain biking fell into the category of “Things I don’t do.” There was the fear aspect, but also, it was a new thing I wasn’t sure I’d be good at. I like doing things I know I’m good at… like running and soccer. I liked staying in my little box of athletic pride!
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The Texas Adaptive Aquatics, Inc. is a non-profit water sports program for people with disabilities. During its’ 22 years, the organization has helped thousands of people with disabilities to enjoy various sports programs. Presently, due to low lake levels on Lake Houston, the organization is going to have to temporarily close until the lake levels come up to safe and normal levels.
Hundreds of veterans are coming back home with disabilities and wounded. Transitioning back to life at home can be hard for some, but for those coming back with a disability, life can be incredibly difficult. Presently, there are new services and programs across the US. that are helping veterans with disabilities. These programs and services assist veterans with their recovery, rehabilitation and transition back into their new life.
7 Hours of the Banana is a lift-accessed endurance event on Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s “Banana,” one of the mountain’s most extreme runs. Participants ride the Silver Queen chairlift, traverse over to the Banana, ski or snowboard down, and repeat!