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Dangerous Dan because too fast on trike, I rool my trike over 5 times & still count
Dangerous Dan because too fast on trike, I rool my trike over 5 times & still count

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Spokes Fighting Strokes
Spokes Adaptive Cycling

Busy busy some of our presentations lined up.
We like to see you there!
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Anybody in Philly? We need a "Homestay" for Cycle-Con October 5-9 near Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
We would also like to present at Stroke rehab/ support group & HHT Center while there.

Focus on your abilities, not your disabilities!
Dan Zimmerman, Founder
Lise Neer, Communications Officer
SpokesFightingStrokes.org is a 501[c]3 non-profit

Attitude is 90% of life, think positive!
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Sunday Lise and I did ride on with cake crumbs crowd "Locals" and again with the concert City park has a concert each week in the summertime! Free
27.8 miles climbed 643ft avg speed 11.62

Work in the morning scheduling, email started 1:40 pretty hot 90s Lise and I ran errands Tuesday 18.5 miles climbing 675.9ft avg speed 11.16

Thursday left the house by 9:00 Lise and I road to Rocky Mountain Stroke Center where we met Jennifer. Good meeting overall set up two presentations!
Yes Group July 20 6:00-7:30
30.1 miles climbed 1046ft
Avg Speed 11.91 Time I we got home starting getting hot, was 85

Thanks, Rebecca and staff, for having us and supporting our mission!!

Focus on your abilities, not your disabilities!

SpokesFightingStrokes.org is 501(c)3

Attitude is 90% of life, think positive!
Stroke Survivor
Cure HHT
DanTrikeMan
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Monday, June 12

I think we have a Denver group of riders about ready to go!

Tonight I presented (with Lise and Zach) at Swedish Hospital’s RIA Neurovascular Center. Members of the Rocky Mountain Chapter Support Group of
The Joe Niekro Foundation were excited about the trikes and our mission!

We spent about an hour talking about my stroke, recovery using the trikes, and our tours. Then after the Q & A session everybody was eager to try out the trikes. I think everyone there got on a trike and rode around the room (as always, at least one rider got out and took off down the hallway), even one couple’s three grandkids sat on the seat and grandma took pictures.

All in all a very successful meeting; we were invited to also speak at Aurora South’s stroke support gathering, and schedule time with the group there to do some rides on either Tuesdays or Thursdays. I can’t remember, hoping someone will email and remind us.

Popular trike Green Speed Magnum XL!

Thanks, Rebecca and staff, for having us and supporting our mission!!

Focus on your abilities, not your disabilities!

SpokesFightingStrokes.org is 501(c)3

Attitude is 90% of life, think positive!
Stroke Survivor
Cure HHT
DanTrikeMan
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"East Coast Freedom Ride"
Next years tour
to benefit SpokesFightingStrokes’ Spokes Adaptive Cycling program
Bicycling / Trikes Tour
July 15 - November 15, 2018
Calais, ME to Key West, FL

Join us for the trip of a lifetime, make new friends, and help spread Stroke & HHT awareness for freedom and recovery from Stroke & Brain Injury through Adaptive Cycling.

Be a part of our team as we cycle our way along the East Coast Greenway (30-40% is off-road paths—some paved, some not, the rest on quiet byways), from Maine to the Florida Keys. The tour consists of two-week riding segments (with 1-2 rest days after every 5-6 ride days). These are interspersed with one-week breaks in one location to present at stroke rehab centers and hospitals, along with media interviews. Guest riders are invited to engage with the stroke community as part of our outreach efforts, by participating in trike demonstrations and ride events along the route.

You don't have trike, No problem used SFS trike!

RV reservations:
2 week minimum = $1500*
5 weeks = $3,000*
The whole journey (4+ months) = $7,000*

Tent reservations: 10-person tent (with a partition)
One week = $700
5 weeks = $2,800*
The whole journey (4+ months) = $5,500*
All proceeds support the Spokes Adaptive Cycling program and this tour; SFS is an all-volunteer organization.

*(Payment plans accepted! Payment in full by June 1st, 2018)

One day riders I ask for minimum donation five dollars.


We are hauling a 2015 Keystone Cougar 33’ RV trailer with 3 slide-outs, which sleeps up to 6 (comfortably), and has indoor & outdoor kitchens, incl. extra storage.
Also bringing a 20'-30' enclosed trike trailer pulled by van or Suburban. This tour includes all the glamping amenities you could want: gourmet coffee every morning, great companionship, plenty of good home-cooked meals, snacks, Gatorade, and daily SAG support along the route.

If you can’t make it for the tour, you can still help us out by purchasing a commemorative shirt (coming very soon), or simply by donating at SpokesFightingStrokes.org (PayPal or checks accepted). Every bit helps!

Contact Dan Zimmerman or Lise Neer thru our Facebook page or website, SpokesFightingStrokes.org for further information.


Focus on your abilities, not your disabilities!
Dan Zimmerman, Founder
Lise Neer, Communications Officer
SpokesFightingStrokes.org is a 501[c]3 non-profit

Attitude is 90% of life, think positive!
Stroke Survivor
Cure HHT
DanTrikeMan
LoisBikeLane
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Up early today! We’re taking our trailer-ful of demo trikes to Hudson Gardens—-next to the Platte River trail—-for the Comeback Trail 5K, hosted by National Stroke Association, HealthSouth, CU-Health, Swedish Hospital and several other sponsors.

We’d met the CEO and Therapy Director of Littleton HealthSouth last week, and they had invited us to share their table at today’s event. On arrival, we also met their Marketing Director who graciously let us set out cards for SFS and AngleTech (our famous trike shop sponsor in Colorado Springs).

I passed out many many cards to other stroke survivors while riding the 5K (most of them were walking the route). Families were out with their loved one who’d had a stroke. Our friend, Rodger drove up with his Azub T-Tris trike from Colo. Springs to help out and ride in the event with me. Lise stayed around the tent and got to know the other exhibitors—-lots of great contacts here! Teamwork!

After the 5K, several people came over to where we had a gaggle of trikes, and tried them out. We also met Billy Lister, Para-Olypian cyclist who had a rare form of stroke at age 17, and was the event’s headliner. He sounded interested in our 2018 East Coast Freedom Ride. Who knows! Maybe we’ll have somebody famous along for the ride. . .

Focus on your abilities, not your disabilities!

SpokesFightingStrokes.org is 501(c)3

Attitude is 90% of life, think positive!
Stroke Survivor
Cure HHT
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Saturday, May 20
We got up and worked on the route for our 2018 East Coast Freedom Ride while enjoying our coffee. . . till about noon. Lise went to pick up some perennials for the side garden, and I finally washed my truck & trailer.

Around 2:00PM our friend, Just Bob (used to call him Judge Bob, but he’s not a judge any more) and his wife, Jan came over to do a short trike ride with us. They are visiting from Seattle—Bob and our team crossed paths on the Sea to Sea tour last summer, and has kept in touch via Facebook. We got out the TerraTrike Tandem Pro so Jan could ride on the back, having had hip replacement surgery 3 months ago. Perfect solution! Bob rode the Green folding Catrike Trail and Lise rode her Catrike 700. We did a couple of loops around City Park, enjoying the nice weather (finally!), then headed over to the Park Hill Arts Festival.

I met and spoke to tons of people who commented on the tandem (what a conversation starter!). Bob, Lise and Jan took off in different directions to look at the art. Meanwhile, two guys from the Denver Bicycle Touring Club approached me, and one of them asked to sit on the tandem. I suggested we take a ride and we did 4 blocks at high speed (or as fast as one can move a 65-lb. two-seated three-wheeler!)

We all must be getting old, because everybody was starving by about 4:30 and couldn’t wait for Oblio’s Pizzeria to open at 5:00PM! At last we got a table and ordered a huge version of “The Bomb,” two large salads and cookie pie with ice cream for dessert! (as if we’re still riding 50 miles a day… well, it was fun for old times’ sake with a fellow cross country rider.) Great to see you again, Bob, and to meet your lovely wife, Jan!

Jan liked it a lot and said, “maybe there’s a new trike in our future!”

Focus on your abilities, not your disabilities!

SpokesFightingStrokes.org is 501(c)3

Attitude is 90% of life, think positive!
Stroke Survivor
Cure HHT
DanTrikeMan
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May 16, 2017

Today I woke up at 6:30, started coffee, and Lise came around when I brought a mug to her. Lazy bones!

Did a little tour-planning work online, then headed out at 9:30 on the trikes! Rode about 20 miles south, mostly on the Platte River Greenway to Mineral Ave. to pay a visit to the good folks at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Littleton.

When we rode through the front doors, the receptionist and head of nursing were there to greet us, and said, “that’s not something you see every day!” They went and found the CEO who was excited about our Spokes Adaptive Cycling program and tours across the country. He invited us to join their booth at the upcoming National Stroke Association event at Hudson Gardens this Sunday, “The Comeback Trail 5K.” Definitely!

For more info, go here: http://support.stroke.org/site/TR?fr_id=1641&pg=entry
We plan on bringing our trike trailer so people can demo them. We have a GreenSpeed Magnum XL, two Catrike folding Trails, a Catrike 5.5.9, a Catrike Pocket, and a TerraTrike Tandem Pro. Plus my old Catrike700. Fast trike!

He and Lisa, their Therapy Director are going to have us back soon for a presentation to staff and patients. They both tried out a ride on our trikes in the therapy gym, and asked us about starting a stroke support group there, so if anyone in the South Metro area is interested (meeting about once per month), please PM us right away!

Quick lunch in the cafeteria (thanks again, David!), then we rode out for a return trip downstream on the Platte trail, faced with increasing winds from the East, and darkening clouds! Got to my appointment in Cherry Creek just in time. Heard thunder outside as we entered the doctor’s office, and back outside on our way home, the streets were wet and the air had turned chilly. Brrrr!! (Springtime in the Rockies!) I’d forgotten to bring an extra layer b/c it was nice out when we started. Guess I’m learning to prepare for any weather here. But I like it, the change of seasons. Nippy once in a while is OK.

Total mileage today = 39.8, 14-16mph pace on the trail, and racing the traffic on our way home!

Focus on your abilities, not your disabilities!

SpokesFightingStrokes.org is 501(c)3

Attitude is 90% of life, think positive!
Stroke Survivor
Cure HHT
DanTrikeMan
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May 14, 2017


Happy Mothers’ Day!
Started out with 6 of us — 4 on bikes and Lise & I riding our Catrike 700s. It was the usual Sunday ride from Cake Crumbs to Bluegrass Cafe in Old Town Arvada. Led by Scott, of course. Another guy joined us near the confluence of Platte and Clear Creek trails, then peeled off prior to our destination.

Nice weather, wind pushing us uphill all the way there. 36 miles even, and 1,007 elevation gain (for Lise & Phil, since they climbed over the new bridge instead of the easy but farther way around—-me too, next time!). I’m getting to know that route by now. It’s a good ride, but there was a lot of debris strewn on the path from last week’s hail storm.

We all had a delicious brunch at Bluegrass, then returned to Park Hill, wind in our faces all the way. The last hill was a real grunt, but Phil sailed up it as usual—skinny guys! Thanks again, for leading, Scotty!

Focus on your abilities, not your disabilities!

SpokesFightingStrokes.org is 501(c)3

Attitude is 90% of life, think positive!
Stroke Survivor
Cure HHT
DanTrikeMan
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