Sunday, February 13, 2011

Some of the 10,000 Cyclists Participating in the 2011 Tour de Palm Springs, 02-12-11

17 handcyclists participated in the 2011 Tour de Palm Springs.  This athlete is climbing the long grade on Dillon Road as part of the 55 mile TdPS route.  55 miles using all upper body strength is very impressive!  Handcyclists are athletes who usually are amputees or live with paralysis of the lower extremities.
Today's ride: 55 mile TdPS Event on a warm beautiful day.  Newspaper says record turn out of nearly 10,000 registered riders in the year's event. 
Photo by Gary Watson.

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