Friday, November 30, 2012

All Terrain wheelchair - $200

Maybe you don't want to go up a mountain track. Maybe you just want to get to work a kilometer down a dirt road? 
This TED (Technology, Education and Design) video shows an MIT engineer describing a chair that is designed and built for the third world -  the Leveraged Freedom Chair, a cheap lever-powered wheelchair whose design and development put the user first.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

TrailRider Trailwalker

The Oxfam Trailwalker challenge is billed as the world's toughest team challenge - teams of four cover 100 Km in 48 hours - through wild Victorian places.

There will be two TrailRider teams registered for the walk in April 2013. Seven of the eight registered will be sherpas and the eighth will be the rider - someone who loves the bush but is no longer well enough to get out there. Any volunteers?

Sponsorship will raise money for Oxfam and the press coverage will highlight the growing role of the TrailRider in Victoria.