Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Mount Field Tasmania - an Ability Adventure

Luke surrounded by the Park greemery
And, along the way, another of the missing TrailRiders. More on that later in, what will be, one of my l o n g e r posts.

But first to Mount Field,100 km away from Hobart in Tasmania, it is one of the jewels in the crown of Tasmania Parks and Wildlife. For a long time Andrew Smith, my contact there, has been trying to make it happen and finally he has found the funds to put a TrailRider there.

Along with Kunayi, disabled folk in the State's capital are now well catered for.

The first real try out was last weekend's Access Adventure (great name!) in which Luke Ogden had a great time. Over to him - G’day David I have used the Trailrider that is at Mount Field National Park. I had so much fun. I have Ataxia-Telangiectasia 
("ay-TACK-see-uh Teh-LAN-jick-TAY-sha")
is a rare inherited disorder that affects the nervous system, immune system, and other body systems
Ataxia-telangiectasia occurs in 1 in 400,000 people worldwide

Now the question of "missing" TrailRiders. I spent a day on this last week so please humour me as I go on a bit. Basically I have been trying to reconcile Stephen Hunter (in Vancouver, where they are made) reporting the number he has sent to Australia with the one's I list in the Directory or know about through other channels.

I have been talking to the two Australian distributors, GMS Rehab and Mobility Plus and then following up on who their customers have been and learning extraordinary things as I build up this spreadsheet.

Of the ten that I declared "missing" in my earlier post:
  • One never existed. Stephen reported selling 31 to the Australian distributors but they only bought 30!
  • Two are on a "secret PV project" which, when I can announce it, will be one of the most exciting things I have ever spoken of here
  • One is in Mt Field as this post shows
  • One is on Kunayi at Hobart
  • One in in stock at GMS
  • One is on its way to the Flinders
  • One is in my shed
  • One is in Bournda National Park in NSW. That will be part of another very exciting announcement that I cannot, quite yet, speak of in public
  • One (the last) is kept on hand by Parks Victoria for Community  Events
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