• Filler :)

    From Doug Connor@1:132/500 to All on Thu Sep 3 09:26:56 2009
    Hey is this the place to discuse the evils of
    the cement slab sidewalk.

    Hey I have a Flyer 3 wheeled buggy and the
    sidewalks are the last place I care to travel
    unless im in need of a laxative effect.

    hey the buggy has 2 gellcel batteries running a
    24 volt motor. I can get to most everyaere here
    in this small city.

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  • From James Bradley@1:342/77 to Doug Connor on Sun Sep 6 19:28:06 2009
    On or about 09-03-09 09:26, Doug Connor allegedly uttered "Filler :)" to All:

    ... Er, inverted speed bumps?

    Hey is this the place to discuse the evils of
    the cement slab sidewalk.

    Laying it, excavating it, or surveying for its arrival, no way!

    Hey I have a Flyer 3 wheeled buggy and the
    sidewalks are the last place I care to travel
    unless im in need of a laxative effect.

    That's a different story! (Likely a different echo too. P-)

    hey the buggy has 2 gellcel batteries running a
    24 volt motor. I can get to most everyaere here
    in this small city.

    Here in Calgary, we have urban sprawl in a bad way. When I dislodge the iatrogenic fibroid neuroma out of the car seat, my first goal is to find the nearest shopping cart that I can use as a walker.



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  • From Doug Connor@1:132/500 to James Bradley on Wed Sep 9 20:39:26 2009
    James Bradley -> Doug Connor wrote:
    On or about 09-03-09 09:26, Doug Connor allegedly uttered "Filler :)" to All:

    .. Er, inverted speed bumps?
    Yea esp the older parts.


    Hey is this the place to discuse the evils of
    the cement slab sidewalk.

    Laying it, excavating it, or surveying for its arrival, no way!
    It seems the city has decided that asphalt sidewalks might
    be better.
    I like the idea as the 6-8 inch dropoffs are deadly.
    hey id rather drive on the sidewalk than the road anyway.


    Hey I have a Flyer 3 wheeled buggy and the
    sidewalks are the last place I care to travel
    unless im in need of a laxative effect.

    That's a different story! (Likely a different echo too. P-)

    hehe yea my doc says i need to see a urologist for that.


    hey the buggy has 2 gellcel batteries running a
    24 volt motor. I can get to most everyaere here
    in this small city.

    Here in Calgary, we have urban sprawl in a bad way. When I dislodge the iatrogenic fibroid neuroma out of the car seat, my first goal is to find the
    nearest shopping cart that I can use as a walker.
    I guess i dont know what your dissloging.
    hmm im here in a river valley city. everywhere i go
    there is a hill.
    in those situations i use my 4 footed cane and the kids sholder
    if possible.




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  • From James Bradley@1:342/77 to Doug Connor on Sat Sep 26 13:12:02 2009
    On or about 09-09-09 20:39, Doug Connor allegedly uttered "Filler :)" to James Bradley:


    RE: .. Er, inverted speed bumps?
    Yea esp the older parts.

    Hey is this the place to discuse the evils of
    the cement slab sidewalk.

    Laying it, excavating it, or surveying for its arrival, no way!
    It seems the city has decided that asphalt sidewalks might
    be better.
    I like the idea as the 6-8 inch dropoffs are deadly.
    hey id rather drive on the sidewalk than the road anyway.

    Regarding wheelchair configuration - I know you're not using one, but maybe it's time to update devices to better deal with obstacles. Back in the day - before my time - didn't they put the big wheel on front? I imagine there would be a good reason to abandon that layout (Brainstorming, that the wobbly bits would be delayed in doing their damage.) but maybe the chair itself could use some adaptation. I'm sure I'm being altruistic, and I *know* my ignorance is deeper than those sink-holes, but if Mohamid aint going to go to the mountain...


    Hey I have a Flyer 3 wheeled buggy and the
    sidewalks are the last place I care to travel
    unless im in need of a laxative effect.

    That's a different story! (Likely a different echo too. P-)

    hehe yea my doc says i need to see a urologist for that.

    Isn't his aim too fore? <L> Seeing you are in a buggy, short of making it a skid-steer... The neighbour said even those big balloon tires on an ATV gave his back a workout. One thing I find essential when driving, is to use a Palates/exercise "pancake" or a hemorrhoid type "donut" to supplement the vehicles' suspension. I call them my "airbags".

    hey the buggy has 2 gellcel batteries running a
    24 volt motor. I can get to most everyaere here
    in this small city.

    Here in Calgary, we have urban sprawl in a bad way. When I dislodge the iatrogenic fibroid neuroma out of the car seat, my first goal is to find the
    nearest shopping cart that I can use as a walker.
    I guess i dont know what your dissloging.
    hmm im here in a river valley city. everywhere i go
    there is a hill.
    in those situations i use my 4 footed cane and the kids sholder
    if possible.

    I have nerve damage on my hip. AKA: *The* neuroma. Short of laying flat with the knees elevated, I run the risk of the thing firing needlessly. The rub is, I rarely notice the damage until I get secondary symptoms. Finding a comfortable sitting position is always a compromise, and the worst is getting in and out of a chair. Wheelchair ramps, and accessible parking is of little help when I have to cart the Caracas 1/4 mile to a meeting.




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  • From Doug Connor@1:132/500 to James Bradley on Sun Dec 13 20:28:02 2009
    James Bradley -> Doug Connor wrote:
    On or about 09-09-09 20:39, Doug Connor allegedly uttered "Filler :)" to James
    Bradley:


    RE: .. Er, inverted speed bumps?
    Yea esp the older parts.

    Hey is this the place to discuse the evils of
    the cement slab sidewalk.

    Laying it, excavating it, or surveying for its arrival, no way!
    It seems the city has decided that asphalt sidewalks might
    be better.
    I like the idea as the 6-8 inch dropoffs are deadly.
    hey id rather drive on the sidewalk than the road anyway.

    Regarding wheelchair configuration - I know you're not using one, but
    maybe
    it's time to update devices to better deal with obstacles. Back in the
    day -
    before my time - didn't they put the big wheel on front? I imagine there would
    be a good reason to abandon that layout (Brainstorming, that the wobbly bits
    would be delayed in doing their damage.) but maybe the chair itself
    could use
    some adaptation. I'm sure I'm being altruistic, and I *know* my
    ignorance is
    deeper than those sink-holes, but if Mohamid aint going to go to the mountain...

    Sorry Im late in responding, I just havent had much urge to type.
    Man maybe a visit to a museum would educate me in the past but but.
    Yup modifications to the buggy could be a better plan.
    the suspention is totaly dependant on the amount of air in the tires

    Maybe some kind of spring under the seat part would help.
    Ive seen those newer type power wheelchairs the front wheels are the bigger ones
    I wonder if I could get abt 8 miles of travel with one of those.




    Hey I have a Flyer 3 wheeled buggy and the
    sidewalks are the last place I care to travel
    unless im in need of a laxative effect.

    That's a different story! (Likely a different echo too. P-)

    hehe yea my doc says i need to see a urologist for that.

    Isn't his aim too fore? <L> Seeing you are in a buggy, short of making it
    a
    skid-steer... The neighbour said even those big balloon tires on an ATV gave
    his back a workout. One thing I find essential when driving, is to use a Palates/exercise "pancake" or a hemorrhoid type "donut" to supplement the vehicles' suspension. I call them my "airbags".
    Now theres an Idea but i think ill wait till needed more.


    hey the buggy has 2 gellcel batteries running a
    24 volt motor. I can get to most everyaere here
    in this small city.

    Here in Calgary, we have urban sprawl in a bad way. When I dislodge
    the
    iatrogenic fibroid neuroma out of the car seat, my first goal is to
    find
    the
    nearest shopping cart that I can use as a walker.
    round here the the bigger stores have batterie buggys with a big basket on

    I guess i dont know what your dissloging.
    hmm im here in a river valley city. everywhere i go
    there is a hill.
    in those situations i use my 4 footed cane and the kids sholder
    if possible.

    I have nerve damage on my hip. AKA: *The* neuroma. Short of laying flat with
    the knees elevated, I run the risk of the thing firing needlessly. The
    rub is,
    I rarely notice the damage until I get secondary symptoms. Finding a comfortable sitting position is always a compromise, and the worst is getting
    in and out of a chair. Wheelchair ramps, and accessible parking is of little
    help when I have to cart the Caracas 1/4 mile to a meeting.

    ee er the nerve damage I have is all in my head literaly.
    my white blood cells have decided my nerves dont need all
    there shielding so they tend to short circate.

    They Call it Multiple sculeroisis hey the doc's say I wont die from it
    but will likely die with it.
    Fun fun.

    So now I have the fun of figureing out medicare. around 20 years early.



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  • From Greg Goodwin@1:123/789 to Doug Connor on Sun Dec 13 22:23:26 2009
    What is this forum about anyway?

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  • From Doug Connor@1:132/500 to Greg Goodwin on Mon Dec 14 17:55:00 2009
    Greg Goodwin -> Doug Connor wrote:
    What is this forum about anyway?

    Mm if you were to add a Dis to the beguining you and most
    the rest of the world would recognize the name :)


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  • From Ardith Hinton@1:153/716 to Doug Connor on Tue Dec 15 14:20:16 2009
    Hi, Doug! Recently you wrote in a message to James Bradley:

    [re power chair vs. scooter]
    modifications to the buggy could be a better plan.


    Maybe. If your scooter is no longer meeting your needs & you qualify
    for Medicare, however, you may get a bit of help with the cost of a wheelchair.
    The procedure here is to contact an occupational therapist via the local health
    unit. S/he will assess the situation & explain it to the "bean counters". :-)



    the suspention is totaly dependant on the amount of
    air in the tires


    In a power chair, the drive wheels may be filled with air (giving the
    user a softer ride) or with foam (meaning you needn't worry about flat tires if
    you run over a nail or some bits of broken glass, as our daughter has).... :-)



    Maybe some kind of spring under the seat part would help.


    Yes, most of the power chairs I've seen have coil springs.



    Ive seen those newer type power wheelchairs the front
    wheels are the bigger ones


    There's an amazing variety of styles available nowadays. If you have
    access to the Internet, you can see photographs of them.... :-)



    I wonder if I could get abt 8 miles of travel with
    one of those.


    Probably. Most brands advertise "up to" ten or twelve miles... but a
    lot depends on the terrain! If it's uphill, you may get considerably less than
    that and/or find the chair slowing to a crawl on your return home. I'd suggest
    you borrow or rent at least one example before making a final decision. Around
    these parts various dealers are usually quite co-operative in that regard. :-)



    P.S.

    I have a Flyer 3 wheeled buggy and the sidewalks are
    the last place I care to travel unless im in need of
    a laxative effect.


    With a power chair, an unexpected drop of more than a few inches over
    a curb or a gap in the pavement may result in a broken front wheel. I know two
    people who have had such experiences. That is a consideration as well.... ;-)




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  • From Kevin Klement@1:342/77 to Doug Connor on Tue Dec 15 17:46:16 2009
    Hi Doug,

    Mm if you were to add a Dis to the beguining you and most
    the rest of the world would recognize the name :)

    How about crip?

    I'm a c3 quad for 23+ years now.

    Kevin

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  • From Doug Connor@1:132/500 to Ardith Hinton on Fri Dec 18 19:53:52 2009
    Ardith Hinton -> Doug Connor wrote:
    Hi, Doug! Recently you wrote in a message to James Bradley:

    [re power chair vs. scooter]
    modifications to the buggy could be a better plan.


    Maybe. If your scooter is no longer meeting your needs & you qualify for Medicare, however, you may get a bit of help with the cost
    of a wheelchair. The procedure here is to contact an occupational therapist via the local health unit. S/he will assess the situation & explain it to the "bean counters". :-)

    Yes I intend to look into what i can get help with :)



    the suspention is totaly dependant on the amount of
    air in the tires


    In a power chair, the drive wheels may be filled with air (giving the user a softer ride) or with foam (meaning you needn't worry about flat tires if you run over a nail or some bits of broken glass, as our daughter has).... :-)
    Now thats an idea :)
    I have a lawn tractor that I bought a bottle of that green gook
    for the tires, it seems to work.



    I wonder if I could get abt 8 miles of travel with
    one of those.


    Probably. Most brands advertise "up to" ten or twelve
    miles... but a lot depends on the terrain! If it's uphill, you may get considerably less than that and/or find the chair slowing to a crawl on your return home. I'd suggest you borrow or rent at least one example before making a final decision. Around these parts various dealers are usually quite co-operative in that regard. :-)
    I Think in order to find a (dealership) I would need to get out
    of these bushes and goto Albany, NY or Concord NH.

    I cant even getem to work on mine here, They site Liability issues :(

    Well Springfield here is a river valley city. Every where I may go
    means buggying down off this hill and getting back up after.

    The "Flyer" i have has done around 7 miles (4.5 hours)
    but I have not run it till dead eather.


    P.S.

    I have a Flyer 3 wheeled buggy and the sidewalks are
    the last place I care to travel unless im in need of
    a laxative effect.


    With a power chair, an unexpected drop of more than a few
    inches over a curb or a gap in the pavement may result in a broken front wheel. I know two people who have had such experiences. That is a consideration as well.... ;-)




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  • From Doug Connor@1:132/500 to Kevin Klement on Fri Dec 18 20:01:16 2009
    Kevin Klement -> Doug Connor wrote:
    Hi Doug,

    Mm if you were to add a Dis to the beguining you and most
    the rest of the world would recognize the name :)

    How about crip?

    I'm a c3 quad for 23+ years now.

    Kevin
    Now that just doesn't sound comfortable.

    The worse I've seen is phantom pains and cold feet.

    Yea crip would be a noticable echo tag.

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  • From Greg Goodwin@1:123/789 to Kevin Klement on Sat Dec 19 01:29:10 2009
    Kevin Klement -> Doug Connor wrote:
    Hi Doug,

    Mm if you were to add a Dis to the beguining you and most
    the rest of the world would recognize the name :)

    How about crip?

    I'm a c3 quad for 23+ years now.

    Kevin

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    Agreed. DIS-abled. :)

    So where are a lot of you? I'm in Dallas, I have a disabled friend.
    Outta see if I could get her on here.


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  • From James Bradley@1:342/77 to Doug Connor on Fri Dec 18 21:38:00 2009
    On or about 12-13-09 20:28, Doug Connor allegedly uttered "Filler :)" to James Bradley:

    RE: .. Er, inverted speed bumps? [+ how to scale them.]

    it's time to update devices to better deal with obstacles. Back in the
    day [...] but if Mohamid aint going to the mountain...

    Sorry Im late in responding, I just havent had much urge to type.

    You missed a stuffed full bit-bucket. There seems to be nobody here but us anyway.

    Yup modifications to the buggy could be a better plan.
    the suspention is totaly dependant on the amount of air in the tires

    There should be some torsion system that could improve things?

    Maybe some kind of spring under the seat part would help.
    Ive seen those newer type power wheelchairs the front
    wheels are the bigger ones
    I wonder if I could get abt 8 miles of travel with one of those.

    Range is a factor! Seems rolling resistance from them big-uns would be too costly, but simpler to roll out the door for the manufacturer. The thing is, I doubt your doctor is the first to hear about this.


    Hey I have a Flyer 3 wheeled buggy and the
    sidewalks are the last place I care to travel
    unless im in need of a laxative effect.

    That's a different story! (Likely a different echo too. P-)

    hehe yea my doc says i need to see a urologist for that.

    Isn't his aim too fore? <L> Seeing you are in a buggy,
    short of making it a
    skid-steer... The neighbour said even those big balloon tires on an ATV gave
    his back a workout. One thing I find essential when driving, is to use a Palates/exercise "pancake" or a hemorrhoid type "donut" to supplement the vehicles' suspension. I call them my "airbags".
    Now theres an Idea but i think ill wait till needed more.


    hey the buggy has 2 gellcel batteries running a
    24 volt motor. I can get to most everyaere here
    in this small city.

    Here in Calgary, we have urban sprawl in a bad way. When I dislodge
    the
    iatrogenic fibroid neuroma out of the car seat, my first goal is to
    find JB>> the
    nearest shopping cart that I can use as a walker.
    round here the the bigger stores have batterie buggys with a big
    basket on

    Seating, is not in my comfort zone. I'm lucky I have two vehicles that are adjustable enough to find me a position that doesn't wrench the back, or bugger my affected leg, but mom's Toyota is impossible for me to spend any time in.

    I guess i dont know what your dissloging.
    hmm im here in a river valley city. everywhere i go
    there is a hill.
    in those situations i use my 4 footed cane and the kids sholder
    if possible.

    I have nerve damage on my hip. AKA: *The* neuroma. Short of laying flat with
    the knees elevated, I run the risk of the thing firing needlessly. The
    rub is,
    I rarely notice the damage until I get secondary symptoms. Finding a comfortable sitting position is always a compromise, and the worst is getting
    in and out of a chair. Wheelchair ramps, and accessible parking is of little
    help when I have to cart the Caracas 1/4 mile to a meeting.

    ee er the nerve damage I have is all in my head literaly.
    my white blood cells have decided my nerves dont need all
    there shielding so they tend to short circate.

    They Call it Multiple sculeroisis hey the doc's say I wont die from it
    but will likely die with it.
    Fun fun.

    Join the club. <Cha-G>

    So now I have the fun of figureing out medicare. around 20 years early.

    There's a learning curve we could all do without.




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  • From Kevin Klement@1:342/77 to Doug Connor on Tue Dec 22 17:16:16 2009
    Hi Doug,

    Friday December 18 2009 20:01, Doug Connor wrote to Kevin Klement:

    Yea crip would be a noticable echo tag.

    Good idea, a echo called "crip"

    Hmmmm.. maybe not eh, someone might get twisted out of shape hu.


    Kevin
    klement@gypsy-designs.com

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  • From Ardith Hinton@1:153/716 to Doug Connor on Wed Jan 6 16:12:34 2010
    Hi, Doug! Recently you wrote in a message to Ardith Hinton:

    In a power chair, the drive wheels may be filled with air
    (giving the user a softer ride) or with foam (meaning you
    needn't worry about flat tires if you run over a nail or
    some bits of broken glass, as our daughter has).... :-)

    Now thats an idea :)
    I have a lawn tractor that I bought a bottle of that green
    gook for the tires, it seems to work.


    Hmm. There's another idea.... :-)



    I Think in order to find a (dealership) I would need to
    get out of these bushes and goto Albany, NY or Concord NH.


    The above is certainly a major consideration. A lot of the features you seem to want are fairly standard on power chairs... but with no dealers or repair shops in the vicinity you might be better off adapting what you already have. Last summer, on a visit to a small town in Alaska, we met a young woman with a power chair who lives there all year 'round. She informed us the chair came from Seattle (& presumably has to be fixed in Seattle too). While I know many people in BC who send such items to Vancouver to get them fixed, that may be a record! Anyway, I reckon you'd still need your scooter as a backup. :-)



    I cant even getem to work on mine here, They site Liability
    issues :(


    Maybe it's best if they don't meddle with what they don't understand where your safety is concerned... but it must be frustrating for you at times.



    Well Springfield here is a river valley city. Every where I
    may go means buggying down off this hill and getting back up
    after.

    The "Flyer" i have has done around 7 miles (4.5 hours) but I
    have not run it till dead eather.


    Our daughter has run her chair until it slowed to a crawl on outings with other energetic young folks, but I don't know what distances they covered because I wasn't there. I do know a woman (probably in her late 50's or early 60's) who uses a power chair & won't take a bus or a taxi. From what she says I think eight or ten miles would be well within the limits in her case. Since it's unlikely she's reading ABLED, I can add that she's no flyweight.... :-))




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