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Wheelchair Jogging

A Public Service
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First, you need jogging wheelchairs, which I do not believe are baked, but I didn't want to suggest this under "product" as essentially all that would be is an oversized jogging stroller, and those are quite baked.

A non-profit organization can provide a service where wheelchair-bound people can go to get a ride in the park. There would be a fee to help finance the cost of the equipment, but volunteer joggers who register with the service can provide the manpower. The rider might even provide motivation to the jogger to get a better workout: come on, faster! faster!

I know that some will be concerned about liabilty, but I'm skipping past that for the moment. Wheeeee.

joking victim, Apr 23 2004

Pushing the incapacitated around at high speed http://www.kpcnews....ival-Bed%20Race.jpg
(bed races are more of a team sport, granted). [DrCurry, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

trained gorillas for the handicapped http://www.halfbake...or_20the_20disabled
I thought it was a good idea the first time around. [dentworth, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Jogging Stroller http://www.joggingstroller.com/
Wouldn't the jogging wheelchair just be one of these, built larger? [krelnik, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]


       Racing wheelchairs are entirely Baked (there was a race for them in Central Park just last week, and they participate in the NYC marathon), but they mostly depend on self-motivation. You could likely adapt bed race technology.
DrCurry, Apr 23 2004

       Exactly. This is not for the wheelchair athlete. This is for those seeking a joy ride.
joking victim, Apr 23 2004

       Here is a nice fast jogging bun for you. I like pushing people around at high speeds. I assume helmets and seatbelts will be required?
GenYus, Apr 23 2004

       Most 'sports' wheelchairs aren't designed for pushing by a runner in order to save weight. A pair of bolt-on pushing handles should do the job, but watch out for pot-holes or parting company with the chair is highly probable. Seatblets may help, but may also result in you upside down, turtle-like with the chair on top of you. I'd got for BMX/skating type protective gear myself.
oneoffdave, Apr 26 2004

       I think there are some Half Bakery trained gorillas for this purpose. see link
dentworth, Apr 26 2004

       Tip a bog-standard wheelchair back onto the two large wheels, and off you go. It works. I've done it. Some people like it, some people don't.
egbert, Apr 26 2004

       Rickshaws. Touristy ones are well baked.
waugsqueke, Apr 27 2004

       The jogging wheelchair could have the 'rider' slung low between two large diameter wheels and in a semi-recumbant position. Sort of a sporting wheelbarrow.
oneoffdave, Apr 27 2004

       if this is for fitness and to increase resisitance remove the wheels and fit skis to the wheel chair
engineer1, Apr 27 2004

       [waugs] yes, and there are those King Tut portable thrones on poles thingies, but this isn't about the device (as stated in the beginning), nor even the simple act of people transporting people. Its a non-profit symbiosis of people on opposite ends (nearly) of the ambulation spectrum.
joking victim, Apr 27 2004


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