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      07-26-2012, 08:51 AM   #1
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A Very Special day at Mosport yesterday

I had a real special day at the racetrack yesterday taking a couple of wheelchair bound peeople for rides in my M3 at Mosport.Robert broke his back 4 years ago on a mountian bike and is a para and he has adapted to this phase of his life very well everything considered.He has his track bike converted for his use and has done trackdays on it at Shannonville & Calabogie.



He also competes in hand cycle races and leads a full family life with his wife and 2 yound daughters.Very inspirational for myself to say the least.
He asked me to arrange the day for his friend Justin whom is a quad from a swimming pool acident whom Robert met at reabilitation home and became very good friends with as Justin was also a guy who rode a sport bike.
Anyways getting on to yesterday at Mosport where I arranged for some tracktime at the lunch hour when the Trans Am cars where out testing.We put Justin into the car and strapped him in with extra straps to try to keep him in place.I did about 10 laps at speed with him flailing around but just loving it and urging me to go quicker.When we got in you could not wipe the smile off his face which of course made my day!
I also took Robert out but as he has great upper body strength he had no issues with staying upright I was able to push quite hard which made him quite happy!This day and the reaction of these 2 passengers really made my day!A big thanks to the gang at Engineered Automotive for helping out and allowing the day to happen.






Many More Pictures here and is an open access thread

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=75e9765e7b
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      07-26-2012, 09:33 AM   #2
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That is so awesome Duncan...........
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Great post Duncan, They also a good laugh with Robin Buck & Ludwig Helmrath
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Great! I salute you. See you on Sunday.
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      07-26-2012, 10:19 AM   #5
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Here is a video of Rob riding his bike at Calabogie

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Great post Duncan, They also a good laugh with Robin Buck & Ludwig Helmrath
Both really helped to make the day so special!Your help was much appreciated Steve!
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You are a great guy Duncan for doing this I'm sure it was a great day for Justin and Robert.

Thanks for sharing this with us.
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I had a real special day at the racetrack yesterday taking a couple of wheelchair bound peeople for rides in my M3 at Mosport.Robert broke his back 4 years ago on a mountian bike and is a para and he has adapted to this phase of his life very well everything considered.He has his track bike converted for his use and has done trackdays on it at Shannonville & Calabogie.



He also competes in hand cycle races and leads a full family life with his wife and 2 yound daughters.Very inspirational for myself to say the least.
He asked me to arrange the day for his friend Justin whom is a quad from a swimming pool acident whom Robert met at reabilitation home and became very good friends with as Justin was also a guy who rode a sport bike.
Anyways getting on to yesterday at Mosport where I arranged for some tracktime at the lunch hour when the Trans Am cars where out testing.We put Justin into the car and strapped him in with extra straps to try to keep him in place.I did about 10 laps at speed with him flailing around but just loving it and urging me to go quicker.When we got in you could not wipe the smile off his face which of course made my day!
I also took Robert out but as he has great upper body strength he had no issues with staying upright I was able to push quite hard which made him quite happy!This day and the reaction of these 2 passengers really made my day!A big thanks to the gang at Engineered Automotive for helping out and allowing the day to happen.






Many More Pictures here and is an open access thread

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=75e9765e7b
You are to be commended sir...........for your efforts
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Awesome Duncan. I've been friends with Robert Buren since before his accident, he truly does inspire. Glad to hear he enjoyed your driving.

See you at the bar on Sunday night!
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Awesome Duncan. I've been friends with Robert Buren since before his accident, he truly does inspire. Glad to hear he enjoyed your driving.

See you at the bar on Sunday night!
I rode a few times with Rob before his accident, at Shannonville & Calabogie and yes he is quite inspirational
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A couple of little video's

https://www.facebook.com/duncan.john...51116058800406

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What a great way to share your passion for driving!
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Awesome post!!!! Great to see these two guys are living life to the fullest even after a debilitating injury
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Here is an article about this day in the Toronto Star Wheels Section.

http://www.wheels.ca/news/inspiratio...-and-abroad-2/
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.....well done indeed. These are the type of post that deserve to be sticky...........................Phil
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