Bicyclist of the Week: Double Amputee Hector Picard

If you haven’t learned how to change your flat tire yet, this video might just shame you into it.

Double arm amputee, and triple IronMan, Hector Picard shows you how with the help of one stub, his bare feet and his teeth.

The only thing he doesn’t do is use a pump, but no doubt he probably could.

Picard is also a motivational speaker, and will be talking to a children’s class in the Bahamas  before he swims 2.4 miles, cycles 112 miles, and runs 26.2 miles at the Beacon School Triathlon on  Grand Bahama Island on March 29.

Picard lost his arms in 1992 after an electrical accident while working in South Florida. As a result he said his entire right arm and half his left arm were amputated. He also suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns over large portion of his body.

Picard raises money for other people suffering from similar disabilities, and started an organization called DontStopLiving.org.

“As children we are always encouraged to dream to be anything and everything we want to be, astronauts, cowboys, even professional athletes,” he writes on his site.

” Unfortunately, as we grow older dreams fall to realistic goals and responsibilities. My journey as an amputee began with obstacles I would never have imagined.”

For this reason Picard is Cyclists International’s Bicyclist of the Week.

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