Martyn Ashton was one of the world’s leading trials bike riders, and the person who created the outstanding films: road bike party one, and rode bike party two (see links below).
last year he suffered a horrible accident and is now paraplegic. This is a story of how he is learning to adapt:
I find it interesting that even though he was injured on a bicycle, his mind is focused on somehow, someday getting back on a bicycle, because that is who he is and what he wants to do in life.
Let’s wait to see if the results can be replicated with other patients in other countries. Nevertheless, this is very interesting news.
While many people in the SCI community have denounced this latest news as little more than a media stunt, there is more to the story than meets the eye, as the following one hour BBC documentary shows.
Here’s a short video by a quadriplegic injured at the C6 level showing how he accomplishes simple tasks with very limited hand function. My injury level is higher, at the C4 level, but still, provides incentive for me to try to figure out how to use my limited capabilities to the best of my abilities.