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post #1 of 9 Old Feb 14th, 2007, 11:36 am Thread Starter
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Maybe I have not been around enough, but several times this winter I have seen a guy riding around down here with handicap license plates on his bike - and yes it has only two wheels. It is a H-D with North Carolina plates. I didn't know there was such a thing as handicap plates for standard bikes. The only thing remotely unique about the bike is a rather large rider backrest.

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Maybe I have not been around enough, but several times this winter I have seen a guy riding around down here with handicap license plates on his bike - and yes it has only two wheels. It is a H-D with North Carolina plates. I didn't know there was such a thing as handicap plates for standard bikes. The only thing remotely unique about the bike is a rather large rider backrest.
I have a friend who has a handicap plate on his GS. You'd never be able to tell from the way he rides (FAST), but he doesn't have a right leg below the knee....

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We have one in our building. He can hold up a bike just fine, but just can't walk very far due to his condition.

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We have one in our building. He can hold up a bike just fine, but just can't walk very far due to his condition.
Exactly what I was thinking. Some handicapping conditions aren't visible, even when the person is walking around -- heart conditions, for example.

Now on the other hand, how I really wanted to reply was: He's on a HD, so isn't the handicap plate issued automatically?

Please, no flames -- it's a JOKE.

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Yep. I have a friend with 'em on his bike. He has half a left foot and an artifical leg below the knee on the right. Oh, and he only has 1 eye. His nickname is Popeye!


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Exactly what I was thinking. Some handicapping conditions aren't visible, even when the person is walking around -- heart conditions, for example.

Now on the other hand, how I really wanted to reply was: He's on a HD, so isn't the handicap plate issued automatically?

Please, no flames -- it's a JOKE.
I don't understand most handicap plates. Most disease processes are improved with exercise including heart conditions. I think MDs give them out on request for fear of losing a patient to another MD. I see them regularly at the gym???

You rarely see anyone in a wheelchair use them and wasn't that the idea??
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You rarely see anyone in a wheelchair use them and wasn't that the idea??
It's just an international symbol.

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Not that uncommon. My best friend has one. He has a back that was broken in 6 places in the army. Some days, he's fine. Some days not so good. His bike is comfy enough to ride, but the walking gets to him sometimes.

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I have a "trick" knee from an old injury. Most of the time I am fine and can ride, ski, gym etc. And other times, I am in need af crutches, knee brace, and losts of Ibuprofen..I have a handicap sticker for my car when I have to park and there is no psces available excfept the "H" ones and only when I am not well.

We all know what the alternative is...
70 years and still doing whatever..

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