This Man Designs an Off-road “wheelchair” So That His Wife Can Go Places She Never Imagined

Many people rely on wheelchairs to get around. There are around 2.7 million wheelchair users in the US. While they obviously serve a crucial purpose, there’s one problematic aspect – standard wheelchairs are restricted to sidewalks. This means that those wanting to get to a wide variety of off-road locations are hugely restricted by this. Not to mention that using a wheelchair across long distances can make your shoulders sore.

But one man, Zack Nelson, has come up with an incredible solution. His wife, Cambry, is paralyzed and uses a wheelchair to get around, meaning she has been restricted to the sidewalk for most of her adult life.

Zack wanted to help her go more places, to find a way to give her a whole new level of freedom. So, he decided to build his very own. The couple wanted to create something that’s quick, light and has a long-range. Unsure if it was going to work, Zach spliced together 2 electric bikes, and built a seat in the middle. Incredibly, it worked!

The couple doesn’t call the creation a wheelchair at all, instead, they simply refer to it as The Rig.

More info: notawheelchair.com | YouTube

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The Rig, it’s available for purchase right now, but here’s why it’s so awesome. “Personally, I love my light blue Rig,” wife Cambry shared in a video demonstrating the product. “We’ve put over a thousand miles on it and it’s taken me places I never in a million years thought I could go, like on a hike to a waterfall in Hawaii or up a canyon on packed snow.”

Yes, it truly is a mode of transportation that is “off-road” and you can even customize it with your favorite color. The “not-a-wheelchair” is a “fully electric, super quiet, accessible bike that can go 12mph with a range of about 10-20 miles,” the website reads. This means it can be used on just about any terrain you can think of – snowy, rocky, even slippery.

Here’s their video introduction of the off-roader

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‘Not-a-Wheelchair’ is fully electric and super quiet

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We wanted to create something affordable and capable and I think we’ve done it,” Jerry shared in the description of his product video. “We hope it brings as many miles of happiness, adventure, and exploration to you as it has done for us. Designing an affordable bike that happens to be accommodating has taken us more than a year and a half. Of course, we plan on building and improving The Rig over the next few years. We welcome all suggestions for improvement.”

While safety is a top priority and the YouTuber has built The Rig with as many safety features as he could, he reminds all users to wear a helmet. If you’re looking to get one of your own, each “not-a-wheelchair” is $4,750 and you can purchase it here.

The accessible bike can go 12mph

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It has a range of 10-20 miles with one battery, and 25-35 miles with two batteries (depending on terrain, the weight of the rider, and weight of the cargo)

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“Our whole goal is to provide something that is capable and affordable”

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It has a rear rack mounting system to hold wheelchairs, coolers, camping gear, or a picnic basket

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‘Not-a-Wheelchair’ was constructed using bike parts, so maintenance and repairs are really easy

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It has an aluminum frame, detachable bumper, and four-inch off-road bike tires

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With the bumper off, ‘Not-a-Wheelchair’ is 5 feet long and 32 inches wide

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Which makes it fit in shortbed pickups with the tailgate up and also Jeeps and Subaru Outbacks

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And can get through most doorways

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Even though it handles most places pretty well

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But it can struggle with loose sand or loose snow, as a bike would

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The recommended weight limit is 225lb

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And the base model with no suspension and one battery costs $3,750

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The Not-A-Wheelchair instantly attracted a ton of attention online

People Share “Unwritten Rules” of the Society That Everyone Should Follow, and Here Are 20 of Them

In order for us to function in a healthy society, there’s a set of unwritten rules we have to follow. Those are one of the things that no school teaches you, and at some point, you have to learn that yourself. Some call them good manners, some call them rules, or maybe just common sense.

However you name it, society has a rule book that ‘forces’ people to behave and be good to one another. In order to do that you have to be aware of these “unwritten rules”. Therefore, today we will share some with you.

One Reddit user asked a question: “What is one ‘unwritten rule’ that you believe everyone should know and follow?” And there were quite some people who shared their wisdom with the internet. People were listing things that should be common knowledge but for some reason aren’t, and it’s about time everyone learned them. Therefore, scroll down below to check out this list of “rules” we compiled for you. And if you know another one that hasn’t been mentioned, make sure to share it with us in the comment section.

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If I show you a picture on my phone, don’t go swiping sideways.- Soft-Problem

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Don’t watch loud videos on your phone at a restaurant. Can’t believe this isn’t common curtesy anymore. –

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If you borrow something, give it back in the same condition.- Ryastor

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If someone is giving you a ride you should be ready at the door before they get there. It’s so rude to have someone waiting on you when they are doing you a favor by picking you up. –Thatweirdboringdude

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Let us get off the lift/train before you try to barge on ffs – Melassia

7.

The last one to go to bed has to turn the light off. –Rebeca2277

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When you have a complaint with a retail store or business, please remember that the person you are speaking too (or yelling at sadly) is just the one that happened to pick up the phone or is standing at the till. they likely have nothing to do with what went wrong and have little sway in what can be done to help. They don’t need to be yelled and screamed at for something they did not do or is under the control of a corporate office/higher up.- sebastianrileyt2

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If someone is wearing headphones and is clearly keeping to themselves, leave them the fuck alone!-

Thetiredregular

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Put the shopping cart back where it GOES! –brock0124

11.

If you want to go for a hike and listen to music, come with earphones or headphones. Don’t blast loud music. – AgeOfWomen

12.

Quit pissing on public toilet seats. – kpeterson159

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When someone else is paying the bill you shouldn’t order something very pricey (it’s understandable if something expensive is the only thing you are able to eat) –yomomma1000

14.

The “wave” of thank you when someone lets you in while driving in traffic. Its just polite – dishyboii

15.

Double flush if you must. Nobody wants to see your poop crumbs. – jdward01

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Wear deodorant if you are out in public. –kyogre120·

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If someone can’t fix an aspect of their appearance in five minutes or less, don’t mention it.- greentea2727

18.

PERSONAL SPACE (even when not in a pandemic) – keri112493

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