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A versatile cutie that’ll be just at home on pavement as it is off-road; you’ll keep it forever. Surly Straggler 2014, $1,775 Throw a can of something delicious into the cupholder of this glam, bargain-priced cruiser. Read More
Despite her passion for swimming, it was never Nadya Vessey's dream to be a mermaid. She started swimming after losing her first leg when she was seven, and continued to swim competitively after the second was amputated at the age of sixteen. Vessey picked herself back up on two prosthetic legs and, unlike many Disney fans, didn't give in to any mermaid fantasies. She's used these legs for decades, until now that she's received some assistance from Peter Jackson's Weta Workshop. Read More
    The word 'superwoman' is thrown around way too often, but here's an athlete who completely deserves the description. Amy Palmiero-Winters is a 37-year-old mother of two, coach, mentor, and became a below-the-knee amputee as the result of a motorcycle accident in 1994. Now, she's made history.On January 1st, she became the first female athlete with a prosthetic leg to win the title in a race. And it wasn't any old race either.  Starting at 9 a.m. on December 31, 2009 and finishing at 9 a.m. Read More
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