Dec 192013

What if you liked to drive fast? And what if you couldn’t drive at all? What if the most exciting part of any trip was when you tried to negotiate your power chair onto the EZ-LOK system on the floor of your van?

Well, that’s basically my situation. But I do have a few advantages. I have a power wheelchair. It doesn’t go really fast, but I usually can catch up to most of the pedestrians on the sidewalk. More importantly, I have a GoPro camera that I can strap to my head or mount on the chair. And I have A brand-new iMac with Logic Pro X for manipulating sound and creating music plus Final Cut Pro X for editing video. Put it altogether, and what might be the result?

You are about to find out, provided you click on the video link below. It only lasts a minute and half, but it might give you a whole new idea of what life in an assisted living community could be like.

I call it Huntington Raceway Lap. You will see why.


  12 Responses to “A Need for Speed.”

  1. I love that you can still be so funny! I had to move my husband’s chair last week, so I sat down and pushed the joystick. Nearly crushed my foot on the cabinet I ran into before I remembered that I could back up. Power chairs are not for the untrained!

  2. Hi Mike, I share with you the car-centric consciousness of someone who grew up in the midwest and had a parent or close friend in the car industry. It sure does stick with you.

    As usual, your technical skills are impressive and always evolving. I loved your race.

    Dottie and I hope you have family and friends to be with over the holidays. I always feel close to you, but that’s made possible to the largest extent by your uncanny skills with portraying your life via the internet.

    Merry Christmas and love, Stanley and Dottie

  3. Mike, I am not sure how people understand how amazing this is. I make tons on movies using iMovie, not near as complex as final cut or such. Not accounting for the great concepts. The editing and shooting skills you have are unbelievable.

    Thanks for sharing.


  4. Go Mike!

  5. Weeeeee! It was like being on a roller coaster! Next you can tske us all on a trip to Scripps Clinic?!!

    • Jessica, to simulate a trip to Scripps clinic I would need to record at a very high frame rate and then playback in extreme slow motion.

  6. Fabulous Mike, I can only add: pedestrians be aware!!

    • Simply wish to say your article is as astonishing. The clarity in your publish is just spectacular and that i could suppose you are an expert in this subject. Well together with your permission let me to snatch your RSS feed to keep up to date with impending post. Thanks a million and please carry on the rewarding work.

    • Maria Luisa – Me han gustado mucho las fotos, son muy originales. No he visto ninguna foto de novios tan espectaculares y además están guapísimos los dos.

  7. Wow you really made me laugh ! Your just like my sister was she also made lemonade out of lemons. She could find it funny, being in a wheelchair,

    Thanks, Janice

  8. R u ok? No updates for almost a month?

  9. Wow, Mike. As always you are an inspiration. That was so real I’m car sick now.

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