Hector Picard is an athlete. He has participated in 4 Ironmans and is a competitive triathlete. He’s also a double amputee. Yet those physical limitations have never kept him from kicking ass and taking names.
A few months ago Hector came onto my radar when he filmed a YouTube video demonstrating how he changes tires with only his feet. He had to learn the technique so he could race, but was using it in this case so that he could pedal unsupported cross country to raise funds for a child whose parents couldn’t afford prosthetics.
I spotted him outside of the Mandalay Convention Hall as the Interbike tradeshow was closing for the evening and asked if I could snap a few pictures of his bike. Take a closer look at his custom setup after the break.
Di2 shifter pods are mounted to an upturned road bar.
This enables Hector to shift using his shoulder without leaving an aero position.
Tucked inside the front triangle is the hydration system.
Both the front and rear brakes are operated by a single lever. They’re setup using a double cam actuated lever, so that the front brake begins grabbing before the rear.
Dual cages in the back for extra hydration….
…and Zipp Carbon wheels for zoom zoom.
Learn more about Hector and support his journey at Don’t Stop Living.