Stories from the road…or sidewalk as the case may be…

Where I’m going, I don’t need roads, only sidewalks…

I spend a lot of time in the FENX 4.0; my mornings/early afternoons on the weekends are generally reserved for field testing the range of the FENX 4.0, seeing how far I can take it, trying to negotiate it’s limits and trying to push the envelope a little bit each time I take it out for a spin.  As often happens while I am out driving/testing, I meet people interested in the FENX 4 who often ask questions about it.  Sometimes I will meet people who actually have a real need for the FENX 4 or something like it.

Three weeks ago I I found myself chased down by two different photographers around the Chinatown area of Washington, DC; one was Matt Dunn and the other Ed Callender.  You will see some of their work on this blog as I continue to write and post pictures.

Two weeks ago at Union Station I met a family who was on vacation here in Washington, D.C. as part of a three week RV tour of the east coast of the United States.  The Dad, Mom, and three boys hailed from Israel actually.  The father was in a wheelchair and the mother was in a scooter.   As I began to talk with them, and explain the story of the FENX 4, their countianence changed, a glimmer of hope in their eyes; that one day they could abandon chairs and scooters for something else, something with greater capibilities – something like the FENX 4.

Yesterday, I met a man in a wheelchair who is a quadriplegic with limited use of his arms and hands.  We talked for an hour about life with a handicap and the FENX 4; specifily on how it might be adapted for folks with different disabilities.  This is what the FENX 4 was built for, to expierament in how to best give people hope and dignity through mobility.

Today, I met Senator Sam Brownback, almost by accident.  He was enjoying the national mall with two of his kids and they were rather enamored with it.  So I stopped to talk with the kids and answer questions while at a crosswalk and he started talking and asking questions.  Before too long there was a crowd of about 20 people all around asking questions and taking pictures.  Needless to say I missed my chance to cross when the light changed.  It was neat to meet one of my pro-life heroes though.

FENX IV - Canopy up - angled - HOPE

Riding Towards Eternity,


Photo Credit:  Matt Dunn

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About Aaron

Author, Speaker, and Super Nerd. Aaron Welty speaks and writes regularly connecting the dots of life, faith, and science fiction. Originally from Michigan, he now lives and works in the Washington, D.C. Metro area.

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