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BATEC HYBRID 2

 

batec hybrid 2

 


Arly Velasquez (paraplegic, Mexico) is among the top fifteen para-alpine skiers in the world and says that, without a doubt, he feels best in the mountains and the snow: "There’s nothing like the feeling of being in the mountains, alone, totally free. And if I could choose, on the slopes at Park City, in Canada.”

But, then again, Arly is passionate about all sorts of sports. So, he came in second nationally in para-rowing and wants to compete in the World Championship in France as well as preparing for the upcoming Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. In fact, he just got back from Gabirate (Italy), where he was training and competed in the First International Regatta. He is also crazy about competitive handbiking, in which he was the national champion from 2009 to 2014.

 

i ve been born three times and in this third life i want to bring the batec handbikes to all of my people

 

As we don’t yet have a distributor in Mexico, Arly came to visit us a few months ago to buy a Batec add-on handbike. At first he was interested in the manual handbike but from the moment he tried the BATEC ELECTRIC, they’ve been inseparable. “I love my Batec. I don’t let it out of my sight. It’s like my girlfriend, but gives me total freedom. Plus, it lets me rest my shoulders and back, which I work really hard doing sport.”

Happy and extrovert, Arly conveys strength and vitality. This is why he often gives conferences, explaining his experience overcoming his disability in order to teach others with or without disabilities to look within themselves and discover their hidden potential. “I’ve been born three times,” he told us. “The first one it obvious. The second, after the accident. And the third, after a serious back operation. In this third life I have a couple of goals in mind: to bring the Batec handbike to the people of my country and to win an Olympic medal.”

 

i ve been born three times and in this third life i want to bring the batec handbikes to all of my people

 

On this training trip to Italy, Arly has also visited several European cities. About Paris, one of his favourites, he says, “Now I don’t have to look down at the ground all the time. With the Batec handbike I can sightsee like everyone else: looking around, at everything that surrounds me. Paris isn't an accessible city but with the Batec add-on handbike I could get around without problems and didn’t have to depend on the metro. It was fantastic.”

 

i ve been born three times and in this third life i want to bring the batec handbikes to all of my people

 

During his stop in Barcelona on his way back to Mexico, Arly visited us to pick up a BATEC RAPID, the Batec Special Edition designed for those who love speed. If he did 700 km in just two months with his BATEC ELECTRIC, we can't wait to hear how many he does with the Rapid!

 

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