When Army veteran Caleb Cline was training for Afghanistan, never in his wildest dreams did he ever imagine that he would find himself attempting to break a world speed record. Caleb Cline was injured during a training mission en route to Afghanistan, when he injured his spine.
“It just got to the point where I quite literally couldn’t get give my newborn daughter a bath, change diapers, he said he became a quality of life issue.” Looking at the x-ray of Caleb‘s back, you can see what he means.
“So not only am I dealing with some did some herniation and degeneration in my lower back, but I also have scoliosis. Whether that was caused by the incident, I don’t know if that’s exactly the case.”
“My body just decided that was enough you said, so I unfortunately was medically discharged from the army in September 2019.”
Subsequent to that Cline was introduced to the recumbent trike by the Veterans organization “Forgotten Not Gone”. Riding the trike is much better for his back and gave the veteran a new start after the Army.
“For the first time, I find finally felt like I had found my freedom and found something I could actually do for myself, that I could actually control,” he said.
Now Cline has his sights set on a new goal, to break the World Record of riding a recumbent trike in 24 hours. His plan is to ride the bicycle some 500 miles in 24 hours. The route that he will be taking is located along Galleria Drive which is a 7 mile long loop.
Cline says, “to be clear, this is a world record for all recumbent trike riders not the disabled.”
Instead of focusing on disability, which I am 100% permanently disabled to the veterans administration but instead of focusing on the [Dis] part, I like to focus on the ability he said.