Amputee to make over 450 mile biker trek

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POSTED: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 11:22pm

UPDATED: Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 12:51am

Robert Baily of Baton Rouge lost both of his legs below the knee in a tractor accident just days after he bought a bike to ride from Boston to San Francisco.

Five years and two prosthetic legs later, he is back on his bike a ready to hit the road for a similar trek, over 450 miles in the hills of Iowa. Baily says the riding is not just good for his physical health.

"Bicycling especially is a great way to escape the very real depression when you are an amputee," states Baily.

Bailey gives a special thanks to those at Hanger Prosthetics for helping get him get back on the road.

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