When he was in his 20s Matt Gilman lost his sight due to diabetes, but that hasn’t stopped him from riding trials — and maybe even more remarkably, working as a bike mechanic. His story is an incredible one, so we sat down with Matt to talk about his approach to riding; how he manages to ride by feel; his career as a bike mechanic and how he adapted to doing that blind; and a whole lot more.
TOPICS & TIMES:
- Matt’s biking background (0:41)
- Vision loss & getting back on a bike (4:25)
- Blind trials & riding by feel (23:46)
- Mechanic work (37:18)
- Matt’s Big Idea (50:17)