• Alex 50km Lahti Champion
    • Wings on wheels

      November 10, 2012

      Lars Taylor was one of the top Canadian juniors, 17th at the 1989 World Championships, until a mountain biking accident left him disabled. After his accident, Lars became fascinated with paragliding, which, unlike hang gliding, allows Lars to pilot his free-flying wing from a sitting position in his wheelchair.

      “When you’re disabled, there’s that element of losing control of your own life,” Lars says. “[Paragliding] is one of the few things in the world that, once I’m in the air, it’s a level playing field.”

      In this short documentary, extreme sports filmmaker Peter “Peru” Chrzanowski captures amazing scenes of Lars Taylor in flight...