For a seasoned cyclist like Robert Tierce, riding the 60-some-odd miles from his Ridgeland home to Kosciusko may not sound like a Herculean task.
“I used to ride a road bike anywhere from 60 to 70 miles a time, no problem,” he said.
But now, it is quite a feat. Nearly two years ago his right leg was completely paralyzed by a spinal cord injury from a gunshot wound.
Tierce made the jaunt using a recumbent bicycle, which places the rider in a reclining position.