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he could tell whenever he was near a "cow farm." The ride halts for about 15 minutes each hour so the interpreters can describe what they see.
Michael Paul, a Sioux Falls lawyer who serves as the honorary consul for the Royal Norwegian Consulate for South Dakota, had Adidas Los Angeles Toddler
Vik took up bike riding as an adult when his eyesight finally faded completely, and his physician urged him to be active, rather than stay home in isolation. He had met Helen Keller in 1957, and the deaf blind American woman was an inspiration to him as well.
"The king gave him a medal of honor and he had lunch with the king and queen in their castle. We could call him Sir Harald Vik."
Vik, 71, who was born deaf and began losing his sight at the age of 10, had just started his travels that were to end tonight in Mitchell. Instead, he has been hospitalized at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls with a broken pelvis and injured left arm and leg.
In the interview, Vik said he enjoyed the ride from Brookings to Sioux Falls. His sense of smell is strong, and Adidas Neo Men Shoes
Police said a 70 year old man from Sioux Falls was driving the Jeep. The crash is being reconstructed, and possible charges will be determined later. Alcohol or drugs were not involved in the crash.
"I cannot recognize corn fields because they have no smell," Vik said through an interpreter.
heard of Vik's upcoming visit to Sioux Falls and learned more information this week.
"In Norway, (Vik) is quite a Adidas Primeknit Boots Fs big inspiration and not only there but for deaf people all over the country," Loekaas said in an interview before the five men set off.
were struck by a car while riding a tandem bicycle north on Marion Road near Madison Street Friday, Aug 22, 2014. Vik, a blind and deaf Norwegian was on a multi day ride from Brookings to Lincoln, Neb.(Photo: Elisha Page Argus Leader)
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"Now I have a lot of experiences," said Vik.
Interpreter, Robert Skarsbakk looks around while kneeling over Harald Vik, 71 after Vik and interpreter, Torben Loekaas Adidas Neo Lite Racer Junior
Interpreter Torben Loekaas, 40, a native of Norway, and Vik, riding a tandem bike, were riding with traffic northbound on Marion Road near Madison Avenue when they were struck from behind by a 2006 Jeep Liberty.
Harald Vik, a blind and deaf Norwegian who is revered in his home country and elsewhere as an inspiration to others with disabilities, was struck by a car in Sioux Falls mid morning while on a tandem bicycle.
Harald Vik, 71, (in back) rides a tandem bicycle with his interpreter, Torben Loekaas west on 41st Street Friday, Aug 22, 2014. Vik, who is from Norway and blind and deaf was on a multi day ride from Brookings to Lincoln, Neb when he was stuck by a car while northbound on Marion Road near Madison Street later Friday morning. Vik and his companions had bicycled from Brookings to Sioux Falls on Thursday.
Vik, who was riding at the tandem bike's rear, travels with three interpreters. Loekaas was walking around shortly after the accident police say he had minor injuries.
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Vik's destination was Lincoln, Neb., where he has relatives. He had intended to arrive there in one week.
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