By Steve Muse

Photo by Dave Lane

Photo by Dave Lane

APRIL 2004
While lying in my hospital bed recovering from my C7 spinal cord injury, self-pity consumed me, and I had thoughts of suicide. Climbing and mountain biking had been such a part of my life prior to my accident that it defined who I was. But never again would I be able to visit the wild places where I once played, or so I thought. Then, while recovering at Sharp Rehab in San Diego, I started dreamin