A Needed Lift
I wrote to several hotel and travel entities about this problem [“An End to Too-High Hotel Beds?” November 2017] a few years ago but did not get a response. We stayed at a Hyatt Vacation Club property a few years ago. The bed was so high that my husband, a C6-7 quad, had no chance of getting into it. I called the front desk and they came and removed the four-post bed frame, and then used the original bed frame. That solved the problem. I can’t believe the high-end resort in Hawaii didn’t have that option. Good luck to you with this product!
Bed Requirements Would Help
The PHRAME lift is a practical solution to a real problem [“An End to Too-High Hotel Beds?”]. With hotels, I always ensure that beds in designated accessible rooms not be platformed, precisely so a Hoyer or other lift can be utilized. It’s frustrating that every other similar element is assigned a height or other “scoping” requirement, but not beds.
How easy is it to access your penis for cathing? [“GlideWear Skin Protection Underwear is Shear Genius,” November 2017]. I can see a slight opening in the picture, but it seems a little tight and I can imagine a wrestling match trying to access that area.
Our writer responds: The width of the fly opening on size large Glidewear shorts is 5.25 inches, which is 1.25 inches wider than on standard underwear. And since the opening is horizontal rather than vertical, it makes cathing easier than standard underwear. — Bob Vogel
Flexrim a Winner
The Flexrims are great [“Pushrim Options for Better Performance,” November 2017]. You can push using only your thumb, and you don’t need to grip the rim. The concern is that the rubber pushrim usually only lasts about a year, and then gets thin or disconnects from the rim. The good news is that you can send them to Flexrim, and they will return a like-new wheel for $100.
Richard St. Denis