Aiken Army Veteran prepares for Boston Bike Ride

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Aiken Army veteran Daniel Smith puts on his helmet as he preps for a bike ride at the North Augusta Greenway path in Riverview Park in North Augusta, South Carolina on Wednesday, September 4, 2013. Smith suffered a broken back and spinal nerve blocks during a roadside bomb explosion in Iraq in 2006 but his life changed in 2008 after attending a Soldier Ride event in Ft. Bragg, N.C and he said he rides at the greenway three times a week. Sara Caldwell/staff
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Aiken Army veteran Daniel Smith unloads his adaptive bicycle at the North Augusta Greenway path in Riverview Park in North Augusta, South Carolina on Wednesday, September 4, 2013. Sara Caldwell/staff
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Daniel Smith checks the pressure of his tires before going on a ride at the North Augusta Greenway path in Riverview Park in North Augusta, South Carolina on Wednesday, September 4, 2013. Sara Caldwell/staff
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Aiken Army veteran Daniel Smith fixes his headrest as he bikes through a parking lot, toward the path, at the North Augusta Greenway path in Riverview Park in North Augusta, South Carolina on Wednesday, September 4, 2013. Sara Caldwell/staff
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Aiken Army veteran Daniel Smith (left) jokes to Barbara (right) and Richard Harper (center) saying "Does he think I look like 'Meals on Wheels?'" as their dog Buck walks with them down the trail as Smith cycles at the North Augusta Greenway path in Riverview Park in North Augusta, South Carolina on Wednesday, September 4, 2013. Sara Caldwell/staff
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Aiken Army veteran Daniel Smith smiles for a portrait with his patriotic helmet reflector and mirror as the mouth of a trail at the North Augusta Greenway path in Riverview Park in North Augusta, South Carolina on Wednesday, September 4, 2013. Sara Caldwell/staff
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Aiken Army veteran Daniel Smith preps his adaptive bicycle for a ride at the North Augusta Greenway path in Riverview Park in North Augusta, South Carolina on Wednesday, September 4, 2013. Sara Caldwell/staff
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An American Flag is seen in the spokes of the wheel to Aiken Army veteran Daniel Smith adaptive bicycle at the North Augusta Greenway path in Riverview Park in North Augusta, South Carolina on Wednesday, September 4, 2013. Sara Caldwell/staff
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Aiken Army veteran Daniel Smith adjusts his speakers so he can listen to music as he preps for his bicycle ride at the North Augusta Greenway path in Riverview Park in North Augusta, South Carolina on Wednesday, September 4, 2013. Sara Caldwell/staff
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Aiken Army veteran Daniel Smith smiles at Barbara and Richard Harper as they say goodbye after a brief chat about why he's in his adaptive bicycle at the North Augusta Greenway path in Riverview Park in North Augusta, South Carolina on Wednesday, September 4, 2013. Sara Caldwell/staff
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Aiken Army veteran Daniel Smith's reflection is seen in a mirror on the handlebars of his bicycle as he preps for a ride at the North Augusta Greenway path in Riverview Park in North Augusta, South Carolina on Wednesday, September 4, 2013. Sara Caldwell/staff

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