I recently did a shoot with cyclist Liz Hatch for Bicycling Magazine. Liz was gracious enough to come to San Francisco's Chinatown for the shoot even though she was in a pretty bad crash about a week before the shoot. She could barely lift her hand to shake mine when we met. And yet despite knowing she was in agony, I asked her to heave her bike onto her shoulder (yeah, the bad one). Without complaint she obliged, although I did feel bad as I watched her struggle to find a comfortable position for the bike.... hey, you're supposed to suffer for your art, right? Oh wait, it's me that's supposed to suffer... right?
Needless to say Liz is a lot tougher than I am and could probably kick my ass even with her injuries.