Tavian Bryant – 1st Race of the Season -Valley of the Sun Stage RaceTavian Bryant
For the third straight year I kicked off the race season with the Valley of the Sun Stage Race. The race takes place in Phoenix, Arizona and surrounding areas. Leading up to the race I spent time setting goals and thinking about the strategies that would help me perform at a higher level than I did the year before. Last year the conditions were ideal for the entire weekend, which was great. This year we had some wind and that changes things as it relates to the goals that I set. Despite a fairly strong headwind over the course of the three days of racing I am happy to say I was still able to meet or exceed the goals that I set going into the weekend. This tells me that if we would have had ideal weather conditions I would have destroyed the goals I set, which means I am making progress. I’ll spend the next couple weeks resting up and tuning up for the Redlands Bicycle Classic, which takes place mid March. I want to thank my coach, Rick Babington for teaching me so many things and providing me with a customized workout plan that has helped me improve. I also want to thank PossAbilities for providing me with this opportunity to race and gain the experience I need to move closer to the next level.