Andre Barbieri

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Kendra’s Race: Finishing is winning

Hello my dear readers, Five kilometers on Catalina Island, roughly 3 miles. Wish it would be easier but I'm just getting used to that leg, and running those steep hills with even 2 legs would be hard! But it's done, out of the way! Happy 2 year anniversary for me:) Next event I'm eyeing is here in my adopted hometown of Santa Barbara, Kendra's Race, the UCSB Tri on Saturday March 30. It's a benchmark for me because it will be my...

Catalina Marathon

Alright, here we go again, on to our next adventure! This one might look easy but it's a great challenge for me... I'm running 5km on the Catalina Marathon! This one was Karina's idea, to celebrate her 30th Birthday, AND the 2-year-Anniversary for my accident! It feels great to be alive, I'll tell you that much:) The Running Leg, known as The Blade, has been a tough one to get used to, but in time, I'm growing more confident and getting better...

Palm Springs: check!

On Friday Feb 8th we drove to the desert, excited. From the car it looked fun, super windy, rainy with very low levels of snow -right next to the road, not your typical SoCal day! If we had the event that day it would have been miserable... BUT, the cycling gods decided to grant us a beautiful, crisp, sunny morning with (somewhat) moderate winds - just perfect for cycling! And cycling we did, even our Team Manager Pedro Payne rode with...

The Tour de Palm Springs

Alright! Next weekend, on March 9th we kickstart our year with a 55 mile cycling day around Palm Springs! Team PossAbilities will be well represented, so I'm looking forward to put in those miles! In the picture you can see our good friend Master Mihn creating and fine tuning my cycling leg. Although that thing is a beauty, Mihn didn't like it because "it doesn't match the bike colors!" True, but I'll tell you also that it gets a lot of...

G R A T I T U D E

Greetings my new friends! It is with immense pleasure that I will start updating you on my progress as we move on this amazing campaign called Road 2 Rio! First of all I really would like to acknowledge Team PossAbilities, they are an amazing entity that deserves the best karma in the world. They keep my inspiration and dreams alive, I feel blessed, lucky and honored to be on this Team. Little by little I will fill you in the details of...