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Gold Coast World Championships Series – The 2018 Finals

Gold Coast World Championships Series – The 2018 Finals Gidday mates, as they say here in Australia. I raced Worlds on the beautiful state of Queensland, where they have a slogan, “beautiful one day, perfect the next.” Now my 4th year racing in the land of cangurus, thanks to my dear PossAbilities. I arrived a couple days earlier and stayed with Team Brazil in a state of the art training center that had it all: cafeteria, Olympic pool, running track, massage, physiotherapist, [...]

Category: Andre BarbieriTags: , , , , , Comments: 0Post Date: September 18, 2018

First Ride Back in the Handcycle

It’s been just about two years since I’ve been able to ride/train in a handcycle. As I continue to reach my peak and push boundaries, I’m constantly trying to train in all different areas. I’m beyond grateful to be able to train with some of my teammates. Zimri, Alfonso, and I had a great training ride along the Santa Ana River Trail from San Bernardino to Riverside and back. We even did a bonus climb up Mt. Rubidoux in [...]

Coast to Coast

Feeling excited and blessed to able to race a few more times this year before my season is over.  Thanks to God.  I am able to continue and pursue my passion with faith, hard work, and dedication.  After taking a short break on my return from USA Cycling Para Road Race & Time Trial National Championships on June 13 & 14 at Augusta, Ga. where I raced against some of the best in Nation and in the company of World [...]

Work Hard, Work Smart

As competitive athletes, we are constantly striving to be stronger, faster, and better. We train 5-6 days a week and are often pushing our bodies harder and harder to achieve the results we want. When I first got into handcycling, I thought that the more miles I put on the bike, the faster I would be. I was doing 40-60 miles a day, every day. What I learned, with the help of my coach, was that this was not [...]

Category: Christopher Sproule, PossAbilitiesComments: 0Post Date: September 4, 2018

Summer Vacation is over, now it’s time to return to racing!! Team PossAbilities heats up the competition at the August Piru TT! By: Jenna Rollman

After enjoying a wonderful vacation in July exploring the natural beauty of Mammoth Mountain and North Lake Tahoe it was time to transition back into a competitive mindset and resume a more structured training regimen for the remainder of the summer. I hadn’t raced at all since the conclusion of the Paracycling National Championships in Georgia so my coach and I thought it would be a good idea to gauge my current fitness by going out to the Piru [...]

Swimmer’s Blog

I went to the Dallas Cowboys training camp in Oxnard during the summer swim break. When my family told them that I was a U.S. Paralympic swimmer, I was able to meet with several of the players. I talked with, got autographs from, and took pictures with the kicker, punter, long snapper and all of the running backs. I was very fortunate to get a picture with Ezekiel Elliott. (Don’t worry,the crutches aren’t mine). He was extremely nice and friendly. Go [...]

Category: Jared Abramovitch, PossAbilitiesComments: 0Post Date: August 31, 2018

When is the Off Season?

Many people have often asked me when my off-season is? My answer…never! I have two seasons…the racing season and the training season. If you are not working hard in the training season then you will not have the results you want in the racing season. I always get a nervous feeling in my stomach during the training season when I think that someone may be doing more than me or working harder than me. If they are working harder [...]

Category: Christopher Sproule, PossAbilitiesComments: 0Post Date: August 20, 2018

Paracycling National Championships, Augusta Georgia – Road Race

The National Championships in Augusta Georgia began with a roller coaster like road race course that took place on Fort Gordon army base. Fort Gordon was established in 1941 and now specializes in cyber security and warfare. In the Vietnam era Fort Gordon was used for Army airborne infantry. I couldn’t help but think my Dad could have been there at one point throughout his time in the Army. My Dad spent a good portion of his four years [...]

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Swimmer’s Blog

The yearly swim season is winding down. The USA Swimming teams have a couple of weeks off, but not before one last swim meet. Here I am competing at a local meet. I am in Lane 4, getting ready for my start and diving off the block for one of my races. Had another good meet, with good times. Can’t wait for practices to start up in a couple of weeks. 😀

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