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Post Season!!!

When I was typing this post out earlier today I realized how much I could say about what happens once post season arrives. First, it's a time to reflect on things I can improve on for next season. I can modify training specified around the terrain of next year's races, change/replace equipment, think about getting more sleep and less work, and dialing in the training/nutrition to promote better recovery and performance. It's all about progression. Second, designing my classes...

World Cup 1 Ostend Belgium

The world cups are back and this year will be my second year attending this event and I was hoping more experience would come with better results. The first world cup would be held in Ostende Belgium which was primarily a flat course and suits what I do best which is flat and fast time trials. Last year at this event I had my best race ever as far as a...

The importance of a good coach

Hi guys,  Today I’d like to share something that is often top of my mind: the difference that it makes having a good coach. It’s probably very good on every sport, and life.  With snowboarding, it’s a HUGE part of my improvement —a game changer. My coach, Mancha, is from Portugal and is also their National team’s coach. Honored to have had his company in many snow trips / races.  It means I have a one on one coach most of my rides,...

Grateful for new opportunity!!!

The season has ended with a national championship victory in the time trial and road race in Chattanooga, TN. I am happy with how I performed but wish I had more appropriate gearing with a 12% grade hill on slick pavement. After returning home I was already planning out next season. The new season is many months away but the next two seasons are what counts in selection towards Paris 2024. The current goals for 2023 are to get top...

The Beijing Winter Paralympic Games 2022

(Preface: My post in March simply vanished from the blog; I’m re-doing this since I haven’t shared my Beijing experience. ——————————————————“You only get one life, and I’m fortunate to still have mine.”We did it guys, I am officially a Paralympian:)))It was about 2 weeks of pure magic and fun moments lived in China. Of course, with the nerves & anxiety & expectations that come with racing as well —all expected. The training camp prior to the Games was crucial, and...

World Championships Bound!!!

This is my first post with Team PossAbilities and I couldn't be more excited. I'm relatively new to handcycling but not to international sport. The much younger version of myself has been to the Paralympics twice and earned two gold medals in wheelchair basketball. In 2017 I decided to see what was possible in handcycling. While I earned a few international medals I missed the Tokyo 2020 games by one spot. I am a firm believer that each individual...

2022 Redlands Classic

Finally after a 2 year hiatus because of covid the Redlands Classic race was a full go for 2022. Being that this is the only race that my family and friends can see me race in I was so happy to be racing in Redlands again. Also the handcycle portion of this race is made possible by Team PossAbilities so i always want a put on a good showing for my sponsor. For me...

Multi Sports Brought Me Here

Hello fellas,I was thinking these past few weeks how I got where I am and how I’m grateful for everything I’ve done, and everyone that help me get here. My trajectory in snowboarding was much shorter than it had been in triathlon, but it was not by chance or out of nowhere. It took work to get there. Just as it took work to get where I got in triathlon, and one thing lead to the other. It takes passion....

U.S. Paracycling Open

3rd place finish Men's H3 podium The U.S. Paracycling Open is back again in 2022 and I was excited to see if I could duplicate the success, I was able to have in 2021. The race dates are April 8-10 with a race on each day. A team relay on the 8th, time trial on the 9th and finally the road race on the 10th. Being in...

U.S. Paracycling National Team

2021 proved to be a great year for me winning 3 national titles and be selected to my first paracycling world championships but there was still one thing left on my list that I had not yet achieved. Ever since I began racing competitively in 2012 one of my main goals was to be a member of the U.S.A. paracycling national team. I've always wanted the chance to represent my country...