Alfonso Garibay

Feeling better thanks to God

After three months since my last race and two months off from any serious or consistant training due to health issues. Thanks to God I was able to race yesterday at Piru 20k ITT. I did not beat my fastest time of 34:28 but got a 3rd personal best time of 35:37. My new handcycle ran great thanks to my sponsor PossAbilities at LLUMC I have the new CarbonBike. Teammate Brett Richards had a great personal best time of [...]


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Recovery

Recovery has taken longer than I expected. It has been a very difficult and depressing couple of months from having to miss Nationals and other races, seeing my race conditioning and all around fitness diminish due to focusing on recovery and doing very little to anything else, finding out my younger sister has cancer and is now in chemo therapy, and other health issues with family members.  But thanks to God I now am starting to feel better. I [...]


Category: Alfonso GaribayComments: 0Post Date: July 27, 2019

Be thankful to God for your health

I spent a week in the hospital in an ICU unit starting June 3rd and thru my birthday. I went to Loma Linda ER via ambulance. In almost 28years of spinal cord injury besides the initial injury. I have never felt anything this severe to the point where I could almost do nothing. I was admitted to hospital and later diagnosed with severe case of labyrinthitis with nystagmus due to inner ear inflammation with no actual cause determined. They [...]


Category: Alfonso GaribayComments: 0Post Date: June 15, 2019

17th Annual PossAbilities Adult and Kids of all Abilities Triathlon

                I look forward to participating in this beautiful event every year April 28th 2019 was the 17th Annual PossAbilities Triathlon. This was my third year racing in and either winning first or second place in team relay. No matter how hard I am training for my race season whether I am training for PossAbilities Paracycle Race Series at Redlands Bicycle Classic stage race or USA Paracycling Nationals. I always welcome the challenge of working the triathlon into my training [...]


Alfonso’s 2019 PossAbilities ParaCycle Race Series.

Another great PossAbilities Para-Cycling Race Series. I earned 4th place in Stage 1 the Time Trial, only being bested by racers who are in Team USA Ryan Pinney, Brandon Lyons, and David Randall who currently have superior equipment and World Cup racing experience I earned 4th place in Stage 2 the 25 mile Circuit Road Race, only being bested by racers who are in Team USA Ryan Pinney, Brandon Lyons, and David Randall who currently have superior equipment and World [...]


Valley Of The Sun Stage Race 2019

Valley of The Sun 2019 stage race results. I earned 3rd place over all in H-3 category, it was and honor and really fun racing with Team USA members, PVA Racing, and everyone else who showed up. Always a great time racing with friends and fellow athletes who are awesome. Team PossAbilities represented well. We started out strong in Stage 1 the Individual Time Trial. I earned 3rd  place against Ryan Pinney who earned 1st. and Brandon Lyons who earned 2nd. Teammate Brett Richards put in a [...]


Looking forward to continued success in 2019

Grateful and honored to have been selected again to be part of Loma Linda University Team PossAbilites as a sponsored athlete. This will be my second year with the team as handcyclist in H-3 category. I had a great 2018 racing season thanks to the support from Team PossAbilites. I would like to give special thanks to Cotie Williams, Pedro Payne, Maria Garcia and my cycling coach Rick Babington. Looking forward to another great year with the team and [...]


Fiesta Island Time Trial Champion Alfonso Garibay

I closed out my racing season on Sunday October 14th 2018 by earning the Fiesta Island 20k Individual Time Trial Series Championship in the challenged athletes category which includes cyclist’s that pedal with their legs not just arm powered handcyclist’s like me. The series consisted of 5 races thru out the year. I raced in all of them not an easy thing to do considering other races in and out of the state of California where I live, life commitments, [...]


Pensacola Cycling Classic 3rd place overall H-3 Alfonso Garibay

Pensacola Cycling Classic on September 14-15 was my last stage race for my racing season. I was  my first time doing Pensacola Cycling Classic stage race and considering the level of competition that showed up to race. I am very pleased with my performance despite having made a few mistakes all the hard work and effort I put into my training kicked in and I performed just as I had trained. Mechanical issues and all. The first race was [...]


Relentless Pursuit 23.3mph average speed on 20k TimeTrial: Alfonso Garibay, Jr.

Thanks to God, hard work, dedication, and more hard work I had a great Time Trial at Fiesta Island on September, 9 2018. One of my sisters and one of my nephews came to watch me smash my Personal Record and put in a new Personal Record time of 32:03 that is thirty two minutes and three seconds with an average speed of 23.3mph on the 20k Individual Time Trial at Fiesta Island in the beautiful city of San [...]