Tavian Bryant – Living the Dream

It has been an amazing month. 7 races over a 10 day period in 2 different states. I made my first trip to Wisconsin to race in the Tour of America’s Dairyland. The Tour of America’s Dairyland featured four straight days of racing four criterium courses in four different cities around southeastern Wisconsin. A criterium is a circuit race on a closed course in which we complete several laps over a 30 to 35 minute time period. I really [...]

Tavian Bryant – The Journey to 40 and Beyond

This whole journey started about 5 years ago. I had been in a wheelchair for 18 years at this point. I was out of shape and needed to do something about it. I also wanted to get out there and feel myself in the wind as I did before, riding bikes and motorcycles in my youth. I bought a handcycle shortly after my injury, and I rode it from time to time. However, it mostly [...]

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 [...]

Baby Stella is here!!!

Greetings! Words can’t describe the happiness that filled our hearts with the arrival of Stella Barbieri. She came right on the due date, can you believe that?! Everything went well, although there were some nerve wrecking moments during labor, and leading up to it was long and painful. But that’s how it is, right Mothers? Congrats to all of you that endure this, it’s quite a feat. We men salute you! My days are spent now helping mom, drooling over the baby, [...]

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Paratriathlon Worlds Finals, Rotterdam – Netherlands September 15th, 2017

Aloha fellow Team PossAbilities supporters and enthusiasts! Today we’re here to report about the Finals in Rotterdam. Everything about that race was tough: the weather, the course, the competitors. It was the same usual suspects, with varying degrees of disability (and unfairness in some cases as we know). After a smooth 10 hour flight from LAX to Amsterdam, I met with Team Brazil in the airport and we drove to Rotterdam. Beautiful 2 hour drive through green fields, a lot of [...]

World Paratriathlon Series Canada 2017

Hello friends of Team PossAbilities! Once again I found myself in Edmonton, in the beautiful state of Alberta, Canada, for some hot racing action. It really takes a village to prime an athlete, it doesn’t happen overnight, and I am so grateful to have these opportunities! Weather was amazing and I was feeling good with my perfomance, had a good run at the end and battled hard to finish 5th. Honestly, frustration is taking over, but I am not gonna give up. [...]

Category: Andre Barbieri, NewsComments: 0Post Date: September 3, 2017

Annual Wheelchair Drive

Loma Linda University PossAbilities to host wheelchair and walker collection drive LOMA LINDA, CA – Sept. 28, 2012 – Loma Linda University PossAbilities is hosting a wheelchair and walker collection drive to benefit Joni and Friends Wheels for the World. Drop off any new or used non-electric wheelchairs, canes or walkers between 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, at the PossAbilities office, 25455 Barton Rd., Suite 109A, Loma Linda, Calif. 92354. Electric wheelchairs cannot be accepted due to [...]

Category: NewsComments: 0Post Date: September 18, 2012

Overcoming Challenges

Physically-challenged athletes will compete alongside their able-bodied counterparts – and raise much-needed funds along the way – at the upcoming Loma Linda University PossAbilities Triathlon. About 600 athletes are expected to participate in the Loma Linda University PossAbilities Triathlon, presented by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, a 5k run/walk/roll and kids’ triathlon set for April 29, at Loma Linda University Drayson Center. The triathlon celebrates its 10th year, and its first year as a fundraising event that will benefit [...]

Category: NewsComments: 0Post Date: April 25, 2012

10th Anniversary PossAbilities Triathlon

Register Online – http://www.active.com/running/loma-linda-ca/10th-anniversary-possabilities-triathlon-2012 Date: Sunday, April 29, 2012 @ 7:00 AM Address Loma Linda Drayson Center 25040 Stewart St Loma Linda, CA Registration Closing Date Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 11:59 PM PST Brief Description **Course will be the same as last year** Adult Tri: 3.1 mile run, 11 mile bike, 150 yard swim. 5K: 3.1 miles Kids TRI: 1/2 mile run and bike, 25 yard swim. $3000 total prize purse for CHALLENGED ATHLETES. Early packet pickup Drayson Center soccer field 4/28/12 from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. ADULTS Day of event, registration opens [...]

Category: NewsComments: 4Post Date: April 23, 2012