Swimmer’s Blog

I know I’ve been a bit quiet lately. I’ve been at the pool practicing, practicing, practicing. 🏊‍♂️🏊‍♀️🏊‍♂️ Attended the Angel City Games at UCLA a few weeks ago and cam3 away with 3 First Place ribbins.😀

Category: PossAbilitiesComments: 0Post Date: July 10, 2019

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 [...]

PossAbilities Represented at Nexus Endurance Training Camp

In April, I had an opportunity to spend a week in Tucson, Arizona, with fellow handcyclists who are being coached by the coaching staff at NEXUS Endurance.  It was a week of tough training and evalaution with some great athletes in weather that could not have been more perfect.  Most days were spent riding in the morning and afternoon followed by an educational session after a group dinner.  It is so interesting how much I continue to learn about [...]

Category: Christopher Sproule, PossAbilitiesComments: 0Post Date: June 10, 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 [...]

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 [...]

Tavian Bryant – Creative Training

I’m definitely keeping the training rides interesting this season. From Long Beach to Fresno to Los Angeles and Atascadero. Completing marathons as training keeps it interesting and fun. I’ve completed 36 marathons so far, and I’m on my way to completing 1000 marathon miles. I remember when marathons were the primary focus. Once I discovered the world of competitive paracycling that all changed. I am now focused on achieving success competing in the strongest paracycling fields in the country. [...]

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Tavian Bryant – Redlands Bicycle Classic 2019

I had a lot of fun racing in the Redlands Bicycle Classic. It’s an event I look forward to every year. I’ve competed in this event for three years in a row. This event forces me to bring my best every year because the competition is always fierce. A few of the courses changed this year, and day 1 was a very challenging course with a steep hill climb to the finish. The day 2 course was familiar [...]

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Swimmer’s Blog

A few weeks ago, temperatures in the 30’s 🥶 Last week, temperatures in the 40’s and raining 🌧 Today, temperature in the 50’s and a bit of sun. 🌞 Can wait for next week! 😁

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Five Tips for Flying with your Handcycle

Always travel with a doorstop in your carry on bag. When lugging a handcycle around an airport or hotel, I don’t know how many times I’ve found myself needing to prop a door open so I can get myself and my handcycle through it.  A doorstop is a cheap and simple solution to this common problem. Always break your handcycle down and travel with it in a protective case. While, it’s easier to maneuver and travel with a bubble wrapped [...]

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Law Enforcement Torch Run Speech

The Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) is the largest public awareness vehicle and grass-roots fundraiser for Special Olympics. Known honorably as Guardians of the Flame, law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the “Flame of Hope” into the Opening Ceremony of local competitions, and into Special Olympics State, Provincial, National, Regional and World Games. Annually, almost 110,000 dedicated and compassionate law enforcement members carry the “Flame of Hope,” symbolizing courage and celebration of diversity uniting communities around the globe.  This past year, I was asked [...]

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