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A Week at TeamUSA ParaCycling National Team Camp

Hi Everyone, I wanted to give a brief update on how TeamUSA ParaCycling Team Camp held 24 Feb to 2 Mar in Solvang, CA. This was a great week of riding and team building. We arrived at camp on 24 Feb conducted a shake out ride and got ready for the week to come. We would start our day by being on the bike by 0900 every morning. In the afternoons we would have either team meetings, nutrition, sleep classes, team...

Nationals qualifying race

Tough race! easy mind set couldn't have done it without my sponsor @teampossabilities and the lord and my family who always gives me the strength when I am weak .

Alfonso Hits National Standard at Valley Of The Sun Individual Time Trial

The Relentless pursuit continues. Valley of the Sun Stage Race 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona February14th thru 16th is the first stage race of the year consisting of a time trial, road race, and critirium. It is a good race to test yourself for the race season and prepare mentally and physically for racing to get into full swing and see what adjustments need to be made. National Standard for Team USA this year for Male H-3 is 23.616mph I...

Tokyo Bound!

I have always dreamed about competing in the Olympic Games as a young kid. At that time in my life, I had hoped to compete in soccer. I started playing soccer at the age of four and the rest is history. I fell in love with the sport and knew that soccer was going to be part of my life's purpose. I played all through high school and was recruited to play at a Division Two school in Denver,...

2020 ParaCycling Track World Championships

Hello everyone, I would like to give a recap of my adventure at the 2020 ParaCycling Track World Championships. First I would like to say the week could have gone better but I am happy with my performance. We suffered a loss in my family with the unexpected passing of my Uncle. This was extremely difficult for me. I was told of his passing on Tuesday 28 January. The week for me then became a mental struggle as I wanted...

Alpine Race Camp

Gidday fellow readers, In late January I had a chance to participate on an alpine race camp at Mammoth Mountain with Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra, which was made possible to me thanks to PossAbilities. With this same group we did some classes a couple years ago, on what was my return to snowboarding, thanks again to PossAbilities. I stayed in touch w them, and when the opportunity showed up for a skiing camp, I was proactive and asked if they would allow...

ParaCycling Track World Championships

This last week I spent at the LA Velodrume with TeamUSA ParaCycling training for ParaCycling Track World Championships that will take place in Milton, Canada from 30 January through 2 February. Training at team camp went well, we had six days of training for our specific events to include having double training sessions most days. The team looks really good and this could be our best all around team we have ever taken to World Championships. I am looking forward...

Round one- Team USA tryouts

On January 15th I woke up early and began my journey to make it to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games to compete with Team USA women's wheelchair basketball team. I drove to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, next stop, Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center. I got in late that evening and dropped my sports chair off at the gym and got some good rest before the hectic schedule began. Thursday Morning, January 16th, we woke up at 5am to complete...

Who am I

It has come to my attention that many reading the PossAbilities blog may not know who I am. So I would like to tell you a little about myself. I am Shawn Morelli a C4 My move into the world of para-cycling was unforeseen. I was in the Army, deployed as an engineer officer in Afghanistan in 2007. When I was seriously injured \and had my life changed. I was left with permanent injuries, blinding my left eye, damaging my neck...

Starting 2020 Properly

On January, 12th I raced the first race of my season a 20k Time Trial at Fiesta Island in San Diego where I hold for the second consecutive year the Fiesta Island 20k Time Trial Series Championship in Para-Athlete Category. This was not my fastest time at 22.5mph average speed vs 23.8mph I did last October, but a great run considering the following. This time of year the track and weather conditions are not conducive to fast times at...