Tavian Bryant

Tavian Bryant – 2019 Reflection

The end of the year is always a good time to look back at the experiences you've had over the last 365 days. Its been quite a journey on the bike this year. As I reflect upon my accomplishment on the bike this year it is clear that the training is producing results. I completed my longest ride to date this year, 70 miles. I also posted a personal best for mileage in a week (227 miles), as well...


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Tavian Bryant – Marathon #37 – Marine Corps Marathon

Four years ago I was looking for a way to challenge myself and get in shape. I decided I was going to set a goal to complete 40 marathons. The latest marathon in pursuit of the goal was the Marine Corps Marathon in Arlington, Virginia and surrounding areas. The Marine Corps Marathon was marathon #37, which means I am closing in on the goal. This particular marathon had been at the top of my list for about four years....


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I Enjoy This Season as Well

I enjoy this time of the year. I won’t call it an off-season because the work never stops, but my next race is months away. There’s nothing like being in the midst of race season, but I like this season as well because I can work in a bunch of low intensity endurance rides. Once the season ended I was able to put together a string of training rides that resulted in my longest single day ride, the...


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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...


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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Tavian Bryant – 1st Race of the Season -Valley of the Sun Stage Race

For the third straight year I kicked off the race season with the Valley of the Sun Stage Race. The race takes place in Phoenix, Arizona and surrounding areas. Leading up to the race I spent time setting goals and thinking about the strategies that would help me perform at a higher level than I did the year before. Last year the conditions were ideal for the entire weekend, which was great. This year we had some wind and...


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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Tavian Bryant

I always look forward to this time of the year. Off season training is coming to an end, and the season is just a few weeks away. My first race of the season will be the Valley of the Sun Stage Race in Phoenix, Arizona and surrounding areas. The race will consist of three stages: time trial, road race, and a criterium. I've spent the last couple weeks analyzing data from last years race and setting new goals for...


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The Quest for 40 Marathons Continues

I had a great time representing PossAbilites at the Long Beach Marathon. This was my 6th straight year competing in this marathon, and I always look forward to going back. This event has always been a great way for me to guage my progress over the years. It’s usually the first event I complete after a summer training period. Every year I have the same goal, improve my finishing time and become more efficient. I’ve been trending in the...


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