Owen Daniels

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World Cup 1 Ostend Belgium

The world cups are back and this year will be my second year attending this event and I was hoping more experience would come with better results. The first world cup would be held in Ostende Belgium which was primarily a flat course and suits what I do best which is flat and fast time trials. Last year at this event I had my best race ever as far as a...

2022 Redlands Classic

Finally after a 2 year hiatus because of covid the Redlands Classic race was a full go for 2022. Being that this is the only race that my family and friends can see me race in I was so happy to be racing in Redlands again. Also the handcycle portion of this race is made possible by Team PossAbilities so i always want a put on a good showing for my sponsor. For me...

U.S. Paracycling Open

3rd place finish Men's H3 podium The U.S. Paracycling Open is back again in 2022 and I was excited to see if I could duplicate the success, I was able to have in 2021. The race dates are April 8-10 with a race on each day. A team relay on the 8th, time trial on the 9th and finally the road race on the 10th. Being in...

U.S. Paracycling National Team

2021 proved to be a great year for me winning 3 national titles and be selected to my first paracycling world championships but there was still one thing left on my list that I had not yet achieved. Ever since I began racing competitively in 2012 one of my main goals was to be a member of the U.S.A. paracycling national team. I've always wanted the chance to represent my country...

Offseason doesnt mean stop training!

The 2021 season has finally wrapped up and although I did not make the paralympic team I made a ton of progress this year. To look back at where I was just 2 years ago im amazed with how far I've come in my fitness. One thing I've learned is consistency and dedication is what it takes to reach the highest levels of handcycling. 2021 was my best year on the bike in my 12 years of riding. Some of...

My first National Titles

Pic with 2 of my 3 gold medals and national champions jersey Waiting for the start of the road race Pic of all the national champions for the weekend Attending National Championships was an adventure from the very beginning. It all started with a thirteen-hour road trip from Fontana, California to Boise, Idaho, all of which with wife and dog in tow. This season has been anything but simple as my health has been unpredictable with multiple infections...

My First World Championships

After a great performance at the world cup in Belgium I was selected to my first world championships with Team USA. The competition would be held in Portugal from June 9-13. In Belgium I was in great shape and ready to see what I could do against the worlds best but my health had other plans. I had an infection that took its toll on me and my fitness began to drop right before...

Belgium world cup

Its May and its time for the first and only world cup of the 2021 race calender hosted by Ostend Belgium May 9-11. Covid still leaves its mark on 2021's handcycle race schedule by getting the world cup in Italy canceled so luckily Ostend Belgium was able to push through and host this event. Before entering the country all participants were asked that they complete a pre travel covid test to ensure safety when entering the country. Once in Belgium...

US paracycling Open

Racing is in full swing for 2021 and the first big race of the season is the US paracycling open held in Huntsville Alabama April 17-18. I was excited to finally be back to racing with americas top paracyclists in this stacked event. The 2 day race consisted of a 15 km time trial and a 48.4 km road race. I was feeling great and in top form and I was ready to race is it a race. ...

Back to Racing Day 4

Day 4 Race Day is finally here and I am nervous and anxious. The road race is the first race to begin and I know the bike is good, I know that I have had good training the last year, and I know the course. It is time to get out there and ride. It is time to have fun and trust my training. We are all lined up and it is time to go.  As I cross the finish line I...