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How to prepare for racing or riding during summer heat

. It's getting closer and closer to summer which for alot of us means riding in the heat. For some riding in the heat is welcomed if you're from a place that has snow and very cold climates during winter months. For myself located in sunny California the summer means triple digit heat and lots of sunburns. With the most important race...

World Cups 2 & 3

cool photo of myself in World cup 2 time trial The heart of the season is in full swing and it was time to see where I stacked up in 2024 against the world's best handcyclists. With this being a paralympic year everyone's game is at its highest level and I was expecting the competition to be fierce. This year's trip overseas was going to be a Long one. Almost...

World Cup Qualifier

Myself leading the lead group in the road race qualifier It was the morning of the time trial and I was feeling great. I had got plenty of rest and was ready to go out and leave it all out there on the course. However, the weather had its own agenda and the wind on this day was fierce. Wind blowing a steady 20 mph with 30 mph gusts was going to make...

World Cup Qualifier 2024

The 2024 paracyling season is in full swing now and the competitions that will decide my fate for the 2024 Paris paralympics are quickly approaching. April 6-7 the U.S paracycling open will take place in Texas which will be used as a qualifying race for the final 2 world cups in Belgium and Italy. Both world cups in Belgium and Italy will be apart of the selection process for the team that will be taken to the 2024 paralympics located...

California Training

If you're not from California it's hard to explain how awesome it is to ride a bike and train here especially at this time of year. For me this is my favorite time of year to train in California. Cool temperatures and no rain makes for some of the best training weather anywhere in the United States. We'll this year has been quite different with an unusual amount of rain keeping me...

World Cup 1 “The Land Down Under”

It's January and this 2024 season is getting started a little sooner than most years. For the first time since I've been racing at world cups the race was held in hot and sunny Adelaide Australia in the peak of the summer. Usually world cups don't start until April so having one this early was out of the normal race calender. One thing that made this a tough trip from the...

2023 World Championships

The 2023 paracycling world championships was held in Glasgow Scotland and I was excited to be able to compete in my second world championships wearing my countries colors. My first time competing for Team USA was 2021 in Portugal. Unlike my first time in Portugal I am was in much better shape and a different classification. Upon arriving in Scotland I noticed the weather was actually better than I imagined it...

First World Cup Win!

This blog is a little late but time flies when you ride full time and work 2 jobs. Life can get away from us sometimes. Well, this year has been quite the experience and I'm eager to see what else is in store. This seems to be a recurring thing now that I'm going to the world cup in Oostende Belgium and doing well. Last year, I had one of my first ever world...

World Cup 1 Maniago Italy

Time Trial, Day 1, Maniago World Cup, April 18, 2023 It's world cup season and the first world cup of the year is set in the beautiful Italian countryside of Maniago. It is my first time traveling to Italy and I'm so excited to race in one of the most iconic cycling countries in all of the world. Italy is host to many professional cycling races so for me the chance to race...

World Cups 1 & 2

March had been a fairly uneventful month as far as racing has gone. Only race I competed in was the LA marathon on March 18th. I was able to place 1st for handcycles and set a record on the new course of 1:13:02. March has mostly been a focus on training and increasing fitness for the upcoming World cups. The first two world cups will be held in Italy and Belgium at...