Owen Daniels

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My first National Titles

Pic with 2 of my 3 gold medals and national champions jerseyWaiting for the start of the road racePic of all the national champions for the weekendAttending 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...

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...

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...

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 4Race 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...

Back to Racing Day 3

Day 3Race Day Eve, but the course recon is very important. It is not a hard training day, but just a day to stay loose and get a good, updated look at the course the race will be on. If I have not raced the course before, it gives me the opportunities to get used to the turns. In cases like the Swamp Classic, I have raced this same course in previous years so I am just getting a...

Back to Racing Day 2

Day 2Bikes are unpacked and ready for a little bit of training to get used to this Florida humidity and time zone. We are riding with Team USA Paracyclist, Brandon Lyons, around his community. He has welcomed into his home for a couple days before we all race in the Swamp Classic. The ride was relatively flat and long. It was good to ride outside and with other handcyclists. My training typically consists of either riding on the trainer...

Back to Racing

Day 1Finally flying out to a race for the first time in a year. I am very excited and very nervous at the same time. Along with getting ready for a race, I am preparing to leave my wife and 2 year old daughter for the first time in a year. They are just as excited and nervous as I am. Excited because I am finally racing after spending so many hours of so many days of the last...

Happy New Year

Well its that time of the year again where we say goodbye to last year and welcome in a new year with new beginnings. Last year was such a difficult year for so many of us and i know quite a few of us are looking forward to moving on to 2021including me. Now that 2021is here, I'm happy to say that this new year couldn't have started off better with me being accepted to Team PossAbilities Paralympic program...