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2021 Tokyo Paralympic Games

People are often asking me about what my biggest takeaway was from my experience in Tokyo. I honestly have to say it was all of it. Even though this was a different Paralympics then any other Paralympics because of the worldly conditions, I made it a point to go there and enjoy every aspect of the experience. My family has sacrificed so much for me to be there over the last 5 years that if I don’t enjoy everything,...

Another day in the office

The journey continues today i had 5 days straight with no rest of training my body aches and I'm hurting on my Stump for some reason I been having phantom pain, and even though I been trying to ignore it it woke me up from my sleep. This month was so busy because not only have I been training hard but my normal life has been has been hectic with not only have I been working more but I...

Training Update

Training has been going very well and I’m excited for Las Vegas to cool off a bit as fall begins.  Making sure you keep yourself warm, especially in parts of your body you can’t feel, is very important.  You don’t want to have issues with frostbite or hypothermia because it can set you back in both racing and in life.  As the year winds down, I have my eyes on what the next year has in store for me...

Bike Maintenance Time

Handcycles and cycling equipment can be expensive.  I was fortunate to be the recipient of a handcycle from Team PossAbilities and it took my cycling to the next level.  Without the generosity and support of Team PossAbilities, I would not have been able to purchase the bike myself.   After a few seasons of racing and thousands of road miles on my Carbonbike, it was due for some major work.  New chain, new chainrings, new derailleur, new chain guard, more...

Life after Tokyo

Well I been home about 3 weeks now. I would like to say it has been a nice calm relaxing time but it has been crazy. Partly my fault,. After returning from Tokyo I had about 5 days home and then we left for a camping trip which included a 120 mile gravel race.The camp out was great, our friends and I both got spots in a small RV park. We had a group of 4 RVs so a...

Life as an Athlete

Today looking back on what the years has been i have to say its been a year with many emotions good and bad I want start by saying qualifying and competing at Nationals was a life changing memory for as I'm more pumped and dedicated to be at nationals again and earn a spot to go to Paris 2024. its been a roller-coaster juggling work training and family but the most satisfying thing has-been to be a part of all...

Tokyo is Wrapping Up

Hello everyone. My Paralympic adventure is coming to as close. Today I will head to the village for Closing Ceremony. Since my last update I have completed two more races the Time Trial on 31 August and the Road Race on 2 September. The time trial was my key event it (besides the pursuit on the track) was what I had been training for. We knew it would be very difficult race for me due to how my body...

Tokyo 2020

While I didn’t make the 2020 Paralympic Team, I’m am excited to see so many familiar faces representing our sport.  I have been on my trainer as of late so I can watch the events while still riding as the successes of our Paralympic athletes continue to motivate me to work harder and be better.  I am especially excited to support fellow Team PossAbilities members Ryan Pinney and Shawn Morelli.  Shawn won the first medal for the United States...

Race Day Tokyo 2020

round. Photo by Casey Gibson Hello everyone, today was race day. I competed in the 3km Individual Pursuit on the velodrume. It was a hard day in many aspects. We had some problems with the front end of my bike which caused a delay in my qualifying. This was a very stressful time. I could have been disqualified because my bike was not ready to go. I am grateful that Team Australia was understanding and that the officials gave our...

One Week To Go

Today I looked at the calendar and realized next week at this time I will be on my way to Tokyo. It’s crazy to think that it will be in here so quickly. I returned Wednesday last week 3 Aug from our final team prep camp. This camp went extremely well and I could not be happier with were I am sitting right now, things have really come together these last couple months.I am thankful that my coaching team...