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2021 Road Nationals – Criterium

The criterium was held in downtown Boise on a great, rectangle shaped, course.  Road conditions were perfect and the weather was hot and slightly humid.  The race time was pushed back a bit which made everyone try and find a shaded place to stay cool before the event.  My plan was to go out hard and paceline with the lead or second group.  The plan worked well for a few laps then I fell off the back.  I ended...

2021 Road Nationals – Time Trial

The Road Nationals time trial was a 15km, out and back, course that was mostly an incline on the way out and a decline on the way back.  The road was in good condition, but a bit bumpy, and the weather was overcast with a tailwind headed out.  Having been my first race in over a year and a half, I was cautious about going out too hard and blowing up, hurting myself, or damaging the bike.  I had...

Less than 50 days left

We have less than 50 days left until the Tokyo Paralympics and the excitement and nerves continue to build as we get closer! After a very long selection process, I can officially say that I have been selected to play and represent Team USA in the 2020/21 Paralympic games where we will be defending our goal medal in women's wheelchair basketball. We have one more training camp and then head out to Tokyo August 17th. We received our schedule...

First Tokyo Prep Camp Complete

Hello Everyone, I wanted to give you a quick update on how my final month of Tokyo prep is going. I spent 6-10 July at the Velodrume in Carson, CA. Here we conducted a Team Track Camp, this consisted of two sessions each day. I was very nervous about camp because it had been almost two years since I had ridden the track. I had no idea what to expect. My coach put together a great training schedule and...

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...

Paralympic Cycling Trials

The time trial for the opportunity to represent Team USA in Tokyo at the Paralympic Games is finally here. It has been a long journey and a lot of my friends and family have sacrificed so much for me to be able to go for this goal. I have a passion for riding my bike and getting faster but, a passion without that support is nothing to me. My wife has been there from day 1 and has seen...

International Travel for an International World Cup Race… Finally

Traveling internationally for the first time since the pandemic is something I will always remember. Since the first World Cup Race was actually going to take place in Belgium, I was both excited and nervous. Excited because I finally get to compete against some of the best in the world and nervous because I am traveling overseas for the first time in a long time as well as, well I AM COMPETING AGAINST SOME OF THE BEST IN THE...

Team Trials in the Books

Well it was a long prep which included some hard training blocks, revamping my nutrition, one on one camp with my coaching team and time away from family. It was well worth the effort as I am Tokyo Bound.It started with a drive to Minneapolis where team trials were held. My coaches and myself rented an AirBnB right off the course but away from the main event area so that I would have peace and quiet. This made it...

Nationals

With Nationals Championship around the corner only a month away my mind is set on preparation covid kept me away from water for over a year with access now to tge water i need to shift gears put in the extra work so we come and compete with tge right mind set. With this being my first time qualifying to Nationals not gonna lie im a bit nervous but i know many peopke are counting on me and ill be...

Recovery Week – WOOT WOOT

Well I am a week out from leaving for the US ParaCycling Tokyo Team Trials. I have just completed a four week training block and it is time to recover before I travel to Minneapolis. I am arriving early so I can learn the lay of the land, ride the course as much as possible so I memorize every turn, grade change, asphalt change or what ever else I need to memorize so that I have the best...