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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 we...

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...

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 me...

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 WORLD!!!...

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 much...

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 putting...

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 possible...

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. ...

Another Day another grind triathlon in my mind.

Had a week off training to recover from my knee but was perfect timing got to spend time with my kids and reflect on sone of the things i need to work on not only as an athlete but as a father. While they work on my running leg to get lighter im focusing on my body to help with my speed by maintaining a strict meal plan and staying discipline waiting on a qualification approval to be at national...