Tag - 2018 Race season

Fiesta Island Time Trial Champion Alfonso Garibay

I closed out my racing season on Sunday October 14th 2018 by earning the Fiesta Island 20k Individual Time Trial Series Championship in the challenged athletes category which includes cyclist’s that pedal with their legs not just arm powered handcyclist’s like me.The series consisted of 5 races thru out the year. I raced in all of them not an easy thing to do considering other races in and out of the state of California where I live, life commitments,...


Pensacola Cycling Classic 3rd place overall H-3 Alfonso Garibay

Pensacola Cycling Classic on September 14-15 was my last stage race for my racing season. I was  my first time doing Pensacola Cycling Classic stage race and considering the level of competition that showed up to race. I am very pleased with my performance despite having made a few mistakes all the hard work and effort I put into my training kicked in and I performed just as I had trained. Mechanical issues and all. The first race was...


Relentless Pursuit 23.3mph average speed on 20k TimeTrial: Alfonso Garibay, Jr.

Thanks to God, hard work, dedication, and more hard work I had a great Time Trial at Fiesta Island on September, 9 2018. One of my sisters and one of my nephews came to watch me smash my Personal Record and put in a new Personal Record time of 32:03 that is thirty two minutes and three seconds with an average speed of 23.3mph on the 20k Individual Time Trial at Fiesta Island in the beautiful city of San...


Coast to Coast

Feeling excited and blessed to able to race a few more times this year before my season is over.  Thanks to God.  I am able to continue and pursue my passion with faith, hard work, and dedication.  After taking a short break on my return from USA Cycling Para Road Race & Time Trial National Championships on June 13 & 14 at Augusta, Ga. where I raced against some of the best in Nation and in the company of World...


Europe Dreaming

Dear friends,I’m here today to write about my 2 weeks of training in Portugal and racing in Italy.I met Brazil National Paralympic Team for a camp in Portugal, which consisted of eat-train-sleep-repeat. It was quite epic: Country side, beautiful roads to ride, amazing temperatures. These were intense days of swim-bike-run-gym in a state of the art facility that attracts teams of different sports & nationalities.We then flew to Milano and drove to an idyllic place called Lago d’Iseo. Stuff...


Alfonso’s 2018 First Nationals

Thanks to Team PossAbilities I was able to go to my very first USA National Road Race and Time Trial Championships. Here is a little recap of how my race went. Despite the humidity it was an experience of a lifetime that I will forever cherish.First stage of Nationals, the Road Race, I earned 4th place in an intense and challenging race with many hills and chances to catch some really high speeds. The start of the race was...


Back to back PossAbilities Triathlon and Redlands Bicycle Classic

Thank you to my sponsor PossAbilities at LLUMC for putting on awesome events back to back the 16th Annual Adult And Kids Triathlon and Redlands Bicycle Classic these are two very special events that allow people of all abilities to race for fun and compete. Special shoutout to Cotie Williams and Pedro Payne for working hard on setting up these awesome events back to back. I am very greatful to have been able to compete in both and had...


Alfonso’s Piru 20k Time Trial

All glory to God. Another great race at Piru 20k TT this past weekend. Despite being sick for the past two weeks and my front derailleur dropping the chain on the last hill going into head winds this being the hardest part of the Time Trial as you are already exhausted but keep going trying to maintain that pace you are aiming for. I was able to quickly recover and put the chain back on the chain ring as...


Valley Of The Sun Stage Race 2018 Team PossAbilities on all podiums

My first professional stage race of the year as a Loma Linda Team PossAbilities Athlete in the Paralympic Training Program. When all was said and done I earned 1st place Time Trial, 2nd place Road Race, and 1st place Criterium. All my hard work in training and lifestyle changes paid off thanks to God. Very grateful and honored to be part of an amazing team.I was very strong raced well among a field of great competitive athletes from all...


2018 CAMTRI American Cup of Triathlon / Sarasota, FL

Hello hello,I just raced the PanAmerican and it was a VERY eventful one. First of all, they changed te date on the PanAm and that was not cool: we got a 6weeks notice --from originally going be hold in Brazil (in June) it changed to US (in March!). Timing on my training schedule was not ideal, but this was all political, what can we do?-Well, on my part I can only do my best, and honestly, I'm grateful I...