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Juan Carlos #24amputeeathlete Hernandez (@Istumpdesigns)

Juan Carlos #24amputeeathlete Hernandez (@Istumpdesigns)

Santa Monica, California
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Dare to inspire, #teamhelens #Helensambassador r#24amputeeathlete #amputeelife #herbalife #herbalifenutrition #24hournutrition

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Current Month

  • 56.5mi
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  • 3h 36m
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  • 1,722ft
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Recent Achievements

  • PR on I said "STOPPING!"
  • PR on Mandeville 2-3min interval
  • PR on Chalon to Ranch
  • PR on Mandi Blast Off!

Year-to-Date

Cycling
Distance 7,048.8mi
Time 522h 36m
Elevation Gain 532,165ft
Rides 175

All-Time

Cycling
Total Distance 40,543.1mi
Total Time 2821h 27m
Total Elev Gain 2,586,286ft
Total Rides 1064

Recent Photos

  • Last minute decision to do the Wednesday morning group ride in the Valley. It was so hot today and I haven't done this ride since I lived in the valley,  last November.  It was great to seeing old riding friends! Great hammer session.  Now I crawl back to #santamonica away from this miserable heat. #cyclist #cycling #socal #mycaliforniaview #amputeecyclist #24amputeeathlete #amputeelife #amputee #enduranceathlete #socal #ridesocal #helenscyclesambassadors #helensambassadors #teamhelens #helenscycles #teamhelens
  • Descending the infamous #powerline at the #leadvillerace100  #leadville  @leadvilleraceseries1  #cycling #cyclist #mtb #enduranceathlete #amputee #amputeecyclist #24amputeeathlete #amputeelife @helenscycles @helensracing #helenscyclesambassadors #teamhelens @ppfhelpsvets #ppf #ppfcyclingteam #patriotphoenixfoundation #military #veterans  @trekbikes @ridebontrager #trekbikes #bontrager
  • I hate this place....#twinlakes #colorado  #leadville #leadvillerace100 #mtb #cyclist #cycling
  • #Mexican #pandulce with #coffee #getinmybelly #ridingfuel #cyclist #cycling thank you @kriscis  for the amazing breakfast!
  • Nice overcast on today's ride, #fernwood #saddlepeek #cycling #cyclist #socal #amputeelife #amputee #amputeecyclist #24amputeeathlete
  • #backbonetrail  it's so hot!!! #cycling #cyclist #socal #mtb #santamonicamountains #teamhelens #helensambassadors @helenscycles #helenscycles
  • #cyclist #cycling #teamhelens #helensambassadors @helenscycles #helenscycles #mtb #helenscyclesambassadors  #amputee #amputeecyclist #24amputeeathlete #socal @bonk_breaker #bonkbreaker @trekbikes @ridebontrager #trekbikes #bontrager
  • I will say this, the #va has definitely stepped up their game in the #glasses department.  I only wish they also did eye exams for contacts. #vets #veteran #military #army
  • Thank god! I was bonking so hard coming over #topanga @pedalersfork #cycling #cyclist #socal #getinmybelly mapple latte #caffeine #teamhelens #helensambassadors @helenscycles #helenscycles #santamonica
  • Saw this cool Web on today's ride #cycling #teamhelens #mtb #cyclist #spiderman
  • Today was epic!! #cycling #cyclist #Millvalley #mycaliforniaview
  • Waiting for Tommy Boy to go put in some miles in #Millvalley #cycling #cyclist #amputeelife #amputee #amputeecyclist #24amputeeathlete #helensembasadors #teamhelens #helenscyclesambassadors
  • My happy place after the NPR Pain Train This Morning.  #caffeine  #cyclist #cycling #socal #mycaliforniaview
  • Out and about having some fun today on the trails with @irinka2you. Photo credit @irinka2you #cycling #cyclist #mtb #enduranceathlete #socal #ridesocal #helenscyclesambassadors  #helensambassadors #teamhelens #helenscycles #santamonica #sullivancanyon #rideyourbike
  • Another painfunlly ride, I punished myself after the Nichols ride this morning.#cyclist #cycling #energized #enduranceathlete #24amputeeathlete #24nutrition #enduranceathlete #helensambassadors #helenscycles @helenscycles @helenscycles #amputeelife #amputee #amputeecyclist
  • OMG...why did I get talked into riding to the valley after a 40 min circuit hammer fest.  Oh yeah, because of @pedalersfork delicious coffee!! @cyclochelle  you dared me and I accepted the challenge,  over Malibu canyon to calabas :-). #cyclist #cycling #socal #mycaliforniaview #vets #helensambassadors #helenscycles #teamhelens #rideyourbike @helenscycles #coffee #cookie #getinmybelly
  • I've seen many beautiful places, faces and actions. But I will have to say that this ride blew my mind away! #cyclist #cycling
  • #Mt.Lemmon Tucson AZ #cyclist #cycling
  • Yeah, life here in #socal  isnt too bad. I think I will stay here a while. #mountainbiking #cyclist #cycling
  • Thank you city of #tomball  for the amazing support on the #r2rtxchallenge this year, by far one of the best rest stops a small community has pulled for @ride2recovery in support of our healing heroes. #militaryveterans #armedforces #woundedwarriors #nonprofit #supportourveterans
  • Look what I got #cyclist #cycling #mountainbiking #mtb
  • Sometimes theres so much beauty in the world, I feel like I cant take it and my heart is just going to cave in.. #mountainbiking#mtb #cycling #cyclist #backbonetrail #socal #mycaliforniaview
  • #robjones received great support from the ventura and Oxnard PD, #cycling#cyclist#amputee #amputeecyclist #supportourveterans #militaryveterans #armedforces #ride2recovery #@ride2recovery #nonprofit #noexcuses  #prosthetic
  • Wow, damn goood!!!!
  • It doesn't get any better than this on this ride, well, the climb is pretty awesome. Climbing Gibralter today. .#cyclist #cycling #socal #mycaliforniaview
  • That was so fun stuff, wish the ground wasnt so dry!! #mycaliforniaview #mountainbiking #cyclist #cycling #santamonicamountains
  • #tbt tx challenge 2011 the three #amputee #amputeecyclist amigos! #cyclist #cyclingphotos #cycling #cyclingprosthesis #amputeelife #noexcuses #ride2recovery #rehabilitation #recovering
  • #ridemammoth #mammoth #cyclingphotos #mtb #mycaliforniaview #cycling
  • #neverforget #wwII #dday #heroes #BAMF #militaryveterans #military  #armedforces  #supportourveterans
  • Im going to miss this place #ridemammoth #mammoth #mtb #cyclingphotos #cycling
  • Probably the best view of the weekend! #mammoth #ridemammoth #cyclingphotos #cycling #mtb
  • My # solitude #mtb  #cyclingphotos #cycling  #cyclist #socal  #mycaliforniaview
  • #mammoth #mtb  #cyclist #cycling#amputeecyclist  #ridemammoth #altitudetraining
  • #coloradoriver to #moab #rockwellrelay #utah #cyclingphotos #amputeelife  #cycling #cyclist
  • Yup #utah #coloradoriver #rockwellrelay #cyclist #cyclingphotos #cycling ##utah #amputeelife
  • Riding my #raleighbikes next to the #coloradoriver on our way to #moab for the #rockwellrelay #cyclist #cycling #amputeelife #cyclingphotos #utah
  • My first video posting on here. Just listen, #mtb #cyclist  #cycling #socal  #mycaliforniaview #santamonicamountains
  • I am toadally digging #utah #rockwellrelay  #ride2recovery #projectheroutah #cyclist #cyclingphotos #cycling
  • Resting my legs before doing my first leg of my three legs, so many legs, no pun intended ;-) #rockwellrelay #cyclist#cycling #amputeelife #prosthetic  #amputee
  • We ready! #rockwellrelay #ride2recovery #utah #projectheroutah #cyclist #cycling
  • I really liked this for some reason, it got my attention #utah #rockwellrelay #cycling
  • I swear,  im not doing it on purpose ;-) #utah  #rockwellrelay #cycling #cyclingphotos #cyclingadventures
  • We are so pro!! #utah #projectheroutah #rockwellrelay #cyclist #cyclingphotos #cycling #militarycyclist #militaryveterans
  • #tbt that one time I went #mtb with @bretbaier in #bigbend state park in #texas #W100k 2011 #cycling #cyclist #cyclingadventures #amputeelife #amputeecyclist #militarycyclist #militaryveterans #supportourveterans #ride2recovery
  • Hmm one leg does not look like the other. #mtb #cyclingphotos #amputeelife #amputeecyclist #chicksdigscars #cyclist  #mountainbiking #cyclingadventures #cyclingprosthesis
  • #tbt May2009, Afghanistan. The day I received my American citizenship.
  • This just got real!!! #bigasscookie
  • It was a misty #ride this morning in #socal #cyclist #cycling #cyclingadventures
  • Pretty mountains! !! Great ride today! #cycling
  • Doing an easy spin ride on the course before the Cedar City fire Road 100k race tomorrow.  Hopefully the heat won't be too much! #cycling#mtb #mountainbiking #cyclist #cyclingadventures
  • Beautiful day to be riding in the mountains France! Yes we did go down via that road in the back and yes there were cows on the road also. #cyclist#cyclingadventures  #cycling
  • I stopped here for about 10 mins, just taking it all in.......
  • I wonder if the tour is coming through here, hmmmm?? #cycling #cyclist #cyclingadventures #France
  • Now that was a cool view!!
  • Yup, gotta go with smaller crank set to ride the parynees, making them pair of knees hurt. #cycling #cyclist #adaptivecycling #amputeestrong #cyclingadventures #ride #ride2recovery #normandychallenge #raleighbikes #shimano
  • The great pair of knees, #Parynees #France #mountains #cycling #cyclist
  • So much green!!!!! #cycling#France #Parynees
  • #regram from @sbell82, taking a break at the top of the first climb, what a view!! #cyclingadventures #cycling #cyclist  #amputeelife  #amputeecyclist #France  #Parynees
  • One side of #omahabeach in #normandy #r2rnormandychallenge #veterans #armedforces  such an honor to be here, 70 years ago, I can only imagine what was going through the minds of those young men about to unload from the boats.  #respect
  • I love all these old buildings!
  • #Coffee stop!!! #cycling #France #r2rnormandychallenge #cyclist #cyclingadventures
  • Even in #France we get police escort! #cycling #France#cyclist #cyclingadventures  #r2rnormandychallenge
  • #dday #omahabeach #respect
  • Five star hotel in Carentan #normandy #r2rnormandychallenge #veterans #armedforces #militarycyclist #militaryveterans #healingheroes #cyclist #cyclingadventures #cycling.
  • Pointe Du Hoc #r2rnormandychallenge normandychallenge  #normandy #France  #dday70th  #dday #armedforces #militarycyclist #militaryveterans #healingheroes #veterans
  • #omahabeach #r2rnormandychallenge #normandy #dday #dday70th #veterans
  • #utahbeach  #normandy #dday #dday70th #veterans #armedforces #militarycyclist #militaryveterans #healingheroes #normandy #r2rnormandychallenge
  • #navy #memorial #utahbeach #normandy #dday #dday70th #veterans #armedforces #militarycyclist #militaryveterans #healingheroes #cyclist #cyclingadventures #cycling #r2rnormandychallenge #France
  • Receiving a history lesson. #cyclist #cyclingadventures #cycling #dday #dday70th #veterans #armedforces #militarycyclist #militaryveterans #healingheroes #normandy #r2rnormandychallenge

Prior to the main invasion, the 2nd Battalion of the 506th, which consisted of Dog, Easy, and Fox Company, set up headquarters near a secured farmhouse. Intelligence reported that 4 German 105mm artillery cannons were aimed and firing at Utah Beach, where the 4th Infantry Division was making their assault. Easy Company was ordered to eliminate those cannons, which were causing massive damage to the beach area.
90 % of Easy Company was still unaccounted for at that time. Lieutenant Winters had no choice but to do his best given the circumstances. He ordered machine guns to create an enveloping fire on the guns, while another squad, led by Lieutenant Lynn "Buck" Compton, took the left flank and tossed grenades into the trench where the first gun was. Sergeant Lipton and PFC Myron Ranney took the right flank. This base-of-fire technique would become a textbook case for assault on a fixed position, and is still taught at West Point Academy today. 
When the Germans at the first gun were eliminated, Easy Company began their main assault on the trenches. They spiked the guns with TNT and completed their objective with the aid of Dog Company, led by Lt. Ronald Speirs, who would later become the last CO of Easy Company. 
Lt. Winters received the Distinguished Service Cross for taking out those artillery pieces. However, many believe that he deserved the Congressional Medal of Honor because of the importance of this assault
  • #utahbeach #normandy #dday #dday70th #veterans #armedforces #militarycyclist #militaryveterans #healingheroes #normandy #r2rnormandychallenge #France# #Infantry #army
  • From #utahbeach #normandy #dday #dday70th #veterans #armedforces #militarycyclist #militaryveterans #healingheroes
  • One of the many many bunkers built to shoot towards #utahbeach #dday #dday70th #veterans #armedforces
  • Came home to this, thank you Jason!
  • #r2rleadville100 #healingheroes are part of the boom days parade @leadville #leadville2014  #mtb #cycling #cyclist rolling on #stansnotubes wheels @stansnotubes  and #raleighbikes @raleighbicycles, thank you @theuso
  • Yesterday Matt broke his arm, literally! ! So we called the Doc to fix it! Quit breaking arms matt!! #leadville2014 #r2rleadville100  #amputeecyclist #mtb  #cyclist #armedforces
  • Best #coffee shop in town #leadville  #cycling #cyclist
  • At the top of #columbine in #leadville for the #leadville100 #r2rleadville100 yes, it was cold up there at 12,600 feet!! #cyclist #cycling  #militaryveterans #mtb
  • My first #leadville100 in 2012, came short at 9:07, redeemed myself in 2013 with 8:54. What will this year bring?? Keep us safe out there tomorrow Saint-Velo. #leadville2014  #r2rleadville100 #ride2recovery #mtb #cyclist #cycling #raceacrossthesky
  • This kid is a pro!! Give him a medal! #cedarcity #fireroad #utah #mtb #cyclist #cycling #amputeelife #amputee #amputeecyclist
  • #singletrack love in #sunvalley #riverrun #trail. #mtb #cyclist #cycling#dirt
  • #flashbackfriday #Mammoth #ridemammoth #mtb #cycling #giant #mountains
  • Did my first taping job on myself,  hopefully this helps!  But must importantly I hope it holds and that I did it right! !! #amputeelife #cycling #mtb #cyclist #amputeecyclist #amputee
  • Yeah, I'm kinda of a big deal ;-) people know me....#rpi #rebeccasprivateidaho #idaho #idahome #sunvalley #mtb #cycling
  • 9/11 memorial in front of Pepperdine university.
  • Out for an early early ride before satan shows up in the valley.  #socal #cyclist #cycling
  • Great ride this morning with the Bruce. #westlake #rockstoreloop #socal #cyclist #cycling
  • It's not always about going fast, sometimes you just have to slow down, stop and rest the soul. #restforthesoul #cyclist #cycling #socal #mtb
  • #tbt that one time(or several times) we went flying through that one valley in that one country.  #afghanistan #military
  • Nice morning for a nice ride, #climbing #piuma #socal  #cycling
  • #lifebehindbars #mtb #cyclist #cycling  #socal #mycaliforniaview #getafterit
  • Where did your legs take you today? When you're out for a ride, run hike or walk do you ever say, " hmm, I wonder where that road goes" Do you take that road? If you do or not, why? Are we afraid to take if because we're afraid of the unknown?  Are you satisfied with just doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results? Go into the unknown, I dare you!!
  • Yeah, #solitude #dirt #mtb #cycling #socal
  • Clear skies and cool temperature this morning top of #stunt #socal #cycling #mycaliforniaview #cyclist
  • Another picture with Col. Friend. What a  honor to have met him and have the opportunity to hear so many of his stories about his service in Europe as a Tuskegee Airman- Red Tail pilol.
  • #bulldog #mtb #trail this morning.  First time out there, great #climbing in so little miles!! Beautiful morning in the #socal #mountains #mycaliforniaview #cyclist #cycling #getoutside
  • I wish my phone took better panoramic pictures.  #cyclist #cycling #mycaliforniaview #mtb #socal #santamonicamountains
  • And this is what my Saturday consisted of, all day long baby. #cyclist #climbing #cycling #mtb #socal #solitude #mycaliforniaview #dirt
  • Sometimes in life you just need a third leg to stand on. If you didn't know how do you were, would you act the age you feel?? ;-)
  • Yeah, that's the coast down there, Santa monica to the left, and LA way to the back left. #cycling #socal #mycaliforniaview
  • Being on my bike makes me happy. #cycling #cyclist #mtb #socal
  • You ask a lot from your body, it's an engine and it requires the proper fueling after a workout.  So why eat junk food and not refuel your engine with what you're worth? Get what you're worth,  you're only worth what you put in yourself and that's what your body will return to you. #herbalifenutrition #nutribulletsmoothie #getinmybelly #rebuildendurance
  • Sorry Heidi I have short arms #selfiefail haha
  • What a beautiful day for a #mtb #dirt  #cycling #cyclist  #24amputeeathlete #amputeecyclist #amputeelife #amputee #mountains #noexcuses #outsideisfree #rideyourbike #
  • And this folks, is why I love #cycling  in #socal . I absolutely love it  here. Every day is a new #adventure when #riding the #bike. Get out there #outsideisfree  and enjoy a breath of fresh air! Take in the beauty of what this world has to offer us. Quit living your life indoors, enjoy the moment,  get active and  Become physically active,  you will find that it will take care all other issues. Look at that view!!!! #cyclingistheraphy #cyclist #noexcuses  #amputeelife #amputee #amputeecyclist #24amputeeathlete #herbalifenutrition #herbalife24 #mycaliforniaview
  • Well, there was a pastry on that plate but it disappeared immediately! Ooppss. What an enjoyable Sunday morning ride and latte afterwards @pedalersfork #cyclist #cycling #coffee #10speedcoffee @10speedcoffeela
  • The Bruce and I at #santabarbaracentury #cycling #cyclist loving these new amazing kits. Black makes me look skinny,  right?? #rideyourbike #outsideisfree #amputeelife #amputee #amputeecyclist #24amputeeathlete #noexcuses
  • Bruce, Tommy and I during the #santabarbaracentury what a beautiful day to #rideyourbike #socal #cyclist #cycling such a nice enjoyable day, we had a blast out there! #outsideisfree #24amputeeathlete #herbalifenutrition #24hournutrition #herbalife #noexcuses #amputeelife #amputeecyclist #amputee
  • What an amazing #ride 137 miles in the bag with birthday girl @sg4wellness !!! Most miles she's ever ridden in one day! Awesome job and Dedication!  #herbalife#24hourline #herbalifenutrition #cyclist #cycling #cyclingistheraphy #noexcuses #amputeelife #amputee #24amputeeathlete #socal #roadtoleadville #motivate @24athlete
  • What a beautiful morning #ride with my health coach/sponsor and mentor! I plan to surround myself with positive individuals and like minded people!  So much respect for these two Individuals who are definitely playing a huge role in my life right now! Real leaders lead by example, lead from the front! @sg4wellness  @24athlete  #herbalife #24hourline #herbalifenutrition #24amputeeathlete #amputeelife#amputee #amputeecyclist #noexcuses  #cyclist #cycling  #cyclingistheraphy #healthyliving #whatjacksyouup
  • Done!  Happy birthday @sg4wellness  susan!! It was my pleasure helping you achieve this #goal! Most miles you've ever ridden in one day, job well done and way to stick to your word and committing! #herbalifenutrition #HERBALIFE #herbalife24 #24hour #24hournutrition #24amputeeathlete #amputeelife #amputee #amputeecyclist #cyclist #cycling #whatjacksyouup #noexcuses #outsideisfree #ride #rideyourbike thanks @24athlete for joining us during a portion of the ride and Bruce G. As well! ! That's what real leaders are all about.
  • Awesome #friendly #ride this morning with two good #friends. No matter what life throws at you, your true friends will always be there to support you and have your back. No, it's not always about business. .. It's what real leaders do, take responsibility for their actions and do what's right. #integrity #leadership #honor #whatjacksyouup #herbalifenutrition #HERBALIFE #24hournutrition  #24hour  #24amputeeathlete #amputeelife #amputee #amputeecyclist #cycling#cyclist #noexcuses @sg4wellness
  • Baby wipes, hat and beer...great end to a great ride #noscoride #liv #giant @livcyclingusa @livcycling #cyclist #cycling  #sierranevada
  • My rocketship!! #giant #xtc #backbonetrail #singletrack  that little, rain made it so smooth!! #sundayfunday  #rideyourbike #cyclist #cycling #cyclingistheraphy #mtb #solitude  #socal  #24amputeeathlete
  • How did you seize your day? #sundayfunday #outsideisfree #ride #rideyourbike #socal #solitude #cyclist #cycle #cycling #cyclingistheraphy #mtb #amputeelife #amputeecyclist #24hournutrition #24amputeeathlete #herbalifeendurance #herbalifenutrition #herbalife #noexcuses #backbonetrail
  • #recovery, what does yours look like? #cycling #cyclist #herbalifenutrition #HERBALIFE #herbalife24 #herbalifeendurance  #24hournutrition #24hour #24amputeeathlete ##enduranceathlete #ride #rideyourbike #healthyliving #amputeelife #amputee #beets
  • No matter what's going on or how bad I think I have it, I know that others have it worse. Once I get on my bike and see the beauty of this world all that negativity goes away. How Could You Not Be Thankful For This beauty?? Stop holding yourself back and get out there and become an explorer! #outsideisfree #rideyourbike #socal#solitude #noexcuses #mtb #mtb #cyclist #cycling #cyclingistheraphy  #mycaliforniaview #santamonicamountains #backbonetrail
  • It's a #lighhouse kind of day. #solitude #sayno2negativity #positive #cyclist #cycling #cyclingistheraphy #mind #body #soul #socal #mycaliforniaview #24amputeeathlete
  • Life is not always as it seems, but out here,  out here nature will always show its true colors and patience. #cycling  is my outlet and I advise anyone to try it and Continue to use it as that #cyclingistheraphy #sayno2negativity #positive #cyclist #cycling
  • It's a windy afternoon at #eaglerock #hub #santamonicamountains  #mtb #cyclist #cyclingistheraphy #cycling
  • It's a cloudy day here in #socalcycling #santamonicamountains#socal #mtb #cyclist #cyclingistheraphy #cycling had yo get out after spending all day packing my stuff to move!!!!
  • @gooftx I guess you're officially a sponsor ;-). #prosthetic #24amputeeathlete #amputeecyclist #amputee #amputeelife #mycaliforniaview #mtb #cyclist #cycling #cyclingistheraphy #24hournutrition #24line #herbalifenutrition #herbalifeendurance #herbalife #24hour #stansnotubes #shimano #santamonicamountains #socalcycling
  • #winter is rough out here in #socal #socalcycling
  • "AMPUTEEM"4amputees1challenge1team

WOODLAND HILLS, CASports, Teams & Clubs

Hello everyone! My name is JC(Juan Carlos) and I am a single leg amputee Army Veteran. I began cycling six months after I lost my leg in Afghanistan during a night-time mission when an RPG hit my CH-47 Helicopter. I have been cycling since then and continue to due so for rehabilation purposes.I have learned to love the sport of both off and on the road. I absolutely love endurance events, long distance races such as Leadville, rockwell relay and La Ruta in Costa Rica. On February 14th and 15th I will be doing a 24 hour mountain bike race, solo. This race will be held in Old Pueblo, Tucson AZ. I am hoping to ride at least 200 miles in those 24 hours. My hope is to be able to raise $0.50 or $1.00 per mile or at least something of that nature. will be training all winter in order to reach this goal and hopefully go beyond that mileage go!! The reason for doing this fundraising is because I have this dream of putting a team together of four amputees "AMPUTEEM"(or more if the support is there) and compete in one of the 24 hour events as a team, maybe Leadville or better yet, La Ruta de Los Conquiestadores  in Costa Rica. My ultimate reason for this is to make a point to the general population that no matter what life throws at you, you can always overcome adversity and still reach your goals with the right mindset and determination.  If four amputees individuals can compete and complete a grueling  event, then whats stopping the normal individual?? So, I am hoping that I can reach enough funds to cover the expenses for the riders.

#adaptivecycling#cycling#cyclist #cyclingistheraphy #adaptivecycling #adaptive #amputee #amputeecyclist #amputeelife #noexcuses #neverquit #funraise #dontgiveup #motivation #rolemodel #fundraise #supportourveterans #healthy #positiveness#wounded #mtb #gofundme  #support #donate #prosthetic #prosthesis #amputeem
  • 50 miles on the bike complete! ! Super super super windy out there today! Legs are shaking! ! Feels good.  #goodhurt #herbalifenutrition #herbalifeendurance #24amputeeathlete ##HERBALIFE #herbalife24 #healthyliving #amputeecyclist #amputee #cyclist #cycling #cyclingistheraphy #caf
  • For those that know me, know that I'm not a runner, but with no bike I need to find a way to get the blood pumping.  However,  I did run, once in my younger days, with two complete legs. I ran the Army 10 miler one year after my injury and haven't really ran since, but I'm considering a new challenge. ..Anything is possible! HAPPY THANKSGIVING Y'ALL..
  • Up early fueling my body with #carbs and #protein for a fun #ride this early morning!  #cyclist #cycling #cyclingistheraphy  #herbalifenutrition #herbalifeendurance #herbalife #24amputeeathlete
  • I sat down to drink my #herbalifenutrition #herbalifeendurance #recovery shake and I couldn't get up....#amputeecyclist #24amputeeathlete #cyclist #cycling #cyclingistheraphy #herbalife
  • "It's safe to say that I have failed more times that I've succeeded.  Of course, victories are the maker of success when you are a professional athlete. Failure devalues your currency, threatens to make you irrelevant.  But If you can sustain determination and passion, failure is a practice run for future success" --Rebecca Rusch. 
What an great read! Highly suggest this book to anyone and everyone. From start to finish it's non stop action. I've met Rebecca a few times and what an amazing, down to earth individual. @rebasprivateidaho
#mtb #cyclist #noexcuses #adventureracing @rebarusch #leadville #leadville100
  • Drinking my delicious warm #herbalife #cinnamon #herbaltea instead of coffee,  this tastes amazing and many #healthy  benefits, specially on a cool rainy day. #tea #herbalifenutrition
  • Great #ride this morning with some awesome riders! Stayed on fire road, no Mud. #cyclist #cycling #cyclingistheraphy #24amputeeathlete #amputeecyclist #amputeecyclist #herbalifenutrition #herbalife24 #riseandshine
  • Tea Tea tea! #herbaltea
  • #winter is tough out here In #santamonica #mtb #cyclist #cycling #cyclingistheraphy #herbalifenutrition #24hournutrition #24amputeeathlete #ride #outsideisfree #noexcuses #beach #mycaliforniaview
  • My friends are cooler than  yours ;-) bad ass #bike handling #skills by my friend Danny Lupold #cyclist #cycling #tricks #ride #outsideisfree #donttrythisathome  #trek
  • #switchbacks anyone?  #mtb #mountainbiking #cyclist #cycling #cyclingistheraphy #cyclesocal #dirt #socalcycling #outsideisfree #rideyourbike #ride
  • I normally dont post pics of me shirtless but I'm taking on a 3 month weigh loss and definition challenge. I plan on being lighter and faster on the bike in 2015! This is 2 weeks of my challenge,  dropped 4lbs, but that's after having a weekend of bad eating and drinking during an unscheduled event at big bear. Notice that only because you aren't loosing lots of LBS  it doesn't mean you aren't loosing fat. 4lbs of fat takes up way more storage than 4lbs of muscle. Can't wait for my 1, 2 and 3 month results! ! #herbalifenutrition #herbalifeendurance #herbalife #herbaltea  #24hournutrition #24amputeeathlete #noexcuses #2015raceweight #weightloss #
  • "The safest  road to hell is the gradual one-the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without  sudden turnings, without milestones, without  signposts"-C.S. Lewis
  • Who's  ready for some #mtb #herbalifenutrition #24hournutrition #noexcuses #amputee #amputeecyclist #24amputeeathlete. I am prepared with my #herbalifenutrition and #herbalifeendurance  products to produce an awesome  ride!! Wooooohhhoo.. #cyclist #cycling #cyclingistheraphy #rideyourbike #outsideisfree #prosthesis #prosthetic
  • #milleniumtrail #switchbacks #mtb #perfect dirt conditions!!!
  • Working today ! #herbalifenutrition #herbalifeendurance #herbalife #prolong #24cycling #24hournutrition #cycling #cyclist #cyclingistheraphy #cyclesocal #outsideisfree #ride #rideyourbike #24amputeeathlete #amputeelife
  • #winterisrough here in #socal #santamonicamountains #mountainbiking #mtb #cycling #cycling #ride #outsideisfree #mycaliforniaview #helensambassadors #helenscycles great ride this morning with @swytong @cyclochelle and several other amazing  friends!! #noexcuses #santamonica #losangeles #LA #socalcycling
  • Her @cyclochelle you're  supposed  to ride your bike, not push it :-P haha. Don't judge folks, it may not look like it but this was about  a 25% grade with lose dirt! I walked it too!! #winterisrough here in #socal #santamonicamountains #mountainbiking #mtb #cycling #cycling #ride #outsideisfree #mycaliforniaview #helensambassadors #helenscycles great ride this morning with @swytong @cyclochelle and several other amazing  friends!! #noexcuses #santamonica #losangeles #LA #socalcycling
  • #eggwhites on an #avocado with #siracha on top, probably me best snack invented yet! #protein
  • I've been wanting  to stop and take a picture  of thisthis flag for a while, today I decided to stop and take the time to do it, on the final day of riding for 2014. #America #santamonicamountains #socalcycling #socal #mycaliforniaview #mtb #mountainbiking #cycling #cyclist #cyclingistheraphy #ride #outsideisfree #rideyourbike #herbalifenutrition #herbalifeendurance #herbalife #herbalife24 #24cycling #24hournutrition #24amputeeathlete #amputeecyclist #amputee #amputeelife #noexcuses
  • #newyearsday #ride #mountainbiking #mtb #cycling #cyclist #cyclingistheraphy #dirt #socalcycling #socal #helensambassadors #helenscycles #rideyourbike #outsideisfree #mycaliforniaview #santamonicamountains
  • The early bird gets the worm  but the second mouse gets the cheese. 
#herbalifenutrition #herbalifeendurance #herbalife #24cycling #24hournutrition #cycling #cyclist #cyclesocal #cyclingistheraphy #mycaliforniaview #santamonica
  • Another beautiful day In southern California! !! #socalcycling #mycaliforniaview #cycling #cyclist #cyclingistheraphy #ride #rideyourbike #outsideisfree #latigo #pch #pacificcoast #CA #ridesocal
  • Everyone is complaining about #winter and am over here like enjoying this beautiful view in #palosverdes #socal with high 60s temperature :-) #ride #ridesocal #cycling #cyclist #cyclingistheraphy #rideyourbike #outsideisfree #mycaliforniaview #sunrise #pacificcoast #clouds
  • What does your #recovery #shake look like? Are you getting  the best out of your #training by replenishing your #muscles with the proper #nutrients? After a hard interval  ride I am positive that my  #herbalifenutrition will get me back in gear on my next hard effort ride
 #cycling #cyclist #cyclingistheraphy #ride #outsideisfree #rideyourbike #amputeecyclist #herbalifeendurance #herbalife #herbalife24 #24cycling #24hournutrition #24amputeeathlete #endurancefuel #enduranceathlete
  • And this is why I #ride #cycling #cyclist #yuummmdelicious #getinmybelly #rideyourbike #usokit #snack
  • #oatmeal for #breakfast mixed with #formula1 and #proteindrinkmix and my #herbalifeendurance #herbalifenutrition for my long day of fun #climbing  today on the #bike #bicycle #cycling #cyclist #cyclingistheraphy #getoutside #outsideisfree #rideyourbike #ridesocal #herbalife #24hournutrition #amputeecyclist #24hour #herbalife24 #prepare #prolong #hydrate #whatjacksyouup
  • Track stand while on the saddle :-P  yeah right haha
  • Perfect day for a #bike #ride. No arm warmers or vest! :-) #cycling #socalcycling #cyclist #cyclingistheraphy #rideyourbike #outsideisfree
  • #adaptivecycling camp with #USMES #Unitedststesmilitaryendurancesports #sandiego #military #cycling #cyclist #cyclingistheraphy #amputee #amputeecyclist #ride #rideyourbike #socalcycling #socal
  • Mandatory #coffee stop during #recovery #ride #cycling #cyclingistheraphy #rideyourbike #outsideisfree #relax #noproblem #whatjacksyouup #herbalife #cyclist
  • I love #riding  my #bike #cycling #cyclist #cyclingistheraphy #amputee #amputeecyclist #adaptivecycling #USMES #Unitedststesmilitaryendurancesports #herbalifenutrition #healthyliving #herbalifeendurance #herbalife24 #24cycling #24hournutrition #24amputeeathlete #socalcycling #socal
  • After a good  day on the bike I trust my #herbalife #herbalifenutrition #24hournutrition #rebuildendurance #restore #formula1sport to help me recover fast for the next #workout. #herbalife24 #24cycling #24amputeeathlete #amputee #amputeecyclist #exerciseandlivelonger #enjoytheride #endurancefuel #cycling #ride #cyclist #cyclingistheraphy #getoutside #garmin #riding #healthyliving #sports #recovery #endurance
  • Ugh, this winter weather is really Messing up my pictures! ! #mtb #mountainbiking #cycling #cyclist #cyclingistheraphy #ridesocal #mycaliforniaview
  • Dang, I knew I looked good in my #army green #uniforms but I never thought I would look this good in #military green #cycling #kit #Unitedststesmilitaryendurancesporusmes  #cyclist #veteran #cyclingistheraphy #militaryveterans #military
  • Of course!  #cycling #cyclist #cyclingistheraphy #ride #rideyourbike #noexcuses #cycle #mtb #fit #24cycling #24amputeeathlete #24hournutrition #24hoursolo #24hour #amputeem #amputee #amputeecyclist ##herbalifeendurance #healthyliving #herbalifenutrition #herbalife #strong #exerciseandlivelonger
  • Somebody loves me...I love #cycling rest stops #cyclist #cyclingistheraphy #yumm #getinmybelly #outsideisfree #getoutside #ride #rideyourbike
  • Ugh this hurts but it has to be done! ! I love you and I hate you!! #foamroller #muscles #roller #cycling #cyclist #mtb #amputee #amputeecyclist #prosthesis #prosthetic #noexcuses #ride #rideyourbike #endurance #enduranceathlete #hurtssogood
  • #sunrise this morning #rideyourbike #ride #cyclist #cycling #santamonicamountains #ridesocal #exerciseandlivelonger #mtb #socalcycling #mycaliforniaview
  • Mid #ride break. #latte #cornbread muffin (give me your cornbread boy) #getinmybelly #cycling #cyclist #latigo #kannan #herbalife #24cycling #24hournutrition #rideyourbike
  • What a beautiful  day for a #ride with #teammates #teambuilding #teamhelens @helenscycles #helensambassadors #Helensbikeshop #helenscycles #cycling #cyclist #mycaliforniaview #ride #rideyourbike
  • Nice easy ride this morning on #sullivancanyon #singletrack #mtb #cycling #cyclist #caf
  • @helenscycles #helensambassadors #teamhelens out preriding Bonelli Park today. #teambonding #mtb #cyclist #cycling  #socal #mycaliforniaview
  • A bit windy but such a beautiful day!!!!!
  • Great day of #riding today. #mtb #cyclist #cycling #teamhelens #helensembasadors @helenscycles #helenscycles #santamonica #backbonetrail
  • Decided to make an impromptu trip over to @pedalersfork , my old stumping grounds (no pun intended, you know, because of my stump) for a delicious vanilla latte and their Thursday special, mapple bacon pastry!! #yummy #getinmybelly #socal #cycling #cycling #mtb #calabas #caffeine
  • #coffee stop #cyclist #cycling #riding @sg4wellness
  • After todays #ride of 47 miles and 6k feet of climbing this will get me back in no time!  80% nutrition 20% fitness. After only #riding #cycling about 3 times in the past 2 weeks due to being sick I feel like didn't even missed a beat! Fueled with the proper #nutrition from #herbalifenutrition #herbalife im feeling great! #herbalife24 #24amputeeathlete #rebuildendurance #rebuildstrength #formula1 #noexcuses #amputeecyclist #enduranceathlete
  • These past few days I have done some intense riding and pushed my legs over their limit. Taking #herbalife24  #restore allows me to come back stronger the next day! It helps reduce muscle inflammation cause by hard workouts! Love it #herbalifenutrition  #herbalife #enduranceathlete #amputeecyclist #24amputeeathlete #24nutrition #cyclist #cycling #mtb #cyclistnutrition #recovery
  • #nofilter despite the drought I still love it here. Maybe I do want the drought to get worse,  itll probably cause all the ritch people t move and property value will drop.  Hell, if kevin costner converted dhis own pee in into drinkable water in water world, why cant I?
  • @pedalersfork #vanillalatte #bacondonout #cyclist #cycling #getinmybelly  #midridebreak
  • I spy @swytong can you see her? Stella showing off her sick descending skills #mtb #cyclist #cycling @helenscycles #helenscycles #helensambassadors #sullivancanyon #ride
  • Todays #ride will be fueled by #herbalife #herbalifenutrition #prolong #prepare #24nutrition #herbalife24 #cyclist #cyclistnutrition #cycling #ride #ridesocal #socal
  • Where has your #nutrition #herbalife taken you??? #conquerthemountain #Herbalife #herbalife24 #24amputeeathlete #24nutrition #prolong #prepare #cyclist #cyclistnutrition #cycling #piuma #socal #ride @herbalife24
  • #piccollage what a beautiful day for a #bike #ride this morning #cycling #cyclist #adaptivecycling #socal #ridesocal #getoutside #socal
  • #foamrolling its a love hate relationship but someones gotta do it. #mtb #cyclist #cycling #socal #training #hurtssogood #pain
  • Nice day to #ride #mtb #backbonetrail in the #santamonicamountains #cycling #socal #cyclist @swytong  @helensracing @helenscycles #helensambassadors #teamhelens #helenscycles
  • I need a name for my bike,  sexy_____??? #mtb #cyclist #cycling #socal #mycaliforniaview #vets #herbalifenutrition #herbalife24 #adventures #amputeecyclist #24amputeeathlete #24nutrition #enduranceathlete #helensambassadors #helenscycles  @helenscycles @helenscycles @trekfactory @trekbikes @ridebontrager #amputeelife #backbonetrail #santamonicamountains
  • Omg Im about to be an expresso drinking fool!
  • Hmmm that sweet potatoe pretzel is calling my name. #getinmybelly
  • Bearclaw and maple latte @pedalersfork #getinmybelly
  • 2x15 intervals with the one and only michelle @cyclochelle !! Thanks for not dropping me ;-) ! #cycling #cyclist #socal #mycaliforniaview #vets #herbalifenutrition #herbalife24 #adventures #amputeecyclist #24amputeeathlete #24nutrition #enduranceathlete #helensambassadors #helenscycles #ridesocal
  • Spent my Sunday volunteering with @helenscycles #teamhelens #helensambassadors #helenscycles at a bike give away for underprivileged kids. 300 kids summitted essays and 100 lucky ones will receive a bike, helmet and a lock for their bike!!!!! What a great cause by helens bike shop, the boys and girls club @trekbikes  @ridebontrager . #cyclist #cycling #socal #mycaliforniaview #kids
  • Climbing, why do I enjoy climbing?  Because no matter what happens on the climb, it wont judge you, it wont doubt you and it wont motivate you. What it will do is force you to challenge yourself, again and again and again. The climb will never laugh at you if you dont make it, it won't congratulate you when you conquer it but it will definitely make you a better person regardless of the outcome.  Its all about perspective and the way you take on a challenging climb can determine how you will take on life challenges. :-) #cyclist #cycling #socal #mtb #caf
  • Another close call! Saw this guy just in time as I was descending #Sullivan canyon,  barely missed him by jumping it. It was so close that I stopped to make sure it didnt get wrapped on my bike or me!! I'm not scared of many things but #snakes petrify me!! What's that saying about the colors? ? #mtb #cyclist #cycling #socal #mycaliforniaview
  • I can get one more ride out of these, right?? #BWR #cycling #socal #cyclist #shoes
  • for some reason I'm really liking these trees.
  • Im actually always carbo loading,  it never stops for me!! #BWR this weekend!  140 miles with over 12k feet of climbing and 40 miles of dirt roads on road bikes!  No big deal...we got this! #cycling #mtb #cycling
  • #BWR here we come! 140 miles with 13k feet of climbing on both paved and dirt roads! Sounds like an adventure to me!!! #cycling #cyclist #socal #adaptivecycling #amputeelife  #noexcuses #amputeeathlete #24amputeeathlete #24nutrition #enduranceathlete #herbalifenutrition  #Herbalife #caf #prosthetic
  • Can you ser the excitement in my face? ?!!! #teamhelens #helensambassadors @helenscycles #helenscycles #santamonica #caf #BWR #cyclist #cycling #socal #mycaliforniaview #vets
  • I blacked out at #bwr and this is where I woke up #theoasis did I finish? What an amazing ride! !! That was fun. 140 miles with only 10,300 feet in 9 hours and 30 mins.. I was told it was 13k total so Im a little upset but I'll forgive them.  #cyclist #cycling #socal #mycaliforniaview #oasis #ridesocal #caf
  • #bwr complete. That you #caf for this amazing opportunity. Thank you @helensracing @helenscycles #helensambassadors #teamhelens #helenscycles for all the amazing support this year!!!! #cycling #cyclist #socal #adaptivecycling #amputeelife #noexcuses #amputeeathlete #24amputeeathlete #enduranceathlete
  • Aahhhh great ride today, too nice not to be outside today! #teamhelens #helensambassadors @helenscycles #helenscycles #santamonica #cycling #cyclist #santamonica
  • @helenscycles #helensembasadors #teamhelens on the way to the dirt! big group of great people all around! #cycling #cyclist #mtb #enduranceathlete #ridesocal #trek  #bontrager
  • Waiting, thinking of #laruta  @laruta_conquistadores @larutadelosconquistadores why do I love puahing myself mentally and physically?  It makes me feel good, alive!!!! #cycling #cyclist #socal #adaptivecycling #amputeelife #noexcuses #amputeeathlete #24amputeeathlete #24nutrition #enduranceathlete #ridesoca
  • Not too sure if what they say is true that "The way to a mans heart is through his stomach" but the way to mine is through #bikes,  #coffee, #pastries and fun! Haha, probably ate more than I should have. #cyclist #cycling #socal #mycaliforniaview #vets #helensambassadors #helenscycles #teamhelens #rideyourbike @pedalersfork @pedalersfork #pedalersfork
  • Yyumm I could live off of these three things #bananas #avocados and my #herbalifenutrition #Herbalife #protein bars. Great for snacks and when on the go! #grabandgo