Nick Gibb: Cyclist | Paralympic Hopeful | ClickFit Strap User
Outside of my family, cycling is my strongest passion! Making the National Team and Tokyo Team are what drives me currently.
Personally, I strive to be the best husband to my lovely wife. Athletically, I have my eye on making the US National Team within the next few years. Beyond that, being able to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics would be a dream come true.
WHAT TRUE SUCCESS MEANS
I have learned that success is more than a specific goal or destination. Success to me is how I deal with the entire journey of my life and that I keep growing and evolving as I go.
A few words from Nick:
“I have always tried to define myself by my achievements and found this starts to eat at you and you are never content. So success to me is being happy and content which I am working on every day.”
When Nick Gibb was working as a snowmaker at Crested Butte yeas ago, a high-pressure hose snapped loose and whipped him in the leg, breaking his left leg below the knee in “30 to 50 places.” It took 14 surgeries to bring his smashed leg back together, but in the process, Nick lost three of the muscles in his leg, giving him foot drop–a debilitation that prevents him from physically lift his toes or foot up.
His dad recommended he get back on his bike, which Gibb quickly found to be the one thing he could do at the level he used to enjoy before his accident.
Since then, he has had his eyes on the Paralympics and hopes to make it to the 2020 Tokyo Games.
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