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BE YOU ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT RORY MCCARTHY ATHLETE FOA 2000, 2002, 2006-2011, 2016 Sea to Shining Sea 2010 Vietnam Challenge 1998 Paralympic Torch Relay 1996 AXA World Ride 1995 Adaptive athlete Rory McCarthy has spent nearly a quarter century participating in World T.E.A.M. Sports cycling events, from the 1995 AXA World Ride to nine Face of America rides between 2000 and 2016. Team members at Adventure Team Challenge Colorado face varied terrains, from water to sand to rock. 24 In Colorado’s high desert near Grand Junction, not far from Utah’s eastern border, civilian and military veterans from across North America worked together in teams of five to successfully complete three outdoor stages. Athletes pedaled bicycles and hand cycles along sandy, steep and rocky back country trails, paddled rafts down the Colorado River and across Highline Lake, used orienteering skills to reach specific course checkpoints, climbed a high sandstone spire through friction and strategic hand and footholds and navigated a zip line course. Living with orthopedic and neuromuscular issues with his legs for most of his life, the Bath, Maine electrical designer and engineer has developed a love for hand cycling. Understanding that ongoing physical exercise is important to his well-being, Rory participates in numerous cycling events both locally and nationally. The greatest success for a team is always Riding with World T.E.A.M. Sports has β€œprofoundly” when the members affected recognize embrace the his travels, he his life °…Ή)‘”…‘΅₯ΡΜΈ)Q‘ɽ՝ )‘…́΅•ΠΝ½΅”₯ΉΙ•‘₯‰±”Α•½Α±”έ₯Ρ ₯ΉΝΑ₯Ι…Ρ₯½Ή…°)‘₯Ω•ΙΝ₯Ρ䁽˜Ρ‘”΅•΅‰•ΙΜΈ)Ω•Ι䁅ё±•Ρ”‘…Μ)ΝΡ½Ι₯•ΜΡΌΝ‘…Ι”Έ)Ν½΅•Ρ‘₯ΉœΡ‘•δ…Έ½ΉΡΙ₯‰ΥΡ”Έ)e•Π°‘”ΥΉ‘•ΙΝΡ…Ή‘́ё…Ёё•Ι”…Ι”΅…ΉδΑ•ΙΝ½ΉΜ)έ₯Ρ ‘₯Ν…‰₯±₯Ρ₯•Μέ‘Ό…Ι”Ή½ΠΝΡ…ε₯ΉœΑ‘εΝ₯…±±δ)Q‘”‘Ω•ΉΡΥΙ”Q•…΄ ‘…±±•Ή”)‘₯Ω•ΙΝ₯Ρδ)½˜Ρ‘”I½Ιδ)΅•΅‰•ΙΜΈ)Ω•Ι䁽˜)…Ρ₯Ω”ΈQΌΡ‘•Ν”)₯Ή‘₯Ω₯‘Υ…±Μ°)‘…́ݽɑΜ)₯́„•±•‰Ι…Ρ₯½Έ½˜₯Ή±ΥΝ₯Ω•Ή•ΝΜ°)…Ρ‘±•Ρ”‘…́ͽ΅•Ρ‘₯ΉœΡ‘•δ…Έ)•Ή½ΥΙ…•΅•ΉΠΈ)½˜•Ή½ΥΙ…₯Ήœ•… Α…ΙΡ₯₯Α…Ρ₯Ήœ)½ΉΡΙ₯‰ΥΡ”Έ)…Ρ‘±•Ρ”ΡΌ©½₯Έ₯Έ…Ή½ΉΡΙ₯‰ΥΡ”+ŠqM½΅•½Ή”έ₯Ρ „‘₯Ν…‰₯±₯Ρ䰁ݑ•Ρ‘•Θ™Ι½΄…Έ₯Ή©ΥΙδ)ΡΌΡ‘”Ρ•…·Šé½Ω•Ι…±°ΝՍ•ΝΜΈ)΅½ΝЁѕ…΅Μ)©½₯Ή₯Ήœ)Ρ½•Ρ‘•Θ)½Θ…₯‘•ΉΠ½Θ]₯Ρ )Ν½΅•Ρ‘₯Ήœ)Ν½΅•½Ή”)‘…Μ)±₯Ω•έ₯Ρ )Q‘”Ι•…Ρ•ΝЁΝՍ•Ν́™½Θ„™½Θ)Ρ•…΄)Ρ‘”™₯ΙΝЁΡ₯΅”)…Ёё”…Έ)•Ω•ΉΣŠeΜ)ΝΡ…ΙΠ°)Ρ‘•₯ȁݑ½±”™½Θ±₯™—ŠQΡ‘•Ν”)…Ρ₯Ω₯Ρ₯•Μ)₯΅ΑΙ½Ω”)₯́…±έ…έݑ•ΈΡ‘”΅•΅‰•ΙΜ)ΕΥ₯­±δ)₯‘•ΉΡ₯™₯•)Ρ‘•₯ȁ½Θ)ε½ΥȁΕΥ…±₯Ρ䁽˜΅•΅‰•ΙΜ)±₯™”°…Έ‘•±ΐ)έ₯Ρ )‘•ΑΙ•ΝΝ₯½Έ)Ι•½Ή₯锁…Ή•΅‰Ι…”Ρ‘”)Ν…‘Ή•ΝΜ°…Ή½έΈ)΅…­”ΝΡΙ•ΉΡ‘Μ)ε½Τ©ΥΝЁ…Ή)™••°έ•…­Ή•ΝΝ•ΜΈ)•Ή•Ι…±±δ‰•ΡΡ•Θ)…‰½ΥЁ±₯™”…Ή…‰½ΥЁε½Υȁ½έΈ±₯™”•αΑ•Ι₯•Ή•Μ»Št