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El Tour de Phoenix Race Report

April 12, 2010

Submitted by Chris Anderson Chris finished in 40th place out of 1029 racers. That ‘aint too shabby. Chris is a good friend of mine (by “good” I mean as good as an obsessed mountain biker can be with an obsessed roadie… :). Now that I see what a supreme cyclist he is, I don’t feel […]

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The Tour de Payson Returns on Saturday, May 8

April 2, 2010

By Bob Beane What does Payson have in common with Paris-Roubaix, La Vuelta a Espana and Le Tour de France? Well, within 50 miles of riding in Payson you can (1) cross a ¼ mile dirt/cobbled section of road…twice, (2) ride a climb that will remind you of a Vuelta route in southern Spain and […]

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Seven Seconds

April 29, 2009

I’m developing a love/hate relationship with Helipad. I love it because it is such a sweet trail to climb. Steep, challenging, pure fun. Then there is the fast and swoopy descent…the only way to earn it is to climb it, up Helipad or up Goat, it’s up to you, but either way is UP. I […]

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Varsity Scout Triathlon, Pima AZ

April 16, 2009

View Pima Varsity Triathlon in a larger map So what’s a Varsity Scout triathlon? No, it’s not rock throwing, followed by capture the flag, and then setting things on fire…although scouts would be real good at all of those. The varsity triathlon in Pima is a typical triathlon where Scouts from all over Arizona (and […]

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Helipad TT is On

March 16, 2009

Or should I say Up? Ever since I came across the Clarks TT up in Utah I’d been thinking about putting together a little grassroots time trial here in Phoenix. Then I was reading the MTBR forum where a few others were kicking around ideas for the same kind of underground races. I got a […]

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The Leadville 100

August 8, 2008

The Leadville 100 is tomorrow. I like to kid myself and think that I could do this race if I tried. But then I think I’d better have more than one 56 mile ride under my wheels before I even think about racing 100. That said, I really admire all the racers who do enter […]

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