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[2 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Colossal Cave Stage Race – Day 2

The Road Race course is very familiar to almost any cyclist in Tucson. It’s the eastern most “escape” from the creep of the little pink rooflines of progress. When you head east on a ride, weather it’s the fast guys from the University or weekend warriors, it almost always includes Old Spanish Trail out towards the cave. How far you get on the journey, maybe just the general store or Loma Alta, depends on your reason for riding. The serious riders loop over the top of Pistol Hill and through Vail for a 100 mile training ride. Those among us who fear lactate just enjoy the gradual climb up to the cave and the fast decent back to the store.

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[2 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Colossal Cave Stage Race – Day 1

Every year around this time I hear the same thing. “It’s probably the last time for Colossal Cave.”. Yet, each season it remains the eastern anchor of racing in Tucson. Refusing to accept the fate of other races that succumbed to “urbanization”, Colossal Cave EXPANDED into a three day stage race, scored in the Omnium format with points, not time.

Bike Racing, Cycling, Sports, Tucson »

[11 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]
Tucson Bicycle Classic 2009 – Stage 3

The 23rd running of the Tucson Bicycle Classic ran from the 6th thru the 8th this month. It’s always good to see TBC in action. I wasn’t able to make the first two stages, but trekked out to the eastern foothills of the Tucson Mountains to watch the Anklam Circuit race unfold.

The circuit race covers a 9 kilometer course that undulates with the foothills terrain. With an elevation gain of 100 meters per lap, the 5 to 9 laps add up to a good chunk of uphill…..at speed.

Bike Racing, Cycling, El Tour de Tucson, Tucson »

[19 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]
El Tour de Tucson

That little hill on Snyder isn’t long, it comes at about the half-way mark of the 109 mile event and it comes after riders have gotten off their bikes and walked/run through Sabino Creek. But it is a big deal. The killer section is only 50 meters long, but close to an 18% grade at its worst. That’s a big psychological hurdle. Maybe not necessarily for the leaders, but as the pace slows and the riders pass in smaller groups or single file 30 minutes or two hours or three hours after the P&S boys have blown by, it’s a killer.

Football, High School, Tucson, Youth Sports »

[3 Sep 2008 | No Comment | ]
High School Football – Cienega vs Foothills

It’s getting cooler out there, it must be because It’s football season! Okay, so it doesn’t “feel” like football weather yet, but it’s coming….really….

No better way to tell fall is here then to take in a High School football game. First up, Catalina Foothills and Cienega at Foothills. First year coach at Foothills Matt Johnson took on Cienega and returning Bobcat QB Seth Mejias-Brean. The Bobcats returned 18 starters from last season’s playoff team and are looking for a run in the ‘08 post-season. The Falcons, with a new start under Johnson, are looking for positive results from the new focus, fitness and freshness the coaching changes have brought to the team.

Bike Racing, Cycling, Tucson »

[28 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]
Mount Lemmon Time-Trial

Mount Lemmon……just two words…..but to cyclists it is much more then words. It’s an emotion, a pilgrimage, a definition of who they are as a rider and where they fit into the pecking order of cycling. The mountain is there, and that’s why we climb it. We know it will make us better, while testing our focus, our fortitude and our fitness.  Once each year, the weekend ride up the mountain is different. This day, there is a stopwatch, and riders from the elite to the beginner line up to start the pilgrimage …

Basketball, Sports, Tucson, UofA »

[24 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]
Tucson Summer Pro League Championship/Slam Dunk 2008

The Tucson Summer Pro League wrapped up another successful season with some high flying diversions and a three point contest….oh, and a Championship game between the first place Powerade team and the second place Moore Law Firm squad. The Powerade team, led by Donte Williams 31 points and 7 rebounds, took the title by putting League MVP Corey Starks Moore Law Firm away in the final minute 93-89.

Basketball, Sports, Tucson, UofA »

[12 Jul 2008 | No Comment | ]
Tucson Summer Pro League July 6th 2008

The Tucson Summer Pro League was in full swing over the summer in a new venue with lots of hoop talent on display. The league, formed by former UofA player Corey Williams, moved from St. Gregory’s and set up shop in the Northwest Center. The center is located at 2160 N. 6th Ave and is more centrally located for all B-ball fans. The league is sanctioned by the NCAA and allows collegiate and high school players to participate alongside NBA players and other top athletes.
Corey has done a great job …

Bike Racing, Cycling, Tucson »

[17 Jun 2008 | No Comment | ]
Picacho Peak TT #1

The first of Saguaro Velo’s Picacho Peak Time-Trial series started on Fathers Day, the 15th,  during the hottest day of the year so far!. The number of riders continues to climb, with over 170 taking on the flat course. By the time the 40k riders were on the course, it was tickling the century mark. Not ideal conditions, but if you’re a desert dweller, you should be use to riding in the heat. And as usual, there was a moderate headwind on the way out, which meant a slight tailwind on the …

Football, Sports, Tucson, UofA »

[12 Jun 2008 | No Comment | ]
Arizona Football – Can’t wait for ‘08

Will this be the season? I Just can’t feel the “buzz” over the football program. It’s more like let’s just get on with it. Sure would be great to go bowling….Junior Willie Tuitama is one of the highest rated quarterbacks in the country, but will that translate into wins for the UofA?
If you’re looking for the real story on the football program, check out the boards at GoAZCats.com. This community of Wildcat fans knows the who, what and how of UofA sports. If you can swing the “Premium” membership, you’ll …