Tour de Scottsdale 2012
This was my first experience with sorta almost bike racing...
Although it is not a race, it is a tour...
TOUR? What does that mean?
Bicycle touring is cycling over long distances – prioritizing pleasure and endurance over utility or speed. - Wikipedia
Pleasure and endurance over utility or speed
SO of course I showed up late...
Missed the start #whichdidnotmatterbecausetherewere1500cyclists
TOTALLY not my fault, I was 45 minutes early but parking was a bit of a nightmare.
Note to self, get there SUPER early. Like legit legit early. :)
The start was crazy... everyone started at the same time so all 1500 cyclists were out there pedaling along... the first couple miles were SUPER slow but I wasn't too concerned.
Saw a few of my teammates pass by and so I jumped in a couple minutes later and decided I would try to catch up with them and see if any of them were doing the 30 miler too...
Caught two of them, Mindy & Christina AND they were also doing the 30 miler YAY!!
We rode along not pushing it too much and just enjoying the beautiful day and each others company.
I really enjoyed the ride and 30 miles flew by...
|Mindy, Christina & I after the ride|
I finished in 1:51:32.10
42nd female out of 185
7th in age group out of 14
|I was super stoked to see we got metals... for some reason I thought only the 70 milers got them :)|
|Yep... my metals might be getting out of control!|
|Miss Mouse and I "recovering" after our Tour Ride :)|
She is the best at helping me recover!!
Have you just toured a tour before?
I really enjoyed enjoying the ride!!