TailWinds Articles

Articles and News out of Perimeter Bicycling.

John Howard: A Man of Many Accomplishments 

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

By Anthony Gimino You never know what John Howard is up to next. He’s a three-time Olympian, the 1981 Ironman world champion, a form er record-holder of the cycling land speed record, a national masters cycling champion too many times … Continue reading

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The Weight Is Over: From Unfit Mom To A Beast-Mode Dynamo

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

By Michele Ziegler Three years ago, I decided to quit smoking cold turkey. After two months of getting over the cravings and stress, I decided to get a membership at the YMCA. After quitting smoking, I gained about 20 pounds … Continue reading

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How One Small Perimeter Bicycling Advertisement Changed a Life

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

by Lorry Levine Like many of us, Dan Rappoport started riding a bike in grade school. And also like many of us, he migrated away from the bike until cycling clubs and recreational cycling emerged in the late 1970’s. But … Continue reading

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Agua Prieta Dentist Displays Fortitude on the Bike

Monday, August 31st, 2015

By Michael Murphy Cristobal Ortiz was the “lantern rouge” – a rider who finishes dead last – in the 95-mile Cochise Classic in 2013. Peddling a bulky 29-inch mountain bike, Cristobal wasn’t just the slowest rider, he was a true … Continue reading

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Have Camera Will Ride to See the United States

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

by Doug Dalrymple Over the last 10 months, Doug Dalrymple took photos of North America’s industrial workers while diligently pedaling across the United States. His solo journey started in New York. He visited more than 80 factories while covering almost … Continue reading

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An Arizona Bicycling History

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Article and Photos by Lorry Levine Fred Van Meerbake was determined to be the first to ride from New York City to San Francisco. He was on an “ordinary” bike, the high front-wheeled predecessor of today’s bicycle. At the time, soldiers … Continue reading

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Going The Distance For Pam Reed Has Never Been A Problem

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Article by Anthony Gimino Photography by Jeff Diener Pam Reed’s quads felt like they had given out. She was trying to run, but her legs had other ideas, merely wanting to shuffle along the trail, as if they had fallen … Continue reading

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Barry Siff is Going to Give Southern Arizona a Major Tri

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

The arrival of Barry Siff in Tucson marks more of a welcome evolution than a revolution in the local triathlon scene.  Siff, who is the USA Triathlon board president, a member of the International Triathlon Union executive board and a … Continue reading

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El Tour De Mesa History

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

25 Years of Holualoa El Tour de Mesa a History Lesson  By Michael Murphy This year marks the 25th anniversary of Holualoa El Tour de Mesa – although it wasn’t always called that. Twenty-five years ago, El Tour de Mesa … Continue reading

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El Tour’s Global Reach

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

El Tour People … We Get Around! El Tour Riders Come From All Around The World So They  Can Ride Around Tucson Together Canadian Cyclists Flock to El Tour By Lorry Levine Dawn Kalsbeek had a great time at the … Continue reading

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