Tail Winds

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Swoosh Cycling: It Gives You Time To Reminisce With Friends
Writer Alan Fischer took a look back at some of his friends and their accomplishments. Cycling, because of its mind-clearing abilities, gives riders a canvas to think about anything and everything.
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Swoosh Catalina Park Hike
Writers Katie Mabry and Steve Rivera look back at their individual hikes at Catalina Park and give their perspectives on some of southern Arizona’s best hiking trails.
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Swoosh The Family that Rides Together, Stays Together
The Rohers are a cycling family and for the 28-mile ride they were given the Family Award. “That’s quite an honor,” mom, Jodie said.
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Swoosh El Tour People in Their Own Words
El Tour riders tell their own amazing stories. El Tour means so much to so many people. And every one of the thousands of riders has a story to tell. In the centerpiece of Tail Winds a number or riders tell their stories.
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presented by Casino Del Sol
The Tucson Conquistadores 11th Indoor El Tour presented by Arizona Health


Nov/Dec 2016



tw-novdec-200pxSwoosh No Obstacle Is Too Big For Cyclist Oden
Writer Javier Morales took a look at the life of Alex Oden. He’s an eight-time cancer survivor. He was recently named the Dedication Recipient of the annual Cochise Classic in Douglas.
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Swoosh El Tour: A Touchstone For A Long-time Cyclists Life
Joe Miller has ridden in 25 El Tours – and he’s loved everyone. “El Tour has become a touchstone in my life,“ said Miller. He’ll be back for the for the Tucson Medical Center 34th El Tour de Tucson presented by Casino Del Sol.
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Sept/Oct 2016  



SepOctCover200Swoosh Brian Grasky – A Man on Many Worlds

Grasky is a military man who loves to cycle, run and coach. He does it all for his company Tucson Endurance Performance Center. He will be part of El Tour’s US Armed Services Program where we expect to have a few hundred military types participating in the program.
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Swoosh Pokemon Go
It’s all the rage all over the world. Tucson is no different when it comes to Pokemon Go. Writer Damion Alexander has noticed a good trend – people are outdoors and enjoying the scenery. That’s something he hadn’t seen much in the summer. Maybe, just maybe more people will enjoy the outdoors because of the game.
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Summer 2016 



Swoosh What a Ride in the Valley
Perimeter Bicycling has been going to the Phoenix area for nearly 30 years to put on a ride. This year it may have outdone itself with what many thought was a great ride on a clear, cool day. The annual Holualoa Companies 26th El Tour de Mesa saw nearly 1,600 riders have a great day on the road. We had participants from all over, including from Canada.
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Swoosh Denise Mueller is a Speed Freak
Cyclist-runner-athlete Denise Mueller is a whirlwind in a 43-year-old woman’s body. Call her crazy. Call her hyper. Call her an exceptional athlete. Denise Mueller is all that and, of course, more. Come September – weather and conditions permitting – Mueller will attempt to break the paced bicycle land speed record of more than 167 miles per hour. At least she’ll become the first woman to attempt the feat as she attempts “to be the fastest.”
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Perimeter Bicycling produces two publications. Tail Winds (see above) is a bi-monthly publication published by Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, Inc. and features articles reflecting outdoor activities and events around the Southwest. Tail Winds is directed to amateur athletes and outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy the natural world. Also our  Perimeter Bicycling Journal is an annual magazine that celebrates our year as an organization and our member lives and achievements in and around cycling.  And …

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