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Winter Issue 2018

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Welcome to the 2018 Winter Edition of Tail Winds, where you will find a number of enlightening and inspiring stories about some of the 2017 El Tour riders. This issue contains more than 60 pages – our biggest issue of the year – of results for the main rides/distances as well as Indoor El Tour. Enjoy!

IN THIS ISSUE: Special Pullout with Stories, Results and Photos from the ride.

Also: 2017 Tucson Conquistadores 12th Indoor El Tour presented by Arizona Health Pullout

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Page 9 Dining with Bears
Writer/photographer D.R. Williams went on a trip to Alaska recently and found himself face to face (sort of) with bears. As he put it, “I’ll never forget the time I dined with bears; it’s an experience that changed me as a person and altered my life’s direction.” Obviously, it was a trip of a lifetime.

Page 12 TUGO – A Bike Share Program
If you’re looking for some good, inexperience transportation in the downtown and University of Arizona areas, look no further than TUGO, a bike-share program that gives you access to some comfortable bikes. Heck, they are even good enough to ride in El Tour.

Page 13 Dan Runs
Writer/runner Dan Heston knows what it’s like to push his body to the limits. He did that to kick off the 35th El Tour by running the entire 106-mile course to raise money for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. He raised $21,000 for the cause. No word if he’ll be back to do it next year.

Page 15 Avondale Paracyclist Aims High
Writer Michael Murphy profiled paracyclist David Berling to get a sense of what Berling goes through to be one of the best at what he does. It’s all about the competition and “getting stronger … that’s my continuous goal. Getting stronger equates to getting faster,” Berling said. He does that every time he gets on a handcycle.

Page 16 El Tour
Tucson’s Rob Alvarez had a dream of finishing first in El Tour. It came to fruition in El Tour No. 35. He was over the moon with his finish: “I’ve known about this race since I was 10 years old,” he said. And Betsabee Salomon hasn’t had much experience on a bike, but that proved to be no problem. She was the first-place finisher on the women’s side.

Page 25 Tucson –
Where The Cyclists Come To Ride
Writer/cycling advocate Damion Alexander writes about the possibility of Tucson getting a bike park, which would include a Velodrome. Where would Tucson put it? Arizona officials will find a spot. He says community developers will make it happen and still honor the land. We will see.

Page 25 Tucson –
Where The Cyclists Come To Ride
Writer/cycling advocate Damion Alexander writes about the possibility of Tucson getting a bike park, which would include a Velodrome. Where would Tucson put it? Arizona officials will find a spot. He says community developers will make it happen and still honor the land. We will see.


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