Tail Winds

Tail Winds is 30,000-circulation, quarterly publication that covers events, fun and fun for cyclists, runners and outdoor enthusiasts. We highlight inspirational athletes on every level of sport in every age category.

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Tail Winds 2018 Winter 

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 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

TABLE OF CONTENTS 

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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.

Fall 2017 
  • Michael Coles, An Original El Tour Cyclist Cyclist Michael Coles looks back on a time when the riders were few but the fun was plenty when it comes to El Tour. 
  •  Fighting Diabetes, One Mile at a Time
    Writer James Stout takes a look at the Pasqui Yaqui Tribe (PYT) and its work to beating diabetes.

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And El Tour Special Pullout

Summer 2017 

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Swoosh Rappoport Inching Up The Perimeter Ladder
Perimeter member Dan Rappoport loves all things El Tour and is all about Perimeter Bicycling. Through the years he’s moved up on the most miles list. He’s cycled 24 different perimeters which ranks him 42nd on the all-time mileage list. READ HERE
Page 12

Swoosh The Weight is Over
Michele Ziegler went from this businesswoman mom to an athletic dynamo after just wanting to lose weight. She’s now one of the better participants in Spartan Races. She proves if there is a will there is a way. READ HERE
Page 10

And, From The Insert
John Howard: A Man of Many Accomplishments 
John Howard is this years Cochise County Cycling Classic, presented by Canyon Vista Medical Center,  Dedication Recipient. READ HERE

 

And
Perimeter Events Pullout


Spring 2017

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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.
Page 14

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.
Page 18

 

 

Jan/Feb 2017

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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.
Page 13

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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ALSO:

RESULTS AND MORE FOR
TUCSON MEDICAL CENTER 34TH EL TOUR DE TUCSON
presented by Casino Del Sol
&
The Tucson Conquistadores 11th Indoor El Tour presented by Arizona Health

 
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