Pictures of the R-65 Recumbent.
Last Updated 11/23/05.
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These are shots from the 2005
El tour de Tucson,
the third time I've ridden El Tour (pictures of 2003 El Tour de
Tucson are here).
Barring PBAA adjustments I have
first place recumbent (also got
first place recumbent in
2004) and just managed a gold finish for the first time with
5:59.27, a whole 32 seconds in hand before it became a silver finish. First shot is the platinum riders going off, second is the tail
end of the gold section and I'm there in the white on the left.
Next shot is early on during the Santa Cruz river crossing.
Yes, we do have bridges over our rivers here in Tucson but the organizers of El
Tour think walking across them makes El Tour special so it's sacrifice your
cleats and toe covers time.
This is Rattlesnake pass about 18 miles from the
end and even stuffing as
much Endurolytes in as I felt comfortable with (you can overdo it) I was still
cramping about as hard as you can in those photos and not be falling off the
bike (it's actually a fairly steep little hill, the piece de resistance
for more than a few riders). Guess next year we take more Endurolytes.
And here's the finish, the photo taken
immediately after I've relaxed having just spent the last 20 miles racing to get
in under six hours. Never wanted to get off the bike so bad.
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