Tour de Scottsdale 2012

This was my first experience with sorta almost bike racing…
Although it is not a race, it is a tour…
TOUR? What does that mean?
Bicycle touring is cycling over long distances – prioritizing pleasure and endurance over utility or speed. – Wikipedia
Pleasure and endurance over utility or speed 
#mytypeofevent =D 
#idonothavespeed YET! 
SO of course I showed up late…
Missed the start #whichdidnotmatterbecausetherewere1500cyclists 
TOTALLY not my fault, I was 45 minutes early but parking was a bit of a nightmare. 
Note to self, get there SUPER early. Like legit legit early. 🙂
The start was crazy… everyone started at the same time so all 1500 cyclists were out there pedaling along… the first couple miles were SUPER slow but I wasn’t too concerned. 
Saw a few of my teammates pass by and so I jumped in a couple minutes later and decided I would try to catch up with them and see if any of them were doing the 30 miler too…
Caught two of them, Mindy & Christina AND they were also doing the 30 miler YAY!!
We rode along not pushing it too much and just enjoying the beautiful day and each others company. 
I really enjoyed the ride and 30 miles flew by… 
#nowiknowwhatitisliketogoonafunridewithfriends :))
Mindy, Christina & I after the ride

 I finished in 1:51:32.10
42nd female out of 185
7th in age group out of 14 
I was super stoked to see we got metals… for some reason I thought only the 70 milers got them 🙂 

Yep… my metals might be getting out of control! 

Miss Mouse and I “recovering” after our Tour Ride 🙂
She is the best at helping me recover!!

Have you just toured a tour before? 
I really enjoyed enjoying the ride!!

7 thoughts on “Tour de Scottsdale 2012 – Race Recap

  1. I did the 70 a few years ago. I love that course. The logistics are a nightmare though and they coned off some of the streets in bad placed that caused a bunch of crashes so I’m not sure I will do it again.
    That being said I’m not even sure I want to ride my bike again anyway.
    Congrats on your ride!! You’ll have to try Tour de Mesa, next.

    • Yeah, I heard that it was a crash fest so I was super careful and decided not to race for that reason! 🙂

      Tour de Mesa might have to go on the calendar! AND you will be back on the bike, don’t worry 🙂

  2. I may have to try a tour sometime. Great time!
    Let’s sign up for a tri! You’re in Phoenix right? Anything good coming up? The next one here is in March…

  3. SOunds like such a fun event! I am thinking I have to get into cycling a little more!

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