As just about everybody knows by now, I’m riding in the El Tour de Tucson this year. I’ve dreamed about doing this ever since I moved to Tucson almost 30 years ago, and I’m finally doing it. I’ve been training for several months, and am ready to do the 55-mile version of the race (hopefully, next year I can do the whole one!).
This is really exciting for me, and so I thought I’d post publicly to let you all know it’s happening this Sat (the 22nd). Yeah, it’s the same day as the Soup Supper – but I should finish in time to make it to church. 🙂
Em and the kids will be at a place or two along the route to cheer me on (and resupply me if needed), and I was hoping that there might be a few other friends there, too. I can give estimates where I’ll arrive at various places now, but depending on conditions (like whether I find a group to ride with, whether there’s wind or not, etc.) my time could vary by plus or minus a fair bit. If you want to be in the loop day-of, email me; I’ll have my cell phone, and will be sending out updates about my progress, and I can have my mom relay the information to you.
Currently, my guess is that I’ll get to these places at around these times:
- Depart Swan & Ft Lowell 10:30 am
- Swan & Sunrise 10:50-11:00 am
- Oracle & Ina 11:15-11:30 am
- Canada del Oro Riverfront Park (Lambert between Oracle and La Canada) 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
- Tangerine and I-10 1:30-2:30 pm
- Cortaro and I-10 2:00-3:00 pm
- Arrive Armory Park 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Here’s the official map.