Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Shootout

Today we got up early to watch the Shootout go down Mission Road. The Shootout is a Saturday morning ride that has been a Tucson institution from the early 70's. Ralph Phillips, who owns Fairwheel Bikes, has been its sponsor since its inception. The premise is simple, show up at Starbucks at the Main Gate and ride like hell out to Helmet Peak. There is now a Senior Shootout as well, for those who can no longer hang with the young fast riders. The Old Guys generally ride in the high 20's for 55 miles. One of our park residents rides with them, as you might suspect he smokes the rest of us regularly.

Down the road aways, they were wicking up the pace. In January and February pro riders are down here doing this ride. How cool is that?

This is a Shootout video which hopefully will play for you. I got it off you tube.

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