Floyd Landis was at El Tour de Tucson today



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He came to town to ride our 111 mile race. El tour is the largest perimeter event in the country. I guess a local guy knows Floyd and invited him out. Per my wife and unofficially he came in 3rd. I didn't get to talk to him, but by all accounts he was very cool. When I came in he was chillin in jeans and a polo. His time was around 4:15 amd I finished in 4:55. Just thought I would share.

Just checked the site and FL's time was 4:23
Here's a link. :)http://http://www.pbaa.com/Home.html
 

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azdroptop said:
He came to town to ride our 111 mile race. El tour is the largest perimeter event in the country. I guess a local guy knows Floyd and invited him out. Per my wife and unofficially he came in 3rd. I didn't get to talk to him, but by all accounts he was very cool. When I came in he was chillin in jeans and a polo. His time was around 4:15 amd I finished in 4:55. Just thought I would share.

Just checked the site and FL's time was 4:23
Here's a link. :)http://http://www.pbaa.com/Home.html
I believe Floyd came in 5th. Much much faster than myself. I just got back from El Tour de Tucson, and it was awesome. My first century ride ever:) , and I just started riding in August. My total time was 9hrs and 2 minutes. Goal for next year is under 8hrs.:eek:
I will say that the people of Tucson really know how to treat cyclists. From local shops staying open all night on Friday, to people sitting on there lawns in the middle of nowhere cheering on the riders. I highly recommend doing a century for those of you who haven't. It's a great feeling of accomplishment, and now anything less than 100 miles just doesn't seem that hard.
 

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cali-largeguy said:
I believe Floyd came in 5th. Much much faster than myself. I just got back from El Tour de Tucson, and it was awesome. My first century ride ever:) , and I just started riding in August. My total time was 9hrs and 2 minutes. Goal for next year is under 8hrs.:eek:
I will say that the people of Tucson really know how to treat cyclists. From local shops staying open all night on Friday, to people sitting on there lawns in the middle of nowhere cheering on the riders. I highly recommend doing a century for those of you who haven't. It's a great feeling of accomplishment, and now anything less than 100 miles just doesn't seem that hard.
Congrats on your first century! It is a great feeling no matter how long it takes. My first tour 3 years ago took me 6:20 and I was cramping so bad I could barely get off my bike. LOL They do a great job putting the ride on for sure! It's great to see the kids screaming as you ride by!
 

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azdroptop said:
Congrats on your first century! It is a great feeling no matter how long it takes. My first tour 3 years ago took me 6:20 and I was cramping so bad I could barely get off my bike. LOL They do a great job putting the ride on for sure! It's great to see the kids screaming as you ride by!
I rode with Team in Training and I felt pretty good afterwards. It took me 6 1/2 mins just to get to the start line after the started let us go. Crazy number of people there. Those river crossings were time killers, cost me about 30min total:mad: . Overall though a great time was had by everyone.
 

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I rode with Team in Training and I felt pretty good afterwards. It took me 6 1/2 mins just to get to the start line after the started let us go. Crazy number of people there. Those river crossings were time killers, cost me about 30min total:mad: . Overall though a great time was had by everyone.
The river crossings are a bit dated in my opinion. I'm all for tradition when it comes to certain things, but they should go. I think I heard something like 7000 plus riders in all the events and 3993 in the 109 miler. You definately have to show up early if you want to line up with Gold.