Dave Sewell grabbed these amazing photos of what the night looked like around 24 hour town.
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The race started at noon on at Willow Springs Ranch outside Tucson, Arizona. Some 1,850 participants have signed up for the event making the race one of — if not the largest — in the U.S. Mountain bikers battled unseasonable cold and rain to race on the 16.2-mile course at the 24 Hours of Old Pueblo last weekend.
Overnight rain, 50 mph wind gusts and bitter temperatures made this year’s event one that won’t soon be forgotten by those who braved the elements.
Jeannette Wesley cutting through the wind factor.
Robert Middlemore descending the rock at the end of the 16.2 mile loop.
TEAM 4 AND A HALF MEN AND STORMY OUR FAITHFUL RETRIEVER.
Michael Taylor, Steve Lummer, Roberto Middlemore, Dave Sewell, Jeanette Wesley and Stormy
Here are our individual lap results for the 24 HOP this last weekend. 16.1 miles through a cactus forest, sometimes being nearly knocked off our bikes by steady 25 mph winds with 50+mph gusts, sometimes being pelted with rain and 20mph wind, sometimes shivering through 40 degree temps and fog.....THE KEY WORD FO THE WEEKEND TO ME WAS "PREVAIL".
1 Robert Middlemore 1:18:46 PM 1:18:46
2 Dave SEWELL 2:43:41 PM 1:24:54
3 Steve Lummer 4:17:19 PM 1:33:37
4 Jeanette Wesley 6:01:17 PM 1:43:57
5 Michael Taylor 7:44:32 PM 1:43:15
6 Robert Middlemore 9:13:55 PM 1:29:22
7 Dave SEWELL 10:46:54 PM 1:32:58
8 Steve Lummer 12:29:39 AM 1:42:45
9 Jeanette Wesley 2:16:35 AM 1:46:56
10 Michael Taylor 3:57:45 AM 1:41:09
11 Robert Middlemore 5:21:30 AM 1:23:45
12 Dave SEWELL 6:52:02 AM 1:30:31
13 Steve Lummer 8:29:34 AM 1:37:31
14 Jeanette Wesley 10:27:10 AM 1:57:35
15 Michael Taylor 12:05:53 PM 1:38:43
Recycle bin from the winds of Hurricane Pueblo…funny.
What an amazing weekend…. what an amazing course.
I want to thank team 4 and a half men for an amazing weekend of memories and loss of calories.
Gotta do this again.