I just wanted to post a few pics of the 2013 24 Hour In The Old Pueblo.
What another great weekend at the 24 Hour In The Old Pueblo.
Good times were enjoyed by all.
Just wanted to post a few pics of the 24 hours in the Old Pueblo mtn bike weekend.
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Team 4 1/2 Men finished in the top ten in our division out of 38 teams.
24 hour town builds to a population of 3500 then goes away till next year.
No better way to start it up….double espresso.
Dave Sewell and Michael Taylor taking in the pre race mtg.
Team 4 1/2 men rigs
The transition tent –
Some night shots around the course.
Out of the transition tent.
The “rock drop” @ night
Thank you Cindy Alward @ http://www.highgearbikeshop.com/ for the cool jerseys and thank you for sponsoring Team 4 1/2 Men this year.
Thank you team 4 1/2 men (Dave Sewell, Thomas Stotler, Micheal Taylor and Jeanette Wesley) for another great year in the the OP.
What a great event put on by Todd Shadow and http://www.epicrides.com
By the way – on the way down through Phoenix I received this photo on my phone from my friends already at 24 hour town.
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This little map saves a ton of time if you want a short cut.
Good friends give good directions – I have great friends who don’t “harsh on the mellow.”
Over the past year I have done about 10% of my bike riding at night.
Some of the reasons for the night rides come down to: weather, work, time, friends, adventure and the fact that my wifee got me a set of amazing bike lights for Christmas last year.
The Pro 1400 represents the pinnacle of bike lighting technology. Pumping out 1400 lumens.
The beginning of our night rides started with a bunch of friends doing The 24 hours in the Old Pueblo last February.
Here are a few pics of some of our night rides this past year.
Another Epic Rides pic of the 24 hours in the Old Pueblo.
A Dave Sewell Pic of the 24 hours in the OP.
A 24 in the OP pic from Epic Rides.
Middlemore out in Pioneer Park.
The 332 by Nite Rider and some Lunar help.
The 396 @ night.
Our friend Billy B goin through the tunnel trail.
Dave S ridin up the 332 from GB.
Out on the 396
Granite Basin shadows.
What a bunch of fun times with some fun friends.
Get yourself some lights and friends and take your bike out in the dark for a totally different kind of mountain bike riding.
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.