Meeting At UAMC Hospital room with Deputy Art Gutierrez

50 weeks ago I went to UAMC- Diamonds Children center to see Brendan Lyons after he was in a collision on his bike while riding his bike on East Sunrise.   A few days later I orchestrated the media and a meeting in Brendan’s hospital room  with Senator Steve Farley and Representative Ethan Orr to discuss laws for cyclist safety.  As a result, we introduced 4 bills in the state legislature last year.  Unfortunately, not even one made it out of Continue Reading ››

Weekly Ride List September 20-27, 2014

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO THE WEEKLY EMAIL LIST PLEASE EMAIL Damion@Damionalexander.com  and put Ride List in the subject This list is a major time commitment and it is my pleasure to put it together.  All I ask in return for the list is that you remember I’m A REALTOR.  If you have a relationship with another REALTOR, I love loyalty and respect those relationships.  However, if not, or if you need to like to give  a Continue Reading ››

The Community Bike Ride List

REOCCURING WEEKLY RIDES What Where When Distance/Time Speed Contact U of A Cycling Monday Mosey Flagpole  – West Side of  Old Main Monday 6:30AM 1-1.5 hours Max 20 miles   www.UofAcylcling.com             Starr Pass Intervals Congress at the Loop Tuesday 6:15AM About an Hour   Tommy Dean Robert Houts Hills, Hills Hills Bashas Kolb/Sunrise Tuesday 5:30AM 20 miles About an hour   Damion Alexander 977-5664 Tuesday Shootout University/Euclid Tuesday 6:30AM 2.5 hours 60 miles Fast Continue Reading ››

What if Robin Williams Had gone for a Bike Ride

“I can’t help but think that if Robin Williams had gone for a bike ride yesterday, he might still be with us today. Bikes are good medicine. Pass it along.” This was a post that I put on facebook.  This had more “likes” than my average post, and most of the comments supported the statement.  Lisa said “I agree 100%, my biking literally gave me a second chance at life.” Ken commented “Sure works for me” and Patrick showed that Continue Reading ››

What are you willing to give up to get what you want?

Today was a historic day for equality in cycling.  The Ladies raced La Course by Le Tour de France on the bumpy Champs-Elysees.  For this story, the winner, Marianne Vos, is not as important as what it took to make this event happen. Saying that there is a discrepancy between the way professional male and female cyclist are treated is an understatement.  If one thinks it’s hard to make a living as a pro man, it is magnified for the Continue Reading ››

The Shootout Stopped And Ticketed

Mass tickets were issued on May 10, 2014 on the Shootout for failure to stop at a stop sign.   Many riders said they did come to a complete stop, but the Sherriff ticketed the entire group.  It is a $187 ticket.   Fortunately, I opted for the Miles Ahead Shop ride this morning and missed it, but made the following post on Facebook. “I heard the Shootout was stopped for running a stop sign with multiple tickets. Curious if you got Continue Reading ››

Whiskey Off Road 2014

Epic rides lived up to its name in the 2014 Whiskey off road.  EPIC! Friday saw perfect weather for the Pro Crits and the 15 mile race.  Friday night a cold front rolled in and it was a chilly, wet start for the 50 proof race.  The rain lasted just long enough for everyone to get soaked before the temperatures dipped and the blizzard began.  In a wise call Epic Rides postponed the start of the 25 proof and altered Continue Reading ››

  The following is a response to comments I have had with Supervisor Ally Millers office and an article that was written in TucsonVelo .  Personally, I felt that Supervisor Miller articulated her support for the Loop much better in our phone conversation.  I asked her to prepare a statement showing her 100% support for the funding of and finishing of The Loop. She fell short in my opinion with this statement. Do you have an event coming up on Continue Reading ››

TucsonBicycle Classic

The TBC is a three day USA Cycling sanctioned stage race (time trial, road race, circuit race). You must complete each stage to enter the next. Qualifiers must all complete the Stage 1 TT to enter the RR, and then complete the RR to enter the Circuit Race. Lowest overall time wins. I went to this race wearing many hats.  Father, Coach, Cheerleader, Photographer, Spectator.  The only role I did not play that I would have done differently is athlete. Continue Reading ››

2014 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo

I have discovered some major flaws with this Epic Mountain Bike Event.  There simply is not enough time to do everything that I want to do in the time allowed.  Friends show up who I only see once or twice a year whom I could spend an entire weekend with, but only get to have casual conversations.  Food and libations are at every camp, but I’m only able to gorge myself so much.  I want to take photos of everything, Continue Reading ››