Tuesday races and a few other miscellaneous races near Albuquerque, NM



There will not be any more TNCXs this year due to a work conflct.  

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As long as people are showing up, I am going to plan on a low key CX Series this year called the Old Fashiones CX Series. We will do a simple points series for men and women overall. I will get flyers up soon. If anyone wants to jump in and do a race, let me know. 
Here is the tentative schedule:
10/4 Oak Flat #1, Tijeras, NM
10/11 Oak Flat #2 Tijeras, NM
10/18 Double Cross, Belen, NM
10/25 no race
11/1 Hays Apple Farm #1, Bosque Farms, NM
11/8 Hays Apple Farm #2, Bosque Farms, NM
11/15 Luchetti CX
11/22 Mission ABQ CX #1
11/28 no race
12/6 Mission ABQ CX #2
12/13 Sunnyslope CX

The Durango folks are also doing a series on the following dates:
Oct 10 –Zia 4CCX Race #1 Pagosa Springs, CO – Shaeffer Property - 2445 County Road 400
Oct 17 –Zia 4CCX Race #2 Dolores, CO – Joe Rowell Park
Oct 24 – Zia 4CCX Race #3 Cortez, CO – Parque da Vida – Enter from Empire St at north end of park
Oct 31 – Zia 4CCX Race #4 Pagosa Springs, CO – Shaeffer Property - 2445 County Road 400
Nov 7 – Zia 4CCX Race #5 Durango, CO – Durango - TBD
For info contact: HAGEN_D@fortlewis.edu


Tuesday Race Info

If the weather looks iffy on any given Tuesday, check the Hawke Races FB at 4PM. It the weather is stormy I will try to post something. If we are canceling I will definitely post by 4PM. If there is no message, consider the race to be on as shceduled.

9/15/20 Pine Flat Tuesday CX 6:15PM.
9/22/20 Pine Flat Tuesday CX 6:15PM

Directions/info: Take I-40 east from Albuquerque to the Tijeras exit, the road will "Y" right off the exit. Go right. (Left takes you to Sandia Peak) The road will curve to the right and come to a stoplight. There will be a Subway across the street on your right. Go straight on through the light and up NM337 for about 8 miles. Pine Flat is a USFS picnic area on the left.  Large ~2 mi loop with some long runs and a long climb. Course will go between the Pine Flat and Deadman areas.  A bit of a drive but, (A) it is beautiful up there, (B) it is nice and cool for CX, (C) it is a cool and challenging course, and (D) we have been doing Tuesday CX up there at about this time for 20 years, so it is traditional.

Google Maps Placemark

No enrty fee but if you could chip in say $13 to cover my time that would be great.  You can do this online here.

Online Donations


9/29 Hays Apple Farm CX, 6PM Canceled 
10/6 Hays Apple Farm CX, 6PM


Directions: Take I-25 South from Albuquerque to the NM47/ Broadway Exit (215). (There is some construction at Rio Bravo, but it clears up after that.) After the exit, go south 7 miles to Bosque Farms. Do not speed through the reservation near the casinos or constructioni, there are almost always rez cops there. Turn Right on Esperanza at the Blake's Lottaburger. Go west (right) 1/4 mile to the farm.
 
Google Maps Placemark

Course: winds through the trees of Mr Hays' apple orchard and goes up onto the ditchroad for some fast bits. The cottonwoods should be turning yellow to add a nice backdrop. One of the most scenic courses we have. Mud is possible. There will be a weekend race here prob in Dec or Jan. Top finishers will probably win some of Mr Hay's honey.    
I do not think there are any apples this year but you can buy honey if you get there before the shop closes at 5PM.  

Entry $13, juniors free.

Pay online here I will have cash for change and my square reader at the race too. 

10/13 Polk Middle School, 6PM


Directions: Directions: Take I25 south from Rio Bravo about 7 miles to the Isleta exit. Go 2 mi north to the Ramac then 1/3 mi west (left) to Polk. Start will be on the back of the runing track. You could also take Isleta south about 2.5mi from Rio Bravo, but if you are coming from Albuquerque, I think it is a little faster to take the freeway all the way to Isleta and then go back north to the church.  If you are riding a bike just come down Isleta from Rio Bravo.

Google Maps Placemark

Course:
Fast and open mostly, about 1/3 on grass. Flat course no climbing. We have been racing here off an on fro 20 years.   

No enrty fee but if you could chip in say $13 to cover my time marking, that would be great.  You can do this online here.

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10/20 No Race
10/27 No Race


This is the tentative COVID specific plan for the CX season:
1. Start in small waves of about 10 riders, more later if the NM restrictions change.
2. Have all riders wear masks for the first lap or partial lap depending on the course, until the promoter projects that the riders will be broken up into small groups.
3. After this point, riders who are at least 30ft from any other rider, may remove their mask, if they wish.  They should understand that they could be ticketed, and do this at their own risk.
4. If a rider is caught or catches another rider they should put their masks back on.
5. Riders who wish to stay away from all other riders may attach a orange ribbon to their seatpost.  Riders will be asked to treat these riders as if they were in a TT.  Stay 15ft back until you have an opportunity to pass quickly.  Do not draft them or ride near them.
6. We will work on should try to designing courses with minimal zigzaging so that riders do not pass by other riders in two-way sections. We will make the zigzags nice and wide where they are used.  We wil also try to put difficult sections earlier in the course than normal, to break the riders up sooner. This is not normal CX course design.
7. Riders should wear masks when interacting with other riders or the promoters before or after the race.
8. We might have an overall field limit, but I do not know if we will get enough people for that even to matter. We can cross that bridge later if necessary.

General Guidelines:
A. Do not gather in groups of more than 5 at any point.
B. Signup online if at all possible. If you have to sign up a the race, wear a mask. Wear masks if you need to interact with other participants (borrow someones pump or the like.) We also ask that riders wear a mask at least at the start of the race, beyond that, if they are off by themselves on the course, it is their own business and their own risk. Try to print and pre-sign releases if you have not done one since 8/8/2019.
C. No awards ceremony. I will post results to this site hopefully the next day. We might do some small prizes which I will hand out afterwards.
D. Obviously if you feel sick or have any COVID symptoms, or feel that you may have been exposed to someone sick, stay home for a week or two. 














Want to try a couple of cool new gravel rides that you probably haven't done before?

I have been taking some time to explore new gravel routes. I have come up with a couple for starters. These will probably be race routes at sometime in the future. GPS files below. 
Have fun. :)  

Tome loop:

About 11 miles, mostly flat with a few hills. The biggest climb is mostly paved, but that can't be helped. It is a really a beautiful little loop. There is even a little artificial waterfall. If we do it as a race, I was thinking of about 4 laps. I would park either at the Family Dollar or at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church by the Tome Plaza. I think it should go counterclockwise.    

tomeloop.gpx or https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32498139

Velodrome Loop:
A 4.5 mile loop near Rio Bravo (Dennis Chavez) and Coors. I call it the Velodrome Loop because at the north end there is a curved AMAFCA drain that is shaped like half a velodrome. Be really careful the first time you ride it as if you are too high on the banking at the NE end it drops off a 3 foot wall. It is pretty obvious, but would be a scary crash if you were not paying attention. I was thinking of doing the start/finish with an out and back on the spillway or Hubbel Dam. You have to get off your bike about 4 times per lap to cross gates. After you exit the first long concrete section (which is a two way section) you have to cross a little rock and sand blockade. It has several little short hills. This would probably be a midweek race. There are a few goatheads, so make sure your sealant is fresh. Clockwise loop. I would park on the north side of the parking lot for the Presbyterian Clinic on Las Estancias, and then you can use the light to get across Coors. Then you can push your bike up the levee and access the spillway from there.  
velodromegravel.gpx