Tuesday races and a few other miscellaneous races near Albuquerque, NM
Upcoming Weekend Races and Results
11/15 CX race is back on as scheduled, but will be at Sunnyslope as Belen is not possible with the river being about a foot higher than it has been.
Old Fashioned CX Series Sched:
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 Sunnyslope CX
11/8 Sunnyslope CX
11/15 Sunnyslope CX
11/22 Peralta CX
11/28 no race
12/6 Peralta 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
We are done for 2020 with midweek stuff. We will pick it up again in 2021, exactly how will depend on our government COVID restrictions at the time.
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. :)
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
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.