2:02:38 David Griffith – Nero Veloce
2:07:34 Greg Foster – Nero Veloce
2:10:35 Ricardo Gonzales – Go Rigo Go
2:36:25 Noah Blankhurst - Ecehlon
2:36:34 Grady Obrian – Echelon
2:43:13 Dave De Young
2:43:36 Warren Hire – NHV
2:48:30 Hawke Morgan – Team Cross
3:23:30 Dianna Ariaza
3:58:05 Christina Hartsock
2:34:35 Scott Larson (Just did one lower lap instead of 2)
DNF Maripat Silva - New Mexico Spokettes Racing Team
DNF Trish Siegel - New Mexico Spokettes Racing Team
We have enough riders and we are a go.
No entry fee, but if you could pitch in a voluntary contribution of say $20 to cover my marking time, that would be nice. If you are a junior don't worry about it.
Directions to start:
Take I-25 east from Albuquerque, go south at Tijeras like you were going to Cedro. Keep going south on NM337 30mi to NM55. Go right (west) the road will curve left (south). Continue 12mi to Manzano, NM. Make the first right. It will be marked Bartolo Rd. and BO67. There will also be signs to Capilla Peak and New Canyon. As you leave teh village you the road will Y. stay right on BO67. Go about 2 mi and park alongside the road. I will be parked there with a burgundy Scion Xb. Google Earth placemark here.
Informal gravel grinder on the east slopes of the Manzano mountains. probably starting in near the village of Manzano and finishing on Capilla Peak. Course will be about 35 mi, plus 8mi back down from the top, Course will be marked with yellow arrows. Tentative course
I have had some questions about the road surface. The first two loops are about 1/3 paved. Most of the dirt is smoothish with a just a few rocky bits. All of the final climb is dirt. It is very comparable to the Placitas "Around the Mountain" road. Probably something in the 35 to 38mm tires most folks run would be ok. I am going to run some 32mm Tufo Primus tubulars, which provide a little softer ride than a 32mm clincher. I figure they will be a little skinny for some sections but will roll and climb fast.
This will be a "buddy ride" this means we will start groups of 1-5 riders at one minute intervals. If you want to race alone you can. If you want you can start with a friend or even up to 4 friends. Preferably people you are riding with anyway, and who are familiar with your comfort zone in these pandemic times. Groups of riders may work together if they want. Each rider will be scored on their elapsed time. I feel like this is pretty safe as riders will in general only be riding with other riders with whom they are riding anyway. I was thinking that in most of the gravel races I have done, I ended up in groups of under 5 riders for most of the race. Rarely is there a big pack.
These will be the guidelines for this ride:
A If you catch or are caught by another group, communicate about riding together or separate. You are required to respect the wishes of the other groups. If they want you to stay away, stay away. If they are ok with riding side by side at 6ft but not drafting, do what they say. Respect the other groups.
B. If a rider/group wants to be alone, do not follow closer than 20ft. If you need to pass them, try to do so quickly and give them at least 6ft to the side, more if you can.
C. In the event that two groups come together to form a group of more than 5 riders, split into groups of 5 or less riders. Try to keep the groups 20ft away from each other.
These guidelines will be in addition to our normal COVID etiquette.
A. Do not gather in groups of more than 5 at any point.
B. Start times will be posted the morning before, just ride up and start. You do not need to check in. If you sign up and can't make it, email, PM, or text me.
C. Riders must start one foot down.
D. Signup online if at all possible. If you have to sign up at 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. Riders should keep in mind that the exercise exemption has been removed from the mask mandate and that riders could conceiveably be ticketed if they are not wearing a mask. Try to print and pre-sign releases if you have not done one since 8/8/2019.
F. No awards ceremony, partial results will be done ASAP, full results later that night. We might do some small prizes like chocolate which I will hand out afterwards.
G. For now, all events will have a 30 rider field limit.
As far as I can see this fits pretty much within the states COVID rules at present.
There will be a 15 rider minumum for this event. Please sign up by midnight on 8/28. If you wish to make an online donation please do so on 8/29 or 8/30. Thanks
Online Signup and list of Riders