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|Gnarwhale MTB, 12PM, Sunday,
April 16, 2023, Albuquerque, NM
Gnarly trails in the far north footlills around FR 333 (the La Luz Trail Road). Trails
are technical, hilly, steep, and rocky. Some of my favorites, if you
like that kind of thing. You will probably have dismount for a few
sections. Not a great beginner race. Course is about 3 miles. We will
do several laps based on category. Approximate map bleow.
Counterclockwise. I have been wanting to try an informal race up there for a long time.
A Group: Men Pro, Cat 1 men & boys 17-18, Cat 2
19-39. About 18 miles.
B Group: All Cat 3 men, Cat 2 men
40+ and boys 15-18, and all women about 12 mi.
It souds short, but the trails are really steep and tech.
Distance may change a little as I get the course more figured out.
We will use Google Forms for registration. It does not cost anything to
preregister. You can pay online or at the race via cash, check or card.
I am not going to charge late fees but please try to sign up by 11:59PM
Thursday 3/23. I need to figure out how big of a crew I need.
List of Registered
Note that you click "DONATE" to pay. Square glitch.
No entry fee but if you could pitch in a suggested donation of $20 for
making the course, that would be cool.
We will run these rain or shine, but promoter reserves the right to
cancel or move the course in the event of severe inclement weather or
505.259.6885 call or text. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Not USAC sacntioned, and USAC licenses, annual or one day,
are not required. Helmets are required. Aside from unrestricted
feeding of riders, and allowing spare wheels and technical support at
the start finish, this race will be run under USAC MTB race rules.
Racing Course Marking Conventions
Red and green pinflags
will always be red-right and green-left. These will mark either
side of the course. Always go between them with red on the right. If
you start seeing green-right you are probably riding the course
backwards. I will occasionally place red and green pinflags on either
side of the course if it has been a while since there has been any
trail marking. These may not be near any intersection. This is just to
let you know that you are still on course.
Orange pinflags show
where not to go, and are usually in lines of 3 or more. They will
be used to block off a trail that is not on course. Do not go in
between orange pinflags. Sometimes lines of course tape also show where
not to go. Lines of tape and orange pinflags mean the same thing: Do
Intersections will be
marked with triangular yellow arrows. Also, just beyond the
intersection, I will put up at least two sets of red and green
disinflation either side of the course. Sometimes there will also be
orange pinflags blocking entrances to roads/trails not on
Always default to the
more trafficked trail or road. If you are on a major trail or road,
stay on it, and do not get off on any smaller intersecting
trails/roads. It is not always possible to mark every possible little
trail intersecting a main trail or road. If the course DOES get
off a more trafficked road/trail onto a less trafficked road/trail,
there will always be some marking indicating this.