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Misc events to help fill the gaps in the NM calendar.
Tuesday CX at Pine Flat, South of Tijeras, NM.
Gravel Circuits 9/4 & 9/11 were pretty cool.
Real cyclocross starts Tuesday with the big Pine Flat loop.
Results (including the gravel stuff) are now on a separate page here.
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 for almost 20 years, so it is traditional.
No entry fee or donations for these two.
Tuesday CX at Hays Apple Farm in Bosque Farms
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, 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.
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. We may be dodging some fallen apples as Mr. Hays is expecting a good harvest this year. One of the most scenic courses we have. Mud is possible. There will be a NNMCX race here in January. Top finishers will probably win some of Mr Hay's honey.
If you want apples or honey (both are luscious) get there before the shop closes at 5PM. Apples are $1.25/lb for 1sts $0.50/lb for 2nds. I will have some samples.
Wednesday CX at Paridise Hills Park, info TBA
Tuesday CX at Sunnislope, other info TBA
These will be insured through bikeraces.org. USAC licenses, annual or one day, are not required. This means that they are a little easier to organize and a little cheaper. We will do fewer starts than has been done previously, and crits will be a little longer. We will post try to results for the top 5 finishers in each group. This will be self scored, if you do not log your finish you will not be listed. We may have some nominal prizes or crowd primes. No TNC point series this year. We will have someone at the finish with a lap card. Entry $10, juniors free. If you do not have cash I have a Square reader so I can take cards.
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 other issues. If weather looks dodgy, I make a call if we are on or not at 4PM raceday, this will be posted on the website and to the bike-racers list.
Contact: Hawke Morgan at 505.259.6885 call or text. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NM cyclocross info is available at the new nmcyclocross.com website.
Also useful is the NM Cyclocross Community FB page.
Any other NM races will now be at nmcycling.org, click here.