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2003 Statewide Race Calendar

First Annual
APAS Shelter Shuffle
March 29, 2003

White Sands Duathlon

Rain, freezing rain, and snow! Those were the conditions for this year's White Sands Duathlon. Four SSR members were at the 5K-run/30K-bike duathlon at the White Sands Missile Range headquarters last Saturday. Mike and Steven Montoya of Las Cruces led the way; Mike with a third-place finish overall with a time of 1:09:29, and Steven with a time of 1:14:40, good enough for first in his age group. Matt Perini finished in 1:26:07, while Robert Abernathy finished in 1:47:22, after a 15-minute late start. Another terrific race hosted by the WSMR event machine!

First Spring Handicap Series Race Next Thursday

SSR will be holding another running handicap series this spring, starting on Thursday, February 20th. The first race will be a 5K, starting at the EMRTC checkpoint next to M Mountain at 5PM. The remaining three will be 10K's. All the races will be held before the NM Tech spring semester completes, and the exact time, location, and other details will follow.

Take the Bike Coalition of NM Survey

The Bike Coalition of New Mexico is an organization of cyclists chartered to concentrate on political advocacy issues. They are currently taking a survey on their web site about your cycling habits and cycling conditions in your area. The results of this survey will be used to construct and prioritize a list of projects and concerns for them to present to local and state representatives.

Singletrack Maintenance Day Set For March 1st

If you've been running or riding on the Socorro Singletrack out west of town lately, you can tell it's been a long time since anyone has made an effort to maintain it. In particular, there are places where the track has been eroded by rain and travel to the point where new tracks are being made around the damage. A little maintenance on those areas would help to restore the original path, and it would help to keep our impact on the area to a minimum.

Brad Cromey's Extreme Cycling class and SSR will be teaming up on Saturday, March 1st, for what will turn out to be a hard day of work on the track. That work will mainly involve redirecting water flow by digging trenches in the areas that are damaged.

Plans are being finalized at this time, but it's likely that we'll start early in the morning. Skip your long Saturday workout for this alternative; it's long overdue, and if you use the singletrack at all, you'll appreciate the results. More details will be announced here as the date approaches.

Regular Rides and Runs

  • Cycling (Road): MWF 11:30 AM, meet at the IRIS Parking Lot.
  • Cycling (MTB): Friday 11:30 AM, meet at the IRIS Parking Lot.
  • Running: SSR Sunday social run, meet at Tech pool parking lot, 8AM Sundays.

Like to start a new regular run or ride? Contact Matt Perini to get it listed here.

February 6, 2003

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