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