Gonna Hash Some More
The first known hash in Socorro was, simply, a lot of fun. After
Papa laid a "dead" trail, we started out from Robert's home with
Christian, Laura, Matt, Cathy, Robert. With a lot of help from Papa
we followed the trail across Tech, down Lopezville Road, across the
brush to El Camino Real, finally finding beer in the parking lot of
Sedillo Park. That doesn't count the numerous dead ends along the
way. Then it was back to Robert's place and some refreshment. We
decided we'd like to do it again, and so we'll set a date and place
for the next hash at the May meeting.
Big Wins At MVTC Triathlon
The Mesilla Valley Triathlon Club Triathlon, a 5K/25K/500m
triathlon held in Las Cruces, was held on Sunday, April
27th. Between SSR members and Laura's triathlon class,
there were 15 triathletes with Socorro ties in the race. In an
amazing feat, we garnered 7 first place medals: Female Elite and
Overall Female for Terry Moore, and age group wins for Laura
Wilcox, Cathy Perini, Catharine Stewart-Roache, Pat Roache, and
St`even Montoya. Barry Field, Triclub NM president and member of
every other club including SSR, took a first place in his age
group. Michael Montoya was second overall, and Alyssa Higgs was
third in her age group. Complete results will be available soon.
Regular Meeting Set For May 6
It's time for another SSR meeting! This time we'll have a guest
related article), Greg White, of the NM Highway
Department. We'll also set a date for the next hash. If you've got
other items for the agenda, please contact Matt Perini.
Mr. Greg White, the New Mexico State Highway And Transportation
Department representative on the state's Bicycle, Pedestrian, and
Equestrian committee, is coming to Socorro and talk to SSR about
cycling issues for the SSR meeting on May 6th. This is a
good opportunity for you to make your voice heard about highway
issue, bicycle commuting, or anything else you'd like to happen
within the highway department.
Regular Rides and Runs Around Socorro
These are not SSR-sponsored club events!
- 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: 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
FTF Planning Meeting
Anyone interested in suggesting rides, races, or other activities
for this year's event should drop by the second-floor meeting room
of the Socorro Public Library between 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM on
Wednesday, April 30, 2003 (i.e., this coming Wednesday). If you
can't make it to the Library, you can contact Mark Bottjer directly.
Announcing the Defined Fitness Duathlon
Submitted by Brandon Boucher of Tri-Sport Training
Hello Duathletes and Triathletes! This year's Defined
Fitness Duathlon was selected as the 2003 Rocky Mountain
Regional Duathlon Championship. This means the Defined
Fitness Duathlon is Bigger and Better. The duathlon
course will be GPS accurate and will consist of a
challenging 5k run with 30k bike of rolling hills,
finishing with the same challenging 5k run. Proceeds from
the race go to support the Rio Rancho High School Mountain
Bike Team, and Tri-Sport Junior Triathlon Development
You can register online at our web page, http://www.tri-sporttraining.com. Look
for the 2003 Defined Fitness Duathlon link on the left
side of the page. You can also down load a registration
form and mail it in. This year's early registration ends
on April 26th 2003. One day licenses apply and
please, no race day transfers. Mail in registration forms
must be postmarked by April 27; after the 27th
late fee of $10 applies. The race results will be posted
at TransitionTimes.com. Packet
pick-up is morning of the race and on May 3rd at the Rio
Rancho Defined Fitness between 1pm-4pm including the much
anticipated free race gift.
The Ramada limited is the host hotel for our event, and is
offering special rates; please contact them at
After race festivities include drawing from our sponsors,
Fleet Feet, La Ti Da coffee, free Dion's pizza, Cycle
Works, and post race massages. We are also hosting a post
race tri-gear swap meet until 2 pm. Bring your old gear,
new gear, bikes, clothing, etc. to sell and swap. We'll
provide the tables - you provide the gear and prices for
the first tri-gear swap meet. Additionally, any gear left
can be donated to the Tri-sport junior triathlon program.
Mountain Bike Picture Rally On May 10
The date for this event has changed from 5/3 to 5/10
Robert Abernathy is planning
a fun, family-oriented, event for May 10th, a "Mountain
Bike Picture Rally." The picture rally concept is based on the same
sort of event for car or motorcycle clubs, where you're given a set
of numbered photos, and you attempt to visit each place where a
photo was taken. In our case, each photo may contain a different
view of M Mountain, and you'll be following trails and streets in
the Socorro area, until you arrive at the party at the end. More
details on what to bring and where to meet will be coming on this