2004 Tentative Statewide Race Calendar
A tentative statewide calendar has been added
along this page's left margin. Check it out, I have recently included
the Defined Fitness Duathlon. Also, the Chile Harvest Triathlon is
scheduled to be on August 14th; make sure you have the right date!
Related Meetings Coming Up
The New Mexico Department of Transportation's
Bicycle, Pedestrian and Equestrian Advisory Committee (BPE) will be
meeting in Socorro on March 18 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Socorro
Town Hall, 111 School of Mines Road.
The BPE is working on a three year cycle of
Annual Reports which will be used to develop a long range non-motorized
transportation plan. Your participation in the meetings is welcomed.
White if you are interested.
Mt Taylor Quadrathlon
Grants, NM, only two hours away from Socorro,
holds the most popular multisport race in New Mexico every President's
Day weekend. That's the Mt Taylor Quadrathlon, a bike/run/ski/snowshoe
race that covers 22 miles from the town of Grants to the 11301' peak of
Mt Taylor, and then reverses itself for the 22 miles back to Grants.
The race also attracts many out-of-state visitors to Grants, most of
which come from Colorado and Arizona.
This year, there were nearly 280 soloists in the
Quad, and about the same number of people in 4-person teams and
2-person pairs. Socorroans included soloist Matt Perini, the "New
Mexico Tech Viejos + 1" team (Tim Hankins, Don Trout, Carl Popp, Ron
Thomas) and the "Add and Subtract" pair (Addy Bhasker, Paul Krehbiel).
Bhasker was the only rookie, doing the bike and run for the first time.
The soloists start at 9AM, an hour before the
teams and pairs, and it was a cold 20-degrees outside when the bikes
got rolling. But after a few minutes of climbing the mountain, enough
heat is generated to make up for it. Perini took time off every leg of
his third attempt at the Quad, finally finishing 70 minutes faster than
in 2003, in 5 hours, 37 minutes. The Viejos, starting an hour later,
made up more than half an hour on Perini, finishing in 5:04, and
winning their age group. "Add and Subtract" also won their age group,
finishing in 5:49. The overall winners were Coloradoans Josiah Middaugh
(3:41) and Danelle Ballange (4:10). This was Ballangee's 7th win, and
Middaugh's first, after taking second in a close finish in 2003.
American Cancer Society Relay For Life
The Relay For Life will be held June 25-26th this
year. Participation is always appreciated, so contact Fred Yarger for
Shaken Baby Alliance's A Ride to Action
The Shaken Baby Alliance (www.shakenbaby.com) is putting on a
fundraising & awareness raising bicycle ride in Albuquerque, New
Mexico on Saturday, May 22, 2004. Click here for more
information and how to help.
The Hashers March On!
The Socorro Hash House Harriers met again on
Thursday, March 5th. Learn all about it here.
The next hash is April 6th. That is a Saturday and hashers from Albuquerque H3 will be
coming!! Also, Virtual Clinton is gathering a group of our very best to
hash in ABQ on the 13th of March!
Read one of the Hash Trash reviews for October's
review of the Halloween Hash, November's
Red Dress Run Report, January's,
to see what hashing's about.
Spring Handicapped Running Series
The second Spring Running Series race, a 3.5k,
turned out 8 runners on Sunday, February 23rd. Congratulations go to
Travis for finishing first!!
The next race will meet at Kim Schaffer's House
(1211 Apache) on Sunday, the 21st @ 8AM .
Length will be between 2k and 10k (it is a surprise).
to see the some nice photos of the first race, full results, and
current standings of the 2004 Spring Running Series.
Regular Rides and Runs Around Socorro
These are not SSR-sponsored club events!
- Cycling (Road): MWF 11:30 AM, meet at the IRIS
- Cycling (MTB): Friday 11:30 AM, meet at the
IRIS Parking Lot (not very regular!).
- Cycling (MTB): Sunday 10 AM (no-drop), meet at
- Running: Sunday social run, meet at Tech pool
parking lot, 8AM Sundays .
Like to start a new regular run or ride? Contact SSR
to get it listed here.