Magdalena Ridge Road Closure
From the official web site for the
Magdalena Ridge Observatory:
"Intensive road maintenance and repair, including cleaning out culverts, will commence on March 21. This is in preparation for the Single Telescope construction which will start on or about April 18. In consultation with Dennis Aldrich of the USFS, Forest Road 235 will be closed to the public on work days from March 21 until further notice. Work days currently are Monday through Friday, 6:00 am to 5:00 pm. The road is open during non-work hours and on weekends. In mid-April work days may be extended to six days per week, and hours may change. This site will be updated accordingly.
According to Rob Selina, site engineer for the Magdalena Ridge Observatory, the guards were misinformed and work days do not include weekends, so the road is closed only on weekdays from 6 AM to 5 PM, and some Saturdays for the next 3 years and possibly much longer, depending upon how long the construction lasts.
Results of the 4th and Final Spring Handicap Series 5k
Way to go Cathy! She has recovered so well from n injury that she even surprised herself (and her estimate).
Overall champion goes to Shingo Date who made improvement every race, staying ahead of his handicap and, ultimately, winning
For full results and standings of the 2005 Spring
Handicap Series click HERE.
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, 8 AM Sundays .
Like to start a new regular run or ride? Contact SSR
to get it listed here.
The Next Hash will be on the 5th of May
We will meet at the new Socorro Springs Brewery at 6PM and in honor of Cinco de Mayo you
MUST wear something sufficiently Cinco de Mayo-ish! Yes, nothing but a sombrero would suffice.
This will be a wilderness hash and a flashlight will still be needed.
Read one of the Hash Trash reviews from
March 2005's St. Patty's Hash,
February 2005's Valentine's Day Hash,
January 2005's Hash,
December 2004 Red Dress Run,
2004's Halloween Hash,
Red Dress Run Report,
November 2003, or
October 2003 Halloween Hash to see what hashing's about.