We've been having what is likely our busiest fall ever, which is awesome. And even awesome-er, we have been getting out for some racing and riding lately.
Last weekend was 2 days of cross racing at Glorieta Camps, a new venue on the NM Cross series. The sprawling camp is 15 minutes past Santa Fe, the grounds are beautiful and the fall mountain air was refreshing.
With plenty of room to work, the promotors put together a super fun course. Saturday was overcast, chilly and damp, which made for some very slippery grass corners.
Sunday the course was reversed and the sun came out.
The racing was good, and the lazing around in the grass was fantastic.
The camp had a zip line up and running which provided great entertainment for the kids (and adults).
And I got pretty excited to come back next summer and try my hand at the ridiculous looking water slides.
This camp has new owners who are cyclists, so I'm told, and they have big plans to develop the area for mountain biking and to get a permanent cross course built and get Cross Nationals out there eventually. I'm really excited about the possibilities.
Two weekends ago our friends from the Scalo Veloce team put on an awesome couple days of racing at the Sunnyslope course in the south Bosque.
It's a really fun course that we have been racing on quite a few week nights lately.
After doing the Singlespeed race, I posted up next to the keg, took over playing DJ on the big ass speaker, and drank a few while I cheered my heart out for the Open and Women's races.
Unfortunately for the women, the wind made an appearance right as their race started, with gusts up to 50mph they said.
Señor Swinton was not there though, because he was busy romping around in Dolores CO and Moab with Chuckles, soaking in some amazing fall colors and amazing trails.
And the weekend before that? I believe we were in Cuba, doing some more racing.
If you go to the Facebooks, and look up the New Mexico Cyclocross Community page, you will find a ton of amazing photos from the races. Most of which have been take. By Marlene Squillaci, mother of Taylor, who is a properly badass teenager on a bike.
Also, I have the cutest puppy ever.
The black lab is the puppy, his name is Scott and he is about 3 months old. The pit mix is Roxy, she is 12, and she's not sure she wants her picture taken right now, thankyouverymuch.
There's lots more cross races to be had this winter. Go to http://www.newmexicocyclocross.com/
to see the schedule.
Thanks for reading!