Carl's current focus is on utral-length mountain bike racing and multi-day mountain bike stage races. In 2014 Carl competed in the Yak Attack, a 9 day MTB stage race in Nepal and the highest bike race in the world with a maximum altitude of 17,500 feet. Carl has competed successfully in four Eco-Challenge expedition competition races, as team captain in B.C. Canada '96 finishing in 14th place and as a team member in the inaugural Eco-Challenge in Utah '95. In 2001 he raced with REI/Salomon and finished 31st in Eco-Challenge, New Zealand. In 2002 he was team captain of Team Santa Fe in the Subaru Primal Quest Telluride finishing 28th place. In 2003 he raced with Team Santa Fe in Eco-Challenge North America Championships, Sault St. Marie, Ontario Canada as well a Subaru Primal Quest, Lake Tahoe CA/NV. Other races include EMA Brazil in 2000 and he raced with Team Santa Fe to win the open division of Four Winds Adventure Rage 1999, Page AZ.
Carl's outdoor activity foundation comes from thirty years of ski mountaineering, alpine climbing, rock climbing, ice climbing and white water boating. This includes, 14 days ski mountaineering in Alaska's Ruth Gorge in 1998, many 6-12 day ski mountaineering trips in the Sierra Nevada CA, alpine ascents in Bolivia (Mt. Illimani, 21,208 ft.) and leading 5.10 rock and NEI 5 ice. Boating experience includes working as a rafting guide in 1983 and twice rowing a raft on the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River and Middle Fork Salmon River. He is also an experienced mountain biker, racing in the 2000 Vail 100 mile mt. bike race and the 2003 Durango 100. He is a runner with many marathon and ultra-marathon running races including the Leadville 100, San Juan Solstice 50 and the Jemez 50 under his belt. Carl was captain of the UC Berkeley X-C Ski Team for three years and president and treasurer of Harvard Mountaineering Club.
Carl earned his Ph.D. in Geophysics from Harvard University in 1989 and presently works as a geophysicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, in New Mexico. His work involves mesh generation for geological applications and development of the mesh generation software package LaGriT.
ABQ Mixed Media Big Friggin LoopAlbuquerque, NM • Feb 24 2018
A mixed ride with road, double track and single track. Riders on CX bikes, rigid rigid MTB and full suspension. Pick your axe and enjoy the ride. Good turn out even though it was a cold day with temperatures around 27F at the start.
Breck Epic 2017 Stage 3 – GuyotBreckenridge, CO • Aug 15 2017
GC Total Time Time Back Stage 2 Time Rank
7 -- 15:44:48 -- 01:06:57 -- 06:07:52 ---- 8
Breck Epic 2017 Stage 2 – Colorado TrailBreckenridge, CO • Aug 14 2017
GC Total Time Time Back Stage 2 Time Rank
6 -- 09:36:55 -- 00:25:18 -- 05:11:08 ---- 6
Breck Epic 2017 Stage 1 – Pennsylvania GulchBreckenridge, CO • Aug 13 2017
Oak Flats Cross Country MTB NMORS #6Albuquerque, NM • Jul 30 2017
24 Hours in the Enchanted ForestGallop, NM • Jun 24-25 2017
Fun race, fun course, fun people to race with. We were in a race the whole time and ended just 6 minutes out of 3rd place and just 29 minutes out of 2nd place. A 24 hour race is going to have ups and downs and we had a couple of mechanical issues that bit some time into our race but we kept going after it to the end. We felt sorry for the solo people since during the middle of the first day it was really really hot. That zapped the life out of many of the solo riders.
Lost Tierra Torture Regional Mountain Bike ChampionshipGlorieta, NM • Jun 3 2017
Abq CenturyAlbuquerque, NM • Apr 9 2017
Ride went well for the first 80 miles. Stayed with the lead group of about 12 riders. A tandem did get away from the group at about 55 miles due to a red light. Stayed with the 'lead group' behind that tandem until apx. mile 80 where Tony B had tire failure issues. I stayed with Tony until we determined it could not be repaired and then I continued. About 5 miles later I missed a turn and rode the rest of the ride off course. Still finished with full milage, just wandering through Abq on my own route.
505 Cycling ClassicCedar Crest, NM • Apr 1 2017
LAS CAMPANAS CLASSIC REGIONAL ROAD RACE CHAMPIONSHIPSanta Fe, NM • Jun 19 2016
Santa Fe Big Friggen Loop, New Mexico Endurance SeriesSanta Fe, NM • Jun 25 2016
Glory Days NM State Mountain Bike ChampionshipGlorieta, NM • Jun 11 2016
Gunnison Growler Marathon Mountain Bike RaceGunnison, CO • May 27 2012
Santa Fe Century Gran FondoSanta Fe, NM • May 22 2016
19.49 MPH, 44/117 Male Overall, Solid mid-pack in a strong field and feeling like I'm back from injury. Onward and upward.
La Tierra Torture Mountain Bike RaceSanta Fe, NM • Apr 30 2016
El Paso PuzzlerEl Paso, TX • Jan 18 2015
Sedona AZ Big Friggen LoopSedona, AZ • Mar 21 2015
ABQ Mixed Media Big Friggin Loop 55 mileAlbuquerque, NM • Mar 14 - Apr 14 2015
2nd place was a three way tie between Carl Gable, Jason Cobb and Johnny Bargeron.
Single Track 6 Stage 1Salmon Arm BC Canada • Jul 26 2015
Total Distance 39.5 km Total Climb 1400 m
Distance 3.7 km Drop 370 m
0:16:14.6 +8:04.7 203/226
Single Track 6 Day 2Silverstar Bike Park BC Canada • Jul 27 2015
Total Distance 39.8 km Total Climb 1,200 m
Timed Descent Distance 23 km Drop 200 m
Timed Descent 0:07:54.3 +1:58.8 141/222 Open Male
La Tierra Torture Mountain Bike RaceSanta Fe, NM • May 2 2015
Eco-Challenge New ZealandQueenstown, New Zealand • Oct 21 2001
Colorado Outward Bound Relay 170 MilesCO • Sep 14 2001
Pikes Peak MarathonManitou Springs, CO • Aug 19 2001
Three Peaks Trail RunSanta Fe, NM • Aug 5 2001
Latir Peak Trail RunLatir Peak, NV • Jul 22 2001
Boston MarathonBoston, MA • Apr 17 2000
Taos Gran FondoTaos, NM • Jul 6 2013
Breck 100Breckenridge, CO • Jul 1 2012
Breck 68Breckenridge, CO • Jul 14 2013
DNF: Cut out of the race and finished 50 of 68 miles. Due to rain, lightning, mud, cold, I decided to quit the race rather than slog it out.
The Original GrowlderGunnison, CO • May 24 2015
Vail Ultra 100 Mile Mountain BikeVail, CO • Aug 19 2000
Expedição Mata AtlânticaBrazil • Oct 19 2000
Colorado Relay, 5X = 170 Mile RunIdaho Springs, CO • Aug 15 2000
New course record