Team Santa Fe Multisport Racing

April

Mountain Bike

Zia Rides TommyKnocker 10

Fort Bayard, NM • Apr 6 2024 https://my.raceresult.com/275529…

This year's race was COLD. We woke up to snow flurries and a temperature of 32 degrees, with the wind chill making it feel even colder. Kim was paired up with Maripat for a Female Duo and I was paired up with Ries for a Male Duo. The race course was about 13 miles in length with about 1000 feet of climbing per lap. The first lap is only 10 miles in length primarily on a dirt road for the first 4+ miles to spread everyone out. A fun course but the high winds, gusts to 40 MPH accompanied with the cold certainly made for a challenging day on the bike.

Jan Bear: 9h 39m 02s, 5/24, Male Duo

Our lap times were all within 3-4 minutes of each other so a good steady pace. I did the start lap and the 4 more and Ries did 4 for our total of 9 laps. We were pretty happy with a 5th place as we were certainly the oldest Male Duo team.

Kim Bear: 8h 40m 37s, 4/8, Women Duo Team

Kim did 3 laps, with the shorter first lap time of 49:26, then laps 2 & 3, 1:18:36 and 1:20:49

March

Kim on the podium
Mountain Bike

US Pro Cup Vail Lake

Temecula, CA • Mar 24 2024 https://my.raceresult.com/groups…

The course was a mix of tight twisty trail, some open bermed trails with a couple small sections of open double track. There was about 700 feet of climbing per 7 mile lap.

Kim Bear: 1h 30m 41s, 1/1, Cat 1 Women 60-69
Jan Bear: 1h 44m 46s, 1/2, Cat 1 Men 60-69
Mountain Bike

Cactus Cup, "The Overall"

Fountain Hills, AZ • Mar 10 2024 https://www.omnigoevents.com/eve…

This is the combined 3 days of racing. This is a great event, getting bigger every year and it's usually great weather in the desert!!

Kim Bear: 4h 51m 55.5s, 3/3, women 60-69

Only three women completed all three races in this age group!!

Jan Bear: 3h 52m 19.9s, 4/16, men 60-69

Last year there were only 7 men who completed all 3 events and this year 16!

Mountain Bike

Cactus Cup Day 3, "Enduro"

Fountain Hills, AZ • Mar 10 2024 https://www.omnigoevents.com/eve…

A 3 stage enduro. The stages are pretty tame with a moderate amount of pedaling! For the day you end up riding about 15 miles.

Jan Bear: 12m 58.9s, 3/22, men 60-69

Stage 1 = 6:17, Stage 2 = 3:42 and Stage 3 = 2:58. On Stage 3 I choose the hard line and didn't make it up the big step up and had to climb up costing me a big chunk of time!

Kim Bear: 15m 04.7s, 1/5, women 60-69

Kim crushed the enduro winning by over 20 seconds!

Mountain Bike

Cactus Cup Day 2, "40 Mile Cross Country Race"

Fountain Hills, AZ • Mar 9 2024 https://www.omnigoevents.com/eve…

A fast course with some very rocky sections in the last third of the course. And it's not 40 miles but 43 miles!

Kim Bear: 4h 05m 48.1s, 4/6, women 60-69
Jan Bear: 3h 13m 36s, 6/36, Men 60-69
Mountain Bike

Cactus Cup Day 1, "Time Trial"

Fountain Hills, AZ • Mar 8 2024 https://www.omnigoevents.com/eve…

A very fast, except for the climb, 5.6 mile mountain bike course with a little bit of everything, sand, rocks, big sweeping turns, tight twisty turns and a big drop making for a great TT course.

Kim Bear: 31m 02.6s, 5/6, Women 60-69
Jan Bear: 25m 47s, 5/25, Men 60-69

February

Mountain Bike

24 Hours of Old Pueblo Mountain Bike Race

Oracle, AZ • Feb 17-18 2024 http://results.epicrides.com/liv…

This annual event has been going on for 24 years. The course is a very fast 16 mile desert ride with lots of twists and turns, some rocks, lots of sand and CACTUS! It is fun but really just too many participants despite the race being capped at 2000.

Kim Bear: 1d 41m 26.5s, 14/29, 5 Person Coed combined ages 250+

Team Santa Fe crushed it for 14th place in a tough division after 16 laps and 256 miles of racing. Team members, Deborah K, Kim B, Brent B, Ruben R, and Wendell E! Each team member did three laps except Wendell who did 4! Kim was very happy with a 1:23:36 first lap.

Jan Bear: 1d 47m 50s, 2/29, 5 Person Coed combined ages 250+

We had a great team, Aileen E, Randy F, David J, David M and myself. We were faster than last year but still came up just a few minutes short ending up in second place 13 minutes off the top step of the podium after 21 laps and 336 miles of racing. Overall I personally was a little slower by about 2 minutes over the four laps but had to walk one of the bitches on my lap #4 due to a racer injury at the bottom of the hill so the organizers and medical staff made all the racers walk that 3-400 yard section, without that issue I think my times would have been the same as last year, this includes two night laps.

January

Cyclocross

New Mexico Old Fashioned Cyclocross Series Race #5

Bosque Farms, NM • Jan 20 2024 https://bcdracing.com/2024hays.html

A fun race in the Hays Apple Orchard with plenty of chances to make some applesauce with your tires! Twisty fun among the apple trees.

Kim Bear: 1h 02s, 3/3, Open women
Jan Bear: 1h 03m 02s, 1/4, Men 50+
Mountain Bike

McDowell Mountain Meltdown Mountain Bike Race

Fountain Hills, AZ • Jan 13 2024 https://mbaa.net/results/

It was great to leave the cold wet New Mexico weather for some outdoor mountain biking in AZ. McDowell Mountain Park has some great trails for racing.

Kim Bear: 1h 29m 05s, 3/5, Women Expert 50+
Jan Bear: 3h 26m 05.2s, 18/39, Marathon Men 45+