Better late than never. Someone searching for the new race 12 Hours of Albuquerque would be interested in the thoughts, from the Back of the Pack.
Several outstanding members from Back of the Pack Racing headed into the Land of Enchantment, Albuquerque to race bikes. 12 Hours of Albuquerque was a first year race, and sometimes first year races are avoided as you never know what you might get. 12 ABQ was a race by Zia Rides, so we were pretty confident that the race would be excellent party. By now, it’s no surprise the Zia Directora stepped down and passed the keys over to the new dude, Seth. Seth and Zia Rides did an amazing job with the race. The race was located at the Oak Flats south of Tijeras. Entering the race on Friday was stress free and there was plenty of room to park on the edge of the trail. The track skirted the paved parking lot so there was ample room for everyone. We set up camp adjacent to the BPR-mobiles on the other side of the track. The entire course is almost completely in the pine forest at around 7700′. The elevation was challenging for this sea level racer. The trails used for the race were amazing and the community had major help and support from the Forest Service to maintain trails and build re-routes around nasty drainage sections. Food the night before the race was perfect, and FREE! The roach coaches serving food on race morning was spot on. Burritos and coffee for only a few bucks, much cheaper than the recent Arizona races. B.P.R. will be returning to this 12 hour race next year and we hope to stack the SS category with more single speeders from neighboring states to party.
There isn’t a whole lot of actual pictures from the race. We all were busy and we had our jobs to do.
The Judd – he was pretty occupied with his feet up, drinking beers and contemplating time travel. Judd and the TeddNeck were heading to Japan and Judd could not figure out time travel, if he was standing still and the earth was moving, if he was flying backwards. Leaving and arriving, time changes. Flux capacitors, gigawatts, 88 miles per hours. So very few pictures by the Philosofizer. Judd should write a book someday. Blow you mind.
The Deuce – was pretty busy making sure Judd didn’t freak out over not completely understanding time travel and stayed focused on beer intake so he didn’t feel alone. Safety in numbers. Deuce also had his hands full trying to figure out the last time he used a shower since he is living like a hippy off the grid somewhere deep in the New Mexico woods. So no photos from Deuce, not even sure the dude is permitted to use electronics any more. He’s handy with a bowie knife and firearms though.
The Mamasun – this amazing foxy mama was incredibly busy…taking care of Rhino. Mamasun still managed to take pictures. Maybe.
Rhino Klan – the kids probably took the most pictures, so they may get a promotion.
Mad Rhino – is way too busy checking lists, checking stuff off, and eating food that Mamasun cooks. Rhino sucks at taking photos so you the viewer, are better off with the kids’s photos.
Photos below of 12 of Albuquerque, Sandia Peaks, and surrounding Albuquerque and Sandia Park.
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The pictures look great, the views are breathtaking, and the group seemed like it was having so much fun! I must say, that’s 12 hours well-spent!