|Race the Bear
|22 Registered Contestants.
|Event Date and Time:
||Saturday, May 29, 2004 09:00
||Albuquerque, New Mexico
Racing presents Banked Slalom racing in Albuquerque. Points from this
event will be awarded (though last place) towards the "All Around
Skater" event for this years Sandia All Around Challenge in September
(See details at bottom). We will race at the Bear, the Worlds Largest
Banked Slalom course on Saturday morning at 10:00am, practice from
8:30am or the day before if you arrive early. Last year we finished in
about 3 hrs. After the race we'll head to ditch play in the afternoon
with shuttle support and guides.
On Sunday we'll head to a our
Super GS course near the airport. This course is about a 1/4 mile long
and speeds near 35 mph. Practice from 8:30am until 10:00am when racing
will commence. After this race we'll calculate the standings and hold
an awards ceremony. Prize money through 5th place, prizes through 10th,
points through last. Afternoon ditch play with shuttles and guides
until dark. Bring your quiver, you'll need it!
First, sign up here so we know how many to expect. You will need to
register with TimeShip when you arrive in ABQ, entry fees are due at
this time, Cash is king. We'll have someone at Los Altos Skatepark with
a clipboard, maps and info until 9:00pm on Friday night, and there will
be race day registration from 8:30 am to 9:30 am Saturday prior to the
Bear Race. Maps to the next days location will be given out at this
time. Entry fee covers both races. Donations to fuel the Shuttles will
be accepted. Helmets will be required for all racers, pads are advised.
Format: Each racers gets 3 runs, we'll take the fastest time.
To Qualify: Drop in from the Start line at the Bear. Sounds simple right?
hotels are reasonably priced, and right next to eachother. They are
also near food and a five minute walk to the Los Altos Skatepark.
10331 Hotel Ave. NE
25 Hotel Circle NE
10321 Hotel Ave. NE
15 Hotel Circle NE
reach the hotels from the airport, take I-25 North to I-40 East, I-40
to the Eubank exit North. Turn right off of Eubank onto Hotel Avenue.
The Los Altos Skate Park is 2 blocks west of the Hotels on Lomas, past
the softball fields. No fees, no hassles and no pads required.
AROUND SKATER" will be awarded at the "Sandia All Around Challenge"
Sept. 25th and 26th 2004. This years event will include the Sandia
Downhill, a Giant Slalom, points brought from the Banked Slalom
placings, and elective events for points: High Jump, 360's and Longest
Grind Points will all be available, so if you can't make it to the
Banked Slalom event, you can still do well in Sept. by practicing your
360's or grinds all Summer! Prize money will only be awarded for the
"All Around Skater" category, specialists can stay home. TimeShip
Racing expects to see an even bigger turnout of All School riders and
racers, representing all disciplines.
|1st Place Finisher:
|2nd Place Finisher:
|3rd Place Finisher:
Bear went away hungry this year; no carnage, no flesh, no blood. Just
some solid racing in the face of Nature and the Man. A complaint from a
security guard brought the Man in, a conversation with GIJoe and the
subsequent change in parking sent him away satisfied. The race went on!
1st Robert Palmer 19.56
2nd George McClellan 19.98
3rd Jim Z 20.30
4th Jeff Budro 20.48
5th Jason Mitchell 20.52
6th Ryan Armendariz 21.12
7th Mike May 21.24
8th Joe Lehm 21.27
9th Mark Jeangerard 21.50
10th Mike Lowrie 22.01
11th Kaylee Tejeda 22.13
12th Chris Miller 22.23
13th Scott Lambright 22.36
13th Paul Domski 22.36
15th Gary Fluitt 22.80
16th Rob McKendry 26.33
In the TimeShip Super Slalom:
3rd Jim Z
Personal props go out to;
and Jim Z for sleeping in a skatepark. McKendry for hitch-hiking from
Denver with two boards. Brower Timing System for nearly a hundred
glitch-free times. Kebbek, Fatboy, DCDC, Afroman, Sector 9 for throwng
down prizes. Mike May for buying me lunch. Some unknown for
professionally prepared "safety gear". Tony Luna for aqua fria. Jim Z
for the new socks. The kid with Afroman for bomb-dropping the bridge
over the Bear. Stubbs for his belly. Every competitor for being ready
to run on time and fast. We did 50 runs in 54 minutes. The race was
finished and the awards presented before Noon, giving us lots of time
to hit the skatepark and then Indian School.
Thank you everyone involved. It was one of the best racedays I've worked.