|TimeShip Team Time Trial
|14 Registered Contestants.
|Event Date and Time:
||Saturday, April 24, 2004 00:00
||Albuquerque, New Mexico
Racing presents the first ever Team Time Trial event on April 24th and
25th 2004 in Albuquerque, NM. Teams of 3 racers will compete in two
events where they will be allowed to push, pull, sling and draft their
way down a very smooth 1.5 mile dead straight course at 50 mph. The
last rider across the finish will trip the timer, fastest team time
wins. In the second event, two teams of 3 racers each (6-man heats!)
will be allowed to push, pull, sling and draft team mates, but only
alowed to draft on the opposing team riders. The first racer across the
finish line wins for their Team.
Remember Roller Derby?
Velodrome? Roller Ball? Grab a partner and start DRAFTING! Body
fairings and Aero geeks welcome. No board fairings, No motorized tow
ins. We're calling you out Gravity, Dregs, Sector Nine, Comet, Black
Leather Racing, Abec 11, Rogers Bros, SSS, Team Swan, Kebbek. If you
don't have a Team, just make one up of a couple of riders that you feel
comfotable with....at 50mph...8 inches apart!
Sunday the 25th
we'll race across town in a single critical mass start, with 10 miles
of slightly down hill grade, ending at UNM. We'll then invade the
Frontier Restaraunt for lunch before heading out to Ditch Play.
round out the weekend with the usual ditch shuttles, Park session and
safety checks. Registration will be at the Los Altos Skatepark on
Friday the 23rd from 6:00pm until 9:00pm and at the hill on Saturday
morning from 7:00am til 8:00am.
These 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.
Schedule of Events
Friday the 23rd Check In at Los Altos Skatepark
Register and or check in until 9:00pm, get racers #
Saturday the 24th: Register and or check in at the course on Rio Bravo Blvd. 7:00 am to 8:00 am
Riders Meeting: 8:15 am
Practice Runs: 8:30 am
Racing Starts: 10:00 am
Awards Ceremony: 2:30 pm
Ditch Play: 3:00 pm until dark
Sunday the 25th a Critical Mass Cross Country Race
No Practice, Race Starts: 9:00 am
Lunch at 12:00 pm
Shuttles to Ditch Play: 1:00 pm until Dark
We look forward to riding and racing with you in Albuquerque, where Quiver Counts.
|1st Place Finisher:
|2nd Place Finisher:
||Moody / Flindt
|3rd Place Finisher:
||Brunson / Lehm
to all of the dependable local volunteers that turned out to help make
this event happen, we couldn't do it without you! Long hours standing
in the sun, dealing with irritated Sheriffs and motorists and getting
to see very little racing. I wish I could give you more than just a
T-shirt. Special thanks to Paul and Laurie for working traffic all day
due to unforseen delays and to Jim and James West for staying long
after to help us load bales and tons of traffic control stuff. James
won a new Kebbek DH board as Youngest Competitor (14 yrs old) and I'm
sure he knows what to do with it! Call us out to train anytime, you're
a racer now. We made the 6 o'clock news on channel 4, "Dare devils in
ABQ" and a nice shot of a practice run with lots of drafting. Let me
know if you want to get a copy of it, Pat I still have those shirts if
you still want them.
Of COURSE the Rogers Brothers won, was
there ever any doubt? From the pointy tips of their aero helmets down
to the embossed hub caps to 'trim' the flow around the wheels, they are
always the fastest team. Period. Other teams come, go or just don't
show, but these guys take Skate Team to a new level. Being brothers
just raises the exponential. Dave, thanks for the TimeShip Award, I'm
so stoked, it's beautiful. 2nd Place was Pat Moody and Jimmy Flindt,
you guys were smokin' it, and you beat the host Team as well. Flindt
loves doing that. We'll get you yet Jimmy! 3rd Place went to TimeShip
Racing, I can't thank my team mate Will Brunson
enough!! Thank you
for your all of your help before, after and during that stress mess.
Also your huge push, great tuck and FAT pushes from behind as we raced
down the course. That was a blast, and I know you were faster alone.
Will clocked an individual time in practice 3 seconds faster than our
team time. 4th Place went to the Chocolate Speedway Kings, Mark
Jeangerard and Chris Miller, you guys are so much fun! It's great
having more old guys on the hill talking Grentecs and Road Rider 4's.
Thanks for staying late to pick all that control stuff up.
Palmer was the only individual as a Team and I want to give him big
props for it. I was talking pre-race smack about how BLR wouldn't step
up to a downhill, Team or otherwise and that he is their racing future.
Then his last minute team mate Ryan EP backed out after a few practice
runs, but Palmer still charged ahead racing alone and clocked a 99.18.
Noodle legged in the shut down area he admitted that all the pool, park
and ditch skating in ABQ don't do much to condition you for a real
downhill. Props Rob, you charged it without a Team or practice. See you
at the Bear with your Team in tow, and we look forward to racing BLR at
this years downhill and slalom at Breckenridge on August 20th.
Cross Town race was SO much fun we almost had to do it twice, except
our legs were starting to noodle. 8.4 miles of slightly downhill
striped bike lane, blowing through intersections, pumping for blocks at
20mph, long 1/2 mile tucks and drafting on wide eyed bicyclists.
"That's one fast skateboard!" We will definitely do this one again
soon. 1st place went to K-Lee riding a Bozi Slalom type board with
Seismic trucks and Avalons, time of 30 minutes and 14 seconds. 2nd
place Will Brunson less than a second behind, and 3rd place Joe Lehm,
12 seconds behind the winner. Congrats K-Lee!
continues to be the Outlaw Skaters Paradise, with ample opportunity to
expess yourself in an unimaginable variety of fast, fun, free and fully
dangerous terrain. ABQ locals are skaters in the truest sense,
uncontrollable. We love it. That said, you can imagine how difficult it
is to contain that incredible energy into an organized, scheduled,
permitted event. Not everyone may feel the need to participate or even
support this kind of event, others come out of the wood work to help
out or race. Some will even drive a thousand miles to compete and take
last place with a smile. That's who I'm trying to stoke by throwing
these events in Skate Paradise, the RACERS. If you are not a racer,
then please come out and lend a hand in support. If you don't want to
help or race, at least support those who do, and if you just plain
think that organized events are lame, over regulated, expensive, or too
damn early in the morning.......then please do us all a favor and just
After this weekends non participant intoxicated
idiocy, TimeShip Racings chances for future permits is now under review
with the Bernalillo County Sheriff, County Risk Management and State
Highway Dept. Being a Skate Outlaw is fine any other time, just not
during an organized event, with the Sheriff on site VOLUNTEERING their
deputies and patrol cars to help us. They were not impressed, and I
must now face the uphill battle of trying to present skateboard racing
as a viable acivity to the bueracrats.
It's been hard enough convincing the local skaters.
am forced to BAN Cowboy Cody from attending or participating in any
TimeShip events (permitted or outlaw) for 1 full year, and hope that we
have all learned something from his 'contribution' to the ABQ skate
epic. Outlaws can still wear helmets, you kook, even here.