Where In The World Is The New HDB Kit?

High Desert Bicycles Kit Sighted:  We hoped seeing the new High Desert Bicycles kit on local roads and trails wouldn’t be like trying to track down Saskwatch.  But we think we have valid photographic proof the new kit is making the rounds in the area.  Get out your digital forensic tools and prove the validity of these photos.  Send me your photos sporting the new kit; faked or not.  Podium shots from The Gila are required!


Nathan Masek on the Crest.

Crockett Howard in Old Town.

Jack Groves at the tram.

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Broom Wagon Notes April 11, 2017: SYDC 2017 Results and Wednesday Night MTB Ride

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San Ysidro Dirty Century:  High Desert Bicycles presented a good contingent at the San Ysidro Dirty Century held Saturday April 8, 2017.

Andrew Black took top bragging rights for the 68 mile version completing the course on his CX bike in 3 hours and 53 minutes.  Crockett Howard rode his Specialized Crux (crass commercialism) to grab fourth place bragging rights on the 68 mile ride with a time of 4 hours 29 minutes.  Pat Caldwell, Crockett’s riding partner for the race, pulled away on the rough downhill section near the finish to snag third place bragging rights.

Marco Quintana and Jeff Flemming called braggin’ rights for 10th and 11th places respectively in the 83 mile ride.

For the ladies, Lauren Thompson owns second place bragging rights in the 83 mile ride.

Follow this link for full SYDC 2017 results.

Wednesday Night MTB Ride April 12, 6:00 pm:  The HDB Wednesday Night MTB ride will be hosted from the Placitas Trail Head.  Meet at 6:00 pm and be on the saddle at 6:10 pm.  Expect about one-hour of fun riding and some libations afterward.


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HDB Wednesday Night MTB Ride for 4.5.2017 Hosted from Placitas Trail Head

z-5_5479_31869372605_oThe HDB Wednesday Night MTB ride for 4.5.2017 will be hosted from the Placitas Trail Head.  If you haven’t ridden these trails be sure to join us for tour.

The high temperature for Wednesday is forecast to be near 60 degrees, so bring some warm gear for the post-ride BS session.

You know the drill; bring yourself, friends and family cause the ride is open to all comers.


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What You Missed: Wednesday Night MTB Ride From Placitas Trail Head March 29, 2017

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Didn’t ride with us on Wednesday?  Watch the slide show to see what you missed.  Great trails.  Camaraderie.  Beautiful New Mexico.  And libations afterward.

Tell friends and family about HDB’s non-denominational Wednesday Night MTB Ride.  All are welcome, no membership required!

Get out and ride with us Wednesdays!

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High Desert Wednesday Nite Ride for March 22 Time/Location

IMG_2708Wednesday Nighte MTB Ride Update: The High Desert Bicycles Wednesday night MTB ride for March 22nd will leave from the Albertsons parking lot located in the northwest corner of Tramway Blvd and Academy Road.

Meet at 5:45 pm and leave at 6:00 pm for a ride through the north foothills.  As we did last week, there will be A and B group rides available.  The start time has been moved up 15 minutes so we can get a little more riding time in.

REMINDER:  The ride is open to everyone, regardless of club affiliation, non-affiliation etc.  Everyone is welcome!  So join in or invites your buds.

The weather is perfect. Get out and ride!  And bring some guests!

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Zia Velo Trifecta: HDB Riders Bring Home Braggin’ Rights

LC TT MM 45+ podium

High Desert Bicycle riders traveled south to Las Cruces and Hillsboro March 5th and 6th, racing the 2017 version of Zia Velo’s Trifecta Series.  A few HDB riders brought home braggin’ rights for their efforts:

Las Cruces Time Trial Masters Men 45+: 1st place Scott Steffen (photo left).


HRR MM 45+ podium


Hillsboro Road Race Masters Men 45+:  1st place Eugene Dougherty, 3rd place Scott Steffen (photo right).

Las Cruces Criterium Masters Men 45+: 1st place Eugene Dougherty, 3rd place Scott Steffen (not pictured)

Hillsboro Road Race Men Cat 4: 4th place John Heck (not pictured)

Hillsboro Road Race Women 1/2/3:  4th place Lauren Thompson (not pictured).

Congratulations to all HDB riders. Remember, we want photos and stories.

You know the drill. Get out and ride!


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Upcoming Events: This Round is on Me

Highway 313 Cleanup – Volunteers Needed: Team Rio is looking for volunteers to assist in trash removal on Highway 313, north of the roundabout located at the intersection of Tramway and Roy.  There is more trash on the highway that one team can manage so Team Rio is requesting assistance from other local teams to assist in cleanup activities.  As an incentive to assist in their efforts Side Track Brewing of Albuquerque is offering each participant FREE BEER at their downtown location.

Work begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday March 18th, 2017.  Meet at the Sandia Pueblo Rail Runner parking lot located just north of the intersection of Roy and Tramway.  Work will continue until completed or sunset, which ever comes first.

Bring gloves, heavy shoes and water. The New Mexico Department of Transportation will provide high-visibility vests and trash bags.

The flyer for this activity is available by clicking this link.

HDB Wednesday Night MTB Ride: HDB held its inaugural Wednesday night MTB ride on March 15th at the Michael Emory Trail Head.  About 18 riders showed for non-denominational event.  Maybe it was the free libations provided afterward that accounted for the good showing.

Parking at the trail head was a bit of a challenge so Jason is considering a new gathering point for the ride.

We will meet again Wednesday March 22nd at 6:00 pm leaving at 6:15 pm.  The final meeting location has not been determined.  We will update the HDB ride calendar and send out a team notice once the meeting location has been finalized.

The ride is open to all-comers.  Invite friends and family or holler at a stranger on a mountain bike.  But get em to the ride!

Come on man!  Get out and ride with yer mates.  It’s more fun that way!



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