U-19er Chase Orrick took the seires overall title for the second year in a row. In a field that draws the biggest field, Chase raced a consistent season to lead all juniors. His 3rd place at the Wildflower Rush, in Crested Butte, was a highlight. He also finished 6th overall in the cross country series. This multi skilled cyclist, also is the mind behind all of DEVO’s video media found on IDTV channel fifteen and You-Tube. Look for his latest film Never Forget The Feeling sometime during sweet Durango October.Read More
Chase Orrick Takes Super D for Second Year
“Last fall, I found this frame in a friend’s basement. I recognized it as one of the Team Evian Schwinn Homegrowns from about 1994. Sure enough, its owner had picked it up at one of Ruthie Matthes’ yard sales.” Durango 1990’s ATB Race Bike Restorer Mike WilkRead More
Stage one is in the books for the DWC Club Championships. Check the results. Best spectation would be this wednesday in Horse Gulch for the MTB TT. Check their site for times. Bringin back the old school race spectation could look like driving along the race to Coal Bank Pass on Saturday morning. The act was the very act that brought the nation to follow endurance cycling in the early driving days of the 1890’s.Read More
Breckenridge has been good to DEVO thus far. The team is staying in a pretty nice condo just across the street from the circuit race. Fifteen athletes/coaches fill the place with not much room for any thing else. The team did really good and expects to do well tomorrow during Sunday’s cross country race.
September 6th Full Results
Sport Women Combined; 1. Alicia Rose Pastore, 3. Kaila Hart, 4. Summer Ellefson, 7. Joan Walker, 10. Annie Cheeney, 12. Amy Katz, 14. Elyse Massone
Jr Beginner Men; 2. Chris Blevins, 4. James Shahan, DNF Hank Stowers(flat)
Pro, Semi-Pro Men; 2. Travis Brown, 24. Miles Venzara, 25. Chad Cheeney
Junior Expert Men; 3. Howard Grotts, 5. Gino Pastore, 8. Chase Orrick
Junior Sport Men; 2. Sepp Kuss, 4. Stephan Davoust, 5. Levi KurlanderRead More
Sorry to the people we have zipped past lately. Horse Gulch road and other high traffic zones have been tough on our big DEVO groups. We really do try to ride safe and in control, and it is a daily topic at the beginning of our group rides. Our high visibility has led to several call outs on our trail etiquette. As head coach, I have been very impressed with all of my athletes skills both in traffic and around pedestrians. We are not racing everywhere we go as several complaints have claimed. These are young kids doing a positive thing with their life. Why not stop and watch them play.
Coach ChadRead More
International Mountain Biking Association’s “Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day” on Saturday, October 4th. It seemed like it could be a popular community event in Durango, so I wanted to pass the information on to you in case you’d be interested in putting it on here? If you are, the IMBA has free tool kits with snacks, supplies, and promotional materials that they can send you if you register your event with them before September 15th. Is there any way our coalition can help you with this event? Were you planning on doing something already? Please let me know if you’re interested in collaborating on this event. Our coalition is all about getting kids more active. I don’t know if you remember, but I was one of the speakers at the bike summit in May – our coalition partially sponsored that event. Thanks for your time.Read More
The Jr. DEVO sign-up meeting went well as we average 7 riders per group, with the biggest being the tuesday 20inch group with 14, meaning only 2 spots remain. The Thursday 20inch group has plenty of room. The final day to sign up is Sunday the 7th by 12am. Last min paperwork and payment can be hand delivered to the mailbox at 3169 w. 3rd ave, (near Animas Mountain.) Rides begin the week of monday 9-8. We are very excited as the trails are amazing right now. Each ride will be led by coaches Anne, Chad and Jon Bailey. And will cover a different skill each week. So parents, make sure to ask questions post ride, as the information is the key to fun.
The DEVO U-14 and 19 teams are in the last week of their summer season. The program ends this weekend, with the last team race, and final MSC Cup race, The Fall Classic in Breckenridge. The team will be leaving this friday to stay in a team condo on the mountain. The team will pr-ride together of Friday to prepare, as Saturday is the circuit race, and Sunday is the cross country. It has been one heck of a season. Thanks for sending us super positive vibes. These kids rock.
DEVO will be graduating one rider this Fall, U-19 Mens teamer Daniel Walker. This is his second year on the team. Daniel has had one of the most radical improvements in the history of DEVO. His Telegraph Time Trial record has been whittled down from 30:17 to his pr on the last TT of the season, 22:57. His consistent practice track record and his enthusiasm to improve, have been a great model for both his teammates and the younger teams. Daniel is a mountain biker. Daniel is enrolled at Fort Lewis College this fall and is taking on the dorms. Wish him luck as he ventures down the road to collegiate cycling. Nice work Daniel.
PUBLIC COMMENTS OPPORTUNITIES – The public will have two opportunities in September to offer comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Animas City Mountain Fuels Reduction Project. · Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008 – The City of Durango Open Space Advisory Board will discuss if and how the City should grant the BLM an access agreement across city open space to allow for the proposed fuels project on Animas City Mountain Fuels Project at its meeting in the Durango Recreation Center at 5 p.m. · Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008 – The Durango City Council will hold a public hearing to consider if and how the City should grant the BLM an access agreement across city open space to allow for the proposed fuels project on Animas City Mountain in City Council Chambers at 6:30 p.m. Written comments on the Draft EA will be accepted by the BLM through Tuesday, September 30, 2008. Comments may be submitted to Craig Goodell, Project Leader, San Juan Public Lands Center, 15 Burnett Court, Durango, CO 81301, or via email to: email@example.com. The Draft EA is available on the San Juan Public Lands Center Web siteRead More
Tonight from 6-730pm at the Durango Recreation Center, Annie and Chad will be doing sign-ups for the upcoming Fall Jr DEVO program. Questions will be answered and forms will be filled out at the meeting. The season begins next monday and goes through Halloween. Questions and email registration can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. To get forms, click on Fall 2008 JrDEVO forms and schedules, located under categories to the right.Read More
Durango DEVO riders took to the podium the weekend in Brian Head, Utah at the NMBS Finals. Alicia Rose Pastore made her pressence known on the national curcuit, by winning the junior expert category by 13 minutes. Her brother Gino also had his breakthrough performance of he season by winning the 16 and under junior expert race by three minutes, and his time being worthy of a second in the older, 18 and under category. Dang. The newest member to the DEVO ladies squad, Summer Ellefson, had her first junior sport win of the season. DEVO coach, Evan Elliott had his best race as a Semi-Pro Downhiller, taking 4th. Evans brother Tad had a tough week in the pro class, placing 24th in the short track and the cross country. It has been a long season for the second year professional. Also, Durangos Darien Harvey finished 2nd in the pro womens downhill, earning her a first place overall for the 2008 NMBS Series. Nice Work to all.Read More
Its the Mountain States Cup series final and the Team Durango DEVO season final, all wrapped in a sweet singletrack package. The weekend of September 5-7th is the Fall Classic. The two day event begins with a circuit race on Saturday and a long loop cross country on Sunday. The DEVO team has been traveling to one big race a month this season with this being the final hurrah for the summer program. It also serves as the MSC series final. Coming this weekend.Read More