Junior DEVO Pedal Test is October 11th

Junior DEVO Pedal Test is October 11th

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Saturday, October 11th, The JrDEVO Pedal Test will take place up on the Fort Lewis Campus. Previously slated for Sunday, the rescheduled event will be a 3 stage race for 1st through 5th grade cyclists. The events will consist of a short track circuit race, slow-motion time trial and a 4 person relay race.

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Tour of Durango is October 12th

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Tour of Durango is Blue Wolf Events latest client
BlueWolf Events has been contracted by the Tour of Durango as Event Director for the 2008 event. The inaugural edition of the Tour of Durango is scheduled for Sunday October 12. The Tour of Durango is a non-competitive tour of Durango, Colorado’s world class single track trail systems including River Trail, Horse Gulch, Animas Mountain, Dalla Mountain Park and Durango Mountain Park – a true 360 degree tour of Durango’s finest trails. The race schedules for October 11th has been cancelled. Proceeds from the event benefit Trails 2000 and the Southwest Conservation Corps, two non-profit organizations that maintain Durango’s trails.
For more information or to register http://www.tourofdurango.com/.

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Todd 5th in Austrailia

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Todd Wells of Colorado took his top form and crammed it in a bag of Australian World Cup race action earlier today. After a tough go at the Beijing Olympics, Todd added to his tally for his best WC overall points standing with just one race remaining. Todd is Good!

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Purg Uphill Mountain Bike Race Results

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August 30

Pro Men; 1. Travis Brown 50:19, 2. Howard Grotts 52:19(junior), 3. Scott Simmons 52:19, 4. Greg Lewis 53:50(ss), 5. Miles Venzara 56:30

Women; 1. Shannon Gibson 1:14:36, 2. Annie Cheeney 1:26:50

Amatuer Men; 1. Gerry Geraghty 1:01:23, 2. Jon Delaney 1:04:00, 3. John Percassi 1:04:32, 4. Corey Richardson 1:08:05, 5. Steve Autry 1:17:23, 6. Judd Rohwer 1:18:58(ss), 7. Steve Rossi 1:20:00

Thanks to Durango Mountain Resort’s Scott, Alex, Liz and Hank for all the DEVO support.

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Tour de Farms Bicycle Ride

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Cool ride coming up here in Durango. Saturday, September 6th will be the second annual Tour de Farms Bicycle Ride, highlighting what is unique, healthy and homegrown about our agricultural community. With two rides to choose from this year, an in-town 5 miler, or a 35 mile road loop around La Plata County. $20 gets you more than you think. Tickets can be purchased at the Durango Farmers Market, this Saturday. Sounds Delicious.

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DEVO's Elliot Saslow Takes Down Another Cycle

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Bike Polo Wreckage

Bike Polo Wreckage

DEVO U-14er Elliott Saslow has taken yet another prisoner, this time it was his sister Avra’s old mtb. Last week at a routine DEVO polo practice, Elliott cornered hard to get his mallet on the ball, when his frame took to the splits. The game stopped and a quiet came over the group. “it looked so weird,” said DEVO teammate Haakon Sigerslid. Then seconds later Elliott yelped, “YES, Thats number four.” Thats right, young Elliott, at 14 years old has broken 4 mountain bike frames to date. Coach Chad was quoted a little over a year ago that, “go ahead and shred Elliott, you won’t start breaking frames until you are 17, 18…” Turns out coach was wrong.

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Purg Uphill This Saturday

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This Saturday will be the first running of the Purg Uphill Mountain Bike Race. A benefit race for the Durango DEVO team, the mass start race will begin 9am at the Durango Mountain Resort Columbine parking lot. Please come and support our amazing youth cyclists. Get ready to climb!

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The Course starts at Columbine Cabin, goes up the Ski Way to the bottom of Lifts 6 and 1.  Then it follows the normal climb of the 1990 World’s Course until mile 4.  Then it climbs the decent of Paul’s Park Trail to it’s intersection with the Los Pinos Trail.  It follows the climb of the Los Pinos Trail until it once again intersects the Paul’s Park Trail at which time it climbs the decent of Paul’s Park Trail once again.  The trail peaks out behind Lift 8, there is a short downhill section on the Elbert Creek Road  (FS Road) then climbs for the last half of a mile up the road to the top of Lift 8.

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Triple Times Double Super Grand Final Results

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August 27th

B Women; 1. Kaila Hart, 2. Summer Ellefson, 3. Hannah Madden, 4. Joan Walker, 5. Anne Cheeney, 6. Elysee Masone

B Men; 1. Chris Blevins, 2. Daniel Walker, 3. Stephan Davoust, 4. Elliott Saslow, 5. James Shahan, 6. Henrique Pohl

B Holeshot; Henrique Pohl

B Best Air; Chris Blevins

A Women; 1. Alicia Rose Pastore, 2. Kricket Lewis

A Men; 1. Tad Elliott, 2. Chad Wells, 3. Erich McAlister, 4. Dylan Stucki, 5. Travis Brown, 6. Howard Grotts, 7. Art Nelson, 8. Will Ross, 9. Chad Cheeney, 10. Mike Wilk, 11. Jimmy Deaton, 12. Evan Elliott, 13. Scott Simmons, 14. Ben Kraushaar, 15. Adam Snyder

A Holeshot; Evan Elliott

A Best Air; Evan Elliott

past results

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Fall Jr. DEVO Sign-up Meeting

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Parents- if you would like to sign your little ripper up for the Fall season of Jr. DEVO please come do so at the meeting next Tuesday September 2nd 6:00pm at the Rec Center.   Many of you have already called, sent emails and checks in but still come if you can make it.  This meeting is a must for new parents and kids.  Please bring your paperwork, be prepared to pay and bring any questions you might have.  Thank you and we’ll see you there.

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Last DEVO Short Track Tonight

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Tonight at Fort Lewis Colleges’ venue, Factory Trails, Durango DEVO will be hosting the last of the 11 race summer series. The Triple Times Double Super Grand Final will begin at 6pm with the B men and women. The A’s will follow at 630. 

All racers must pay 5$ to enter, including all DEVO racers. The top 3 B women, 3 B men, 5 A men and 3 A women will be awarded with thangs. Prizes will also go to biggest air, holeshot, and probably something else. The race series has been good this summer and us at DEVO really appreciate the support. Thanks, Coach Chad

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Greg Herbold Interview

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Sorry, this is a little late, but here are 1990 World Champion, Greg Herbolds’ views on several things…

Q: Who is going  to win the Olympic Cross Country race in Bejing?
A:I WOULD PUT MY MONEY ON  JULLIAN ABSALON, OR ONE OF THE SWISS GUYS. THE COURSE IS ALL ABOUT FITNESS AND  POWER. I THINK IT WILL BE WON ON THE LAST FEW KILOMETERS. FOR THE LADIES..GUNN  RITA DALLHA-FLESCHA.

Q: Of all the world cup level xcers, what rider  would have the best chance
at sticking a top twenty at a world cup  dh?
A:ADAM CRAIG, TODD WELLS! AND ABSALON…MOST OF THE XC GUYS ARE  ACTUALLY VERY GOOD BIKE HANDLERERS…ESPECIALLY ON WIMPY BIKES!  LIKE  TREK RIDER ROSS SCHNELL KICKING BUTT AT THE DOWNIVILLE CLASSIC.  GIVE  THEM SOME PADS AND A SWEET BIKE…AND IT WOULD NOT TAKE THAT LONG. HOWEVER IF  THEY CRASH THEY MAY BRAKE IN TWO!

Q: What world cup dher could compete  in a world cup cross country?
A: GREG MINNAR..BRIAN LOPES,

Q: How  come DH has not been included in the Olympics?
A:IT IS A DIFFICULT EVENT TO  FIND AN ACCEPTABLE COURSE AT THE VENUES, AND ALSO REQUIRES ALOT OF SPECIALIZED  TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT. THERE ARE ENOUGH RIDERS FROM ENOUGH COUNTRIES..BUT  LEGISTICALLY IT IS DIFFICULT. IT IS AWESOME TO SEE BMX SUPERCROSS IN THERE  THIS YEAR. THAT COURSE IS SICK…

Q: What is the coolest country to  race bikes in, besides the US?
A: FRANCE OR ITALY OR SCOTLAND  LOTS OF  PEOPLE GREAT COURSES, LOTS OF CYCLING CULTURE.

 

HB taking the moment

HB taking the moment

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DWC Championship Sign-Ups Tonight

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Tuesday, August 26
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm at Bread
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Carvers
This may be your last chance to sign up for the club championships.
The race dates are: Sept 4 (road TT), Sept 7 (crit), Sept 10 (mtb TT), Sept 13 (road race to top of Coal Bank).
Categories are: Men A, Men B+, Men 40+, Men B, Men C, Women B+, Women B, Women 40+, and Women C. We have jerseys for the winners of each category.
USAC licenses are required for the road race. One-day licenses are available at sign-up.
For more information go to the DWC website: www.durangowheelclub.com

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