August 30th Uphill Race at DMR
Tuesday morning, the U-19 mens team met up with 20 summer school students at miller middle school. Mrs. Winston Dines’ class was all ears for the 30 min talk on developing passion for things and stuff like that. The students interests ranged from skateboarding to video games. Daniel, Kyle, Chase, Howard and coach Chad talked of their introduction to mountain bike racing and how it has positively effected their lives.Read More
Tuesday morning the Durango DEVO U-19 ladies team met up with local super mechanic/bike shredder, Scott Shishim at Durango Cyclery for an informative session on the art of bicycle maintenance. Scott used the ladies’ bikes as models to teach them how to perform basic skills such as, lubing a chain properly, tuning disc brakes, adjusting derailuers and looking for noises. Thank you Scott for your demonstration and passion for a properly tuned bicycle.Read More
The mens and womens U-19 teams will do their annual summer photo shoot with local professional photographer, Kennan Harvey on monday. The teams will meet at the Fort Lewis College campus, near the chapel, at 7pm. The cyclists are taught how to do a proper photo shoot and the captured moments will be used for future DEVO media projects.Read More
This weekend I tested the waters in the BMX scene here in Durango and man was it cool. I highly suggest giving BMX a chance. It was not only super fun on the bike, ripping the track, but just being around all the cool little rippers was worth it. There are tons of race dates on the weekends and on wednesday nights. DEVO riders, Stephan Davoust, Chris Blevins, Shane Ellis, Tilden Berriman, Adam Short and Wyatt were all there throwing down. Super fun. Check out their website for more info at DurangoBMX.com.
See you out there
Coach ChadRead More
Friday the 13th was fast up ol’ Telephone Hill. A large number of the Dyrango DEVO squad set personal bests on this day. Nice work team! *(pr) means personal record
Hannah 26:24(pr), Kayla 26:35, Joan 27:08, Alicia 20:07(pr)
Kyle 19:03, Howard 18:06, Daniel 26:30
Lily 30:34(pr), Emily 31:46(pr), Amy 31:15(pr), Avra 39:48(pr), Elyse 31:23(pr), Hannah Q 28:58(pr), Martina 34:42(pr), Hanna 34:41(pr)
Gino 18:06, Sepp 19:52(pr), Stephan 22:05(pr), Chris 22:47, Collin 23:27(pr), Levi 24:49, Elliott 25:57(pr), Hank 28:59, Tucker 25:53(pr), James 29:54, Haakon 22:17(pr)
Coach Annie 27:13(pr), Coach Evan 19:30, FLC Coach Dave 19:59, Coach Jess 34:43, Tad 15:23(pr), Coach Chad 17:16, Lars 18:27
The next DEVO Telegraph Time Trial is July 25th 8-10am.Read More
B Open Male; 1. Doug Boykin, 2. Scott Simmons, 3. Field Blevins, 4. Steve Autry, 5. Chris Blevins, 6. Levi Kurlander, 7. Elliott Slaslow, 8. James Shahan
B Open Female; 1. Hannah Madden, 2. Kaila Hart, 3. Joan Walker, 4. Sarah Autry, 5. Kaylee Blevins, 6. Emily Schaldach, 7. Elyse Massone, 8. Hannah Quick, 9. Avra Slaslow, 10. Martina Panzee
Jr DEVO; Derrick, Adam, Devin, Drew, Kevin, Tilden, Bryce, Grace, Quinn, Ellie, Liam, Wiley, Emorey, Colby, and Abbey
A Women Open; 1. Alicia Rose Pastore, 2. Teal Stetson-Lee
A Men Open; 1. Travis Brown, 2. Tad Elliott, 3. Frank Mapel, 4. Miles Venzara, 5. Chad Wells, 6. Dustin Wanstrath 7. Chad Cheeney, 8. Howard Grotts, 9. Gino Pastore, 10. Joe Burtoni, 11. Chase Orrick, 12. Martin Cox, 13. Kyle Horn, 14. Andrew Wait, 15. Sepp KussRead More
Watching kids race, or ride bikes is awesome. Thanks to Brenda, Tim, and Ken at Three Springs. Tim and his cool crew at Zia. Jeanne and Mark, Raquel, Pricilla, Claudia, Bob and Miles for their help with the registration and course set up. And a special thanks to all the parents of kids who ride bikes, you are doing good work.
Results from this first of a bunch, short track race series, will be up soon. Stay tuned as the series schedule will receive a last minute change for several venues. The next scheduled Three Springs races will be July 9th, and August 13th. Sweet!Read More
Tonight is the night to kick off the DEVO short track series out at Three Springs. Registration will begin at 5pm with the first race starting at 5:30 for the B men and women. 6pm will see the elementary aged Jr DEVO riders shredding the course with their fresh skills from spring practice. 6:30 will start the A men and women. The circuit course is a 3-6min lap with a gradual packed dirt climb, to a sandy sweet, wide descent, and a long finishing strait. Zia Taquaria will be serving burritos at the Three Springs hangout area from 6:30 to 8pm. Local musician Robin Davis will be entertaining during the post race grub-fest. Cost for the event is $10 to race and 7$ for the sweet Zia bag dinner. All proceeds go towards the running of the Durango DEVO team. Thanks for the support and we’ll see you there.Read More
This wednesday, June 11th at the Durango Recreation Center, Trails 2000 will have its annual membership picnic. Burritos and refreshments from Nini’s, this is a great time to sign up for the 2008 season and reflect on the sweet 2007 trail action. Give Trails 2000 your support, it is such a great local non-profit. Durango is Rad!Read More
DEVO alumni, Tad Elliott place 3rd today in a stacked pro class at Vail, Colorado’s Teva Games. Named after the late 90’s popular sport sandal, the weekend is packed full of competitions ranging from, dog fetching to kayaking. Check out Tad’s sweet result here.
DEVO U-14er’s Cully Brown and Sepp Kuss were also competing over the weekend. Cully placed 1st out of a ton of older dudes in the 5k mud run while Sepp took 4th in the junior road bike hill climb. Nice work.Read More
TWells is on his way to sealing the deal and become the first 2 time US mtb Olympian.
Nice work man! Check out Elke Brutsaert in the background of the photo. Elke helps out with our U-19 women’s team and is the massager for Adam Craig, who is the probable 2nd man for the US Olympic squad.Read More
Durango Mountain Resort and Durango DEVO have teamed up to host an event to test the lungs of local racers on Saturday August 30th. A post race BBQ will follow the event which will mass start at Columbine and ascend to the tipity top of lift 8. More info will be available in two weeks. Get ready to suffer and love it!Read More
Fort Lewis Cycling head coach Dave Hagen has reinvented the wheel with the Hermosa Offroad Classic. Returning for a second year, the race goes back to the roots of Durango racing and rides up the classic southwestern high country route, Hermosa Creek Trail. The race starts in Hermosa and climbs to the sweet grassy meadows of you know where, high country paradise.A BBQ follows up the effort for all attendees with music and camp out to follow. This is a must do event.Read More