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Chris Giles and Bike Geeks

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Yo Cyclists, check out this sweet local photo project by Durangoan, Chris Giles. 

“I am pleased to introduce you to a small but remarkable group of individuals who   truly embrace and portray the essence of a Bike Geek. A Bike Geek is one who has   an exceptional love or devotion to their bikes and cycling. They come in all   shapes, colors and sizes and are typically full of energy and character. Enjoy   my portrait gallery of geeks and their two wheeled friends. And if you know a   Bike Geek that would be a candidate for this project, I’d love to hear from   you!”

 

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Crested Butte is Melting

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After a small scare, from the possibility of canceling yet another sweet MSC event in 2008, the CB crew has decided that the snow is melting fast, and clearing will occur for the June 20-22 weekend. Phew. 

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10,000th Viewer Wins a Golden Prize

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Email chad@durangodevo.com for the Hank Aaron baseball card. Please refer to the blog stat to the right.

Send me your name, first and last, and I will give you the go-ahead to go ahead and pick up your prize, a 1958 Topps Hank Aaron, from the Durango Cyclery. Offer is void later.

Nobody won the prize. The 10,000 viewer of this site viewed on Friday, May 30th at 5:41am. 

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Velo Swap Was Great Success

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Thank you to Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, Mountain Bike Specialists and all the wonderful VOLUNTEERS who helped and supported the DEVO team this past weekend at the Velo Swap, downtown concert, and kid’s race.  There was action everywhere and all hands on deck were needed in order to pull it off.   It could not have been done without you!  Thank you to you awesome local pros for digging out your sweet stash and sharing it with us.  You not only added a lot to our inventory, you added an element of coolness to the gear!  There were tons of smiles, “sweet scores”,  and, of coarse, cookies donated from Bread.  It couldn’t have been better.  

Almost everything sold at the swap and what was left over was donated.  Those items will be distributed into the loving and eager hands of a DEVO rider.   I heard the concert downtown was a little chilly but the kids did their best pushing water donated from Coca Cola.  The kid’s race Sunday morning left me feeling like the most proud Jr. DEVO coach ever!  It was incredible watching those kids rally around the block as fast as they possibly could.  

Word on the street it was an almost perfect weekend.  Only sorry the race to Silverton on Saturday had to be canceled due to weather.  But the Ironhorse organizers held tight, kept smiling and the events that followed Saturday night, Sunday and Monday were enjoyed to the fullest.  

Thanks again everybody!

Director Annie

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Taylor Borucki 3rd in Angel Fire

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Check him out, DEVO’s U-19 downhiller Taylor Borucki placed 3rd in the Chili Challenge Downhill, in Angel Fire, New Mexico. Taylor needed to win to automatically qualify for the US World Championship team. He is currently waiting to hear back from Mark Gullickson, head coach of development for USA Cycling, on his petition to make one of five remaining spots on the junior dh squad. Good luck man!

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IHBC Criterium Was Wonderful

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Sundays criterium took riders through the downtown streets of Durango and into the record books. Well not really. But the jr DEVO’s in attendance at the kids races in the AM just might have set some records. Director Annie Cheeney who course marshaled for the events said, “they had to split the field and run two heats……the Jr DEVO yellow jerseys were everywhere.” That says good things about the future of cycling in Durango. DEVO’s U-14 racers rode strong in the more competitive junior races with Alicia Rose Pastore dropping her female competitors and catching and dropping the boys field. Dang. The cruiser crit was also filled with DEVO, this race had them looking as goofy as ever. The three unicycling, banjo playing goofball kids ended up taking the trophy for Radness. More results later.

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Iron Horse Road Race and Tour Cancelled, Bummer

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The Iron Horse road race and tour have been canceled due to snowy passes. This call has pierced the ears of thousands on this early saturday morning. Mother Nature is a crazy beast here in this high desert, southwestern town, there is no one  to blame but her. The crit and tt are still on the way, so take a deep breath and accept it. Bummer!

 

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