March 18th Jr DEVO Spring Sign-Up Fest

March 18th Jr DEVO Spring Sign-Up Fest

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The Durango Recreation Center on Tuesday night the 18th, 6-8pm will be the jr DEVO sign up night. You can print off forms from an earlier DEVO blog and bring them filled out to the meeting, or just come and do it there. We will also have our Jr DEVO supporter jerseys for 75.00 each and the jr DEVO athlete jerseys for 30.00 apiece.  We’ll see you there!

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U-19 Team Helmet Possibility?

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Hey DEVO U-19ers. Please check out the red and white Lazer Magma Sport on the web or go try on in person at the Durango Cyclery to see if we should use for team gear. The Helmet is one size fits small, med and large. If you have a small helmet size, please check for looks. Email Chad@durangodevo.com with feedback.

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Greg Lewis Joins as Assistant Coach of the DEVO U-14 Boys

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lewissmileweb1.jpgHello fellow cyclists, my name is Greg Lewis and I will be one of the DEVO coaches for the spring/summer sessions. I moved to Durango,nine years ago,from Kentucky, and originally grew up in Little Falls, New York. I moved here with the intentions to one day become a professional mountain biker. After 5 years of hard work and dedication I was able to live my dream and began racing in the pro field. In the last 4 years I have traveled all over the United States racing local, regional, national, and even World Cup events. I am very grateful for all of my experiences and wish to apply them to coaching all the amazing talent that exists in Durango.  I originally began riding bikes when I was 5 years old and bought my first mountain bike when I was 11, with money I earned delivering newspapers and shoveling snow. Soon after purchasing my first mountain bike, a large group of friends and myself began shredding the local trails in Upstate New York. I look back at those days and think of all the fun we had and would love to promote and guide these same activities to the youth of Durango. The fun that I experienced, as a kid, is what allowed me to continue enjoying riding and racing as an adult and strongly encourage cycling as a hobby to all.  I am really excited about getting a chance to work with the DEVO team.loiusweb.jpg

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Forms for DEVO U-19 and U-14 Athletes

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U-19 and U-14 mens and woman’s team registration forms below. Each athlete needs one filled out application, liability, medical, sponsorship (U-19 only,) code of conduct and payment plan. Have fun with our forms online, printing tons of copies is for the birds.

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Walt Axthelm Donates MTB

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Local ageless cycling legend Walt Axthelm has donated a mint Durango factory made Schwinn Homegrown mountain bike to the DEVO squad. Walt has an amazing skill for bicycle mechanics, so the bike was donated in pristine condition. Walt was a top motorcycle enduro ripper back in the day. He was known for getting the holeshot and keeping it. Rock Onward Walt. 

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Rumor Has Tad Elliott Taking Silver

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Tad Elliott took second place of 37 professional skate skiers in Aspens Owl Creek race this past Sunday, which was part of the super tour, nordics pro nordic series. DEVO helper Miles Venzara took 26th place and is responsible for this rumor. “He muscled the field of top nordic honches like it was his job,” Venzara said of Tad’s performance. Another rumor links Tad to not actually making money off skiing. Passion could be the culprit. 

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Winter Tips via Todd Wells

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 twellsweb.jpgHello Durango Devo,

I hope this note finds you well in the middle of a snowy Durango winter. I know it has been pretty hard to ride this winter in Durango and I just wanted to offer up some tips for staying fit and getting in shape during the winter. I use to live in NY and we wouldn’t see the sun for weeks during the winter and the temperatures would rarely get above freezing. I used this as an opportunity to cross train. Living in Durango with tons of snow you have access to all the winter sports. Nordic skiing will help build your aerobic base, downhill skiing and snowboarding will help with balance, core and explosive fast twitch muscles. You can also go to the Rec center or Sports Club and swim, play basketball, soccer or just ride the spin bikes. All of these exercises will help you with your cycling and you’ll be ahead of the game come spring time when the weather gets warm. If you feel like you can get out and ride a little bit this slippery weather offers a great chance to build your bike handling skills, just watch out for cars. Also, dress in layers so if you get too hot you can take some stuff off. It’s better to wear to much then too little in this winter. I look forward to riding with all of you this spring and summer.

Todd Wells

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Non-Profit Status is Ours to Behold

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Thats right, Durango DEVO has just successfully been accepted as a 501 c3 non profit organization. Our super all star during the process has been Yo Horn, who dialed and styled out numerous pages of hard to dissect packet action. Although we have not received an official notice on the acceptance, we have a former athlete who’s cousin works for a lady who swore to him that she overheard our name being accepted outside a meeting in Denver. That’s gotta’ be good as gold.  

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Jr DEVO Adult Supporter Jerseys Are In

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jrdevosupporterweb.jpgHey there Moms and Dads. Support your elementary school aged cyclists by wearing matching outfits this summer. You can do this by purchasing a Jr. DEVO Supporter jersey at the March 18 sign up meeting. They cost 75.00 and where made just for you. 

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Jr. DEVO Ride Schedules Set

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jrdevowebcoolkids.jpg  The Spring jr DEVO ride schedule is set my friends. March 18th 6-8pm will be the super sign up party at the Durango Rec Center. Please bring a pen and get ready to see your kids get excited. We have added several options to the program.  Wednesday   is the new day for 6-7 year olds. Deb Hall will be wranglin those rippers. Wednesday is also the new AllGirlsRide 2008-wednesday-allgirlsride.pdf led by Annie Cheeney. This sweet ride is open to all 2nd through 5th grade girls. Tuesday is the 20inch2008-tuesday20inch-schedule.pdf wheel group, open to 2-5th, led by Annie, Evan Elliott and Stephan Davoust. 24inch groups will meet wednesday2008-wednesday-24.pdf and or thursday2008-thursday-24.pdf. These will be led by Chad Cheeney and Greg Lewis.  Soon forms will be available.Please email annie@durangodevo.com with questions.sch-spring-08.pdf  First Grader Schedule  

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