Chris Furer is DEVO's Structural Analysis Friend

Chris Furer is DEVO's Structural Analysis Friend

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If you plan on riding your bike for the rest of your life, a little attention paid to your body, might keep the wheels rolling. Chris has offered to help DEVO out with some super sweet body work. Riders on the team get the pro treatment, so get on the pager and page him pronto. We have a sweet race season ahead of us. Chris Furer Certified Massage Therapist 970-946-2776

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Durango Winter Triathlon Was Very Good

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Ben Sonntag took the victory in the first winter triathlon to be held at the Durango Nordic Center. Brian Smith of Boulder came in second and Spencer Pawlison was third overall while Jennifer Smith also of Boulder, took the tops for the women.  Molly Hummel of Durango placed 2nd with Kate Chapman in 3rd. The conditions were brutal for all. Soft, sand like straightaways, blown out corners on the bike course that were littered with rookie-esque swerve lines and slow, deep ski track that left all edges cutting deep. Thomas Millerman from Cortez was ripping a Surly Pugsly during the bike leg, letting the witnesses see the beauty that is fat supple tires. DEVO head coach Chad Cheeney placed 8th overall in his first tri event. The race was a qualifier for the world championships, while the national championships will be held in Bend, OR two weeks from now. 

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Opinion on the Wilderness Options for the Columbine District

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There is no option that will work best for our Columbine district. The San Juan Public Lands’ draft management master plan is just another step closer to turning our sweet, sweet forest lands into Wilderness. There is no problem with over use or conflicting user groups in the area stated for Wilderness. How many people do you see on average in the Hermosa drainage per visit? There is no development, oil and gas or anything bad going on in our woods. We, as cyclists, must join forces with the other user groups, motorized and non, to stop this. The messed up thing is that oil and gas companies back this master plan. Its sad how they sell us “good” ideas. The best thing we all can do is make a specific and educated commentClick here to send a comment. Remember None of the Options are Good. Our Forest is Ours to Save. Just a concerned citizen.

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Gino Pastore and Tad Elliott Take Gold at Soldier Hollow

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DEVO u-14er Gino Pastore won two gold medals last weekend in the second biggest ski race in north america. Taking the top spot in the sprint skate and 3k classic. Teammate and fellow DEVO neighbor Sepp Kuss placed 6th and 9th respectivley. Tad Elliott coming off his rookie season on the MTB professional circuit, took gold in the 15k classic 103 man field. Evan Elliott, Durango DEVO’s top downhill racer from the 2007 season, placed 9th behind Tad. The previous day in the sprint Evan placed 10th while Tad came in 7th. Alisha Rose Pastore 6th in the sprint and 2nd in the classic, with DEVO U-19er Hannah Madden 8th and 14th. Paige Elliott in the J1 took 24th in the sprint and 10th in the classic. U-14 ladies Amy Katz, Stephanie Oiger, and Lily Oswald took it to the J3’s as well.  Jr. DEVO riders, elementry aged rider, Charlie Greenburg also places well in the event. Nice work. The Durango Nordic Team is one of the top junior ski programs in the nation. Durango Nordic placed second behind Sun Valley Idaho.

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Durango DEVO Film, Part 1

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Chase Orrick will be installing his film in three chunks of youtube action. If you missed the full length premiere in october, this is your first chance. Your second chance can come in a few weeks when his video is for sale on DVD. Info about that later.

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Updated Durango Area Cycle Race Schedule For You

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June 6-8 The Sol Survivor SolVista, CO XC, MX, DS (MSC)

June 20-22 Wildflower Rush, Crested Butte, CO XC, SD, DH (MSC)

June 16-22 MTB World Championships, Val di Sol, Italy

June 22-28 Bicycle Tour of Colorado, DGO/ Telluride loop

June 29 Dear Valley, Park City, UT XC, ST, SD, DH (NMBS)

June 11 Three Springs Circuit Races, Durango, CO STXC

June/July/Aug Wednesday 6pm DEVO Short Track Series

July 4 MTB Marathon National Championships, Breckenridge, CO

July 11-13 Blast the Mass, Snowmass, CO XC, SD, DH, MX (MSC)

July 19 Mt Evans Hill Climb, CO HCRR

July 17-20 MTB National Championships, Mt. Snow, VT

July 26-27 Hermosa Off Road Classic, Hermosa, CO XC, CAMP, ST

August 9 Escalante Days MTB Race, Dolores, CO XC

August 15-17 Keystone Climax, Keystone, CO DH, DH, SD (MSC)

August 24 Dirt Lovers Rally, Durango CO XC

August 23-24 Eldora Escape, Nederland, CO XC, STXC, HC (MSC)

August 23-24 Singlespeed World Championships, Napa, CA

August 29-31 Sol Squared, SolVista, CO DH, SD, DH (MSC)

August 31 NORBA Finals, Brian Head, UT XC, SD, ST, DH (NMBS)

September 6-7 The Fall Classic, Breckenridge, CO XC, HC, CR (MSC)

October 4 Road Apple Rally, Farmington, NM XC

October Durango Wheel Club Championships RR

October 11-12 Tour of Durango, Durango CO XC, RUN, TOUR

October 26-28 Collegiate National Championships, Banner Elk, NC

November Durango Coffee Cup Cyclocross Series

November 30 Russell the Musclecross, Durango, CO CX

December 11-14 Cyclocross National Championships, Kansas City, MO

2008-race-scedule-copyClick on the colored thing and see the DEVO season race schedule. Team races are in bold.  Mountain States cup web site.

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New Film Stars DEVO DHers

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U-19er, Taylor Borucki has added filmmaker to his list of sweet tricks. Soon to be released in full length flat-screen compatible vision-quest, Blast, is a recap of the 2007 DEVO gravity season. Starring Evan Elliott, Ryler Overend and Taylor Borucki. 

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Roller Race for 15 Minutes, Win a Cool Pass

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Wed Jan 30 6 PM SNOWDOWN BICYCLE ROLLER RACES Durango Recreation Center – 2700 Main Hosted by the Durango Wheel Club Head-to-head bicycle races on stationary indoor rollers, contestants provide their own bicycles, road-type with 700c front wheels are necessary. Furthest distance covered in 15 minutes wins. Categories: men 18-45 years old; men 45 + older; women – 18- 40; women over 40; and men & women under 18 years. All participants will receive a Durango Cyclery water bottle and compete for prizes. Event Coordinator: Travis Oliger – 259-5579, Steve Lamont – 946-5759 Event Cost: FREE Entry Deadline: 10 minutes before event Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each category

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Colorado Trail in Danger

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 Wednesday Jan 23, meeting at Rec Center, 6:30-8:30
DEVO needs to show up and save our sweet trail. 
The San Juan Public Lands Center has scheduled several public meetings to allow the public to learn more about the recently released draft Land Management Plan guiding long-term management for some 2.4 million acres of Bureau of Land Management and National Forest lands in southwestern Colorado. The plan includes 55,000 acres of proposed Wilderness in the West Hermosa Creek Wilderness Area, a move that would close 20 miles of the Colorado Trail and shut off at least six other trails to mountain biking, including Corral Draw. The meeting will be held Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Avenue in Durango. You can also read: http://www.durangotelegraph.com/telegraph.php?inc=/08-01-03/coverstory.htm And view the plan at: http://ocs.fortlewis.edu/forestPlan.
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Snowpack Singletrack Wiggity Wack

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There has been MTB tire track spottings all over town this past weekend, with chart popping first hand accounts escalating this weekend. Seems as if snow snowy singletrack is safe. A little boot-packin and a sub 32 is all it takes. Slimy Gulch, Meadow Loop, Nature Trail, Colorado Trail,  Lions Den and yes, even Elke’s Drop in,  all suspect to early, burly season shredding. Hogsback has declined to comment at the moment. Drop the tire pressure and get ready for a serious shred seshsure.

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Annie Cheeney, New Durango Devo Director

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annieweb1.jpgHi everybody!  My name is Anne but, you can call me Annie.  I am 30 years old, have short brown hair, a green Santa Cruz Juliana, I love to ride and really excited to be your new director.  While Sarah is in Argentina I am going to do my best to stay organized, keep the communication flowing, fundraise, help out at the races and, of course, ride bikes with you.  In order to be a better and more skilled coach I am taking the test to become a USA Cycling certified coach.  I can’t wait to ride with the Jr’s this Spring!You guys have inspired me so much that I  started racing last summer and tagging along on a few practice rides.  It was one of the most fun summers of my life!  Then I got to ride with Deb Hall and the rockin’ first graders in the Fall.  Watch out you guys, they are fast!  Chad, Kricket and I are working hard together to plan an awesome season for ALL of us.  We have so much support from Devo board members, parents and local bike shops that I am certain we can pull it off.  I am honored to be involved in the DEVO mission because I can’t think of anything cooler. Please, feel free to call or email me with  any questions or news @ 764-5758 or annie@durangodevo.com.  I am ready to ride, how about you?

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