First Team Meeting for U-14, U-19 in Mid FEB!

Snowdown Roller Race January 30th

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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 Mountain Bike League

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CMBL is a 501 c3 non-profit organization aimed at bringing high school mountain bike racing to Colorado. DEVO Coach Chad Cheeney is a board member along with Matt Cramer, former USA U-23 national coach, Steve McCauley of USA cycling, Matt Fritzinger head of Norcal HS League, Mike Eubank of Tokyo Joes Boulder DEVO, Daniel Matheny USA cyclings’ Collegiate Manager and several other passionate cyclists from around Colorado. The Group is being lead by Tim Scott, a high school teacher at William J Palmer in Denver.  The organization is working towards bringing the high school students of Colorado for a one day championship race somewhere at a YMCA Camp near Lyons early this fall. Check out NORCAL on the right to see a model HS league. 

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Sarah Tescher, You Will Be Missed

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Thank You Sarah for all of your amazing work to get DEVO off the ground and around the switchback. Sarah and Family will be leaving for Argentina on Tues morning Jan 15th. She will still be available via email and will be back sometime in the sweet future. Sarahs’ passion for the sport will be carried on through her u-19 ladies team as well as new ladies Coach Kricket Lewis and Director Annie Cheeney. Well keep on roosting corners for you!

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Sepp Kuss Leads Durango Steamers

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U-14er Sepp Kuss has been busy this winter. Besides skiing full time for the Durango Nordic Ski Club, Sepp has led the Durango Steamers, of the Bantam B Hockey Southwest League, with 5 goals and 7 assists in 9 games. The Steamers are currently 2nd in their division with a 3-3-1 record. Telluride claims the top spot at the moment. Go get em Sepp.  

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Tour de Ski Results

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results-2008.pdf Tour de Ski took place Jan 12th up at Purgatory. DEVO alumni Tad Elliott took the top spot, beating out DEVO ride instructors Miles Venzara and Travis Brown. This being the inaugural event, the 40k ski took riders from the top of lift 4 to the valley out towards the Hermosa Creek Trail and then up relay creek rd towards the love shack and back. BURLY. The 20k option kept the skiers in the valley, which was won by Amy Dombroski, a Boulderite super-cyclist attending FLC. Keep an eye on her this spring. DEVO coach Chad Cheeney was second and DHS cycling alumni Alex Howard was third. A good time was had by all. The event was organized by Trail 2000’s Mary Monroe and Jamie Wienk. 

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Thanks Goes out to Morehart Subaru

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Thank you Jim Morehart and Chris Latshaw at Morehart Subaru for getting durango cyclists on the bike this winter. Along with Tommy D, they organized a indoor trainer ride for the public to sweat in unison with proceeds to benefit our DEVO team. In the group was a local durango BMX superkid who is recovering from leukemia, Walt Axthelm, Patti Zink, Shawn Candelaria, Richard Dutton and Richard Bagienski just to name a few. We all rode to the beat of TDanielson’s sweet Brasstown Bald highlight vids. That guy is fast! 

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Kricket Lewis, New U-19 Ladies Head Coach

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Hello Durango Devo! This is Kricket Lewis and I wanted to introduce myself and let you know how excited I am to be a part of Devo and support its mission. With Sarah heading to Argentina, I am filling her role as the U19 girls coach. You can be sure we will have tons of fun, be well prepared athletes and learn a lot along the way. While I’ve met many of you, I look forward to meeting everyone and hearing your stories. So you can get to know me a little better, here’s my story…
I started racing mountain bikes in 1992 after finishing a 14 year career as an junior olympian and NCAA D1 gymnast. The great thing about cycling is (unlike gymnastics), you can do it forever! My first race came 2 weeks after getting my first mountain bike, I caught the bug and spent the next 15 years racing. After completing over 700 races ranging from the beginner to professional level, I hope to share with you my knowledge, experience and expertise. Annie, Chad and I will be meeting with the teams soon, but if you have any questions, thoughts or want just want to say “hi,” please call or write. Kricket 970.946.9677 kricketlewis@yahoo.com
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Jr DEVO Jerseys for Fall 2007 Riders and Parents

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If you did not receive a fall 2007 jrDEVO jersey for your young wippersnapper ripper, now is your chance. Here is how it will go down; email chad@durangodevo.com and request a size sm, med or large and a range of dates you can come and pick it up at 1015 E 5th ave. You will then receive a confirmation email. Next you ride over to 1015, east of downtown at the base of college plateau near Nature or ABC trail, walk up to the porch, look right and find the box-o-jerseys, grab the size you need, drop a 20$ in the envelope and sign your name. Thanks for being patient. Info on 2008 season will be out soon. durango_front_oct22-1.jpg Adult sized  jrDEVO supporter jerseys have not yet arrived. Soon my friends. 

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Become a DEVO Supporter and Look Fast

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devoms2007-1.jpgLocal junior development cycling team, Durango DEVO, will make team jerseys available to the public through the end of January. Donate $250.00 and receive a blue U-14 or red U-19 2008 team DEVO jersey. Donors will also be included in all 2008 media, listed as a friend of DEVO. Donated money will be used to help pay uniform dues to incoming scholarship cyclists for the 2008 season. Email Coach Chad Cheeney at chad@durangodevo.com with jersey size and color. Michael “Turbo” Carroll is our first jersey supporter, choosing the blue U-14. The kids will be stoked to have Turbo at their backs.

 

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Tour of Durango

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October 12-13 my friends. Semi top secret sources have leaked info of a two day mountain bike/trail running event to take place here in Durango. Three Springs Development will be the site of saturdays events, a 20mile trail run or 20 mile mtb race. Sunday is Tour of Durango, a clover leaf-like trail ride taking riders over all of Durango’s sweet singletrack. Finishing downtown in front of the Crossroads building, home of Alpine Bank, the events primary sponsor. Sounds like a good time.  

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Board Meeting Jan 8th

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Thats Tuesday at 6pm till 7:45 my friends. We will discuss several things at the Crossroads building located in downtown Durango. Please remember to dress accordingly, for this is a formal affair. No khakis or faded denim, ball caps, wristbands and white socks will not be allowed.

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2008 DEVO Summer Shred Schedule

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 dsc_0292josii.jpgis a picture of Todd Wells racing last season. TWells will be riding with us this spring to help us keep our chins up and our elbows in, as we prepare for our upcoming season racing the Mountain States Cup. The MSC has to be one of the best regional race cups in the land. The 2008 tentative DEVO race schedule will be; April 12-13 camping in Fruita, May 2-4 camping in Nathrop, June 20-22 condo in Crested Butte, July 11-13 condo/camping in Snowmass, August 1-3 State Championships in Telluride, and season ending September 6-7 stage race campout Breckenridge. This schedule is not set in stones, so check out the MSC website to the right and let us know what you think. Have a nice snow ride.

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