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Bikers on Snow!

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Thanks to Durango Nordic and mother earth for the glorious Coke Race at DMR. What a great day!

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FLC Squawker Classic is back in April

  |   Devo Revo (road)
Just wanted to let you know that the 2013 FLC Cycling Squawker Road Classic is coming up on April 6-7. For non-collegaite racers we will be offering a Time Trial down La Posta, a downtown neighborhood Criterium and the classic campus loop road race. The flyer is attached. Please put it on your calendars and spread the word.
Let me know if you have any questions.
ALSO – weather permitting, FLC Cycling will start it’s Wednesday evening TT series on March 6th. More details as the date approaches.
Thanks,
HAGEN
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Interview with Devo Board Member, Travis Brown

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q; What was your first “race” bike and what was your first part upgrade?
a;First race bike was a Stumpjumper made out of Tange Prestige tubing bought from the Outdoorsman which is now MBS.  The first part upgrade I made was a Bontrager Switchblade fork.  At that time the bolt together crown was the same as on the Rock Shox RS1 and you could swap between rigid fork and suspension fork depending on the course and just change the lowers.  The first mountain bike that I started exploring the trails around Durango was a Fisher Montare, it was actually my moms but she didn’t ride it much.  She bought it from Durango Cyclery.
q; What is your favorite bike now and what has been your most recent part upgrade?
a;I ride so many different bikes now as Trek and the rest of the industry is re vamping most models on a 1 to 3 year cycle so that is not a lot of time to get attached to a bike.  The bike that I am most attached to though is the last 69er single speed prototype that we made before we stopped with that wheel platform.  It out corners everything else I have on a trail like South Rim.
q; Rank riding destinations you visited in the past 5 years. (mine-Sedona, Fruita, grand junction, Wanaka, NZ, and WInter Park.)
a;We have pretty similar tasts  I have been riding in Sedona a lot in past couple years and the network there is really fun.  I want to explore New Zealand more too.  Durango is my favorite then a four way tie between St. George/Hurricane, Cortina, Sedona and Rotorua. I need to get back to explore the new east coast riding again as well.  Mt. Snow was one of my favorite race venues and I want to check out the new Kingdom Trails network near there.
q; If you where on the pro mtb circuit these days, how would you train in the offseason? Same as in the past, or have you learned a few things since?
a;I would probably not push milage quite as much when it is cold out.  The energy requirement to benefit ratio is high.  So either more cross training like skiing and running and more trips into the amazing southwest desert.
q; If you had 1.5-2 hours to crank out a loop from downtown Durango before the world ended, and you already knew that your family and friends were going to be safe, whats your route.
a;That is a hard choice like most locals I really like the new trails at Twin Buttes but I would have to go for Powerline/Skyline/HyperExtended/Wilky/Telegraph/Crites/Sidewinder/Skull/South Rim/Sale Barn.  That ride has everything.
Travis Brown shredding the rad!

Travis Brown shredding the rad!

 

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Entry for Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

  |   Devo Revo (road)
Mountain Bike Specialists has purchased a LiveStrong/Iron Horse tour to Silverton registration and is giving it away.
Register to win coveted IHBC tour entry at Mountain Bike Specialists, 949 Main Avenue,  Monday through Saturday 9:00 to 5:30.
1st Place LiveStrong IHBC Tour Entry
2nd place-Quarter Horse Entry
3rd place Pro Challenge Banner
Three lucky people will win;
Guaranteed tour registration
One-on-one support from LIVESTRONG staff
One of a kind Team LIVESTRONG cycling jersey
Team Happy Hour
Team Dinner
Enjoy LiveStrong team tent amenities in Silverton and Durango Mountain Resort.
Mountain Bike Specialists has completed the required fund raising but you are welcome to raise even more money to support families affected by cancer.  A large portion of the funds raised will remain in our local area to support affected cancer patients.
Drawing will be on February 22nd.
Entry is transferable.
For more information, contact Patti Zink at 970-247-0206 or patti@mountainbikespecialists.Mountain Bike Specialists has purchased a LiveStrong/Iron Horse tour to Silverton registration and is giving it away.

Register to win coveted IHBC tour entry at Mountain Bike Specialists, 949 Main Avenue,  Monday through Saturday 9:00 to 5:30.

1st Place LiveStrong IHBC Tour Entry, 2nd place-Quarter Horse Entry, 3rd place Pro Challenge Banner

Includes;

Guaranteed tour registration, One-on-one support from LIVESTRONG staff, One of a kind Team LIVESTRONG cycling jerseyTeam Happy Hour, Team Dinner, Enjoy LiveStrong team tent amenities in Silverton and Durango Mountain Resort.

Mountain Bike Specialists has completed the required fund raising but you are welcome to raise even more money to support families affected by cancer.  A large portion of the funds raised will remain in our local area to support affected cancer patients.

Drawing will be on February 22nd.

Entry is transferable.

For more information, contact Patti Zink at 970-247-0206 or patti@mountainbikespecialists.com

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Devo Hires New Wiggly Intern Chops

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He’s just a puppy, but we think he will help the young Devo’s this season in the art of wiggle. He will accompany the athletes on several trips this season and is sure to make some smiles occur along the way. Meet Chops!

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Mountain Bike Specialists/Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Open House

  |   DEVO News & Information

Mountain Bike Specialists Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Open House

Watch the parade.
Eat some chili and hot chocolate.

Friday 6:00 until 7:30p.m.
Register for the Quarter Horse.
Register to win a LiveStrong Tour entry to Silverton.

We are celebrating the success of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. IHBC has donated over $403,000 to 28 charities since 2001. The economic impact to the community yearly is approximately $1,000,000.
Thanks for being part this event. You make it happen.

Party location: 949 Main Avenue in downtown Durango.

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Snowdown Chapman Hill Downhill this Super Bowl Sunday

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This Super Bowl Sunday at Chapman Hill 11am
Snowdown Chapman Hill Bike Downhill

This event is now a single slalom course event. Basically one rad, turny dh-ish course down Chapman Hills snow covered slalom and 4cross courses of the past. An open practice period with an option of timing your runs will be followed by a qualifying run for each rider. Then for the finals, riders in each category will get one run with the fastest qualifying rider starting last. Should make for some fun nail biting action!

All bikes are allowed, skinny or fat.
Its Snowdown, so geek out if you want.

Categories:
Pro & Am Men
Open Women

Sweet Prize list for top finishers, most improved and Snowdown Spirit Award

Registration will be from 10:00 – 11:59 AM right next to the Chapman Skating Rink. Event cost is …. FREE. Riders will need to wear a helmet and sign 2 waivers.

Schedule:
10:00 – 11:00 AM – Open course for practice
11:00 – 11:50 AM – Practice and option of timed runs
12:00PM Rider meeting
12:10 PM (Noon) – Qualifying and Finals
4:00PM Super Bowl 49ers 34 Ravens 31 (prediction by chad)

Bring snow shovel for course work if interested. Coursework will be allowed until Noon.

Bring your own Hot Chocolate, or use the concession at the Chapman Rink. Water and Bathrooms included

Prize will be awarded on site for someone who promises create a short video edit!

This event is sponsored by Durango Devo and is for Fun
Contact Lucas at LJLEMAIRE@fortlewis.edu for more info
and if interested in helping design and shovel a sweet course in, be there at 9am with a shovel

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City Seeks Comments on Horse Gulch Open Space Management Plan

  |   DEVO News & Information, Uncategorized

Durango, CO: The City of Durango is seeking comments from the public on the Horse Gulch
Open Space Management Plan. The draft Management Plan provides a framework for the
sound stewardship of the Horse Gulch open space area and is available for review on the City’s
website at durangogov.org and by clicking on Hot Topics.
Horse Gulch is part of a large open space and recreational area that includes public lands
owned by the City of Durango, La Plata County, and the Bureau of Land Management. This
entire landscape encompasses more than 3,600 acres and includes the Telegraph, Raider
Ridge and Horse Gulch Trail System – an approximately 60-mile natural surface single track trail
network used exclusively for non-motorized recreation.
Public comments on the draft Management Plan are encouraged and should be submitted in
writing by email to rec@durangogov.org by January 31, 2013. For additional information,
please contact Durango Parks and Recreation Department at 375-7321.

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Snowdown Roller Races Next Wednesday at the Steaming Bean

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Weds 6 PM BICYCLE ROLLER RACES
Steaming Bean – 915 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. Furthest distance covered in 15 minutes wins the prize!
Categories: men 18+, women 18+.
Event Coordinator: Ivan Unkokvsky – 970-749-0030
Event Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: 10 minutes before Event
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each category

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