Trails 2000 hosts a late season Trailwork Party on Weds., Sept. 26 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Carbon Junction Trailhead. Details will be posted at the trail truck on site, so check in at the parking lot first. As always, please wear/bring: long sleeved pants, shirt, hat, sunscreen and waterbottle.Read More
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Hey guys! Go to the below link to view the Herald article from race #1 http://durangoherald.com/article/20120913/SPORTS03/120919795/0/SEARCH/Chalk-it-up-to-DEVO-power and below is our race recap for race #2!
What a crew for Race # in Granby. Everyone made a long trip super easy and fun. Many people walked up to me during the race and told me how great the AHS/DHS riders are and how they really appreciate them showing others good sportsmanship. I really appreciated traveling with a group of kids that NEVER complained about anything. They were always positive about the trip, the course, the race, etc.
We loaded the van at 8 am on Saturday morning and headed out after Rob from Bread hooked us up with lots of goodies! Levi was the DJ and we cranked the tunes. 7 hours later we arrived in Granby at a YMCA that had everything: horse shoes, cabins, trails, grassy fields, pool, etc. Everyone picked a bunk bed and headed out on their pre-ride. Quinn led out the AHS crew and the DHS crew was led by Sepp. I tagged along:) We learned a new word: beautitude which we decided was a noun but it was fun to use it as a verb. The course was super bumpy so I advocated for one pre ride lap to save everyone’s arms! We then hit the pool and bedtime after some card games. Big thank you to Sabina for cooking our yummy dinner!!
Race day was COLD..brrrrrr. The girls warmed up in a lot of clothes and India even had on a down coat. I slept out and my water bottle froze! The Aspens were peaking and either bright yellow or yellow leaves on the trails. India and Robin were first to go and their start was fast up a hill to a very fast descent. India worked with a rider from Boulder to break away from the rest of the group. It was a nail biter to watch them lap around. I waited anxiously near the finish to see who would be coming in first. It was India! But, somewhere on the course, the two girls had formed a bond in which they would work together and finish together. Right before the finish, India dismounted her bike to wait for the other Boulder rider. They finished together. The head coach from Fairview (the Boulder school) has emailed me to say how impressed he was with India and her good sportsmanship. I, on the other hand, was not so thrilled! But, I respect her decision and am impressed with her willingness fulfill an obligation….so long as she does not make that agreement out on the course again! Due to the cold, Robin had a tough race and never fully warmed up. We decided that she may race colder than others and should plan on arm warmers even if the rest of the field is not in them. Knowing what to wear for morning starts times can be tricky.
Bryce, Charie, and Quinn were up next. Charlie, division leader, wore the leader’s jersey and got called up to have a great starting position. Bryce had a descent position, but spent most of the first lap passing to catch up. On lap 1, Charlie was in the lead with Bryce close behind. Bryce made his move 1/2 way into the second lap and was able to hold on for the win. Both Charlie and Bryce had phenonmenal races! Quinn was so cool and calm in his first race. He looked like a natural and finished mid pack amoungst a big group of div 2 Sophomores. He had a perfect first race!
Next up were Nano, Jack, Sepp, Stephen and Levi. The 3 varsity boys made up 3/4 of the starting line. It was a fast, flat course and they knew they had to go out hard. Sepp quickly got the lead with 4 varsity riders close behind. He increased his gap as the race progressed. Stephen held his position and was making the bumpy terrain look like smooth riding. Levi had a tough first lap, but then came on strong in lap 3 and 4. Being on the course with 100 other riders is no small feat when trying to pass. These guys did great on a course that had plenty of spots that created hard terrain to pass on. Nano and Jack also had great starts with Nano getting the call up. Nano was in 2nd for lap 1 and 2 and the varsity girls and I were very eager for it was seeming to be the race of his life! He stayed calm and rode very hard. In the end he was passed, but he gave it 110% and just seeing him in the front gave me shivers! He finished with a podium finish. Jack also spent much of his race passing and he looked like he had a motor on his bike he was flying!
Loaded up the van and missed awards so we could have a pre-midnight arrival. But AHS is now in the lead with DHS in 12th (the scoring works such that not having a girl race really hurts the overall team scoring. But, if we get Sierra, Kaylee and whoever else, DHS will move back up in no time). I have not seen individual overall, but I’m guessing we have a few in the overall leader jersey again!
Next race is in Elbert (outside Colorado Springs). It is the same weekend as my cousin’s wedding in Boulder. So, I can offer to drive the van on Friday, but everyone would have to leave school early and be ok with me not being there until pick up on Sunday. Probably not ideal! Would be great to get a crew there to maintain school scoring and get some more races under us! We just may need parent help for this one!
1st India Waller/ Varsity Girls
12th Robin Austin/ Varsity Girls
1st Sepp Kuss/ Varsity Boys
4th Levi Kurlander/ Varsity Boys
5h Stephen Davoust/ Varsity Boys
4th Nathanael Rodd/ JV Boys (46 riders)
8th Jack Hewitt/ JV Boys
23rd Quinn Haughey/ Sophomore Boys
1st Bryce Gordon/ Freshmen Boys (33 riders)
2nd Charlie Greenberg/ Freshmen Boys
2nd Green Mountain Composite
3rd Grand Vallley
Over all D1:
387 racers from 39 schools
This Wednesday is the Devo Jr/Fort Lewis relay short track race. Devo Jr riders will be matched up with a Fort Lewis rider from the cycling team to complete a short track relay race. The Relay Race STARTS at 6 pm, so please plan on arriving to the Factory Trails by 5:30 to get the teams formed!
Where: Factory Trails behind dorms (do not park here, but at big parking lot by football field)
When: 5:30 (race starts at 6 pm)
Who: All of Devo jr and FLC Cycling are welcome!
Example of a team:
Devo Jr kinder (1 lap) who hands off to Devo Jr 2nd grader (2 laps) who hands off to
Devo Jr 5th grader (2 laps) who hands off to Fort Lewis Rider (2 laps). Total time of team relay 20-30 minutes.
All Wednesday groups (except Pre school) meet up at the college that day. So, we will end our ride at the Factory Trails at 5:30. If your Wednesday rider does not want to participate in the race, plan on telling your head coach as we will send one head coach back to the big parking lot at football field by 6 pm. Parents of Devo jr weds. riders who want to race, please plan on coming to the short track at the Factory trails by 6 pm as things will get kinda crazy and Devo coaches will be handing off the responsibility of their riders at 6 pm.
This is a great opportunity for Devo riders to meet, greet and race with the National Champion College team: Fort Lewis!!!Read More
Durango Demons and Animas High Ospreys go 1-2 in DIvision 2! Congratulations.Read More
Wow! What a weekend. I’m just so deeply proud of the high school team not only in their results this past weekend, but in their abilities to create an atmosphere of fun, teamwork and being ambassadors of Durango. We got to the venue around 2 pm after collecting our firewood on Wolf Creek Pass. The pre-ride was stellar and it was obvious that the Seniors on the team were ready to rally! After the pre-ride, the team helped set up the race course tape and the director of the race, Kate Rau, was very impressed with out team’s willingness to lend a helping hand. Back at camp, we were fed some yummy pasta by Sierra’s mom, Christine, which I believe was a key ingredient in our race successes!
Then, of course, the team started a game of bike polo amidst the sea of tents. The ball only went inside a few other team’s tents! But, the other high schoolers were intrigued and either came over to play or came up to me to ask about how to play. Dave Wiens, pro mountain bike stud, got a “how to build a ballot 101” from Nano and I the next day. Then a wicked game of cards that went a bit too late. The team was having so much fun, that Kate and the race director came down to see what all the laughing was about.
Race morning was a clear beautiful day. A huge thank you to all our parents who volunteered! It is so great to have parents out on the course marshaling and giving me splits/updates in the feed zone. India, Robin and I painted our big toes a sparkling purple while Levi and Stephen readied their bikes. We checked air pressure and the girls teams headed out for their warm up. Thank you to all the racers who warmed themselves up together as a team without me as I was in between feed zone and start/finish area. The varsity girls went off first at 10 am (Kaylee, India and Robin). This was Kaylee and Ronin’s first Varsity race (Robin was forced to move up from JV as she was just too fast for that group). Each had a stellar race finished 1,2 and 7th! Sierra’s wave was right behind and she also had such a great race finishing 4th in the JV class as a freshmen!
The freshmen boys were next with 2 laps of the shorter course (I think their times were sub 1 hour!). Charlie worked his way in first and stayed there! Bryce was having a solid race in the top 5 and then flatted. He is going to work on using his quick fill this week:) Levi, Stephen, Sepp, and Nano were the last racers to go off and it was crazy in the feed zone feeding them all when they were coming in so close to each other. Thank you to Robin and India for helping feed their team mates! India and I had a super duper quick, Levi/Stephen water feed! Sepp was fed by good ol mom who was loving the “Who is that?” comments in the feed zone from the other teams as Sepp crushed it! Sepp won, Levi 3rd and Stephen was 4th. Nano’s results got kinda messed up (not sure how you mess up chip results). But we are all thinking top 5….stay tuned!
The league is a great start for beginner racers. I loved that all our seasoned racers not only did well, but raced with style and good sportsmanship. The course marshals told me that they each said “thank you” to them. What a crew!
The next race is Sept 23rd in Granby.Read More
Explorer start today! Meet at Buckley Park at 4pm every Tuesday till Halloween!
Wait until you hear about out Fall trip