FLC Time Trial Series

FLC Time Trial Series

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The FLC Dead Squirrel TT series has begun and will continue Wednesday nights at 5pm. The Start/Finish is at Mountain Madness Brew Pub (formerly Sweeney’s) on the corner of HWY550 North and CR 203 (west side of the valley). The course travels north on CR 203, right on Trimble Lane, then a quick right onto HWY550 southbound and then a horseshoe right back onto CR 203 to finish where you started. It is a 15K TT (17-30minutes). Be sure to wear plenty of clothing, you can shed it for your ride, because when you are done it could be a very chilly ride home. Show up a little before 5pm to get your name on the start list. THESE TTs WILL HELP US DETERMINE TTT TEAMS FOR THE RACES ON OUR CONFERENCE SCHEDULE. WE WILL ALSO ENCOURAGE YOU ALL TO DO AN INDIVIDUAL TT THEN GET WITH A TEAM OF 4 TO DO THE COURSE AGAIN TTT STYLE! Open to all.

Dead Squirrel TT Schedule:
2/29/12 – 5pm – Mountain Madness
3/7/12 – 5pm – Mountain Madness
3/14/12 – 5pm – Mountain Madness
3/21/12 – 5pm – Mountain Madness
Dead Elk TT Schedule:
3/28/12 – 5:30pm – Trimble Crossing
4/4/12 – 5:30pm – Trimble Crossing
4/11/12 – 5:30pm – Trimble Crossing

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Durango Nordic and Devo

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This past weekend, Durango Nordic hosted the Regional Junior Olympic Qualifiers up at the Durango Nordic Center at DMR. Friday was action packed with the sprint races. A short loop had riders time trial in the morning to qualify for the afternoon 6 man heats. There were hundreds of kids and families having fun in the sun. Here are some pictures of the Devo kids on snow. For results and more info, click right here.

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Snow Bikes at DMR Nordic Center

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Check out the snow bikers at the Durango Nordic Center!

Check out the snow bikers at the Durango Nordic Center! Leira Parker, Devo Director Sarah Tescher and Jr Devo coach, and US national Biathlon coach Gary Colliander cruise through Boice lake today as the nordic center opened the day to snow biking.

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Durango Chiropractic Makes Devo Deal

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Donate $25 to DEVO; Get Better
Ends: 03/23/12
by: Durango Chiropractic

If you will donate $25 to DEVO, we will donate our time and services on your first visit to Durango Chiropractic. It is important to us that we help support and encourage outdoor physical activity for the youth of Durango.
First Visit includes: Complete Chiropractic Exam, X-Rays if needed and the Doctors Report of Findings.
Call today and get care for caring!

Its a team effort around here.

Its a team effort around here.

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Pastore Kids in Vermont

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Alicia Rose and brother Gino Pastore pose for a shot in Vermont last month. Alicia is off at University of Vermont and is on the college ski team and Gino is at Stratton Academy where he is also on the Nordic team. Both are doing great and loving Vermont. Gino will return in June to ride with Devo and Alicia will be off traveling the world with her new pro mtb team, BMC Development. The Pastores' have been a staple in the Devo program since day one. Special thanks to Jeanne and Mark for the years of amazing support. 63% of the photos you see on this blog are from Jeanne. Thanks so much!

Alicia Rose and brother Gino Pastore pose for a shot in Vermont last month. Alicia is off at University of Vermont and is on the college ski team and Gino is at Stratton Academy where he is also on the Nordic team. Both are doing great and loving Vermont. Gino will return in June to ride with Devo and Alicia will be off traveling the world with her new pro mtb team, BMC Development. The Pastores' have been a staple in the Devo program since day one. Special thanks to Jeanne and Mark for the years of amazing support. 63% of the photos you see on this blog are from Jeanne. Thanks so much!

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IHBC Question and Answer on Thursday

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Gaige Sippy the Director of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic will answer questions about the IHBC on Thursday February 23rd from 6:30 until 7:30p.m. The forum will be held at the Durango Rec Center in the Eolus Room.

This forum is for people who have questions about the 2012 events including the McDonalds Citizen 50-mile Tour, the Durango Coca Cola Road Race, the Durango Mountain Resort Quarter Horse, the Morehart Murphy Subaru Criterium, the Mountain Bike Specialists mountain bike race and the BP Time Trial.

This will be the 41st year for the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic which is held every Memorial Day weekend (May 26-29). The tour is sold out as well as most of the racing categories for the race to Silverton. The Quarter Horse, mountain bike race, crit and time trial are open for more registration.

For more information visit: www.ironhorsebicycleclassic.com.

For more information about the forum contact Jan Derck at 970-749-7823 or jan@ironhorsetraining.com

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US Pro Challenge Poster Challenge

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Check it out, Call to Artists Poster Contest. The US Pro Challenge road race is coming to town August 20th of this very year and they want us locals to design our stage’s poster. It is open to anyone living in Durango and there is sure to be an amazing prize for the winning poster. Get to work!

Howard Grotts winning the 2011 Collegiate Nationals Xc with a front flat. He wont be doing the poster contest because he'll be in the Dominican Republic racing for the US in a crazy sounding road stage race, followed by his first pro xc MTB race in Texas for the Specialized World Team. I guess he's missing out!

Howard Grotts winning the 2011 Collegiate Nationals Xc with a front flat. He wont be doing the poster contest because he'll be in the Dominican Republic racing for the US in a crazy sounding road stage race, followed by his first pro xc MTB race in Texas for the Specialized World Team. I guess he's missing out!

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Spring ’12 Registration opens March 1 at 8 am

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2012 Devo Jr Spring Ride Groups for April 2nd-May 25th
Registration starts March 1st at 8 am

Monday: Kindergarten 4-5:30
Monday: 1st Grade 4-6 pm
Monday: Skills at BMX Track (2nd-5th) 4-6 pm
Tuesday: 20″ Inchers ages 2nd-4th 4- 6 pm
Tuesday: 24″Inchers ages 3rd-5th 4-6 pm
Wednesday: All Girls Ride ages 2nd-5th 4-6 pm
Wednesdays: 24″/26″ Advanced ages 4th-5th 4- 6 pm
Thursday: All Girls Advanced ages 4th-5th 4- 6 pm
Thursday: Co-ed 20/24″Inchers ages 2nd-5th 4-6 pm

NEW Stryder Group: Tuesdays from 10-11 with Chad and Julie (4 week test run to start May 1st)

Things to know:
1. Spring Devo starts April 2nd- May 25th
2. Registration opens up March 1st
3. March 24th is Devo Benefit Day at DMR
4. April 4th Zia/Devo Short Track/ Parent Social at Ska
5. May 23rd is the Devo Jr Fun Race

U14 and Explorer’s start April 2nd as well!

U14 Girls Mondays and Wednesdays with Annie and Sage
U14 Boys Mondays and Wednesdays with Mint and Lukas
Explorers Tuesdays with Bailey and Russell
Flyers start in the summer

U14 Dates to know:
Hello Devo U14ers or those interested in being a Devo U14er!
Feb 15th-March 28th is our Wednesday afternoon 4:15-5:15 Pre-season spin class taught by Chad at Core Value Training. $10/class and are open to all Devo athletes and coaches. Parents, try out the 4:30-5:30 Zumba class in the Studio next door or treat yourself to a massage by Devo Mom Leticia Rambo.
March 27th Tuesday night 6-7 is our U14 Devo info meeting in Eulos room at Rec Center and Bike Fit from 7-8 pm in Windom
April 2nd U14 practice starts (Mon. and Weds. practice)
April 6-8th is Top Secret Training Camp
April 4th our Zia/Devo Short Track series starts
* U19 meeting info night is March 12th 6:30-7:30 at Rec Center

More info on the program?
Sarah Tescher (Dir of Devo) sarah@durangodevo.com (970)779-8480
Chad Cheeney (Team Manager) chad@durangodevo.com (970)764-5909

U19 Boys and Girls
Feb 15th-March 28th is our Wednesday afternoon 4:15-5:15 Pre-season spin class taught by Chad at Core Value Training. $10/class and are open to all Devo athletes and coaches. Parents, try out the 4:30-5:30 Zumba class in the Studio next door or treat yourself to a massage by Devo Mom Leticia Rambo.
March 12th is the team meeting from 6:30-7:30 at Rec center
March 13th (Tues/Thurs/Friday 4:15-6:15 with Chad, Brendan, Mint, Elke and Jen)
March 27th Tuesday night 6-8 is our Bike Fit night at Rec Center
April 4th our Zia/Devo Short Track series starts
April 6-8th is Top Secret Training Camp

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Registration is Almost Over

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It is just a rumor!!! Devo Jr Reg is indeed open until this Friday! Groups still open:
4 spots in the Tuesday 2nd/3rd grade group
6 spots in the Wednesday all girls beg/int
5 spots in the Wednesday co-ed advanced group
3 spots in the Tuesday 10-11am Push Bike group

Get pumped up to mountain bike. Sign up for the group that suits you, we cover it all.

NEW!!! Devo Pre school group on Wednesdays from 4-5:30 for 4-5 year olds that are not on Styders/Push Bikes

Yahoo!!! Let the riding begin! Click on ‘registration’ to register your Devo rider at our website www.durangodevo.com
New this year: Devo Push Bike (Stryder) rides

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New Devo Jr Skills at the BMX track practice

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New this season for Devo Jr riders is our Devo Jr Skills at BMX track with Christopher Blevins and Ryan Cleveland!

Practices will be every Monday from 4-6pm April 2-May 21st at the BMX track to work more on Devo skills on the track that all kids love!

This is Devo fun and skill development practice. It is not a race practice. Those interested in BMX racing should join Durango BMX.

This group has ten slots and is open to 2nd-5th graders. All riders must also get a BMX license to use the gates. Info to be handed out the first day of practice.

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Devo Preseason Spin Class at Core Value Begins Wednesday

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Its true. Durango Devo has a spin class and it is every season, at this very moment and just when we need it most. Devo’s preseason spin class will run the next 8 wednesday nights at Core Value Fitness Center in Durango, near Bread Bakery, from 4:15-5:15pm. The class focuses on the art of pedaling, with a little cycling history thrown in for good measure. The spin will be led by Coach Chad and  is open to all U14,19, Sweet Elite male and female cyclists. Cost is $10. Check here for Core Value’s schedule.

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Explorers, Flyers or U14 for your middle schooler

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Here is a quick look at Devo’s options for middle schoolers:

Devo U14 Girls team coached by Annie Cheeney and Sage Wilderman: This is an all girls team for middle school girls who like to ride with their friends! Fun and skill developement is the main focus for this practice. The season is split into Spring, Summer and/or Fall to make it easy for kids to fit it into their schedule. Rides are Monday and Wednesday from 4-6 during school and 8-10 am during the summer. Racing and competition is introduced but is not mandatory. Our goal, as always is to create life long cyclists in a team environment. Sometimes this group will ride with the boys U14 to really create that team feeling!

Devo U14 Boys team coaches by Mint and Lukas: This is an all boys team for middle school boys who like to ride with their friends! Fun and skill developement is the main focus for this practice. The season is split into Spring, Summer and/or Fall to make it easy for kids to fit it into their schedule. Rides are Monday and Wednesday from 4-6 during school and 8-10 am during the summer. Racing and competition is introduced but is not mandatory. Our goal, as always is to create life long cyclists in a team environment. Sometimes this group will ride with the girls U14 to really create that team feeling!

Devo Explorers coached by John Bailey and Russell from the Cyclery: This is for middle schoolers and high schoolers who want to explore on their bike. This co-ed group focuses on the bike being used as a tool for adventure, exploring, and commuting. An example of a practice would be to ride on a trail to explore a cave or swimming hole. This group ends with a self supported trip leaving from Durango with panniers to camp together. Bike maintenance is taught and the group is currently building up 8 Explorer bikes to be used by the club. The season is split into Spring, Summer and/or Fall to make it easy for kids to fit it into their schedule. Rides are Tuesdays from 4-6 during school and 8-10 am during the summer.

Devo Flyers coached by Dusty Bender, Ron Thompson and Cliff from Pedal the Peaks: This is a gravity/freeride group for middle schoolers and high schoolers. These 3 very experienced coaches focus on downhill skills such as jumping, descending, and drops. Each coach (as with all our coaches) has the kids’ safety as priority, but with this group comes an inherent risk greater than the other groups. Flyers has grown into a part of our program that has gained quite a bit of recognition for some incredible bike handling break throughs by the athletes in the program. Currently, this is a summer only program meeting on Thursdays from 8-10 am. The group does a weekend trip to Angel Fire or Telluride.

Question?

Can my son or daughter do more than one? Yes, the days are situated so that a kid can explore all 3 if they want.

Do the groups ever come together? Yes, Top Secret is our pre-season camp out/training weekend with all Devo groups (except Devo Jr). At races we travel and stay together.

Can I move my 5th grader up to U14 or my 8th grader up to U19? Coaches make those recommendations to me based upon our mission and training philosophy. If a coach makes a recommendation, all coaches come together to discuss the possibility, implications, etc. and come up with a plan that works for that athlete.

Can I meet with coaches? Yes, on March 27th at the Rec Center for 6-7 pm, you’ll get a chance to meet the coaches. But they are also all available via email or phone.

Devo Jr fills up, do these groups fill up as well? Yes, they do. We limit the size of the groups for safety and quality reasons

Can my son or daughter switch from one to the other? Yes, once you are a Devo athlete, we can easily switch you from U14 to Flyers or Explorer’s (or vise versa!)

How do I register? Registration opens March 1st via our website www.durangodevo.com

Still have questions? Contact Sarah Tescher (Director) at sarah@durangodevo.com/ (970)779-8480 or Chad Cheeney (Team Manager) at chad@durangodevo.com or (970)764-5909

Where do I get equipment? U14 and Flyers groups can go to 2nd Avenue for a Devo discount, Explorer’s to Cyclery. Also May 19th is the Devo Bike Swap at Chapman. Please remember that discounts by shops are for athetes only…sorry parents!

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