Durango Composite Takes 2nd at State!

Durango Composite to Take on the State Champs Today

  |   Durango Composite HS
The ladies of Durango Composite might just be the fastest women's squad in the state!

The ladies of Durango Composite might just be the fastest women's squad in the state! Sierra Trout, India Waller and Robin Austin warm up in the sun after a brutally windy course preride where they had winds of up to 60mph! Good luck today team!

Durango Composite Director/Coach Sarah Tescher gives a thumbs up to good ol' number 7, John Elway, at the riders meeting. Next year will be Durango Devo's 7th season and in tribute to our 7 fun years, we will be making Devo/Elway tribute jerseys. Cant wait.

Durango Composite Director/Coach Sarah Tescher gives a thumbs up to good ol' number 7, John Elway, at the riders meeting. Next year will be Durango Devo's 7th season and in tribute to our 7 fun years, we will be making Devo/Elway tribute jerseys. Cant wait.

Check the Colorado High School site for more information on this amazing developmental cycling league.

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Cross Race in Dolores was Sweet

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Keenan rode well in his first cross race ever

Keenan rode well in his first cross race ever

Sunday make sure to check out the action at the Durango Fairgrounds. Registration is at 2pm and races begin at 3pm. Check here for more information on the Stans No Tubes/FLCCX Series.

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Devo Explorer Coach Jon Bailey Returns from Africa

  |   Explorers

Missahoe-Thank-You-AkronThe purpose of the trip was to help raise funds for an orphanage project that a friend has been working with in the town of Kpando in Ghana. My friend Tim and I shot photos and video to help paint a picture of what is happening, needs of the project and basic documentation of the project.
They have started building a new orphanage with more suitable facility’s and space for orphans in the community.
The non-profit that has organized is credited to a Pediatric Doctor, Pat Maharr and traveling nurse Paige Hale who were on a medically mission volunteering at a local hospital. The doctor was out on a morning jog when he stumbled across an orphanage in need of some support.
Through friends and family, they were able to raise enough funds to insure the 32 kids and buy property to start the construction of a new building since the land owners were evicting the Orphanage on the 1st of the year from it’s current location.
The idea is to help build an infrastructure to a sustainable facility that then can be applied to any developing country in need of an orphanage.
Tim and I are helping develop the visual piece, website, logo, media to help spread the idea. We are putting together a photo show in Akron in the beginning of December. Also editing video footage into some kind of visual journey slash documentation of the project. -Jon Bailey

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T2K Trailwork Appreciation Party

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Next Wednesday, November 16th is the Trailwork Appreciation Party at Carver Brewing Company on Main. Please let them thank you for all of your support you provide to make your trails organization the best in the West! If you didn’t do trailwork, they would love to see you, so please stop by and thank a friend for helping out on the trails.

Wednesday: November 16th
Sponsored by the Carver Brewing Company
Time: 4-7pm

Trails 2000 is primarily funded by membership donations. Their annual auction in January is the largest single source of funding. If you have any interest in helping plan the event, have items to donate or would like to attend: please contact them at Info at Trails 2000 dot org.

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U14 Girl’s Clare and Indigo Try New Sports

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Devo Girls End Season Exploring in Slime Gulch

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Devo U14 Girls Go to Mtb Nationals @ Sun Valley

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U14 Girls Mountain Bike Race in Crested Butte

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Devo Girls Take Their Skills to the Polo Field

  |   U14 DEVO Boys and Girls, Uncategorized
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Devo U14 Girls Find Dinosaur on Top of Secret Trail

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U14 Girls Get a Little Sidetracked in Summer

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Durango Composite at CHSL #3 at Boy Scout Camp

  |   Durango Composite HS

Please Note; The CHSL State Championships have been rescheduled to November 12-13th in Castle Rock.
It’s time to recap another sweet Colorado High School League weekend with the Durango Composite team after heading to the 3rd race in the series. Team Director Sarah went with the team and here is what went down.

The weekend started with some doubts as to whether it even made since to drive 7 hours to a race. We are the team that travels more than any other team. While I did not want to pressure anyone, I did point out that we are in 2nd place in the league and if we miss a race, it would be impossible for the team to place. So, with the help of Dave, everyone got together and figured out how to send 6 athletes. Of course, the parents were the biggest part of making this happen!
Eli, Issac, Henry and I all arrived at about the same time to pre-ride together.

The race was held at a Boy Scout Camp 20 miles east of Colorado Springs. Wow! Those boy scouts are lucky as their camp was huge with lots of trails. Our pre ride was epically fun! We were playing around with passing lines! All 3 were pumped for the race! Then late night, Robin, India and Stephen came as they had PSATs that morning. What dedication! Stephen, with his permit, drove the whole way and Henry also dappled with driving. I can only guess that the parents’ anxiety during those times was higher than race time!

Morning of the race was colddddddddddd! Robin, India, Stephen and I headed out for our pre-ride on the course. It started out with a road climb into single track in the woods, then a bumpy climb to an open field where the wind blows hard, then back into sweet sweeping single track to finish on some rooty drops. Of course, everyone on the team nailed the corners and drops! India was the first to go off with Robin and 5 minutes behind. India had a girl to beat on her mind and Robin knew she was the one to beat with the leader jersey on! Both had super races, but both commented on cramping and heavy legs. Henry, Eli and Issac (first race ever) were next and it was so fun to watch Eli (who was also competing in his first race ever) came through first! All three finished together and spent most the race passing (gotta get those boys to the starting line early, early, early!!). Last was the big boy’s varsity race and Stephen got a spot on the first row. His division is soooo tough and competitive that even I get intimidated standing near the start! Stephen was having one of his best races passing 3rd and riding with 1st and 2nd. He looked to have the power to pass em! Then he too cramped. And anyone who cramps knows that it takes everything you have just to pedal in your granny gear back to the finish. Coaching lesson to be learned: quick spin even with head lamps after sitting for 11 hours!!!

I was hoping for a quick polo game before heading home, but alas the 7 hour drive needed to begin to get everyone home by 9 pm for school the next day….once again, can you believe the dedication? I stayed to clean up the course and collect the team’s two trophies and India’s medal. The team is still in 2nd just 90 points behind Vail Composite. The next race will be just as far to drive, but nothing deters this team whose passion shone bright this past race!

Coach Sarah

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