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Cyclocross race action has been moved from Aztec to Durango and race times have been moved back 1 hour to accommodate the FLC Graduation. Take note, Open women and B Men go at 11am with the A Men and 35+ers at 12pm. Its snowing outside and looks to be a great day for Cyclocross. Check out the FLC Blog for more information.Read More
Cyclocross is on this weekend! Saturday’s race will bring later start times of 2pm for the Cat B Men, Open Women and 50+ Men and then 3pm for the A Men and 35+ Men. Also new this race will be Fort Lewis College Athletic department is helping us live stream both races on the internet, on this link, http://www.americaonesports.com/static/ftlewis.html.
Local Television station IDTV will be manning the cameras and along with the live feed, they will be putting together a post event edit of the event to be show on-line and on the tube starting in January.
The race will be a good test for the local athletes headed to the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships in mid January, in Boulder, Colorado. The course is very turny and will sure to home to many a rutted out snow field. The event starts and finishes in the FLC Cyclocross Stadium and the course is very centrally located, good for spectating.
Teddy, U14 rider and brother of Nano, has been going through yet another round of Chemo and battling with cancer. Below is his dad’s latest post. To help out or receive updates(they travel to Denver once a month to get five days straight of chemo so they could use help with gas money, etc.) go to www.teamteddy.net
Not sure of much, but…
Dec 10, 2013 9:32pm
Chemo by mouth at home sounded like a grand idea.
Just five days.
Three pills at bedtime.
First night, Teddy shakes a capsule with great suspicion. He mockingly peers deep into its core looking for something slimy, “You sure about this?”
What can we say?
We’re not sure about much these days.
He tilts his head back in pure Teddy drama, “Here goes one grenade down the hatch!”
Second night, I’m wishing for the infusion bag.
Pale faced and on the couch by then.
With the infusion bag, he gets chemo from the metal rolling hanger with spindly tubes and needles.
They’re the culprit.
With the capsules, it comes straight from mom and dad.
One toxic grenade after another.
We’re not even supposed to touch the stuff.
Arrives in a dark, glass bottle.
The next week is spent completely wiped out in bed with an appetite for zero.
Zero food, liquid and fun…with the exception of when Aunt Karen or Cousin Caleb drops in from up the hill.
Pill by pill we seemed to lose our Teddy.
His spirit completely broken and docile; realizing that this will be one long, eighteen month haul.
Last night he lounged solemnly in bed adorned with a camping headlamp.
Reading King David’s Psalms.
Psalms of despair, trust and hope in the midst of the unseemly.
One after another.
“Want me to rub your feet, Bugga?”
“Sure, but I might kick you in the face. You know, blood everywhere.”
Imagine teenage smirk on face.
“You’re turning down a foot rub? That’s stupid. I’ll take my chances.”
He smiles benignly.
Starting to soften and feel somewhat whole.
Cracking Teddy jokes.
Soon after, I gently prodded, “We need to sleep, Bugga.”
I slowly started to pull his Bible from his tight grasp. He fought back and fiercely curled around it in a tight ball.
Never letting go.
Desperately hanging on.
Still somehow, by fierce faith, sure of God’s goodness in this journey.
Quietly wept ourselves to sleep.
This morning was supposed to be his first day back at school.
Didn’t work out.
He hid out in the car.
Maybe will try again tomorrow.
Back on the ranch, we needed to offload Ziggy, our sweet paint mare, and Waffles, our braying burro.
Sad to see them go.
Ears, noes and eyes flickering through the slit panels of the horse trailer as they rolled away.
Seemingly not sure of much.
But happy to leave “together” to their new home.
A wonderful home with dear friends just across the valley.
The Elk are bedded down below. Spindly legs, lethargic from pawing away the crusty snow, yet they can scale a Colorado mountain in a heart beat.
Phantoms in the frosty mist.
Their bellies full of freezing grass.
It’s below zero out there.
On the other end of the wild kingdom, Henri, our cow pug, is on the outside terrace looking in.
Blind as a bat.
Smooshed nose frozen up against the glass.
A wreath of fog fanning out from his twitching, bubble-eyed face. Waiting patiently to be let in to the warmth of our wood stove.
Not sure of much.
Rather confident though that “together” inside by the fire, is far better than outside down in the valley with the spindly things…Read More
Come check out the racing action this Saturday at Fort Lewis College at 10 and 11am. Yes, it will be chilly, but the cyclocross action should warm you right up. Will have coffee from Bread as well! This will be round 4 of the Durango Performance Center Cross Series and bound to be the fastest field yet with several local pros in town. It is a USA Cycling event so if you want to jump in, you’ll need an annual license or the option to buy a one day for 10 dollars. Either way, come on up and have a good time with our local cycling scene. For more information, check out the FLC Blog.Read More
This year Devo will be one of the beneficiaries at the annual Red Ball Express Fundraiser put on by United Way and the Durango International Rotary Club.
We will be selling tickets in front of Steaming Bean for Noel Night Friday, December 6th from 4 till 8. Please stop by and help support Devo.
75% of the tickets we sell go straight to Devo and will fund:
Purchase of equipment
This fundraiser will be a great success if each family/athlete could sell 5 tickets. In addition to funding Devo, other non-profits and the United Way people who buy tickets have a chance to win $5,000, $2,000 and $1,000 at DMR Feb. 8th.
For more information about the Red Ball Express visit: durangoredball.com
You can pick up tickets at Durango Cyclery during business hours from now until mid January. It would be great if anyone can pick up tickets for other Devo families since reaching people in the off-season can be difficult.
Important information about the Red Ball Express:
Each ticket has a unique tracking number on it. When you sell a ticket, have the buyer fill out the right side of the ticket with name, contact information, etc (or you can fill it out for him/her). We need the contact information in order to identify the winner. Be sure to give the buyer the LEFT side of the ticket to keep. If we receive the wrong side of the ticket, it will not be entered into the contest.
You should keep the RIGHT side of each ticket, and get them to Amy Haggart at the Devo office by Jan. 30th. If you do not return the stubs to us, those tickets will not be entered into the contest.
All of the information on how to sell and fill out the Red Ball Tickets will come with the packet you will pick up.
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Registration for the 2014 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic opens TOMORROW, December 3, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. The event will be held Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26, 2014. We have updated the website – ironhorsebicycleclassic.com – and we are excited to get things rolling for a great weekend of riding and racing in Durango. All the great events are back, (with a few changes): The Citizens Tour presented by McDonald’s, Durango to Silverton Road Race presented by Coca Cola, Quarter Horse to Purgatory, Sunday Downtown Events presented by Morehart-Murphy, East Animas Time Trial powered by BP, Cross Country Race presented by Mountain Bike Specialists, Kids Races fueled by SPRITE, and the Alpine Bank Push Bike Park. Whew, that’s a lot!!
Highlights and changes for the 2014 event. Complete information can be found at the event website – please review the below and the website.
Online registrations are provided by iamATHLETE – a great new partner for the event. A link to online registration is available through the event website.
The Citizen’s Tour presented by McDonalds will be a timed event, again in 2014. An increase in the field limit for 2014 – 2600 riders!
The original – Durango to Silverton Road Race presented by Coca Cola is limited to the first 200 racers – and ONLY two categories available – A Men and A Women
NEW – Sunday’s Downtown Events presented by Morehart-Murphy include a few new activities – a Veteran Team Relay Challenge, a cyclocross criterium and the favorites – expanded Kids Races fueled by SPRITE and competitive crits for men and women, and the popular (and fun) the Cruzer Crit.
For those climbers in the group – we have created the Mountain Horse Tour. You will start at Durango Mountain Resort @ 10:00 a.m. and finish in Silverton – this shortens the traditional ride – but is the hardest and most satisfying part!
We have greatly expanded the commemorative official event merchandise for 2014, from riding gear to casual wear for men and women, we are also offering kids T’s with a cool new train logo. Stock up, we will ship it to you well in advance of the event.
Again, registration opens tomorrow, December 3, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. Check out the website for complete details and register early and do not miss out on the fun in Durango!
We hope to see you in 2014!
Jeffery Frost, Director
Iron Horse Bicycle Classic
This Saturday November 23rd starting at 10am the Durango Performance Center 4 Corners Cyclocross Series will make it’s 3rd stop at Ray Denison Memorial Field at Fort Lewis College. Cyclocross racers from all over the region will be battling against the course and the elements to prove themselves against racers from the Fort Lewis College Cycling Team and all will earn points in the Series culminating on January 4th, 2014. The FLC student-athletes and many of the community members are honing their skills and ramping up their fitness in preparation for the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships in Boulder, CO on January 9-14, 2014.
The Series has already completed stops in Dolores and Cortez and this weekend brings three races in a row to Fort Lewis College. The race will be held on a mile long enclosed course with many twists and turns, obstacles forcing riders to dismount to run with their bikes and long sections of pedaling. The course will utilize a lot of the terrain in the Stadium, practice fields and the area around Whalen Gymnasium and will be run rain, snow or shine. Cyclocross is considered to be the most fan-friendly of the cycling disciplines where much of the action can be seen from one vantage point and fans can get up close to the action in the technical sections. While many competitors use Cyclocross bikes the races are open to mountain bikes also.
Cyclocross brings out many of the cycling luminaries in Durango with the likes of Todd Wells, Ned Overend, Troy Wells, Travis Brown and Carmen Small doing battle with former and current FLC racers Matt Shriver, Mike Wilk, Ben Sonntag, Rotem Ishay, Sarah Sturm, Brittany Clawson, Sofia Gomez Villafane, Kolben Preble and Payson McElveen.
The racing action starts at 10am with the Cat. 3/4 Men, Open Women and Men 50+ racing for 40 minutes. At 11am the Cat. 1/2/3 Men and Men 35+ race for 50 minutes. This weekends race is USA Cycling sanctioned meaning that all Cat. 1/2/3 racers will need to have an annual USA Cycling license – all other racers can purchase a one-day license for $10. Registration is on site only and opens at 8:30am at the stadium press box – cost is $25.
The remaining Series races are:
Dec. 7 at FLC
Dec. 14 at FLC
Dec. 21 at Aztec
Jan. 4 at FLC
Come cheer on the FLC team and community members and bring your mountain bike up if you want to give Cyclocross racing a try.
More info can be found at: http://cycling.fortlewis.edu/4ccx/ or you contact Dave Hagen at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.Read More
This weekend is the event that kicks off the ski season in style for our fellow winter sports programs (Nordic, Freestyle, Alpine and Snowboard teams). Dig through your closet for the that black tie and high heels!!
Go to http://www.purgatoryskiteam.org/ and click on ‘buy tickets’Read More