Friday Practice; Willow Koerber’s Stuff and Professional Football

Friday Practice; Willow Koerber’s Stuff and Professional Football

  |   Photos, U19 DEVO Boys and Girls
Coach Elke and her U19 gals hold their bounty after Willow Koerber hooked it up with a box of last years Gary Fisher clothing everything. Robin and India scored big time and they even saved some for their teammates. Sorry fellas, this stuff was for the girls only!

Coach Elke and her U19 gals hold their bounty after Willow Koerber hooked it up with a box of last years Gary Fisher clothing everything. Robin and India scored big time and they even saved some for their teammates. Sorry fellas, this stuff was for the girls only!

The U19 team posses after the game at FLC, final score 14-7. Coach Brendan caught a touchdown pass from Andrew as time expired, unfortunately it was not enough as they lost by a touchdown.

The U19 team posses after the game at FLC, final score 14-7. Coach Brendan caught a touchdown pass from Andrew as time expired, unfortunately it was not enough as they lost by a touchdown.

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Ready to Ride Series with IHBC

  |   DEVO News & Information

Ready to Ride Series begins
Gaige Sippy, Race Director for the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic and Ed Zink-volunteer chairman will answer all of your questions about the tour, quarter horse, crit, mountain bike race and kid’s race. In addition, Chris Wherry, pro athlete and owner of The Hub Training Center will be answering all of your training questions and providing excellent tips from a professional.
Wednesday March 30th-
At the rec center at 6:30-8:00

Free and open to the public.

Questions: call Patti Zink at 970-247-0206 patti@ironhorsetraining.com

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AHS Gear Swap

  |   Uncategorized

ANIMAS HIGH SCHOOL HOLDS ALL SPORTS SWAP

Have too much old sports gear? Need new gear? On April 16, 2011 from 10-3 at the Boys & Girls Club, 2750 Main,
Animas High School will hold its first All Sports Swap.
Either donate your lightly used Sports Equipment directly to Animas (AHS) and 100% of proceeds
benefit AHS, or sell your own gear, man your own booth and donate 20% of your sales to Animas!
For more information contact pac@animashighschool.com or call Susan at 903-3434.

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DEVO’s Off and Riding

  |   DEVO News & Information

Its pretty cold and its was just winter, but the Durango Devo junior cycling clubs U19 Team is on the road training. The girls team coached by Elke Brutsaert started on the mountain bikes last week. It was an amazing group that led the small U19 girls squad. Ruthie Matthes, Willow Koerber, Mary Dishman came along to give the girls some stoke! They have been covering basic skills and riding the sweet town singletrack stash spots. The boys team started last tuesday and thursday with road rides. The valley on tuesday with the Sweet Elite Team and a snowy weather ride by the new Lake Nighthorse and on a few slippery dirt roads. Friday the team ran to FLC’s nice fields and played a game of soccer. Sierra Leone 3 – Scandinavia 1, MVP was Stephon with 2 goals and an assist.

Sign up for Devo Junior has been tapering off as most of the groups are near capacity. Their season begins in April and runs for 8 weeks during the school season. May 25th is going to be another amazing Jr DEVO Fun Race, location still TBA. Another fun thing, the new Devo Stryder group for early balance development, will be offered for the young-ins who want to ride with others. The coach should have a push bike as well!

And then the new Explorers Club will kick off on its mission in April as well. Meeting once a week during the school year, this group, coached by Jon Bailey, will ride and work their way to a 3 day/ 2 night biking adventure in the hills above Durango at the end of the summer. Mountain bikes with racks and panniers, to make the adventure complete, is the name of this game. This is going to be rad and we are getting numerous suggestions to create an adult program as well. We’ll see about that..

And then the middle school aged, Devo U14 boys and girls teams will begin on April 4th. It get actiony quick for them as the Devo Top Secret Training Camp will be the weekend of April 8-10 at a super secret location. Tons of riding, eating and trying to ride more. The 2 teams have a fun season of practice lined out and will be on the trails in just a few weeks.

Coach Brendan take the U19ers down the dirt road

Coach Brendan take the U19ers down the dirt road

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Mountain Bike Race on Snow!

  |   DEVO News & Information

Come join us at the 1st Annual Beach Bash @ DMR

2011 Beach Bash at Durango Mountain Resort
benefitting SOS Outreach – Durango
Sunday – April 3rd – 12:00 – 5:00

Fun will be had by all with a family oriented carnival!!!

Snow Sculpture Competition!!
Mountain Bike Slalom Race!!

Mysto the Magician – 12:00 to 1:00
Ralph Dinosaur – 1:00 to 5:00
Dunk Tank *
(with some of your favorite or not so favorite people to be dunked)
Bouncy House *
Giant Slide *
Face Painting *
Bungee Trampoline
Bull Ride
Snow Cones, Popcorn & Cotton Candy *
* Carnival events are from 12-3

Have a great time and support a great cause – SOS Outreach!!!

SOS Outreach is a non-profit program that uses snowboarding as its central activity with the focus of the program being mentoring of middle and high school kids in an effort to help them make better decisions in their lives using the SOS Core Values of Courage, Discipline, Integrity, Compassion and Wisdom.

Form a team and be a sponsor for the Snow Sculpture Competition by calling 946-7588. You can sign up for the Mountain Bike Slalom by going to Active.com

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Sweet Elite Team Presentation was Sweet

  |   RMCF DEVO Sweet Elite
This was the first time the athletes even saw their bikes. In the next few days they will each do a bike fit with the staff at Mountain Bike Specialists before taking them home.

The Durango Herald was there taking photos of the new RMCF/DEVO Sweet Elite Team. This was the first time the athletes even saw their bikes. In the next few days they will each do a bike fit with the staff at Mountain Bike Specialists before taking them home.

Gaige Sippy introduces each of the athletes at the Team Presentation. L-R, Chris Wherry, Joey Thompson, Colton Andersen, Gaige, Alicia Rose Pastore, Howard Grotts, Tad Elliott, Sage Wilderman, and Teal Stetson-Lee

Gaige Sippy introduces each of the athletes at the Team Presentation. L-R, Chris Wherry, Joey Thompson, Colton Andersen, Gaige, Alicia Rose Pastore, Howard Grotts, Tad Elliott, Sage Wilderman, and Teal Stetson-Lee

Greg Herbold of Sram drove up from Moab for the event and is pumped on the new team. He is seen here offering his "HB" name-tag as a trade for the sweet Specialized bike.

Greg Herbold of Sram drove up from Moab for the event and is pumped on the new team. He is seen here offering his "HB" name-tag as a trade for the sweet Specialized bike.

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RMCF Sweet Elite Team Presentation Wednesday at MBS

  |   RMCF DEVO Sweet Elite

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory/DEVO Sweet Elite ATB Team Presentation
Presented by Spine Colorado/Durango Orthopedics,Fort Lewis College, Specialized, Mountain Bike Specialists, SRAM, Oakley, Boure, Bread, King Cage

What? Rider/Sponsor/Media Meet&Greet/Photos

When? Wednesday March 16, 3-6pm.
Photo shoot and Media from 3-4:30pm

Where? Mountain Bike Specialists 949 Main Ave

**Light food and drinks will be provided.

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Durango Nordic at the Junior Olympics

  |   DEVO News & Information

The Durango Nordic Ski Team represented the Rocky Mountain Region well and finished 4th for the boys and 7th for the girls. Check out the results. Devo and Nordic have a special relationship here in Durango as a larger number of the U19 program also train and compete with the strong local program in the winter. The Nordic Team has developed Olympians and numerous national champions over its long history. Check em out.

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FLC Cycling Time Trial Series

  |   DEVO News & Information

The FLC Cycling TT series will begin this next Wednesday March 16th at 5pm with the Dead Squirrel TT that starts at Sweeney’s at the intersection of CR 203 and HWY550N. The 15 kilometer course starts at Sweeney’s, goes north on CR 203 to turn right on Trimble Ln. and an immediate right to travel south on HWY550 to turn a hairpin right back onto CR 203 to finish at start. Please keep out of the road while staging/waiting to start. We will run this course March 16, 23, 30 and then for April 6, 13, 20 will run the Dead Elk TT in the north Animas Valley, Starting at Trimble Crossing. The 2011 Squawker Road Classic will be April 23-24 and will include a La Posta TT, 4th Ave/9th St Criterium and a 20 mile loop road race in Bayfield, please check http://cycling.fortlewis.edu often for details. Below is the schedule short and sweet:

Wednesdays
March 16, 23, 30 – 5pm – Dead Squirrel TT – Sweeney’s – 15K
April 6, 13, 20 – 5pm – Dead Elk TT – Trimble Crossing – 22K

Sat/Sun April 23-24 – 2011 Squawker Road Classic – TT, Criterium, Road Race

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Attention Devo Jr parents!!!

  |   DEVO News & Information, Junior DEVO

Due to our 20″ group filling up in 6 hours, I have changed the Thursday group to both 20″ and 24″. We have four coaches who will split that Thursday group up into a 20″ group and 24″ group for practices!! So, if you did not get in on Tuesday 20″ go ahead and register for the Thursday co-ed group!!

We don’t want to lose any returning Devo families so always email Sarah (sarah@durangodevo.com) if a class fills up….we’ll try our hardest to get returning Devo kids into groups without compensating safety and the fun factor!

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3D Does Not Hurt the Eyes

  |   Explorers
See for yourself…3D Racing's Chris Herting built this elevated chainstay "fat bike" and it looks so good in front of that garage door. This new breed of bike is the true 4 season workhorse of the bike world. Nice work Chris!

3D Racing's Chris Herting built this elevated chainstay "fat bike" and it looks so good in front of that garage door. This new breed of bike is the true 4 season workhorse of the bike world. Nice work Chris!

Here's another custom 3D Racing Fat Bike, and this one has a carbon fork!

Here's another custom 3D Racing Fat Bike, and this one has a carbon fork!

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