DEVO Summer Camp Bus Ride was Top Notch

DEVO Summer Camp Bus Ride was Top Notch

  |   Junior DEVO, Photos

Thanks DMR!

Read More

DEVO End of Season Party was a Blast

  |   Photos

photos by Devo Dad Jim Feilen

Read More

AliciaRose Pastore Finishes in 19th for Team USA

  |   Photos
Sidetrip Stories:
The Olive Garden Story:  Once upon a time there were four hungry cyclists wandering the isles of an Albany grocery store.  Alicia, Teal, Elke, and Darian couldn’t be bothered to spend another 5 minutes deciding on ingredients to make a fourth dinner for the week, so they decided to go out that night instead.   After exiting the store, they loaded $200 worth of groceries into their clown car ( which was already packed to the gills with suitcases, duffle bags, and bikes) and drove off in search of a place to eat dinner.  The first establishment they stopped at had a 25 minute wait!!!! Being from the great town of Durango, the travelers were spoiled and not used to having to wait this long for a table.  This was unacceptable, so they continued their search in hopes of finding a restaurant were they could be seated immediately.  Unfortunately, they were in a city at 7:00pm, right in the middle of the dinner rush.  The foursome did not realize this until they drove up to an Olive Garden and saw people standing around outside like a herd of cattle.  They now understood that they were going to have to wait no matter where they went, so Elke went in and got one of those vibrating pager things and they joined the rest of the cattle waiting for their turn to eat.  The promise of all-you-can-eat salad and bread sticks sounded well worth the wait.  The group sat and chatted about the up-coming race until the vibrator/pager went off, and went inside to their table.  Where it was FREEZING!!  The group perused their menus with chattering teeth and growling stomachs.  Dinner choices were quickly made and the waitress came to take their order.  Yet she brought some distressing news;  there were no more bread sticks.  Not only could the travelers not eat all they wanted, but they couldn’t eat ANY!   Darn you Olive Garden and your empty promises! Elke, in her never-ending attempt to get away with as much as possible, tried to coerce the waitress into giving us their best appetizer for free.  But the waitress wasn’t having any of it and brought some strange dinner rolls instead.     The cyclists ate their fill of salad and pasta, paid there tab and squeezed back into the smallest SUV known to man.  They had survived eating pasta at an Americanized Italian chain that caters to the overweights masses during the busiest time of night.  The rest of the weekend should be a piece of cake.  -DarianH

Alicia-Elke Interview– Check out this fun interview that Alicia asked Coach Elke before they left for New York last week.

Cyclingnews.com– Check out the story from Alicia’s race

Alicia on the front row!

Alicia on the front row!

and they're off

and they're off

Hammering to 19th place

Hammering to 19th place

the 2010 podium

the 2010 podium

Read More

AOA Super September Bonus Short Track Results

  |   DEVO News & Information, Photos

September 1st 2010

Factory Trails

IMG_2119IMG_2135IMG_2126

B Men; 1. Chris Blevins, 2. Taylor Borucki, 3. Levi Kurlander, 4. James Storm, 5. Fabio When, 6. Devin Feilen, 7. Josh McDowell, 8. Sven Brunso, 9. Rich Larson, 10. Clint Campbell, 11. Henry Larson, 12. Keenan Desplanques, dnf, Stephan Davoust

B Women; 1. Tilly Field

B Holeshot; Chris Blevins

Kids Race; Dylan, Keiran, Perrin, Quinn, Wyeth, Will, Wiley, Henry, Nicolas, Carter, Kai, Ozzy, Alex, Clayton, Marit, John, Colby, Maddie Jo, Mack, Clay, Ivan, Sawyer, Kayden, Ethan, Austin, Ian, Corbin, Clayton and Friends

A Women; 1. Krista Park, 2. Kaila Hart, 3. Annie Cheeney, 4. Sarah Strum, 5. Tilley Field

A Men; 1. Trevor Downing, 2. Matt Shriver, 3. Lucas Perez, 4. Greg Lewis, 5. Lars Ellefson, 6. Frank Mapel, 7. Nate Byrom, 8. Whitney Jones, 9. Grady James, 10. Luke Ramseth, 11. Bryan Morra, 12. Matt Seagrave, 13. Garret Alexander, dnf Sam Simmons

A Holeshot; Nate Byrom and Kaila Hart

past results- search “short track results

found- a sunglass rag and tire and tool. contact us.

AOA/DEVO STXC #12 Photos

Read More

Wednesday’s Super Top Secret AOA/DEVO Short Track Series Finale Aims to Please

  |   DEVO News & Information

Long title for sure. Wednesdays short track finale will take place at the Factory Trails up on the south end of the Fort Lewis College campus. Parking for the event will be in the Noble Hall building parking lot. Please do not park on the gravel road. The race series is sponsored by Animas Orthopedic Associates and is in its 3rd season of racing. Tomorrows finale will be put on by Devo coaches and 18 3-5th graders of the Jr DEVO ride group, 24/26inch Advanced. Some of them will be racing at 6pm so be sure to check them out smiling their way to the suffer zone.

Sign-ups begin at 5pm somewhere near the race track. The B’s will go first at 530pm and the kids race will follow at 6pm. The A race will finish things up at 630pm. A’s and B’s will race approximately 25 minutes and the kids race 10 minutes. The cost for the race is $5 and we will be paying the top 3 men and women of the A’s and the B men and women’s champ plus holeshot cash. Sounds like good times are to be had. See you there.

Read More

AliciaRose Pastore is in Canada Now

  |   Uncategorized

Alicia is now in Canada to prepare for this weekends World Championships, here is an update,

“Hey guys here is an update from Mont Saint Anne.
After a 8 hour drive in the old volvo Elke and I finally made it to Mont Saint Anne. Sunday night we pulled into our hotel around 8 which was perfect because it gave us a little time to spin out our legs before going to eat some really good pizza at a local restaurant that Elke knew of. It was really cool because when we got there the teams from Brazil and Sweden where there along with a couple Dutch riders, and the girl from Chili that I raced with in Windham.
Yesterday, after having a very lazy morning we headed to the team hotel and settled in there before going to ride the course. The course was the most technical riding I have ever done. The weather here is uncharacteristically hot hot and dry. Therefore the course is very, very dry and loose. there are huge sand pits and around some of the switch backs you sink in super deep. It was really helpful having Elke to ride with. She used a bike from the Luna Team, so she could ride with me.”
-Alicia

Read More

2nd Place for AliciaRose Pastore

  |   Photos
Nice Work AliciaRose

Nice Work AliciaRose

Teal Stetson-Lee’s recap of her 47th place World Cup finish;
“It was an epic race, an epic day, and an epic course. I was unbelievably excited about the opportunity to line up with the fastest women in the world in my first world cup mountain bike race ever. The race began with a chaotic start of elbowing, grimacing, grunting and battling through the 200 yard road start area. On the back line I had to attack hard to stay alive. When we got to the first narrow tree section on the course the chaos was far from subsiding, the women’s field had bottle necked and I was forced to get off my bike and scamper through the rocks like a wounded pika. Soon, I moved far enough ahead that I was no longer contained by the struggling pack and managed to push my way into the 40s. The rest of the race was about maintaining my position and surviving the sweat and humidity that was attempting to drown me. I felt strong and felt like power and confidence was emanating with every pedal stroke. I continued to shred the techy, tacky, rooty, rocky descents without too many major catastrophes, occasionally getting stuck behind China, who as it happens, has absolutely no technical skills. I was considering my race a great success when I caught and passed a few of my major competitors from the mountain states cup series and was preparing myself for a strong finish on the fourth lap assuming I would get pulled before I could start the final lap because everyone who is more than 80% behind the leader gets pulled. Coming through the start finish area after a final push I realized they weren’t waving me off the course. That was when it dawned on me that I was the last lucky competitor to actually get to finish the whole race. As I rolled through the finish line headed into my last lap, I could hear the crowd chanting USA! USA! I was completely blown, and fried after thinking the fourth lap was my last time up the slimy hill. Luckily, Elke was there to save the day with a bottle full of coca-cola. I grabbed my feed, took a Clif shot of 100mg of caffeine, double expresso, washed it down with coca-cola and charged up the hill one last epic time!!! The last lap went smoothly, I held it together and then sprinted hard through the finish area almost catching Kelly Emmet who finished 1 second and three bike lengths in front of me as I rolled through taking 47th. I was the first finisher in the national USA kit and the last one to complete all five laps. It was a great introduction to the world cup racing scene, hopefully an experience to be repeated many more times!!!”
-Teal

Read More

DEVO Coach Elke Brutsaert- Update from the World Cup

  |   DEVO News & Information

Durango DEVO coach Elke Brutsaert, DEVO U19er AliciaRose Pastore, RMCF’s Teal Stetson-Lee and Vixen Racing’s Darien Harvey are on a road trip together to tackle the New York World Cup and the World Championships the following weekend in Canada. SOunds like a good time for sure! Here’s what’s going down….

“So, we are at Windham and the course is great!!!! Roots, rocks, techy wooded sections both up and down and short 20 min laps. In has been raining a ton here recently, so the course is muddy. Teal and Darian are also with us and we are all staying at Onawa Pelham’s family house about 5mins from the venue. They are awesome and have been extremely giving and kind to us. Good Peeps and have a rad house. They said Durango has been great to Onawa, so they feel compelled to take care of us. Onawa’s dad is one of the course builders. He is a “wood” expert, so has made all the ramps and bridges to navigate many wet and gooey quagmires, which is essential, as the Mnt is very wet and constantly seeps water in certain areas.”

“Alicia and Teal pre rode today and then I joined them for a closer and slower inspection of the DH part of the course. We sweet talked our way onto the chair lift, so we could get back to the top of the course without riding. Thus getting in more of the course inspection without getting worn down.”

“Alicia will be racing the actual UCI Jr race! We initially did not realize that their was such a category, but we now have it all sorted and she is in with the Real deal WCXC instead of the local armature race. This means she gets to ride the course during training time with all the honcho WC senior pros and see how they do their thing on the course. Also, this means she gets a taste of international competition the week before worlds in Quebec. Many of the federation teams are here with their national teams for worlds…so its not just a pony show. These are the real live Clydesdale’s and race horses from over seas.”

“Now we are heading back to the Pelham residence…a sweet cabin/home made by Tom Pelham himself. Chickens and all! Did I mention how cool the Pelham’s house is!”
-Elke

From DairenH
The Olive Garden Story: Once upon a time there were four hungry cyclists wandering the isles of an Albany grocery store. Alicia, Teal, Elke, and Darian couldn’t be bothered to spend another 5 minutes deciding on ingredients to make a fourth dinner for the week, so they decided to go out that night instead. After exiting the store, they loaded $200 worth of groceries into their clown car ( which was already packed to the gills with suitcases, duffle bags, and bikes) and drove off in search of a place to eat dinner. The first establishment they stopped at had a 25 minute wait!!!! Being from the great town of Durango, the travelers were spoiled and not used to having to wait this long for a table. This was unacceptable, so they continued their search in hopes of finding a restaurant were they could be seated immediately. Unfortunately, they were in a city at 7:00pm, right in the middle of the dinner rush. The foursome did not realize this until they drove up to an Olive Garden and saw people standing around outside like a herd of cattle. They now understood that they were going to have to wait no matter where they went, so Elke went in and got one of those vibrating pager things and they joined the rest of the cattle waiting for their turn to eat. The promise of all-you-can-eat salad and bread sticks sounded well worth the wait. The group sat and chatted about the up-coming race until the vibrator/pager went off, and went inside to their table. Where it was FREEZING!! The group perused their menus with chattering teeth and growling stomachs. Dinner choices were quickly made and the waitress came to take their order. Yet she brought some distressing news; there were no more bread sticks. Not only could the travelers not eat all they wanted, but they couldn’t eat ANY! Darn you Olive Garden and your empty promises! Elke, in her never-ending attempt to get away with as much as possible, tried to coerce the waitress into giving us their best appetizer for free. But the waitress wasn’t having any of it and brought some strange dinner rolls instead. The cyclists ate their fill of salad and pasta, paid there tab and squeezed back into the smallest SUV known to man. They had survived eating pasta at an Americanized Italian chain that caters to the overweights masses during the busiest time of night. The rest of the weekend should be a piece of cake.
-DarianH

Read More

DEVO U19 Assistant Coach Brendan Shafer Heads to National Championship

  |   Uncategorized

He’s off to the Sante Fe Blue Brass and Oldtime Festival Banjo and Fiddle competition. Wish him luck as he competes in Saturday’s events. Brendan is a local picker and is known locally for his creative style of play and his good looking homemade instruments. Last year Brendan placed second in the Oldtime Banjp competition and is looking for the top spot this weekend. The contestants are asked to play 2 songs by the judges, and are not allowed to speak or be seen during play to allow for a judgment based on technical play alone. Good luck Coach!

Banjo pickin' takes a strong wrist, Coach Shafer demonstrates

Banjo pickin' takes a strong wrist, Coach Shafer demonstrates

Read More

Trailwork This Saturday on Skyline Trail

  |   Videos

In a huge push to complete the Skyline Trail, Trails 2000 is looking for 100 volunteers to make quick work. The amazing trail up to Raider Ridge is almost complete and needs your help. Take Jenkins Road in Skyridge to the very end and grab a tool and start hiking up the trail. They will meet at the trailhead at noon and will work until 4pm with a pizza party ending. Come and get your trailwork on!

Read More

Local Athletes at World Cup Finals this Weekend

  |   DEVO News & Information

A handful of Durango’s top athletes will be heading east this weekend for the World Cup Finals in Windam, New York. Devo’s AliciaRose Pastore will be heading out with her coach Elke Brutsaert for the cross country race. They will be traveling to the event with Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory’s Teal Stetson-Lee and Vixen Racing’s Darian Harvey who will be competing in the downhill. Also in the dh will be KHS’s Chris Heath and Heikki Hall.  In the women’s cross country race, Willow Koerber will look to finish on the overall points podium with a top finish. In the mens race, Todd Wells will lead the charge for team the US and along side him will be brother Troy Wells, Rotem Ishay, Andy Schults and Adam Snyder. Wish them luck as they race the worlds best.

Read More

AOA/DEVO STXC #12 Results

  |   DEVO News & Information

Animas Orthopedic Associates/DEVO Short Track #12

8.18.10 Factory Trails

B Men; 1. Chris Blevins, 2. John Trousdale, 3. Devin Feilen, 4. Fabio When, 5. Henry Larson, 6. Rich Larson, 7. Sven Brunso

Kids Race; Garret, Marit, Austin, Ellie, Ian and Josh

A Women; 1. Teal Stetson-Lee, 2. AliciaRose Pastore, 3. Kaila Hart

A Men; 1. Todd Wells, 2. Ben Sonntag, 3. Lars Ellefson, 4. Colton Anderson, 5. Shiloh Melinke, 6. Grady James, 7. Gino Pastore, 8. Dave Hagen, dnf Greg Lewis

past results

Read More

The Big Gulch is This Weekend!

  |   DEVO News & Information

Trails 2000 will host the first annual trail event titled The Big Gulch: A Trails Festival on September 18th at Three Springs. This fundraising celebration will include mountain bike and running races including a Jr DEVO Fun Race for all the kids. Joining with Durango DEVO and Fort Lewis Cycling, the event is a fundraiser for Trails 2000 and its partners.

Horse Gulch and the Telegraph Trail system are the cornerstone of Durango and its outdoor culture. The Big Gulch celebrates protecting, preserving and enjoying our natural surroundings by gathering the Durango community in this inaugural celebration.

The festival kicks off with a 7 mile run and mountain bike races of four distances, to suit riders of all ability levels. All races will begin between 9:00 and 10:15 AM. The flagship mountain bike race, named “The Big Gulch,” has been designed by mountain bike Olympian and 1999 national champion, Travis Brown. Awards and music will follow the races at Carver Brewing Company from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Carver’s will introduce a Big Gulch special event brew during the awards ceremony.

Participants have numerous ways to register:  in-person at Mountain Bike Specialists; mail-in registrations by logging on to the Big Gulch web site (www.thebiggulch.org) and downloading the registration form.   Late registration begins Friday, September 17th, from 4:00 pm – 7:00  at the Three Springs Information Center and on the day of the event beginning at 7:30 AM.

Trails 2000 is a Durango-based non-profit organization, founded in 1989, that builds and maintains trails, educates trail users and advocates for total connectivity on road, path and trail. Trails 2000 volunteers complete more than 3000 hours of trailwork each season and the town enjoys over 250 miles of trails within 30 minutes of downtown.The Big Gulch Trail Festival – September 18-19 at Three Springs - Trails 2000 Trail Festival – September 18-19 2010

Read More