Iron Horse Bicycle Classic is Super

Iron Horse Bicycle Classic is Super

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Its true, this next weekend is the one of the bestest road race weekends in the states. The classic road race course has people coming from all over to get a chance to shred the sweet cherry asphalt. Also this year is the Quarter Horse, a shortened tour to Durango Mountain Resort. DMR will have a all you can eat Carbo Load on friday night, call 385-2121 for reservations. The crit will be sweet on sunday as usual. Remember that there is a super entertaining kids race in the early am. Devo will be there for sure. 

Oh yes, the DEVO Bike Swap on friday will be a score as usual. Now is a good time to dust off your randoms and make them look sellable. You can make some easy cash, drop off for sellers is thursday from 3-8pm at the Fairgrounds. The Devo Bike Swap will go from 1pm to 9pm on friday before the road race. We’ll see you there at some point.

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DEVO Coaches Cruise in Cortez

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At last weekends’ 12 Hours of Mesa Verde, Devo coaches Jess Reed, Anne Cheeney, Kricket Lewis, Jon Bailey and Chad Cheeney all placed on the podium in the fun endurance race. U-14 coaches Jess and Annie took the women duo win with a total of 7 laps, with U-19 coach Kricket Lewis and Durangoan, Robin Tiles-Fitzpatrick close behind in second. In the 3-4 man team category, jrDevo coach Jon Bailey along with teammates, Chad Cheeney and Robin Guillaume took a victory as well, taking in 9 laps during the half day. Devo board member Travis Brown was on a 4 person team with fellow Devo supporters Frank and Don Maple, and Ted compton, they too won their category under the team name, Jimbo and the Studs. Check out the full results here. 

The Mountain Flyer story is here, Sweet photo of coach Jess’s husband Jon catching air.

coach Jon heads out for his 3rd lap

coach Jon heads out for his 3rd lap

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Tad is Racing Tons

  |   DEVO Alumni, Photos

“The race I won was called the Taeler Cup in Wittnau Germany. I think that it would be the equivalent of a Mountain States Cup over here. I have attached some pictures from the race. I told mom this but we had to cook over here and I was put in Charge of shopping and cooking by Marc Gullickson. He said that I was really good at it. My race schedule now is Friday-Sunday Road Stage Race. Fri-Road Stage Sat- Road Stage Sun- Road Stage in the morning then in the Afternoon a 1:30 Circuit race. Next Thursday one day road race. Sunday Road one Day Road Race. Week off then on Sunday travel to spain race 5 days six stages.” -Tad Elliott team Durango DEVO Alumni                 read more here

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Bicycle Bob's Bike Sale

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Bicycle Bob is having a bike sale in the patio behind the Durango Cyclery this saturday from 9am until noon. Bob will be headed back to Casta Rica next week to continue his cycling and wrenching ways for the Pizza Hut race team. He will also be selling his sweet childhood baseball card collection, so swing by and say Hi. DSCF0188
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Chapman Hill Work Date Moved

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Last Saturdays Chapman Hill 4x course build date has been moved to this saturday, due to bobcat issues. If you want to lend a hand with the sweet new course, show up with a tool on Saturday. Booya. In related news, the city has OK’d a pump track at the Durango BMX track. Booya.

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Trails 2000 This Wednesday

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Trailwork Wednesday, May 13

Meet at the Meadow Trailhead in Horse Gulch. 

Time: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Directions: From College, turn right on E. 8th Avenue and then left at E. 3rd Street (Horse Gulch Road)by Building Specialties. Park at the trailhead and walk or ride up the road to the start of the Meadow. 

Work Focus: Install water drainages, clean up trail and install new signs.

Please wear long pants, long sleeve shirt, sturdy shoes, wear hat, sunscreen and workgloves.

ALL are welcome to attend.

The Durango Mountain Bike Camp Womens Clinics are a big hitcheck out the next one on June 13 and visit www.durangomountainbikecamp.com to sign up.

Thanks to the Durango Downtown website for the piece on Trails 2000..check it out:

http://www.durangodowntown.com/absolutenm/anmviewer.asp?a=1350&z=34

All of the downed trees on Dry Fork to the Colorado Trail have been cleared. Please feel free to contact us with any trail updates at info@Trails2000.org/

Upcoming Dates to add to your Calendar:

Trailwork:

Wednesday, May 27

Wednesday, June 3

Trails 2000 Annual Membership Picnic at the Rec Center Amphitheater, June 10

Colorado Trail workday June 14. Please sign up at http://www.trails2000.org/site/colorado_trail_workday.html

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Ladies Clinic

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Hey ladies!  This weekend is Durango Mountain Bike’s Camp 2nd Women’s

Clinic with Sarah Tescher and Elke Brushaert.  This is our Mother’s Day

Clinic (but you don’t need to be a mom!) from 9-1 on Saturday May 9th.  We 

will meet at Mountain Bike Specialist and start our day with some basic 

skills that can improve any level of rider.  The clinic will be about body position on all different types

of terrain; corners, climbing, descending, switchbacks, rocky sections,

etc.  Then from 12-1 we will meet with the ONLY female mechanic in

Durango and go over bike maintenance.  Don’t forget that this is a

clinic taught by women, for women, and all about women riders! 

 10% of proceeds go to the Women’s Resource Center

$50/ clinic $225 for all five 

A helmet cam from GoPro will be given to the woman who uses her hips the

most in class!  Thank you to Verde for partnering up with us! 

 

Slots are filling fast!  So, go to www.durangomountainbikecamp.com to 

register or simply head into MBS for a registration form.   Call Sarah at 

779-8480 for more information. 

 

 

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Chalk Creek xc Photos

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 all photos by Jeanne Pastore

Here are the results and storyherald

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Tad in Houffalize

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Nice work to Alumni Tad! Here is the results
Q: Was this the biggest race you have ever done? Got any stats?

A: Yes, man was it huge. Here are some quick stats. 220 Starters. 30,000 Fans. Town Population under 1000. Start Lap plus five laps. Start hill 20% Grade.  

Q: What did you do the morning of your race? Did you see any fellow
competitors doing anything weird?

A: I woke up ate some delicious potatoes and drank some coffee. Rode my bike around for a minute in my Pajamas, then started to crank some JT to get ready to race. I only saw some weird stuff the day before the race. A whole factory team riding in a peloton being motor paced by a huge van.

Q: There were billions of people on the course cheering, did anyone scream
your name? Did you hear anything funny?

A: There were some cheers for me out there with my name in them. Mainly american women that had already raced. Nothing too funny out there. Just “Go American.” My team mate always reports back they he gets cheers like “Go OBAMA” and “YES WE CAN” all the time.

Q: How did your race go?
A: My race was awesome. I finished on the lead lap and was riding around 70’s 80’s and with one and a half laps to go, then I bonked super hard and tried to make it to the finish.

Q: What will it take to break the top 50?
A: A top 50 over in Europe will be hard. It will take some experience at being over here and knowing how to prepare for a World Cup. Maybe some more short track work outs would help. Its feels like a short track that lasts for two hours.

Q: What World Cup woman do you dig the most?
A: Oh there is no Question its Lea Davison. She went to the riser bars right before Offenberg, so she knows what is up. All the american women over here are super rad so lets hope they kill it this season.

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Chapman Hill Mountain Cross

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The Chapman Hill Mountain Cross course is set to get dialed this saturday. Track builders Tommy T and Cody Wilderman are heading up the charge this saturday. They have asked for help grooming the sweet, huge course. The track has taken on a fair number of looks throughout the past decade, but this version appears to be the most professional yet. The goal is to be as close to the industry standard as possible to make Durango more appealing to national and international competition. If you want a piece, show up on saturday.

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Durango BMX to Redo Track

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This weekend, starting thursday, Durango BMX will be doing the ol’ switcheroonie. A pro track builder named Billy will be coming and redoing all the straight away features. The crew needs help from the community to rake and smooth out the course. If you are interested in lending a hand, show up friday evening, or anytime all day saturday and sunday. The Durango track is considered one of the best built tracks in the state.

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Nathrop Pictures

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all photos by Coach Chad

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