Tune in to 91.9 or 93.9fm this tuesday to catch Cycle Squawk, the call in bicycle talk radio show where all things bike are discussed. Local trail conditions, maintenance, rumors and special guests and more random talk about cycling is a necessary component to the wellness of the community, so check it out and give Russ and Chad a call at 247-7262. The show cal also be heard on the web at www.kdur.org.Read More
Thats right, Super! 23 junior DEVO riders took to the Factory Trails like kids in a candy store tonight during the Jr. DEVO Pedal Test Shredfest, a fun and serious kids race. The riders ranged from 1st grade to 5th grade and the race was their chance to show off their riding skills to friends and family. Some cried, some crashed out and most gave it their all in the heat of the moment. The event started out with a fun race which was a non-competitive two lap journey around the course. It was tough to contain the group as they wanted to let loose. They had their chance during the next race, coined the serious race, which took the racers five laps around the windy track. It was amazing to see their eyes on the start line, some gripped, some lackadaisical and most with an anxious look of happiness. The parents and onlookers formed a tunnel of clapping hands and positive screams and the race was on. In those five, or six laps, they all dug deep and felt the feeling of pushing through the pain and finding that happy place. It was sweet. The all finished the 30 minute effort with high fives and classic post-race talk of turns gone wrong and battles to remember forever. Forever these memories will stick with these kids. The relay finished up the night with teams of two taking a turn at one lap each, as fast as they could, for the good of the team. DEVO would like to thank all the parents, coaches and fans that supported the program and the kids of the Pedal Test. Racing is a tough thing to do, and with your high fiving and clapping support, it smoothes out the bumps just enough to ensure a positive experience. Rock onward.
Results from the Serious Race
1.George, 2. Devin, 3. Shane, 4. Zack, 5. Adam, 6. Will, 7. Kevin, 8. Tilden, 9. Kieran, 10. Cameron, 11. Bryce, 12. Aden, 13. Leland, 14. Katie, 15. Andrew, 16. Abbey, 17. Ellie, 18. Christian, 19. Carter, 20. Emma, 21. Calvin
Amazing Girls Award to Bryce, Katie, Abbey, Ellie and Emma for taking it to the boys, 1st Grader Invader Award to Leland, Andrew, Christian and Calvin for hanging with the old kids, Comeback Award to Kieran, Will and Bryce for their strong finishes after a tough first lap, The Hammer Award to George, Devin, Shane, Zack and Adam for their sweet racing battle at the front, The Relay Award to Emma and Adam for their teamwork that led them to the relay victory, The 20inch Award to Tilden and Abbey for their wheel size victory and the Sportsmanship Award to Shane for his role modeling for the first time racers.Read More
DEVO U-19ers Alicia Rose Pastore and Chase Orrick took the Super D junior series titles, for the 2008 season. The Super D event is an event that caters to the all-around rider, with most races starting with a short, 50yd run. Congratulations to both of you.
Due to the weather, the Pedal Test has been rescheduled to Monday, same time and place. The schools will be closed so the reschedule should work out just fine. It is tough to make calls like this and we appreciate your patience. Have a nice variable weather day.
Chase Orricks’ 2008 documentary on the DEVO racing season has been sponsored by Trails 2000. The movie will air on tuesday the 21st, with doors opening at 6pm. The night will open with a short film on the 2008 Red Bull Rampage, a highly extreme big mountain event. Sounds like a good time. This is a fundraiser for the DEVO team.movie-poster-2008Read More
Mountain State Cup’s new lead man Keith Darner has been spotted in town, doing work. The MSC has been releasing its 2009 schedule in waves thus far and it appears they are working on the August portion this weekend. Word has DMR as the venue with DH race course to be off of lift 4, if possible. Now, none of this is set in stone, as the rumor has a less than 10% positivity rating.Read More
DEVO alumni, Grady James has been spotted this season taking names for the Fort Lewis Cycling Team. This past weekend he rode to victory in the short track and has been in the top 5 all season in the highly contested collegiate B category. Grady was a DEVO team member during season uno and found his love of road racing while training that year. He left the team the following year to race the road. He has developed into a strong Cat 3 hard man and is now jumping back into the dirt action in the amazing college racing seen.Read More
The Smile Theatre will host a fundraiser for the Durango Independant Film Festival this Saturday night following the Jr DEVO Pedal Test Shredfest, doors open at 530 with the show to begin at 6:30pm. Tickets are $10 and the cycling films will not dissapoint. Rumor has the shortened version of Klunkerz taking the screen following the local bike polo film, Mallethead. It will be a good Saturday for spectating sweet cycling action.Read More
Wednesday morning, Durango 9-R partnered with the city of Durango, Healthy Lifestyles La Plata County, and local professional cyclists to promote the international Safe Roads to School Program. A healthy looking bunch took to the early morning and talked about how cold it was. The kids were scattered and stoked to be outside before school. Ned, Tad, Drew, Andy, DEVO coaches Anne and Chad, and Jon on a big wheel were invited to join the group and promote riding and helmet wearing. Cameras flashed and the group rode and walked around the block with the local police leading the way. The kids laughed and went to school.Read More