Alumni Joe Schneider 2007 Collegiate Champion

Alumni Joe Schneider 2007 Collegiate Champion

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the Orediggers getting down after throwin down

the Orediggers getting down after throwin down

Alumni Joe Schneider was part of the Divison 2 Collegiate MTB National Champion team, Colorado School of Mines last year in North Carolina. SInce this blog began last winter, we missed the news. So nice work Joe. He is currently on the Mines team and is one of the top guys on the team, looking for a spot on this years nationals team. Look out for him this weekend as he shreds the STCX on saturday morning and the xc on sunday. Go Joe!

 

Joe is one refreshing athlete

Joe is one refreshing athlete

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FLC Squawker Classic This Weekend

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Fort Lewis College will be hosting a conference mountain bike race this weekend. The amazing coach Dave Hagen has done some tweaking to the schedule to make it spectator sweet. Saturday is the downhill out at the Log Chutes Trail, then the Short Track is up on campus at the Factory Trails. Later that day the Dual Slalom qualifiers will be run on the new and super improved Chapman Hill MX course, designed by Tommy T. Sunday morning will be the Dual Finals and at the same time the XC will get underway, with the course being a 5 mile circuit all on the Fort Lewis Campus. Its going to be sweet. Check here for more.

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Super Triple Times Double Grand Final Short Track Photos

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What a great STXC season! Big thanks goes out to Mark and Jeanne Pastore, Claudia Shahan, and Sabina Kuss for their help running the show. It was simply sweat and the workout could not be beat. The series champion for the 12 races series was Tad Elliott and Alicia Rose Patsore in the A’s and Kaila Hart and Chris Blevins in the B’s. We do not know that for sure, but we have a good idea based on pretty darn good memories of what went down at each one. Thanks for showing up and we’ll do the same next year.

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Durango Wheel Club Crowns Champions

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Please join us for the DWC Club Championships Awards Party on Thursday, Oct 2 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at Carvers.  It is important for all members to attend since we will pass out a questionnaire about next year.

The Club Championship winners are:

Mens A   Ned Overend, Mens B+   Spencer Compton, Mens 40+  Jon Delacey, Mens B   Eric Burris, Mens C   Brandon McNellis, Mens 60+  Richard Bagienski, Womens B  Rebecca Kauffman, Womens C  Tracy Bedard

Winners in each category will receive a DWC Championship jersey.  We will also thank all of the volunteers who made the Championships possible.

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Darien Harvey Takes DH Series

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Local Durango downhill racer, Darien Harvey took the overall series title for the National Mountain Bike Series. Her consistent podium appearances led her to the top spot. Darien is a mechanic at Mountain Bike Specialists and is also a former collegiate national champion when she raced for Fort Lewis College.

 

Nice work!

Nice work!

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Dirt Lovers Rally Photos

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All pics by Jeanne Pastore

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Cross Vegas is Fun

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Rumor had over 14,000 spectators for the second annual Cross Vegas Cyclocross race last week in Las Vegas, Nevada. After walking and talking much of the day away during the trade show, the wheelers and dealers came out to the race to have some fun. With sweet live race action commentary by Dave Towle, plenty of food and beverage and a soothing sunset, backed by the bright sports complex lights, the race was sure to be a hit. Lance Armstrong was the main show as a field of cameras followed his every move. He was not the only big name however, Thomas Frischknecht, a super duper long time racer, and World Champion MTB’er was celebrating his retirement with Cross Vegas being the finale. Durango racers Matt Shriver 11th, Todd Wells 12th, Troy Wells 18th, Chad Cheeney 66th and Brendan Shafer 67th of 96 starters. Shannon Gibson was Durango’s lone lady and finished a strong 13th. Full results Cross season is now on, so get ready.

 

Post race sillyness with the legend Hans Rey, Chad Cheeney and Brendan Shafer

Post race sillyness with the legend Hans Rey, Chad Cheeney and Brendan Shafer

 

Yep, thats Lance

Yep, thats Lance

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Sarah Tescher Silver Medals in Argentinean Multisport Race

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Read about it here

“I did a race a couple of weeks ago in which I skied 10 K, mountain biked 40K, Kayak 12 K, and ran 16K.  It just about killed me, but I got second.  I won a Gortex jacket which was perfect as it has replaced the one that was stolen from the house.  I took Jack skiing the next day and fell asleep laying down with my skis on in the snow as he ate his Choripan and Alfajor.  Wasted.” DEVO founder Sarah Tescher 

Sarah has been in Argentina this year exploring the country with her family. She is due back in Durango after the new year. 

Sarah Tescher, on left, is all smiles

Sarah Tescher, on left, is all smiles

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Thank You Schwag-Fest Suppliers

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The athletes and coaches of Durango DEVO would like to thank all Schwag-Fest 2008 product suppliers. Schwag-Fest is an event that takes place at each DEVO team race the night after the cross country race. Left over cycling clothing and related items are passed out in a manner that closely resembles a mother bird feeding her baby birds a worm, with them all squawking at once, each wanting a bite of the worm. If there is a discrepancy in who should receive the item, group dynamics take over and a recipient is named. The event is open to all parents, athletes, and coaches who take part in the camping, condo or team dinner action. Local superstars Travis Brown, Kristen Johnson, Mountain Bike Specialists, Matt Phillips, Kricket Lewis, Chad Cheeney, Anthony Colby, Chris Wherry, Matt Shriver, Elke Brutsaert, Greg Herbold, Todd Wells, Jon Bailey, Dan Bowman and Shonny VanLandingham have all contributed stuff to the young athletes.

 

Schwag-Fest 2007 in Snowmass

Schwag-Fest 2007 in Snowmass

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DEVO U-14er Gets Totally Covered in Bark Chips

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DEVO U-14er Avra Saslow in a state of panic

DEVO U-14er Avra Saslow in a state of panic

 “All it took was once.” said coach Anne after athlete Avra took a wrong turn on the obstacle course and ended up covered in bark chips. Lucky for the team, the chips were not of the same local as the infamous quick bark chips which have been known to pull young children into the depths in a mere hour or two. Several teammates were on hand for the rescue and had this to say, ” that was soooo weird,” and “it was like…sooo weird.” DEVO is currently looking into whether or not obstacle courses are safe to do.

 

Moments after the totally weird incident

Moments after the totally weird incident

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2009 USA Cycling Mountain Race Schedule and Things

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Its here

dh here

The cross country highlights are; April 11-12 in Fruita, May 2-3 in Nathrop, May 23-25 USA Cup in Angel Fire, July 16-19 USA National Champs in Sol Vista, CO, and Sept 4-6 in Breckenridge. Now those there listed are on the National Calendar, and what exactly that means, we do not know. The Mountain States Cup Schedule has yet to be officially released.

Proposed US Cup 2009 
March 21-22: Fontana National – Fontana, California 
April 4-5: Nova Classic, Fountain Hills, Arizona
April 16-17: Sea Otter Classic, Laguna Seca, California
April 25-26: Santa Ynez Cup, Los Olivos, California
May 24-25: Chile Challenge, Angel Fire, New Mexico
June 27-28: Windham Cup, Windham, New York                                                                                     August 8-9: Snow Shootout, Mount Snow, Vermont

The USA Cup seems to be a new title for the NMBS series races, but we’ll see. Looks like the air freight company Sho-Air is going to throw down some cash for the pro circuit this year. These may be rumors. The downhill highlights are; May 2-3 in Nathrop adding a DH and super d!, June 13-14 is Crested Butte and 27-28 is Snowmass.

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