Devo will be the benefactor of Durango Mountain Resort’s Benefit Day Sunday March 25th, 2012.
Locals Benefit Day lift tickets are $40 adults; $32 students/seniors; and $25 children. Locals Benefit Day lift ticket coupons will be available in local publications and online at www.skipurg.com/localsday. YOU NEED A COUPON FOR BENEFIT DAY!
Other recipients are Durango Foundation for Educational Excellence (Dec. 18, 2011); Community Connections, Inc. (Jan. 22, 2012); Durango Independent Film Festival (Feb. 12, 2012);
So mark you calendars and lose you season pass for March 25th!!!!
Devo Cross practice has been changed from 415-615 to 3-5 to accommodate the student athletes’ Thanksgiving Break. We also would like to invite to public to come and join us as we practice this evening. We meet at the Durango Rec Center and will ride to top secret training facilities. Please dress warm.
2012 Tentative CO Calendar-1please remember that this is not set in stone.
Andy Bohlmann of Sand Creek Sports Inc. in Colorado Springs has been rad these past 2 years at getting out a Colorado and friends racing calendar each winter. Not too long ago, we all rode around until February/March without knowing what the seasons schedule held. Now, we have Andy, who through reaching out to promoters across the state, has put together this collaborative list that covers the big, the small and even the ugly events that surround us in competitive cycling paradise. Thanks again Andy and keep up the good work. Durango Devo appreciates the scheduling help!
Thanks to everyone for coming to the Trials from the Crypt on Halloween weekend! We had a great time and everything went very smooth. All of the riders were very supportive of each other and the checkers did a great job. A big thank you to Ateam and Team New Mexico bring 10 riders! That was HUGE and pretty much made the event. So a huge thank you Tony, the Hertrich Clan and Rodney and Randy!
It was nice to have some experienced checkers this year, so thanks to Drew, Anna, Jim, Chris, Paul, Hannigan, and Rodney. Thanks to SRAM Rockshox for hooking up the Lyrik for the raffles. Nice Job to Randy Gibson taking home the fork AGAIN! I’m glad to to see a talented young rider like Randy be able to take that fork to help his riding budget. Thanks also to Steamworks Brewing for the cash and gift certificate prizes. As well as Century 21 for cash prizes as well. Thanks to Durango Brew Supply, Pedal the Peaks, San Juan Cycles, and Durango Devo for helping out as well. A big shout out to Eric Bojan, and DJ Treazon and his homies for bringing the Redbull Sugga sound system vehicle, it added a nice element to the event.
We had a great turnout with 27 riders and plenty of volunteers. The MTB class was a great success again with Stephen Davoust of Durango Devo taking the victory with a score of only one dab all day. MTB rode two laps of 5 sections on the beginner course. Beginner class rode well also doing two laps of 5 sections and same for youth. Pro rode 2 laps of 5 sections with Robbie Pfunder coming through with an excellent score of only 4 dabs, and Max Schulze doing well in his first ever Pro competition, Nathan rode well also and had to battle some mechanical issues throughout the comp. Expert class was a bit tough this year, and good job to the guys sticking it out with 3 rounds of 5 sections! Congrats to Will Haden coming all the way from Kansas to take the win and to Randy for getting his first expert class clean! Those sections were pretty tough! Our largest class this year was Sport which had ten riders and local Cliff Pinto taking the win, he’ll be automatically upgraded to expert for next year. But good job to cliff who hasn’t ridden trials since the Iron Horse in May. Also great job to Gavin taking second, another great up and coming young rider, and to Stewart Pomeroy. I’ve never seen a whoopie cushion doing rear wheel gaps while listening to dub step, but now I have! Can’t wait to see some video and more pictures!
What a fun weekend! Thanks for coming guys, see you all in the Spring! -Ryder O.
1 Robbie Pfunder 4
2 Max Schulze 16
3 Nathan Hassler 33
1 Will Haden 45
2 Randy Gibson 65
1 Cliff Pinto 19
2 Gavin Hertrich 31
3 Stewart Pomeroy 33
4 Robert Hertrich 40
5 Grayson Hertrich 41
6 Tony Herald 47
7 Max Lowenstein 51
8 Dana Hood 52
9 Chris Butterfield 68
10 Tait Shankland 68
1 Stephen Henry 19
2 Matt Walker 25
3 Rodney Gibson 32
4 Winslow Fruits 35
1 Jerimiah Pease 27
2 Ashtyn Hertrich 29
3 Christina Pease 31
1 Stephen Devoust 1
2 Rob Nichols 14
3 Rob Pease 23
4 Chrissy Pease 36
5 Adam Clapp DNF
Photos by Rich Larson
Tonight from 6:30 until 7:30 Gaige Sippy the Director of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic will answer questions about the IHBC.
The forum will be held at the Durango Rec Center in the Eolus Room.
Coaches from the Iron Horse training program will answer questions about the training program.
This forum is for people who have questions about the Quarter Horse or the classic ride to Silverton. Sippy will explain what you would expect from the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic organization and coaches will be able to answer questions about your physical abilities and the Iron Horse Training program. Registration is open for the training program at the rec center and Anytime Fitness.
Registration for the 2012 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic opens on December 1st at www.ironhorsebicycleclassic.com.
Next weekends series race #4 will take place at the FLC Football Stadium on Sunday morning.
Check the Colorado High School site for more information on this amazing developmental cycling league.
Sunday make sure to check out the action at the Durango Fairgrounds. Registration is at 2pm and races begin at 3pm. Check here for more information on the Stans No Tubes/FLCCX Series.
The purpose of the trip was to help raise funds for an orphanage project that a friend has been working with in the town of Kpando in Ghana. My friend Tim and I shot photos and video to help paint a picture of what is happening, needs of the project and basic documentation of the project.
They have started building a new orphanage with more suitable facility’s and space for orphans in the community.
The non-profit that has organized is credited to a Pediatric Doctor, Pat Maharr and traveling nurse Paige Hale who were on a medically mission volunteering at a local hospital. The doctor was out on a morning jog when he stumbled across an orphanage in need of some support.
Through friends and family, they were able to raise enough funds to insure the 32 kids and buy property to start the construction of a new building since the land owners were evicting the Orphanage on the 1st of the year from it’s current location.
The idea is to help build an infrastructure to a sustainable facility that then can be applied to any developing country in need of an orphanage.
Tim and I are helping develop the visual piece, website, logo, media to help spread the idea. We are putting together a photo show in Akron in the beginning of December. Also editing video footage into some kind of visual journey slash documentation of the project. -Jon Bailey
Next Wednesday, November 16th is the Trailwork Appreciation Party at Carver Brewing Company on Main. Please let them thank you for all of your support you provide to make your trails organization the best in the West! If you didn’t do trailwork, they would love to see you, so please stop by and thank a friend for helping out on the trails.
Wednesday: November 16th
Sponsored by the Carver Brewing Company
Trails 2000 is primarily funded by membership donations. Their annual auction in January is the largest single source of funding. If you have any interest in helping plan the event, have items to donate or would like to attend: please contact them at Info at Trails 2000 dot org.
Last year it was Durango’s Ben Sonntag who won La Ruta, the worlds toughest mountain bike stage race.