Gino Pastore and Tad Elliott Take Gold at Soldier Hollow

DEVO u-14er Gino Pastore won two gold medals last weekend in the second biggest ski race in north america. Taking the top spot in the sprint skate and 3k classic. Teammate and fellow DEVO neighbor Sepp Kuss placed 6th and 9th respectivley. Tad Elliott coming off his rookie season on the MTB professional circuit, took gold in the 15k classic 103 man field. Evan Elliott, Durango DEVO’s top downhill racer from the 2007 season, placed 9th behind Tad. The previous day in the sprint Evan placed 10th while Tad came in 7th. Alisha Rose Pastore 6th in the sprint and 2nd in the classic, with DEVO U-19er Hannah Madden 8th and 14th. Paige Elliott in the J1 took 24th in the sprint and 10th in the classic. U-14 ladies Amy Katz, Stephanie Oiger, and Lily Oswald took it to the J3’s as well.  Jr. DEVO riders, elementry aged rider, Charlie Greenburg also places well in the event. Nice work. The Durango Nordic Team is one of the top junior ski programs in the nation. Durango Nordic placed second behind Sun Valley Idaho.

Durango DEVO Film, Part 1

Chase Orrick will be installing his film in three chunks of youtube action. If you missed the full length premiere in october, this is your first chance. Your second chance can come in a few weeks when his video is for sale on DVD. Info about that later.

U-19er Chase Orrick Directs

Chase Orrick has entered the world of youtube and will bring us sweet cycling vids throughout the year. His latest is a headcam approach with coach Chad Cheeney.  

Updated Durango Area Cycle Race Schedule For You

June 6-8 The Sol Survivor SolVista, CO XC, MX, DS (MSC)

June 20-22 Wildflower Rush, Crested Butte, CO XC, SD, DH (MSC)

June 16-22 MTB World Championships, Val di Sol, Italy

June 22-28 Bicycle Tour of Colorado, DGO/ Telluride loop

June 29 Dear Valley, Park City, UT XC, ST, SD, DH (NMBS)

June 11 Three Springs Circuit Races, Durango, CO STXC

June/July/Aug Wednesday 6pm DEVO Short Track Series

July 4 MTB Marathon National Championships, Breckenridge, CO

July 11-13 Blast the Mass, Snowmass, CO XC, SD, DH, MX (MSC)

July 19 Mt Evans Hill Climb, CO HCRR

July 17-20 MTB National Championships, Mt. Snow, VT

July 26-27 Hermosa Off Road Classic, Hermosa, CO XC, CAMP, ST

August 9 Escalante Days MTB Race, Dolores, CO XC

August 15-17 Keystone Climax, Keystone, CO DH, DH, SD (MSC)

August 24 Dirt Lovers Rally, Durango CO XC

August 23-24 Eldora Escape, Nederland, CO XC, STXC, HC (MSC)

August 23-24 Singlespeed World Championships, Napa, CA

August 29-31 Sol Squared, SolVista, CO DH, SD, DH (MSC)

August 31 NORBA Finals, Brian Head, UT XC, SD, ST, DH (NMBS)

September 6-7 The Fall Classic, Breckenridge, CO XC, HC, CR (MSC)

October 4 Road Apple Rally, Farmington, NM XC

October Durango Wheel Club Championships RR

October 11-12 Tour of Durango, Durango CO XC, RUN, TOUR

October 26-28 Collegiate National Championships, Banner Elk, NC

November Durango Coffee Cup Cyclocross Series

November 30 Russell the Musclecross, Durango, CO CX

December 11-14 Cyclocross National Championships, Kansas City, MO

2008-race-scedule-copyClick on the colored thing and see the DEVO season race schedule. Team races are in bold.  Mountain States cup web site.

New Film Stars DEVO DHers

U-19er, Taylor Borucki has added filmmaker to his list of sweet tricks. Soon to be released in full length flat-screen compatible vision-quest, Blast, is a recap of the 2007 DEVO gravity season. Starring Evan Elliott, Ryler Overend and Taylor Borucki. 

Roller Race for 15 Minutes, Win a Cool Pass

Wed Jan 30 6 PM SNOWDOWN BICYCLE ROLLER RACES Durango Recreation Center – 2700 Main Hosted by the Durango Wheel Club Head-to-head bicycle races on stationary indoor rollers, contestants provide their own bicycles, road-type with 700c front wheels are necessary. Furthest distance covered in 15 minutes wins. Categories: men 18-45 years old; men 45 + older; women – 18- 40; women over 40; and men & women under 18 years. All participants will receive a Durango Cyclery water bottle and compete for prizes. Event Coordinator: Travis Oliger – 259-5579, Steve Lamont – 946-5759 Event Cost: FREE Entry Deadline: 10 minutes before event Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each category

Colorado Trail in Danger

 Wednesday Jan 23, meeting at Rec Center, 6:30-8:30
DEVO needs to show up and save our sweet trail. 
The San Juan Public Lands Center has scheduled several public meetings to allow the public to learn more about the recently released draft Land Management Plan guiding long-term management for some 2.4 million acres of Bureau of Land Management and National Forest lands in southwestern Colorado. The plan includes 55,000 acres of proposed Wilderness in the West Hermosa Creek Wilderness Area, a move that would close 20 miles of the Colorado Trail and shut off at least six other trails to mountain biking, including Corral Draw. The meeting will be held Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Avenue in Durango. You can also read: And view the plan at:

Snowpack Singletrack Wiggity Wack

There has been MTB tire track spottings all over town this past weekend, with chart popping first hand accounts escalating this weekend. Seems as if snow snowy singletrack is safe. A little boot-packin and a sub 32 is all it takes. Slimy Gulch, Meadow Loop, Nature Trail, Colorado Trail,  Lions Den and yes, even Elke’s Drop in,  all suspect to early, burly season shredding. Hogsback has declined to comment at the moment. Drop the tire pressure and get ready for a serious shred seshsure.

Annie Cheeney, New Durango Devo Director

annieweb1.jpgHi everybody!  My name is Anne but, you can call me Annie.  I am 30 years old, have short brown hair, a green Santa Cruz Juliana, I love to ride and really excited to be your new director.  While Sarah is in Argentina I am going to do my best to stay organized, keep the communication flowing, fundraise, help out at the races and, of course, ride bikes with you.  In order to be a better and more skilled coach I am taking the test to become a USA Cycling certified coach.  I can’t wait to ride with the Jr’s this Spring!You guys have inspired me so much that I  started racing last summer and tagging along on a few practice rides.  It was one of the most fun summers of my life!  Then I got to ride with Deb Hall and the rockin’ first graders in the Fall.  Watch out you guys, they are fast!  Chad, Kricket and I are working hard together to plan an awesome season for ALL of us.  We have so much support from Devo board members, parents and local bike shops that I am certain we can pull it off.  I am honored to be involved in the DEVO mission because I can’t think of anything cooler. Please, feel free to call or email me with  any questions or news @ 764-5758 or  I am ready to ride, how about you?

U-14er Hank Stowers Takes Dual Victories

DEVO U-14 rider Hank Stowers, jr DEVO Carter Mcquinn and Nolan Stowers all competed in the Durango Orthopedics Mogul Enduro Last weekend. The event was the first of the Southwest Freestyle Tour. Hank placed first on both days of competition while, Carter placed second and third and Nolan posted second and third place finishes.  Good Job Fellers. Word on the street is that there is a video directed by Hank on some website,, featuring Stephan Davoust, Colin Francom and several other DEVO U-14ers. Check it out.

Mallethead Joins Durango Film Festival in February

The Durango Film Festival in late February will be showing Mallethead, a bike polo documentary. If you missed the world premiere at the Smiley Theatre in October, your chance to laugh is just around the corner. Directed by local super-ripper Jon Bailey, the film follows Durango’s own bike polo crew as they head south to face an opponent for the first time. The film was co-edited by DEVO head coach Chad Cheeney and stars fellow DEVO ride leaders, Robin Guillaume, Scott Shishim and Brenden Shafer.

Ski Onward My Friends

_dsc1436.jpgDylan Williamson Gettin’ it Done! Hillcrest Golf Course seems to be the place to be as of late. Get up there 330ish on any weekday and be a part of the madness. The sunset ski is where it is at!

Boulder DEVO Changes Name

Boulder DEVO Junior Cycling is now Tokyo Joes Junior Development Team, Boulder, CO January 3, 2008 – Tokyo Joes, Trailmaster Coaching and the Boulder Valley Cycling Alliance (BVCA) are pleased to announce the formation of Tokyo Joes Junior Development Team. Based in Boulder and in its second year, this elite level junior mountain bike program is headed by Olympian and Coach, Ann Trombley, offering a local grassroots and volunteer-based Cycling Development for ages 13-22. On the decision to sponsor a junior squad, Heather Szabo of Tokyo Joes commented,TJ has a history of offering support to the top juniors in the Boulder area. This year we decided to take it up a notch in terms of our level of commitment to the kids. The 2008 team currently includes twelve juniors who will begin training in Boulder this winter for the upcoming cycling season. The first team camp will be held in Phoenix, AZ for a week in February with additional clinics and weekly rides to follow. Tokyo Joes Junior Development Team will compete in a full schedule of Mountain States Cup races, as well as the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Calendar of Events.