photos by Jeanne Pastore
photos by Jeanne Pastore and Chad Cheeney
TRAILWORK is This Thursday, July 14 on SOUTH RIM. We will be improving drainages and line of sight with brushwork.
Join us at 5:00 pm until 7:30pm
Big Canyon, across the highway from Wal-Mart in Durango. From downtown Durango, take Hwy 160/550 east to the Dominguez Dr. traffic light (the Wal-Mart intersection). Turn left to the stop sign; turn left again and go 50 yards or so to the Big Canyon parking area on the left, next to the New Country Auto dealership.
Please bring / wear, sturdy shoes, long pants, sun hats, sunscreen and plenty of water.
While the Durango Devo squad was in Telluride taking 12 Colorado State Titles in Cross Country and Super D, Devo alumni Howard Grotts and Alicia ROse Pastore of the RMCF/Devo Sweet Elite team were in New York taking names against the world in the junior World Cup Cross Country. Dang Devo!
here is the USA Cycling story of this sweet Devo weekend
July 6th 2011 at the Factory Trails of FLC
B Men: 1. Nate Andrew, 2. John Trousdale, 3. Matt Phillips, 4. Keenan Desplanques, 5. Sven Brunso, 6. Andrew Cunningham, 7. Will Berger, 8. Derek Pansze, 9. Fabio When, 10. Henry Larson, 11. Rich Larson, 12. Derek Blackmore, 13. Shane Ellis, 14. Nano Rodd, 15. Caleb Gerst, 16. Teddy Rodd
B Holeshot: John Trousdale and Annie Cheeney
B Women: 1. Annie Cheeney, 2. Emily Schaldach, 3. Dana Shinn, 4. Nora Richards, 5. Shaila Blackmore, 6. Lacy Andersen
A Men: 1. Colton Andersen, 2. Miguel Ramos, 3. Gino Pastore, 4. Chad Cheeney, 5. Chris Blevins, 6. Levi Kurlander, 7. Erich McAlister, 8. James Rowan, 9. Luke Allen, 10. Dave Hagen, 11. Adam Gaubert, 12. Dylan Stucki
A Women: 1. Teal Stetson-Lee, 2. Kaylee Blevins, 3. Sarah Sturm
A Holeshot; Miguel Ramos and Teal Stetson-Lee
Next Short Track Race is at the Durango BMX Course on July 20th. No Race on the 13th!
July 24th Purgatory Triple Crown at Durango Mountain Resort, Circuit race, Hill Climb and Super Downhill in one day. Do as individual or team. Register online on this very website.
August 3 Durango Devo wednesday night Short Track Race at DMR
July 1st, 2011. Perfect Durango Summer Morning
U19 Boys; Sepp 16:28, Stephan 17:53, Levi 17:01, Collin 18:20, Christopher 18:22. Gino 16:48, Connor 21:00, Haakon 18:01, Henry 24:32, Nate 21:03, Nano 31:12
U19 Girls; Robin 29:54, Carly 24:28, Madeigh 25:48, India 22:46, Kaylee 20:39
U14 Boys; Lucas 29:54, River 19:50, Keenan 19:43, Will 21:53, Perrin 24:07, Cole 25:20, Kieren 28:55, Derek 24:06, Devin 23:36, Shane 25:13, Charlie 31:48, Chase 42:20, Tye 38:38, Lyle 30:27, Nico 37:55, Austin 35:27
U14 Girls; Marit 28:47, Katja 30:33, Camryn 24:28, Ellen 29:38, Elli 32:55, Josie 31:59, Indigo 41:10, Lacey 29:13, Sierra 27:06
Devo Coaches and friends; Annie 24:59, Chad 18:50, 18:28, Mint 17:05, 17:53, Miles 17:55, Emily 23:39, Lucas 37:07, Jacob 26:47, Nathan 22:57, Teal 19:47, Howard 14:10 (new all time record!)*
* previous record; 14:34 held by Matt Shriver in 2008 and Howard Grotts in 2010. Womens record is 17:35 by Shonny VanLandingham in 2002
Sun Valley Roster
Cat 3 15-18; Andrew Cunningham
Cat 2 15-18; Nate Andrew, Henry Larson, Galen Blair (on the disabled list)
Cat 2 15-18 Girls; India Waller
11-12 Girls; Camryn Sippy, Alli Davis, Elli Duke
13-14 boys; Dylan Williamson, Perrin Killen, Christopher Blevins, Will Berger
13-14 Girls; Sierra Trout,
15-16 Girls; Kaylee Blevins
15-16 Boys; Haakon Sigerslid, Levi Kurlander, Stephan Davoust
17-18 Girls; Alicia Rose Pastore
17-18 Boys; Gino Pastore, Sepp Kuss, Howard Grotts, Collin Francom, Elliott Saslow
U23 Men; Colton Andersen
Pro Women; Sage Wilderman, Teal Stetson-Lee
Pro Men; Tad Elliott
Cat 1 25-29 Men; Brendan Shafer
Cat 1 30-30 Women; Anne Cheeney
Singlespeed; Sarah Tesher, Chad Cheeney
Super D; Henry Larson, Kaylee Blevins, Chad Cheeney
SHort Track; Alicia Rose Pastore, Howard Grotts, Gino Pastore, Sepp Kuss
Former FLC Cycling Club President, Mike WIlk has done it again. This time it is two cherry looking, old school Yeti’s. Mike restores pre-V-Brake classic cool mountain bikes. Check out his history of bringing back the dead here
June 29th, DMR Coke Circuit Course, sweet night of racing!
B Men: 1. Connor Yates, 2. Mike Zarlingo, 3. Matt Phillips, 4. Andrew Cunningham, 5. Jay Eagen, 6. Sven Brunso, 7. Fabio When, 8. Henry Larson, 9. Rich Larson, 10. Ivan Sippy
B Women: 1. Annie Cheeney, 2. India Waller, 3. Camryn Sippy, 4. Marit May
A Men: 1. Colton Andersen, 2. Brendan Shafer, 3. Greg Lewis, 4. Joe Schneider, 5. Erich McAlister, 6. Stephan Davoust, 7. Levi Kurlander, 8. Chris Blevins, 9. Chad Cheeney, 10. Gaige Sippy, 11. Dave Hagen
A Women: 1. Teal Stetson-Lee, 2. Jill Behlen, 3. Kaila Hart, 4. Kaylee Blevins
Next Short Track Race is at the Factory Trails on the FLC Campus in the Sky
July 24th Purgatory Triple Crown at Durango Mountain Resort, Circuit race, Hill Climb and Super Downhill in one day. Do as individual or team.
August 3 Durango Devo wednesday night Short Track Race at DMR
Spread the word – hope to see you there!11-Hermosa-Off-Road-Classic-Flyer
Back for it’s 5th year the Hermosa Creek Off-Road Classic mountain bike race presented by the Fort Lewis College Cycling Team on Saturday July 30th! Come one, come all, to ride the high country trail that made Durango famous and have goods times with other riders at the post-ride BBQ/Campout.
Starting at the Lower Hermosa Trailhead there is a 38-mile course for Elite Men and Women and Singlespeed A, a choice of either the 38 or 20 mile courses for the Cat. 1 Men and Women (3-5 hours) and 20 miles for Singlespeed B, Cat. 2 Cat. 3 and junior racers. Race sponsors have kicked in some great prizes – cash for the top 3 Elite Men/ Women and great products for the other classes! The singlespeed category also doubles as the unofficial 4 Corners Singlespeed Championships. Nick Gould and Sarah Tescher are the defending champs from 2010.
For not-all-the-time racers, the festival atmosphere with many of the riders camping at the upper trailhead both Friday and Saturday night’s is fun for all. The icing on the cake will be the post-race BBQ hosted by the Durango Cyclery (food and entertainment) held at the Upper Hermosa Trailhead.
Thanks to all of our sponsors for donating the $3000+ cash/prize list: Durango Coca-Cola, The Irish Embassy, Zia Taqueria, SRAM, King Cage, Bread, Continental Tires, Second Ave. Sports, the Chip Peddler, Republic of Doom, Ska Brewing and Boure Sportswear.
A special thanks goes out to WeBe Racing for the use of the communications equipment and the medical personnel that ensure a safe race.
Be sure to check out the course map at: http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united-states/co/durango/884303147663 with course notes and Google 3D versions.
Cost of the event is $35. Pre-registration will be available Friday, July 29 from 5-8pm at the Upper Hermosa Trailhead. Race day registration will be at the Lower Hermosa parking lot from 7-8:30am. Racing starts at 9am.
Riders who have them should bring their USA Cycling license – free 1-day licenses available at registration. Volunteers always welcome! For tons of info: http://cycling.fortlewis.edu or contact Dave Hagen at (970) 403-4842 or email@example.com.
As the Hermosa Creek Trail is frequented by many user groups, organizers would like to notify other trail users that the race-course starts at the Lower Hermosa Trail Parking Lot and use the Hermosa Trail (TR 514) to the Upper Hermosa Trailhead. The extended loop will continue onto Hermosa Park Road (FR 578), Hotel Draw Road (FR 550), 1 mile of the Colorado Trail (TR 520) and the Corral Draw Trail (TR 521) before returning to the Upper Hermosa Trailhead for the finish. The camping areas at the Upper Hermosa Trailhead are reserved for the event Friday 7/29 through Sunday 7/31.
Wednesday nights local short track series will take place up on the slopes of Durango Mountain Resort. The sign ups begin at 5pm at the affordable price of $5. Racing begins at 530pm with the B Men and Women, and then the A men and Women go at 6pm. Cash Prizes for 1st through 3rd place in all categories. There will also be a PA to play sweet Ipod playlists.
Its true, the Durango Devo athletes and parents are in love with Crested Buttes Fat Tire Bike Weekend. This past weekend, 27 Devo youth took to the mountain town and raced the somethinth annual Wild Flower Rush. Fun was had an results fell out of the sky. Full story soon!