Snday at Buckley is the commuter expo. Come and shred the Devo opostickle course. Bicycle Lemonade will be there as well if you’d like to grab a tool and work on your future townie, while supplies last.
Heres the schedule in Durango this week, Bike to Work Month, tons of stuff!
Ned_Furtado 2010 Results, Full Results from Saturdays race are on the left of this sentence.
The sun shown bright and the first race went off like magic at 9am, the first wave was the Beginner and Sport category Men and Women. A mass start circuit course was built this past month by Trails 2000 on the base area hill around the six-pack, including a well done pump track which nestles just past the Durango Coca-Cola Bike Park entrance arch. The race lap times ranged from just over 2.5 minutes to 5. This being the first race in the Durango Coca-Cola Triple Crown NedFurtado Circuit Race.
There were a fair share of spills out on the chicane section at the end of the lap. This is where the most of the finish line fans congregated, an easy to spectate area with views of 87% of the 1.1 mile lap. At one point, Beginner male 3rd place finisher wiped out on a corner and at the very same time, his mother and Beginner female winner took an identical spill, both walked away unhinged. In the pro/ex race, race leader Joey Thompson flatted on lap 1, missing a lap and making his way from the back of the pack to 11th place.
The kids race had some sweet racing with both winners earning their victorious medals on last lap attacks. Winners of each category were awarded day passes to Durango Mountain Resort and this was cool. 2 guys from Monteray, Mexico who didnt win had a pretty sweet battle in the pro/expert race, smiling all the way around. U14 coach Annie won the sport race and so did River Weiss for the boys.
In the pro/expert womens race it was DEVO Director, Sarah Tescher with the win on a mid race attack over junior speedster, Alicia Rose Pastore and U14 coach Jess Reed. And crushing the final half of the race to win was Todd Wells, looking smooth as the new pump track at DMR, Todd broke away from Joey Thompson, then his brother Troy, then Nick Gould by the 4th lap only to hold off the surging Howard Grotts, U19 Devo crusher. Then to make a late race of the thing, Nick pulled off a last lap pass on a recently injured Trevor Downing.
A big thanks to all the cycling fan companies we have in the area. Thanks Durango Coca-Cola for supporting this series and same to DMR for the hard work coordinating all of us cycling groups. Timing was on point and pro by 4 Corners Timing. To the trail builders who showed up and helped out Trails 2000 with the construction and thanks to the dirt for being as sweet as we all remember it being years ago when it was being shredded upon by the worlds best, in the sports heyday.
full results from 4 Corners Timing soon
More info; Registration begins at 730 and goes up until 30 minutes before your event. Awards will follow the pro/expert finish. There is no reg late fee and you can sign up for all three races in the series for 55 dollars at this first race. If you are interested in volunteering during the event, please find a Devo coach and wham. Have a nice sleep.
The NedFurtado Circuit Race is on for Saturday up at DMR. In case you are wondering, the title NedFurtado is an attempt to honor the names of two great Durango champions, 1990 mtb world champions’ Ned Overend and Juli Furtado. Remember that 20 years ago, the both of em’ laid victorious sweat on the very dirt that we will soon be shredding.
With the help of Durango Coca-Cola and DMR, DEVO is pleased to be announcing the return of mtb action to DMR. This saturday the 19th will be the opening race in the Durango Coca-Cola Triple Crown race series. The NedFurtado Circuit race will take place saturday morning, registration from 7:30-9, Beginner and Sport categories will race at 9am and will do 6 laps(could change), a one or two lap kids race at 945, and the pro/expert categories will follow at 10 with 10 laps. The course is a 1.1ish mile singletrack, double track and dirt road lap around the DMR base area. It includes several berms, mellow climbs, wallride, steep drop in, 2 bridge crossings and some possible airtime. The track was designed by Travis, Mary and Daryl Crites and built by the Trails 2000 crew with the help of DMR and Logan james of TJ Excavation. Please come up an check out the action.
Coke Triple Crown Series – DEVO Release, print off if youd like
Below are the links for online registration through Active.com. Closes 6pm friday.
Listing Home for Coca-Cola of Durango Mountain Bike Triple Crown #1: NedFurtado Circuit Race
Listing Date: 06/19/10
Listing ID: 1870578
Listing Home for Durango Coca-Cola Triple Crown #2: Lift 8 Hill Climb and HB Super D
Listing Date: 07/24/10
Listing ID: 1870585
Listing Home for Durango Coca-Cola Triple Crown #3: 1990 Worlds XC 20th Anniversary Race
Listing Date: 08/14/10
Listing ID: 1870594
Animas Orthopedic Associates/DEVO SHort Track Series #3
Factory Trails 6.13.10
B Men; 1. Brandon McNellis, 2. Nathon Baldwin, 3. James Shahan, 4. Colton Sacket, 5. Rich Larson, 6. Clint Camppell, 7. Devin Feilen, 8. Derek Pansze
B Women; Avra Saslow
B Holeshot; James Shahan
Kids Race; Dylan, Ellie, Jack and Austin
A Women; 1. Jen Gersbach, 2. Sarah Tescher, 3. Kaila Hart
A Men; 1. Drew Edsall, 2. Howard Grotts, 3. Rotem Ishay, 4. Dylan Stucki, 5. Adam Snyder, 6. Nick Gould, 7. Miles Venzara, 8. Colton Anderson, 9. Chad Cheeney, 10. Sepp Kuss, 11. Elliott Saslow, 12. Chris Blevins, 13. Erich McAlister, 14. Jacob Sackett, 15. Stephan Davoust, 16. Mint Henk, 17. Dave Hagen, 18. Joe Burtoni, 19. Levi Kurlander
A Holeshot; Dylan Stucki
Tonight is on for round 3 of the AOA/DEVO Short Track Series. Registration begins at 5pm on Fort Lewis’s Factory Trails, with racing beginning at 530pm with the B men and Women. The kids race next at 6pm and the A’s roll out at 630pm. Hope to see ya there.
Check out this rad coverage of the Fisher Junior Mountain Bike Team as they race around some sweet park in Switzerland. These Swiss juniors are so pro.
Devo Director Sarah Tescher will be attending the National Interscholastic Cycling Association’s 2010 Leaders Summit to break down the ins and outs of high school mountain bike racing coaching and training techniques. Colorado has entered the high school racing scene and is trying to build up a solid number of teens to take part in the inaugural season this fall. Devo founders Sarah and Chad would like to see this cycling team take form in Durango and are willing to help out. An unknown number will take part in the training and it just has to be a good thing for junior cyclers everywhere.
U19 DEVO rider Kaylee Blevins is in Colorado Springs this weekend attending the USA Cycling Junior Development Camp. The riders will have class room lectures, serious testing opportunities, amazing OTC cafeteria meals, and sweet Olympic sightseeing, all while training and racing together. Good luck Kaylee and have some fun!
U19er Gino Pastore placed 2nd in some big German cross country race today. Check him out in the photo, far right.
“The last day of my break Rude and I rode with the Devo crew. Those kids rip and we hit the Stunt trail on the ride. They ride some crazy stuff so I had to too. They only weigh 70 lbs though so when they drop a bridge or jump some big gap with their seat up it’s no problem. When I do it on the Epic and land just a little off I burp tires. It was a blast riding with those guys though and I’m hoping they have a good showing at Nationals. I know if they raced straight up the mountain and came down on the DH course they would win for sure.” Todd Wells from twells.com