Local cyclist and DEVO friend, Anthony Colby, will ride for the professional domestic road team, Colavita/Sutter Home for the 2009 season. After a successful 2008 season, which included a 2nd place overall in the Rally of the Dead, his team asked for him back. Anthony moved here from Massachusetts to attend Fort Lewis College in 1998 and made things happen in 2003 when he won the D-1 short track and cross country collegiate national championships. His most overlooked victory of his career might have been his dominant performance at the 2003 24 Hours of Moab where he rode 207 miles in the day, winning in his first attempt at the endurance event. On the road, Anthony is known for his climbing ability. Click on his name up top there and check out his sweet road results. Overall, when it comes time to shred, Colby can throw down on any bike. Nice work Anthony and good luck in the Tour of California.
Tuesday 11:30-12:00 on KDUR, 91.9, 93.9fm, Bob Roll of domestic and Tour de France fame will be the special guest on Russ and Chad’s, Cycle Squawk. The call in radio show will be there for you, so tune in. You can also listen live on the web at kdur.org.
Durango Cyclery’s premiere event is back after the rainy cancellation of 2007. Saturday December 6th.
Another nice sunny day drew 70 racers and 100 spectators out to the track as Travis Brown and Teal Stetson-Lee took to the tops. Durango DEVO athletes Howard Grotts and Elliott Saslow placed 3rd and 10th in the B category, the race being Elliott’s first cyclocross race. Check the full results here.race-5-squawker-cup-results Have a nice thanksgiving and get ready for next Sunday’s throw down.
DEVO alumni Tad Elliott has signed his first pro ski contract this winter with Team Saab/Solomen Factory Team. The team has a history of being the fastest squad in the states. Tad is currently training with the team in Montana at the Factory Team Training Camp. The team has a pretty burly schedule, check it. Tad has also confirmed his mtb team for 2009, USA Cycling Development Team, where he will be the oldest member of the U-23 team at the age of 20. The future looks good.
The Fort Lewis College Cycling teams’ Squawker Cup Cyclocross Series standings have been tabulated after 4 rounds of racing. squawker-cup-points-standings This weekends race on campus begins at 10am in the cyclocross stadium. With a slightly different layout, the course designer Dave Hagen describes his work as a “power course” compared to last weekends technical cornering track. race-5-course-map Last week saw 62 racers on course, which was the biggest local cross showing in the history of our scene. See you there.
DEVO coaches Chad and Anne spent two tuesdays, November 4th and 18th, with the Kids Kamp program at Sunnyside Elementary School teaching the kids about bicycle safety and basic maintenance. The kids’ ages ranged from 5 to 9 and about 15 total were in attendance each day. It was silly at best and controlled chaos at bestest. The children were eager to tackle the art of bike pumpage, spinning of the wheels, calling us out on our dirty display bikes and always down for being sidetracked with interesting facts about their dad’s bike. Thanks to Miss Molly for her soft words of encouragement and doing her best at corralling the children into our focus on the beauty of the bike. sunnyside-elementry-kids-kamp If you would like the DEVO coaches at your school, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The kids are alright.
Mountain biking became big far after the rules were written on motorized travel in the US forest service parks. Thus after its introduction to the masses, it became lumped in with motor vehicles and other mechanical things. Anyway it looks good. Read this for more.
It was a bright and sunny day. Results4-squawker-cup-results DEVO U-19er Howard Grotts just got his first cross bike and rode it to a second place finish in the B category race. Nice work!
Al pictures were snapped by Mike Wilk. Results will follow sometime.
The Wells brothers took number 1 and 2 at round four of the USGP cyclocross series in New Jersey today. It was the first time the brothers have finished on top in a big event. Dang. Read the race report here. Nice work.
This sport has been around for quite some time. According to the Social History of the Bicycle, Americans spent, in 1896, an estimated $200 million on bicycle repairs and accessories alone, and another $300 million on bicycles.
DEVO board member Gaige Sippy recently took the top spot on the podium in Albequrque, New Mexico at race number three in the surging New Mexico cyclocross scene. Gaige has been hard at work this cross season, taking time in-between scheduling the 2009 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic to train for the upcoming National Championships in Kansas City this December. Nice work!
It is the season for riding on grass. Watch the amazing cyclocross season unfold here at cyclofile.com. They do a great job of covering the action from the US’s growing scene.