As the U19 Ladies team awaits their Track practice absent teammates, they took the time to honot the WIllow clothing donation of last week with a super sweet Willow Koerber tribute photo shoot. Good luck in the World Cups this year Willow and have tons of fun!
It’s that time! U14/U19 meeting is at the rec center Tuesday Feb 22nd from 7-8 pm
Registration is 100% online this season…yahoooo!
Want to talk with your coaches? Give em a shout to talk about the up-coming season
U14 Girls Annie Cheeney 764-5758 firstname.lastname@example.org (assistant coaches are Alicia Pastore and Jess Reed)
Rides are 4-6 on Mondays and Wednesdays
U14 Boys Chad Cheeney 764-5909 email@example.com (assistant coach is Mint Henk)
Rides are 4-6 on Mondays and Wednesdays
U19 Girls Elke Brutsaert 749-2946 firstname.lastname@example.org (assistant coach Sarah T, with guest coaches Teal Stenson-Lee and Jen Gersbach)
Rides are 4:15-6:15 Tues, Thurs, and Fridays
U19 Boys Chad Cheeney 764-5909 email@example.com (assistant coach is Brendan Shafer)
Rides are 4:15-6:15 Tues, Thurs, and Fridays
Check out the pre-season at the Hub, Friday TT on Telegraph and summer short track series!
New this season: Devo Explorer’s Club for ages 11-18 led by John Bailey. Learn how to build a bike and use it as a tool for exploring, skill development, and non-competitive fun! Session ends with a tour/camping trip with panniers leaving from downtown Durango.
Rides are 4-6 Tuesdays
Races take place every wednesday evening at the Factory Trails on the FLC Campus, Durango BMX or Durango Mountain Resort for 11 weeks. There will be a B men/women race at 5:30pm at a duration of 20 minutes. A kids race will begin at 6pm and the A men and women will race at 6:30pm. Each race will be scored in an overall results format, with men and women being separated. Juniors will be lumped in with the overall results and age will be noted next to their placing. It will not be scored as an overall points series.
Small money primes will be awarded throughout the series depending on racer turnout. This is a Durango DEVO fundraising effort.
2010 AOA/DEVO STXC Series Schedule
June 2 Durango BMX
June 9 Factory Trails at FLC
June 16 Factory Trails at FLC
June 23 Factory Trails at FLC
June 30 Circuit Course at DMR
July 7 Factory Trails at FLC
July 14 No Race
July 21 Durango BMX
July 28 Circuit Course at DMR
August 4 Factory Trails at FLC
August 11 Factory Trails at FLC
August 18 Factory Trails at FLC
This past weekend the Durango DEVO U14 and 19 teams headed over Wolf Creek pass, with dark clouds looming in the distance to take on the Mountain States Cup round 2, Chalk Creek Stampede. On friday 45 parents, athletes and coaches took temporary residence at the campground across the street and sat in cars, under rain tarps and pop up tents and weathered out the storm.
Missing the race course prerides due to the cold rain, the team woke up saturday morning to snow, and prepared for the first event, the Super D, by getting in a quick early preride of the mostly flat course in the hour before the competition. Coach Chad was the first Devo to go and finished in 18th place in the pro field, followed by Director Sarah Tescher with a 7th place. Later in the junior race, Gino Pastore placed a time that beat his coaches, while passing 5 juniors i the tight twisty course, to place 1st in the juniors. Teammates Elliott Saslow, Sepp Kuss and Levi Kurlander finished 2-4th. DEVO riders then placed 7th through 13th, taking up most of the field. James Shahan, Henry larson, Chase Seivert, George McQuinn, Charlie Malone, Cole Mystrom and Shane Ellis in the mix.
The skies had finally began to warm after the Super D for the Short Track and Dual Slalom races. Early on it was Stephan Davoust taking the Dual Slalom win in the Cat 3 15-18 boys. His consistent and safe riding style kept him moving on through the rounds on the fast track. The short track took place on a short 1 mile course, that had been harrowed into the ground by a tractor one year earlier, it was nothing special, but offered suffering and passing lanes, 2 short track staples. Victories were had by Charlie Greenberg in the U14 junior boys, Haakon Sigerslid in the Cat 2 boys, Alicia Rose on the Cat 1 women and Howard Grotts in the Cat 1 boys.
Saturday night the team, parents and coaches all gathered at the campsite and cooked a spagetti meal for 50. The Ellis family donated elk for the sauce, City Market helped us with some discounted pasta, Bread Bakery with bread and cookies, and the Chip Peddler hooked us up with ton of their lime and salt tortilla chips. Before and after dinner the racers prepared for the next days events by playing 500 and a game of 6v6 football, with a deep game winning touchdown pass from Stephan Davoust to Coach Chad Cheeney. The famous “Schwag Fest” took place around the campfire at sunset, bringing parents and kids together to talk about the next days race, and more importantly, hand out bike and random product to the team. Several former Devo athletes and other area junior athletes were invited to join the fun. Smores, more campfire starring, and then bedtime at 930pm.
Sunday morning was freezing. The bike saddles were all frosted white when it was time to leave camp, for the Under 14 races at 7:00am. Early on it was Charlie Greenberg throwing down and taking 2nd place in the junior boys, his best xc finish to date. Then a strong 4th place finish by Cole Mystrom and Charlie Malone and Chase Sievert in 5th and 6th place, with George McQuinn in 8th.
The Under 14 girls were next and the 3 teammates took on their first cross country race together in stride. In an amazing sprint finish, it was India Waller holding on for 2nd place. The sprint had the families and crowd going wild as they were neck and neck the entire final 100yard finish stretch. Soon after, Sophia Quick and Robin Austin came in for 4th and 5th. In the Cat 3 men, Henry Larson took the 5th place finish and then headed off for the hot springs of Mt Prinston for a well deserved soak.
In the Cat2 Boys race it was Haakon Sigerlid with the strong win. Teammates Levi Kurlander and Stephan Davoust battled back and forth all day for 3rd place with Levi taking it in the end after attacking on the final laps first climb. James Shahan rode in for 12th place.
Alicia Rose Pastore continued her win streak in the MSC series and took a very strong xc win by 6 minutes. Alicia is a defending national champion and has her sights set on worlds in Canada later this season.
DEVO’s other defending national champion, Howard Grotts took on the Cat 1 field early by pulling away and keeping a 1 minute gap on the pack for three laps. On the forth lap, he was overtaken along the long fence line straightaway, and rolled in in 2nd place, 20 seconds back. In third place less than 4 minutes behind was Sepp Kuss, who had his best Cat 1 finish yet. Teammates Gino Pastore and Elliott Saslow finished tired and hungry in 4th and 5th place for Durango DEVO.
The Coaches were also out there shredding. In the singlespeed category, Director Sarah Tescher threw down and won the race with U14 coach Jess Reed right on her tail in 2nd place, aboard her new custom bike, a locally made Norse Cycles. And Annie Cheeney, U14 head coach, in her first Cat 1 race took 6th place and accomplished her goal.
Overall it was a great weekend for Durango DEVO. The weather was bad at first, but the group stayed strong and weathered it out only to find 2 gorgeous days of competition ahead. The athletes bonded and the parents got to know one another over pasta and campfire smoke. DEVO likes Nathrop and Nathrop like DEVO.
*Telegraph was muddy so riders passed the turnoff for Telegraph and completed a meadow and finished at the road.
Telegraph Hill Climb 4-16-10
U14 Boys; Chase 21:20, Cole 21:33, Charlie M 21:40, Derek 18:49, Will 18:57, George 21:28, Henry 21:34, River 19:42, Shane 23:01, Keenan 17:32, Charlie G 17:18
U14 Girls; Sophia 21:23, India 20:20, Sabine 21:28
U19 Boys; Howard 11:48, Gino 13:06, Sepp 13:19, Elliott 14:04, Collin 14:31, Stephan dnf, Chris 14:47, Tucker 18:13, James 19:25
U19 Girls; Alicia 14:55
Coaches and Friends; Cameron 28:38, Coach Anne 18:26, Coach Chad 13:10, Sarah, Jess, Brendan
The Durango DEVO U14 and U19 mens and women’s teams will be pushing off for Fruita, Colorado this weekend to attend the Rabbit Valley Rally. The race consists of a mountain bike time trial on saturday and a cross country on sunday. In attendance will be 15 DEVO athletes including 2009 National Cross Country Champion, Alicia Rose Pastore. 2009 mens 15-16 winner Howard Grotts will be taking a weekend of local road racing instead, attending the Squawker Classic. The work load is now set for Gino Pastore and Sepp Kuss as they take his spot in the pack. DEVO has athletes racing from Cat1 to Cat 3, with alumni and coaches and parents in the action as well. Currently DEVO has 5 alumni racing in the pro category, Tad Elliott, Ben Kraushaar, Joe Schneider, Chase Orrick, Evan Elliott for dh and Taylor Borucki for dh.
Check out the site for more information, http://www.racemsc.com/
Rumor has it that there is a top secret training camp rapidly approaching. Would you want to show up to train on your bike adjusted to last season’s body? Aren’t you taller now? Stronger? Come to Top Secret DEVO Bike Fit Night at the Durango Rec Center on Wednesday, April 7th from 6-8pm to get your bike fitted so you can ride faster and harder. Dr. Ryan Siggins, a certified Retul bike fitter, helps fit the pros including riders on the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Team and the Fort Lewis Cycling team . Ryan will take your bike and fit it to this year’s taller, stronger, meaner body. Get ready for the best season ever with a bike fit by Ryan Siggins.
Click on this underlined sentence and receive numerous links to DEVO 2010 Forms. You could also click on the forms page above, but either way, you can enter the wonderful world of paperwork right now. Have a nice day and cross your fingers for gorgeous spring.
Tonight at the Durango Recreation Center will be the informative DEVO U14/19 sign up meeting, taking place 7-830pm. You can come fill out forms and get them out of the way while hearing information on the upcoming 2010 DEVO season. We have several new options to the season and are committed to having a good time. We’ll see you there.
The 2010 mountain bike race season kicks off for team DEVO this April in Fruita. This will be DEVO’s 3rd season attending the Rabbit Valley Rally. Then in May the team heads over Wolf Creek to Nathrop’s Chalk Creek Stampede. This race has gotten plump since its recent inclusion to the 3 part US Cup series, The Triple Crown. Then in June its up to the classic DEVO team race, the WIldflower Rush. Crested Butte has been a staple in the colorado race scene for 40 years. After all that sweet colorado action, DEVO takes on the nations best at the National Championships at Sol Vista ski area. DEVO has 5 defending national champions looking to have some more fun. And finally the team will take its shortest drive over the hills to Telluride. After a couple years off, the race has been placed back on the schedule and that is a good thing. That is looking like a fun 2010 for DEVO.
It does seem silly nowadays that cycling is not a school supported sport. Well thats about to change in 2010. Running off the successes of the NorCal High School Racing League, and recent addition SoCal League, Colorado has bitten from the apple and will launch a scholastic season for 2010.
The season appears to be in september with a state championship race in October. Check out their site for more information.
April 24, 2010: Cylcefest Dinner, with Dave Wiens (Denver)
June 2010: Leaders Summit (Training for Head Coaches, Asst. Coaches, and Ride Leaders)
August 2010: Beginner/Intermediate Rider Camps
August 2010: Team Training begins
August 2010: Team Registration opens
September 2010: Races 1 & 2
October 2010: Race 3 & CO State Championship