Happy April. DEVO has begun and that means tons of things are about to begin. Monday the U19 men and women will start their Computrainer fitness tracking at The Hub. 8 athletes will take a threshold test to help chart their progress throughout the season. Speaking of season, the first DEVO Team Race will take place in Fruita, Colorado the 23rd to the 25th. We’re guessing around 25 U14,19 athletes and another 25 parents and coaches will camp out and race together at the Rabbit Valley recreation area, right next to the Utah border. But even before all that, Top Secret Training Camp will be offered to all U14,19 athletes in the New Mexico desert. This will be the 3rd running of the training camp and we’re pumped as ever. The camp brings all the DEVO athletes and coaches together to train and get some skills under their belt. And the friday after TSTC is the first DEVO Telegraph Time Trial. The athletes do this once a month to gauge fitness and just because its so dang fun! Who knows when that track will be dry. Speaking of the weather, the JrDEVO kids must be bummin, because their 8 week program has been moved back a week due to soggy trails. Look for their fun bright yellow jerseys out on Durango’s sweet trails beginning the week of April 12th. Oh and there is the Bike Fit night for all DEVO athletes at the Rec Center. If you are doing DEVO, bring yer bike on wednesday night from 6-8pm and have your bike professionally fit to you by Ryan Siggins of Durango Bike Fit. And lastly, money is hard to come buy at the moment so save all your unused cycling stuff to sell at our big spring fundraiser during the Iron Horse Weekend, The DEVO Bike Swap. Thousands of people will be in town to race the train and we’ll sell your stuff to them. Sounds like a plan. Have a nice springish day.
As of April 1st, the Durango DEVO 2010 season will be cancelled and ended at once. We have been in contact with numerous weather-men and they have all advised an all out cancellation due to never ending winter-like conditions. “The snow will never stop, so we must.” said coach Chad Cheeney. April Fools
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.
Local Horse Gulch lover, Adam Howell has created a blog to keep us all informed on the progress of the Horse Gulch development plan. It is scarry to us all and his blog can lend a helping hand. Check it out and get involved. http://horsegulch.wordpress.com/
Russell Finsterwald has made the big show. After a strong final junior season at the Mountain States Cups and a win at Nationals in Sol Vista, he is now traveling with one of the best teams in the nation, The Subaru/Gary Fisher team. Nice work Russell!
Hello Devo Jr. families. Just a reminder: all schedules have been sent out and posted on our website. U14/U19 starts this week, Just Ride/1st grade/kinder starts next week, and all other Devo Jr. groups start the week of April 12th……ahhhhhh why can’t this snow melt already! All the Devo coaches want to ride!
Devo Jr. jerseys are at Hasslefree! Hasslefree is our Devo Jr. shop and has special Devo deals on bikes and biking equipment. Please, please understand that all our Durango bike shops are such a great support to Devo. They are always willing to go out of their way to help Devo and its families. Please know that the special pricing is for Devo athletes and not their parents and/or non-Devo siblings.
If you are looking for a bike. 1st check out Hasslefree, as the have some great Trek bikes for kids! But, also check out our other bike shop partners: 2nd Ave, DurangoCyclery, and MBS. 2nd Ave has some great kids’ Scott’s! OR, the website is being updated and will include a “bike swap/gear sale” link for kids wanting to swap out for bigger sizes. OR, check out DurangoDevo/ Iron Horse’s Bike Swap. OR Devo does have some loaner bikes…mostly 24″.
I hope this is helpful to everyone! Think warm, windy weather to dry out the trails!!
Durango DEVO Director
2010 Spring ride schedules
Hip Hip Hooray, the DEVO 2010 season begins today with the U14 boys and girls practice. Starting at 4pm, the middle school athletes will embark on yet another mountain bike season to remember. With all this snow still around, we are set for an amazing spring of loamy trail conditions. And the flowers are bound to be amazing.
Sunday the DEVO U14 and U19 coaches met early at the Rec Center and went ona fun group ride. The first mission was to see if Animas was good and boy was it ever. The wildlife closure is still in effect, but even that small loop had the group pumped. After that it was off to a quick jump sesh at a nearby curb ramp and then a nice spin over to bread to eat some coffee and drink some bread. We have a super solid coaching squad this season and it was evident after the ride that we all are on the same track. Now lets have some fun!!,
Crested Butte put colorado mountain biking on the map. Take a watch, school is in session.,
DEVO alumni Tad Elliott has morphed from ski racer to bike racer in the blink of an eye. Check him out in California for the first round of the USCup Triple Crown. This will be Tad’s first pro race on a factory team. The cross country is saturday and the stxc and super d are on sunday.
Durango is just days away from getting its first potato chip manufacturer. Its true, The Chip Peddler has opened up a space in Bodo Park where the potato pal will be cranking out some tasty chips using the sun from above, spices from friends near and far and potatoes from the region. Why is this on the DEVO blog? Because the man behind the crunchy chips is in love with the DEVO program, and is a lifestyle cyclist who sees the impact that cycling education has on the Durango community. He also has ideas in the future for a special DEVO chip. Yes its true. Start thinking flavors to represent our program and keep your potato eyes peeled!
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.
Click on the link above and wham, instant jrDevo action.
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.
Last night the DEVO coaches took part in the Healthy Heart La Plata First Aid class at the local bike shop, Mountain Bike Specialists.