Fresh off his domestiq roll for Lance at last weekends Leadville race, Matt Shriver will be on the air this morning with Russ and Chad on Cycle Squawk. Tune in at 91.9 or 93.9fm or listen online at kdur.org from 1130-12 to get all the updates from this years 3rd place finisher. Have a nice tuesday.
This Sunday is the DEVO squads last team race of the 2009 summer season. Check out the site for all the info on the sweet local event. Here.
The Junior DEVO signup meeting will take place tonight at the Durango Rec Center from 600-730pm. This is your chance to signup for the fall program which runs from the week of september 7th to Halloween. The 8 week program is open to kindergarten through 6th graders. We’ll see you there. Jerseys will be available in September.
The final team hill climb has been cancelled due to sweet but bad weather.
Two Durango athletes, DEVO alum Tad Elliott and superstar Todd Wells made the cut to represent the US squad at the World Championships in Austrailia. Props to them. Props also should be given to U19 ladies team member Kaila Hart. A sport racer last season, Kaila made it a goal to make the team for her last year as a junior racer. She had two races to prove her worth and she did just that by placing 3rd at the US National Champs in Granby and 3rd in Vermont last weekend. In Granby she was in 2nd place going into the final lap, only to be chased down by junior Boulder honch, Jill Behlen and then in Vermont was in 5th place and threw down a last effort to get the 3rd spot. Kaila worked very hard all year and her accomplishments are not overshadowed by the fact that the US team did not select her. We know it is not about being picked or not, it is about the development and the life experiences learned along the way, that is what it is all about. Nice work Kaila and good luck to those of you who did get picked.
*** ANY FORMS RECEIVED LATER THAN FRIDAY AUGUST 28TH WILL BE CHARGED A $20 LATE PROCESSING FEE.
Here is the schedule for the Fall Jr. DEVO rides. All rides except for the Kindergarten ride and Friday’s ride are from 4-6. Take a look:
Mondays- 1st Grade (6-7 yr olds) Ride
Tuesdays- Kindergarten ride 4-5:30, 24-26 Inch Ride, 20 Inch Ride
Wednesdays- All Girls Ride
Thursdays- All Girls Advanced Ride
Fridays- 24-26 Inch Advanced Ride 3:30-5:30
The full schedules with meeting places and skills will follow soon. Below are the necessary forms for registration. Please download them, complete and bring them and a check for $150 to the registration meeting Monday August 17th 6-7:30 at the Rec. Center. Please read our Liability and Waiver form closely before signing, it is new and updated. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!
August 12th, 2009
Animas Orthopedic Associates/DEVO Short Track #9
B Men; 1. Chris Blevins, 2. Jeff Vierling, 3. Keenan Desplanques, 4. Devin Feilen, 5. River Weiss, 6. Shane Ellis, 7. Charlie Malone, 8. Wyeth Rossi, 9. James Shahan
B Women; 1. Hannah Madden, 2. Sarah Tescher, 3. Annie Cheeney, 4. Kaylee Blevins, 5. Emily Schaldach, 6. Kate Skrainka
B Holeshot; Chris Blevins
Happiest Racer Award; Kaylee Blevins
Kids Race; Tanner, Dylan, Sarah, Elle, Jack, Emily, Nora
A Men; 1. Matt Shriver, 2. Joey Thompson, 3. Travis Brown, 4. Drew Edsall, 5. Dustin Wanstrath, 6. Chad Cheeney, 7. Erich McAlister, 8. Elliott Saslow, 9. Brendan Shafer
A Holeshot; Joey Thompson
Durango has made a return to the top of the national gravity scene. Darian Harvey and Chris Heath sit atop the standings in the US Gravity Pro Tour. Check out the story here.
On your mark, get set, go! This Wednesday’s DEVO short track series will be held by the Devas – the U19 Girls Team. Bring a friend, sport your pink + rock a smile! Prizes for male and female winners, hole shot and happiest rider. 🙂
Registration opens @ 5:00pm
B race @ 5:30pm
Kids race @ 6:00pm
A race @ 6:30pm
There is a ton of riding left this summer and the Durango Wheel Club has the schedule right here. Check it out.
Snowmass was a sweet circus with Lance on site. He put on quite a show and took a big win over Colorado’s strongman, Jay Henry. Dang he is fast in person. Also fast in person were the Blevins’. Kaylee took the win in the 14 and under girls and Chris took the mountain cross. Wispers were heard as he flew over the massive double jumps with ease. “Who’s the new kid?”, they were probably asking. Gino Pastore took a 2nd in cat 1, Elliott Saslow took a 3rd in the cat 2, River Weiss took 7th in the u14 boys and Annie Cheeney took a 3rd in the cat 2 women. Then in the downhill on sunday, Coach Evan Elliott had his best finish as a pro, taking 27th place of 70 pro men. U-19er Taylor Borucki had a bad line and flatted and fellow teammate Kyle Horn placed 22nd in the cat 1 men and Gino Pastore took 14th in the cat 2 men. Then in the super D, Coach Chad took 3rd in the open men, Gino 2nd and Elliott Saslow 4th in the u18 race.
About 6 hours away in Dolores, Colorado, DEVO athletes Stephan Davoust and Emily Schaldach each won the cat 2 junior race. FLC coach won the race and looked to have beaten the course record by 3 minutes, earning him an extra $100. The previous record was held by DEVO board member TBrown, who took 2nd today. The female pro race was won by FLC cyclist, Teal Stetson-Lee.
Then Like 30 hours from there in Vermont, DEVO’s Kaila Hart took on the fast girls of the east and placed 3rd in the Pro XCT race. Teammate Alicia Rose haad to bail after her derailuer ripped off. Todd Wells placed 3rd, Rotem Ishay was 8th, and Andy Shultz placed 10th. Nice work Durango.
August 5th, 2009
Animas Orthopedic Associates/DEVO SHort Track Series #8
B Women; 1. Hannah Madden, 2. Kaylee Blevins, 3. Annie Cheeney, 4. Emily schaldach, 5. Joan Walker, 6. Traci Rock
B Men; 1. Chris Blevins, 2. Collin Francom, 3. Will Berger, 4. Devin Feilen, 5. Shane Ellis
B Holeshot; Chris Blevins, Hannah Madden
Kids Race; Tanner, Keiran, Brady, Maddie, Ian, Ivan, Lilly
A Women; 1. Krista Park, 2. Tina Dominic
A Men; 1. Matt Schriver, 2. Joey Thompson, 3. Travis Brown, 4. Joe Schneider, 5. Chad Cheeney, 6. Gino Pastore, 7. Erich McAlister, 8. Colton Anderson, 9. Dustin Wanstrath, 10. Mitch Fedak
A Holeshot; Joey Thompson, Krista Park
Check out this cool map! It is a map of all the meeting places for Jr. DEVO rides. All you have to do is click on the meeting place and it will give you directions from where you are. No more having to call at the last minute trying to figure out where we are! Thanks Sarah! http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&vps=1&jsv=169c&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=109229215724892315317.0004705acb7b2b19c2487
Calling all women mountain bikers and those wishing to be women mountain bikers (cross-dressers need to be approved by our committee before partaking!)….this is the last chance to learn mountain bike skills from Elke Brutsaert and Sarah Tescher. Aug. 22nd from 9 am– 1 pm will be our last clinic of the season for all levels of riders. From 12- 1pm, we will be visited by local female mountain biker, mom of 3, and pilates teacher Lyra Parker to go over pilates for cycling. This is a low intimidation clinic for all women who just want to feel more comfortable riding and to learn skills from Elke, a 2009 National Champion, and Sarah, a mom of 2 and local racer. IGNORE the posters around town tauting this as a race clinic…it is not a race clinic although we may be able to convince Elke to teach us all how to jump!
Pre-reg online at www.durangomountainbikecamp.com or just head into Mountain Bike Specialist. 10% of proceeds go to the Fort Lewis Female Cycling Team! More info? Just call Sarah at 779-8480 or email.
The latest rumor is that Tour de France bronze medalist, Lance Armstrong will be on the line at the MSC race this weekend in Snowmass. The source for this rumor said he’d be racing pro xc on saturday and possibly dh on sunday. That would be wild. DEVO has several athletes making the trip this weekend, Chris Blevins, Gino Pastore and River Weiss. Good luck to you and have fun watching Lance shred the dirt.