Looked like a sweetly classic high country race, here are the results.
Mountain bike racing makes it back to the hills of Durango Mountain Resort this saturday with the Purgatory Challenge. The mtb race is part of an endurance triathlon, running, kayaking and mtbiking, that can be done individually, as a team or each event separately. The mountain bike race is a 50 mile route using Hermosa, Jones and DMR trails. Registration is $85 and more info can be seen here.
This weekend, DEVO coaches and athletes will be on the road, headed for the front range. Coach Kricket Lewis will be taking the u19 ladies team to Colorado’s big time mountain bike race in Colorado Springs. The event is part of the USCup series and will play host to the nations top professional racers. U19 dude, Gino Pastore will be tagging along with the dudettes to take on the Cat 1 15-18 field. Alica Rose Pastore, Kaila Hart, Hannah Madden and Joan Walker will be racing in the Cat 1 and 2 races to gain some big time race experience. Go DEVO.
Fort Collins Bike Fest Polo Tournament is drawing 6 DEVO coaches away from Durango, as they look to keep their spot on the top of the mountain region polo scene. The Durango Malletheads, consisting of coaches Scott Shishim, Jon Bailey, Brenden Shafer and Chad Cheeney, are the defending champions from the Lyons Can Cup earlier this spring and Buff PleasureDome, consisting of coaches Annie Cheeney, Jess Reed and two other local ladies, are attending to become the first all girls team to hit the pitch in a Colorado polo tourney. The action begins saturday morning with round robin seeding and a championship bracket to follow in the afternoon. Teams from all over Colorado will be in attendance and large crowds are expected as the tourney is a part of a long list of cycling action taking place at Fossil Creek Park. Go DEVO.
June 10, 2009
AOA/DEVO STXC #1
B Men; 1.Cody Wilderman, 2. Elliott Saslow, 3. Chris Blevins, 4. Matt Phillips, 5. Collin Francom, 6. Stephan Davoust, 7. Cully Brown, 8. James Shahan, 9. Jeff Vearling, 10. George McQuin, 11. Zach Mickelson
B Women; 1. Annie Cheeney, 2. Kaylee Blevins, 3. Emily Schaldach, 4. Avra Saslow
Kids Race; 1. Carter MsQuin, 2. Quinn Simmons, 3. Clay Mickelson, 4. Colby Simmons, 5. Taylor Mickelson
A Men/Women; Cancelled due to lightning
Next race; same bat place, same bat time
The rain has left us. The race must go on. A slightly modified course will present itself to all those who buckle down and show up. We have been out on the course and it is all good. See you there. STXC
This years national championships mtb race in Sol Vista, Colorado is bringing in some young superstars to the state for some extra training. 13 year old Luke Allen is here in Durango for 2 weeks to prepare for the extra demands the elevation will place on him in the 13-14 cross country race in late July. Luke recently did well in a pro tour race in Alabama. Here’s his post race interview. In two weeks another rider from Steamboat Springs will be tagging along with the U-19 boys team to have a good time and get in some training.
Its raining and its pouring. Tonights short track race is looking like cancellation as of now. An official call will be made right here by 2pm. There is a course option that might work, utilizing the roads around the factory trails. Stay tuned.
DEVO founder and pro racer, Sarah Tescher will be leading another sweet ladies bike clinic this saturday with fellow honchette, Elke Brutsaert. The clinic begins at Mountain Bike Specialists at 9am and will go until 1pm. The clinic will cover bike fit and technical riding. The clinic is open to all abilities and fun is the name of the game. Go to durangomountainbikecamp.com for more info, or just call Sarah at 779-8480 for tons of sweet cycling information.
U19 er Stephan Davoust place third in last weekends Highbridge All-City race in New York city. Stephan was there on summer vacation visiting relatives and rented a bike to compete in the unique race. At 14 years old, Davoust rode to a strong finish in the 15-18 category, his closest competitor in age was 17. Check out the results here.
Q: What was the course like? Any stairs or city things?
A:ya there were 5 flights of stairs to desend and 1 flight to run up
Q:What was your rental like compared to your own race steed?
A:I really liked the rental. i liked the rental alot more than my current bike becase it had better components.
Q: How did your race go?
Q: What was your best move during the race?
A:passing a guy going down a sketchy rock section
Q: Did you pick up on any interesting differences or similarities between our two far away riding cultures?
A:In New Jersey 29er ridgid single speeds are the way to go.
Q: What else did you do on your vacation?
A:Saw Statue of Liberty and walked around NYC alot and there were alot of tall buildings
Yep, that means it’s summer. This wednesday night at the Durango Rec center amphitheater, Trails 2000 will hold its annual membership picnic. Zia, Bread, Coke and Carvers will be the feast. The event is a chance to learn about the organization, sign up, and learn of upcoming trail work dates. It all begins at 4:30.
Registration will open here on monday, June 22nd.
Starting July 6th-27th
Kindergartners Tuesday 8-9:30am
1st Grade and advanced off road Kindergartners Monday 8-10am
20inch Ride Tuesday 8-10am
24inch Ride Tuesday 8-10am
24/26inch Advanced Ride Wednesday 8-11am
We will cap the kindergarten and 1st grade rides at 16 per group. We cant
reserve spots, sorry.
All summer groups are $65 for 4 rides
The 24/26 advanced is $95 for 4 3 hour rides and will cover bike
maintenance, trail stewardship and wheelies.
The Durango DEVO Bike Swap was a great success and we owe it to you. A huge, gigantic, big THANK YOU! to all who supported this fundraiser and made it possible, such as Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, rad local pros, Bread, Mountain Bike Specialists, selfless volunteers, and you the community. There was a line out the door before the grand opening at 1pm and DEVO kids Dylan and Cameryn did an amazing job greeting each eager customer with a smile and collecting .50 at the door. The buyers had so much to look at and it looked good thanks to Tracy Wilde and her amazing ability to get everything organized in under 10 hours. Everything was labeled with signs made by Sophia, Harrison and River saying “Todd Wells is a gnarly racer!”, “Ned is the fastest xc racer ever!” and “Elke is a rippin’ downhiller!” Dave Sigurslid ran the credit card machine for a whopping 8 hours and 42 minutes straight while his son, Haakon, did every volunteer job possible for the same amount of time; with the Ellefsons and Pastores running a close second place in the volunteer marathon. There were lots of smiles and laughs, even as the check out line wrapped around the corner; folks were stoked on “sweet deals” and the DEVO kids were there to test each and every bike to make sure they were up to standard. I can’t thank the volunteers enough for giving your time and energy to make everything run so smoothly, you did an outstanding job. We look forward to doing it again next year, come back and see us!
Mercy Medical Center, Second Ave Sports and Durango Devo teamed up to help provide new team helmets for any U-14 or U-19ers. 17 super sweet Bell Varients in white with random black lines went out the door and the kids are looking alright. The new helmets keep the athletes safe and aware of their equipment. We really appreciate the support.
All sweet photos by Jeanne Pastore