The week of June 13 through the 19th, Durango’s Fort Lewis College campus will be host to the FLC Gravity Camp. Open to male and female cyclists from 16 years of age to 23. The camp will develop skills rapidly through daily skills workshops and timed events. If you are interested, please read this info. and click here for forms
Each season the Devo athletes much choose between Memorial Weekends two classic cycling races, the IHBC and the Mountain Sates Cups’ Chili Challenge in Angel Fire, New Mexico. The Cat 1 15-18 girls race had Alicia Rose Pastore take the win with teammate Kaila Hart in 4th after bad directions from a course marshall ked her and a fellow competitor to a longer final lap. Devo coaches Sarah Tescher and Jess Reed took 1st and 2nd in the singlespeed womens category. “The rainy conditions were perfect,” as described by Sarah who won by under 10 seconds. The next morning She placed 9th in the super D. Durangoan Andy Shultz took second in the pro race with Kristen Johnson in 9th for the ladies.Cat 1 15-18 racer Kyle Horn took 29th place in the downhill on monday, while teammate and coach Tayor Borucki and Evan Elliott took on the pro class. Taylor rode to 43rd place and Evan Elliott came in 61st. Local Chris Heath won the pro mens race while Darian Harvey took 2nd in the ladies division. results
Tonights Jr Devo rides have been cancelled due to water falling from the sky. The Kindergarden and First Grade groups were st to meet and ride together out at Fall Creek. A rescheduled date has not been set yet. A reminder that next monday is the Phils World Jr DEVO end of season ride. Parents are encouraged to join in and shred. We will meet at the Phils World Trailhead at 4pm and ride until 6pm.
Cat 4/5 Men; 27. Chase Orrick 2:48:14
Junior men 15-18; 2. Howard Grotts 2:46:32, 3. Gino Pastore 2:54:00, 5. Sepp Kuss 3:01:42, 7. Elliott Saslow 3:16:32, 8. Cully Brown 3:16:35, 9. Haakon Sigerslid 3:18:40, 12. James Shahan 4:24:33
Junior Women 15-18; 1. Joan Walker 3:50:29, 2. Hannah Madden 3:51:23
Tour’ers; Avra Saslow, Charlie Greenberg, Hannah Quick, Amy Katz and Mom and Dad’s.
QuarterHorse; Kaylee and Chris Blevins.
Coaches and family; 39. Chad Cheeney 2:48:99 cat3, 1. Sabina Kuss 3:17:36 Sr. Women, 27. Dana Desplanques 3:31:01 Sr Women, 15. Brent Brown 3:03:46 Sr. Men, 95. Jim Horn 3:35:44
Junior Men 15-18; 2. Howard Grotts, 3. Gino Pastore, 4. Sepp Kuss
Junior Men 15-18; 2. Howard Grotts, Gino Pastore
The sunday morning Kids Criterium in downtown Durango is only $5! The kids rock. The action begins at 7am sunday morning and signup is tonight at the fairgrounds from 2-9pm. Devo coaches will be leading out groups and handing out serious high fives. We’ll see you there.
FLC spring road coach Matt Shriver has been hired as the Head Coach of cycling for the Division 1 collegiate team. Matt graduated from FLC in 2003 after winning national championships for the school in mountain biking and cyclocross. Matt replaces superstar coach Rick Crawford, who led the squad to tons of victories. Shriver has big shoes to fill, but he already wears a size 10.5. Here is the Herald Story.
Friday May 15th 4pm
U-19 Girls; Joan 24:51, Hannah M. 26:24, Kaila 25:28, Alicia 21:32
U-19 Boys; Stephan 21:38, Kyle 19:20, Elliott 19:29, Gino 17:37, Howard 15:56, Sepp 17:50, Taylor 19:21
U-14 Girls; Kaylee 23:28, Whitney 26:53, Hannah Q. 27:33, Hannah P. 26:27
U-14 Boys; Collin 22:22, Haakon 19:53, Cully 22:40, James 26:00, Chris 20:00, Zach 44:53, Carl 44:55, River 31:54, Devin 30:14
Coaches and Friends; Evan 18:59, Kricket 22:19, Annie 26:00, Jess 23:00, Chad 17:05, Lars 17:07, Rotem 19:11
This sunday the Durango Wheel Club will hold a practice criterium at Mercy Medical Center. Check out the DWC blog for the categories and times. The club is also running the downtown crit for the IHBC and they need volunteers. If you are interested contact them via the world wide web.
This saturday, Durango Devo and Trails 2000 will unite to give some love to an old forgotten track. The Shocker Trail fixers will meet at the Factory Trails saturday morning at 8am and work until 11am. This is the Devos monthly team volunteering effort. Last month Devo moved a storage shed across town with 15 kids a track and trailer, and 7 poles of various size and length.
Its true, this next weekend is the one of the bestest road race weekends in the states. The classic road race course has people coming from all over to get a chance to shred the sweet cherry asphalt. Also this year is the Quarter Horse, a shortened tour to Durango Mountain Resort. DMR will have a all you can eat Carbo Load on friday night, call 385-2121 for reservations. The crit will be sweet on sunday as usual. Remember that there is a super entertaining kids race in the early am. Devo will be there for sure.
Oh yes, the DEVO Bike Swap on friday will be a score as usual. Now is a good time to dust off your randoms and make them look sellable. You can make some easy cash, drop off for sellers is thursday from 3-8pm at the Fairgrounds. The Devo Bike Swap will go from 1pm to 9pm on friday before the road race. We’ll see you there at some point.
At last weekends’ 12 Hours of Mesa Verde, Devo coaches Jess Reed, Anne Cheeney, Kricket Lewis, Jon Bailey and Chad Cheeney all placed on the podium in the fun endurance race. U-14 coaches Jess and Annie took the women duo win with a total of 7 laps, with U-19 coach Kricket Lewis and Durangoan, Robin Tiles-Fitzpatrick close behind in second. In the 3-4 man team category, jrDevo coach Jon Bailey along with teammates, Chad Cheeney and Robin Guillaume took a victory as well, taking in 9 laps during the half day. Devo board member Travis Brown was on a 4 person team with fellow Devo supporters Frank and Don Maple, and Ted compton, they too won their category under the team name, Jimbo and the Studs. Check out the full results here.
The Mountain Flyer story is here, Sweet photo of coach Jess’s husband Jon catching air.