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South Rim Duathlon

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This weekend, the South Rim Duathlon takes place here in Durango. The first part is the sweet run up Sale Barn Canyon trail with the Big Canyon trail back to the start finish. The Mountain bike is next with the same loop and more, the Big Canyon downhill finish is a classic. If you would like to help and volunteer for the event, contact Rick Callies at 375-7308 or calliesra@ci.durango.co.us.

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DEVO Telegraph Time Trial Results for April

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Friday April 24th

U-19 Ladies; Kaila 22:38, Hannah M. 27:22, Alicia Rose 20:54, Joan 27:26

U-19 Men; Kyle 20:36, Elliott 19:03, Taylor 19:07, Howard 16:46, Gino 17:58, Sepp 19:53, Nick 26:08, Stephan 22:51

U-14 Girls; Whitney 28:50, Martina 29:29, Kaylee 31:33, Amy 27:32, Hannah P. 27:44, Avra 26:59, Lilly 27:00

U-14 Boys; Shane 32:28, River 32:17, Devin 29:47, Will 31:42, Haakon 20:39, Christopher 20:38, Collin 23:41, Carl 46:40, Hank 23:17, Levi 22:35, Cully 23:23, James dnf, Keenan 34:16, Derek 27:04

Coaches and Helpers; Kricket 25:17, Annie 25:53, Evan 21:59, Lars 17:13, Chad 18:26

Last Years Results

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Women's MTB Clinics This Weekend

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Durango DEVO’s Sarah Tescher and Elke Brutsaert bring you DEVO moms and local ladies a monthly skills sesh to spice up you spring rides. The first one is this saturday from 9am to 1pm. You can register online at durangomountainbikecamp.com or at Mountain Bike Specialists. These two local shred legends will definitely treat you right.  womansmtbposter

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Fruita Results

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Dale’s Pale Ale Time Trial,  3miles

U-14 girls; 1. Kaylee Blevins 24:04, 2. Avra Saslow 26:32, 3. Amy Katz 26:35, 4. Hannah Quick 35:59(flatted and ran to the line)

U-14 boys; 1. Chris Blevins 20:52, 3. Cully Brown 23:14, 5. Charlie Greenberg 27:00, 6. River Weiss 29:28, 7. Keenan Desplanques 29:58, 8. Devin Feilen 30:32, 9. Harrison Quick 39:09

Cat 2 girls 15-18; 1. Hannah Madden 25:17, 2. Joan Walker 27:53

Cat 2 boys 15-18; 1. Elliott Saslow 19:58, 2. Haakon SIgerslid 20:19, 6. Hank Stowers 22:49, 7. Levi Kurlander 23:45, 8. Stephan Davoust 25:30

Cat 1 girls 15-18; 1. Alicia Rose Pastore 20:43

Cat 1 boys 15-18; 2. Gino Pastore 18:04, 3. Sepp Kuss 18:39

Coaches; Cat 2 womem, 2nd Annie Cheeney 25:28, singlespeed women, 1st Jess Reed 21:53, pro men 13th, Chad Cheeney 17:10, 5th Travis Brown 16:11.

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Pro Men XC Race Video

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DEVO Does Fruita

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The weekend started off with a bang. On friday evenings’ team preride on the time trial course, DEVO U-19er Summer Ellefson fell and dislocated her elbow badly. The evacuation led into the darkness as we had to walk her out of the singletrack to the awaiting four wheelers. Local doctor and DEVO parent Field Blevins happened to be in the area preriding and came to help. U-14 Elliott Saslow rounded up a group of 4wheelers to help. Coach Kricket was on hand as well to give her athlete a hand to squeeze. They arrived back to camp at 10pm.

Summer was super tough and after getting back to camp at 2am, was awake rallying her teamates for the days task. Saturday mornings’ Time Trial went well for DEVO. Taking wins in 5 of the 6 junior categories. Elliott Saslow, Chris Blevins, Alicia Rose Pastore, Kaylee Blevins, Hannah Madden took wins. It was the first mtb race ever for Charlie Greenberg, River Weiss, Keenan Desplanques, Devin Feilen, and Harrison Quick. DEVO U-19er Alicia Rose Pastore won the Cat 1 15-18 ladies by over 2 minutes as her brother Gino placed second, with sidekick Sepp Kuss in 3rd in the cat 1 15-18 boys.

After a couple hours of post race fun riding and eating and resting, the team geared up to pre ride the next days track. After a brief lesson in race starts, the teams split up into groups and took off. Local Olympian Travis Brown took the older DEVO members out on course and taught them the art of riding fast with a big beard. Coaches Jess, Annie and Chad rode with the U-14, 19 girls and boys on the race loop and had a nice banana break on the slickrock section. Saturday night the team camped out under the stars in Rabbit Valley, a huge bonfire and a speech by Coach Chad helped the kids stay up a little later than usual on a night before the first cross country race of the season.

Sunday morning the U-14 boys and girls were awakened to a last minute course change that had everyone in a frenzy. The DEVO team stayed calm and went with the flow. After several wrong turns and confusing intersections, Chris Blevins crossed the line in first place for the boys and sister Kaylee another victory for the family. Kaylees teammates Amy Katz and Avra Saslow finished 2nd and 3rd behind.

In the Cat 2 boys and girls races, Elliott Saslow took 2nd place, his best cat 2 finish to date. While teammates Haakon Sigerslid and Stephan Davoust went 4,5. Hannah Madden and Joan Walker continued their Cat 2 domination from last year and went 1,2.

The Cat 1 race course was a grueling, technical 28 mile popsicle style loop, that with the mid day heat, was going to be a tough first race of the season. Team DEVO handled it in stride.

The Cat 1 boys took 3,4 and 5th place in the super competitive boys race. Gino Pastore, Howard Grotts and Sepp Kuss are young, but they proved that they belong. In the Girls race, Alicia Rose Pastore was leading by 4minutes untill the 2mile to go mark and flatted. The flat fix took longer than expected and she rolled in in 4th place. Teammate Kaila Hart, who drove in for the race the morning of, fresh off a late night after prom school party, battled it out in the heat and flatted twice and finished 6th.  Coach Kricket Lewis was out on course feeding the ladies and encouraging each athlete as they passed. DEVO alumni Joe Schneider raced in his first pro category race and finished 21st.

The Durango DEVO team travels to races as a team throughout the summer season. Coaches and helpers come with and the group camps out or stays in team condos. The goal of the team race is to teach the kids how to manage themselves at a race weekend. Their next team race is the local Alien Run Race in Aztec, New Mexico.

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FLC Uniforms

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Support the FLC Cycling Team
 
FLC Cycling Team Clothing is 40% off through May 1st at the FLC Bookstore in the College Union Building on the FLC Campus. The selection of items is huge: Water/Wind proof thermal and rain jackets, long sleeve jerseys, women’s and men’s short sleeve jerseys, women’s and men’s bib and non-bib shorts, thermal bib tights, arm and leg warmers, socks, hats, t-shirts and hoodies.  A portion of the proceeds go to the cycling team in it’s endeavor to win yet another National Championship at Collegiate Road Nationals, May 8-10 in Fort Collins, CO.
 
For more info on the FLC Cycling Team check out: http://cycling.fortlewis.edu

For more info on the sale or to purchase by phone, contact: Tammy Hendrix, 970-247-7497, hendrix_t@fortlewis.edu


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Thursday JrDEVO Rides Cancelled

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Hey there DEVO Nation, Sorry to inform you of todays cancellation, but this is how it goes. Coaches Chad and Annie  will still show up at the meeting places to inform those who don’t know. The make up date will be Thursday June 4th 4-6 at Horse Gulch, for both 24inch and AllGirlsRide groups.

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Sol Vista Nationals Info

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Info This race is in July and takes place on the very date that the entire DEVO team has planned the perfect peak. On another note, here is a new bike review/test site to check out from time to time. It will be over on the right from now on. Its called sicklines.com.

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Thrift Store Shed Action

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On Saturday, a pack of bikeless Durango DEVO cyclists met at the Volunteers of America Thrift Store, with a mission. The objective was to move the huge donation shed from current thrift store to new location. Levi’s dad Scott brought his trailer to the alley and parked it perfectly. Then Lily, Hannah, Harrison, Amy, Howard, River, Carl, Shane, Kyle, Keenan, Haakon and Coach all listened to Lisa the manager. So the group shimmied and shook, the shed broke loose. Ropes and come alongs, then DEVO muscles and there it sat upon the trailer. It was pushed off near the river at its new donation location. The VOA Thrift Store will still see a lot of cool donations, in a shed, down by the river.

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Mike's Latest Remodels

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tw_side_shot yak_sideshot1Local 1990’s bike restorer, Mike Wilk has cranked out a couple more gems. Check em. “The first is a 1994 Ted Wojcik Softrac FS. Built on an AMP-supplied platform, this was one of the first successful XC-race suspension designs. I rode the hell out of it at Phil’s World and loved it… and I hate full suspension bikes.  I wish more modern companies would adopt the less-is-more approach to suspension.  Of course it flexes like hell, but thats just inspires you to find a better line.

The second is a 1988 Yeti.  I built this as my race bike for the Keyesville Vintage MTB race in California last month. Completely period correct except for the pedals.  Everything was top of the line for that year, and it’s still 30lbs.  It was hell climbing but super fun on the corners and decents. One detail few people know about its no one designed the Yeti – it was just a copy of a BMX cruiser. It rides like one… great when you stand up / rail corners, awful when you sit down. This bike sucks for everything other than racing.” Mike Wilk

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Want a DEVO Jersey

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Become a Durango DEVO supporter by purchasing a team issue jersey. The bummer is that it will cost you $250.00. The kids voted on it and said they would allow community supporters to sport their gear if they threw down huge to help the kids who could not afford new team duds. If you are interested in looking rad, please contact cahd@durangodevo.com and we’ll get you styled out.

U-19 jersey on the left and U-14 on the right. photo by Jeanne Pastore

U-19 jersey on the left and U-14 on the right. photo by Jeanne Pastore

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The Training Room

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The Training Room at Mercy gave a sweet little safety talk to the Durango DEVO coaches this past week. Athletic Trainer Jeff came to the home of the Cheeney’s and gave a great little informative talk on what to look for and how to treat a variety of sport injuries. The Training Room also offers VO2 max, and lactate threshold testing which is key for any young athlete looking to get the goods from the training regime.

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