Trek/Gary Fisher Product Launch in Durango

This past weekend Trek and Gary Fisher unveiled their 2009 product to a sea of mainly foreign journalists. Local Trek shredder, Travis Brown set up the logistics for the weekend and by the look of the pictures, he picked some classic Durango rides. U-14 ladies coach Jess Reed and husband Jon got caught in the action out Lightner Creek and made the photo page from this french journal.
More new bikes.

Alicia Rose Sets Mt Evans Hill Climb Record

DEVO U-19er, Alicia Rose Pastore set the Mt Evans Hill Climb record for junior women this past weekend, and won her 18 and under category by over 6 minutes. The 15 year old has been on a tear this season. Her sibling, 13 year old Gino Pastore strapped on his road bike and raced to a 4th place finish in his age group. Cully Brown of the U-14 squad took an impressive 3rd place in his age group. DEVO supporters were also in the mix; Ned Overend placed 5th overall, Carol Hvarda killed the citizens race with a time that would have had her in the mix with the category racers and Pricilla Blevins rode to a strong summit finish. Nice work DEVO.
Full results here.

Chris Blevins USA 10 & Under National Champion

DEVO U14er Chris Blevins gave the team another national championship winning ride today in the 10 and under cross country race. Chris’s field of 10 riders started with the 11-12 field of 20. Shortly into the race, Chris having a stellar ride, caught the lead 11-12 boy and passed him on the final technical climb to take the win, beating the entire field! Chris put 30 seconds on the entire field in the short 2 mile lap. Dang Chris….You so Fast!
Here are complete results

NorCal League Has Sweet Job Openings

The NorCal High School Mountain Bike Racing League is pleased to announce
two new job openings. Please help us spread the word. These are the first
full-time positions being offered. If you or someone you know is
interested in these positions, be sure to apply by July 30th as interviews
will begin in early August.
Assistant Executive Director
Starting Salary: $45,000 plus benefits
Job Description:
Administrative Assistant
Starting Salary: $30,000 plus benefits
Job Description:
Submit resume and a cover letter to Vanessa Hauswald at The cover letter should include a paragraph
describing how this job fits into your current career path. Cover letter
and resume must be submitted in PDF format.

Thank you,
Vanessa Hauswald
League President

Results for Durango Sports Club #6

July 16th

B Open; 1. Daniel Walker, 2. Kaila Hart, 3. Annie Cheeney

A Women; 1. Alicia Rose Pastore, 2. Kricket Lewis

A Men; 1. Dustin Wanstrath, 2. Mike Wilk, 3. Nate Whitman, 4. Howard Grotts, 5. Erich McCallister, 6. Robin Guillaume, 7. Chad Cheeney, 8. Gino Pastore, 9. Lars Ellefson, 10. Sepp Kuss, 11. Matt Phillips, 12. Jeff Toohey

Time Trial; 1. Howard Grotts 3:11, 2. Gino Pastore 3:24, 3. Sepp Kuss 3:28, 4. Kricket Lewis 3:32

Previous results

DEVO Short Track Tonight at Durango Sports Club

Come join the Durango DEVO team tonight for race #6 in the short track series. Durango Sports Club will be the sweet site. Registration begins around 530 and the first race will be at 6pm. The A race will follow at 630. Cost is 5$. The course is tough and will have two singletrack option sections to aid in passing. Show up at 530 to get a bonus one lap TT time.

NMBS #5 Sees Todd Wells Win STXC

The recent NMBS east coast round in Windham, New York saw Todd Wells win his first short track race of 2008. Other local shredders in the race were; 15. Troy Wells, 17. DEVO Alumni Tad Elliott, 34. Adam Snyder, 40. Drew Edsall, and 41. Greg Carpenter. Check out photos and full results here.
In the previous days cross country event, Troy Wells was Durango’s top spot at 18th place. Tad Elliott, taking it easy before next weeks national championships in Vermont, rode to a 25th place finish. Nice work fellas. The ladies races were again dominated by the Luna Chick squad. Since Shonny VanLandingham retire from the circuit, Durango has not had a pro women in the national series races this season. Who’s next?

Snowmass Was Great Sucsess

Day 2 Downhill and Super D results;
Junior Beginner 14 & under: 8. Hank Stowers of 15
Junior Beginner 15-18: 14. Elliott Saslow of 35
Junior Sport 14 & under: 8. Sepp Kuss of 13
Semi Pro Men: 11. Evan Elliott of 35
Super D
Junior Women: 1. Alicia Rose Pastore, 2. Hannah Madden, 3. Kaila Hart, 4. Elyse Massone of 5
Junior Men: 5. Chase Orrick, 6. Howard Grotts, 7. Gino Pastore, 11. Sepp Kuss, 14. Stephan Davoust, 19. Hank Stowers, 20. Levi Kurlander, 21. James Shahan of 30 riders
Men 19+: 8. Daniel Walker of 9 riders
Women 19+: 5. Michelle Stowers, 7. Annie Cheeney of 8
Open Men: 7. Chad Cheeney of 25

DEVO Does Snowmass Mountain States Cup

Day one cross country results;

Jr Expert Men; 11. Kyle Horn, 13. Howard Grotts, 14. Chase Orrick of 18

Jr Expert Women; 1. Alicia Rose Pastore (by 10 min)

Jr Sport Women; 1. Kaila Hart, 2. Joan Walker, 3. Hannah Madden, 4. Kaylee Blevins, 5. Avra Saslow, 7. Elyse Massone of 7

Sport Women 30-39; 4. Annie Cheeney of 8

Begginer Men 19+; 5. Daniel Walker of 13

Junior Sport Men; 1. Gino Pastore, 2. Sepp Kuss, 9. Stephan Davoust, 10. Levi Kurlander, 16. Elliott Saslow of 17

Junior Beginner Men; 2. Hank Stowers, 4. James Shahan of 5

Semi Pro Man; 7. Chad Cheeney of 24