Starting thursday, DEVO will have a short segment on Durango’s IDTV. The show will air monday through friday, 7-10 am and 7-9pm. IDTV has been awesome and is giving Chase Orrick the freedom to produce the DEVO shorts. The segments will continue throughout the summer, and will be shown for two weeks at a time. Check out their website at www.insidedurangotv.com. Thank you Annie, Chase and John n’ Louisa at IDTV for all the action and hard work behind the scenes.
Attention all U-14 and U19 DEVO racers, check it out! All the info you need.
DEVO friend Todd Wells kept his Olympic dreams alive by placed 2nd American in the second round of wrold cup action this past weekend. Todd placed 23rd and american Adam Craig had a sweet finish in eight place. Gorgia Gould was 13th and Mary McConneloug was 16th. These four Americans are all great role models for are sport. Stay tuned through the season on cycling news.com. Go Todd!
Sundays’ Alien Run race in Aztec New Mexico was small town sweet. About 40 racers showed up to take on the sandy singletrack. DEVO board member and friend, Travis Brown took the win. That guy is good! DEVO represented well with Kyle Horn 1st in jr EX, Joan Walker 1st jr sport, Daniel Walker 1st jr sport, Levi Kurlander 2nd jr sport, Chris Blevins 1st jr beginner, Coach Kricket 1st singlespeed women, Coach Greg 5th pro men, Alumni Tad Elliott 3rd pro men, Devo Helpers Robin Guillaume and Brendan Shafer 3rd and 4th singlespeed men, Miles Venzara 4th pro men, and Coach Chad 2nd singlespeed men. Nice work to all who showed up and represented the team. These small local races are things of beauty. Thanks Alien Run!
TRAILWORK:Where: Big CanyonDate: TUESDAY, May 6, 2008
When: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Meet: Entrance to Big Canyon, behind New Country Auto
Projects: Benchcutting, installing drainages, armoring and brush cutting. We’ll be there rain or shine.
Please wear/bring long pants, long shirt, sturdy boots, sunscreen, hat and enough water to drink for several hours. Bring a friend!
Directions: Camino Del Rio to Dominguez Drive, the stoplight at New Country. Turn left at T and you’ll see BLM Parking Sign. Sign in, grab a designated tool and hike up Big Canyon. We’ll move toward South Rim if you want to join us after work.
Other dates to jot down on your calendar:
Wednesday Trail Work Parties will take place starting May 14 at Sale Barn.
Saturday, May 17: IMBA Trailbuilding School. Must sign up at Info@Trail2000.org by May 10 or sooner.
The IMBA Trailbuilding School will take place in Durango. The class begins at 9a until 4p. This is a very informative class on building sustainable trails and various techniques used to repair trails.
Wednesday, June 11: Annual Volunteer & Members’ Picnic
Wednesday, June 25: Bike to Work Day
Thursday, June 26: Commuter Challenge
Saturday/Sunday June 28-29: Colorado Trail: Champion Venture Mine to Gudy’s.
Friday/Saturday/Sunday: July 25-27: Colorado Trail at Blackhawk
If you can help with these events or our annual Colorado Trail Work Crew , please email or call at the numbers below. 970-259-4682 OR email@example.com
Durango DEVO’s first monthly time trial was today. Telegraph hill climb starts at the parking lot of horse gulch at the off road vehicle sign, and finishes after the final telegraph shoot, and a hard right at the top, just between the rocks lined in the dirt.
4-25-08, 4pm, tailwind up horse gulch, hardpack, dry and a little dusty.
Howard Grotts 17:51, Kyle Horn 19:46, Taylor Borucki 21:54, Daniel Walker 25:05
Alicia Rose Pastore 21:20, Kaila Hart 26:21, Joan Walker 30:00, Hannah Madden 30:22
Kaylee Blevins 31:10, Emily Schaldach 35:00, Elyse Massone 40:20, Hannah Quick 40:20
Gino Pastore 18:31, Sepp Kuss 20:17, Stephan Davoust 22:38, Haakon Sigurslid 22:54, Christopher Blevins 23:15, Collin Francom 25:08, Levi Kurlander 26:24, Elliott Slaslow 26:44, Hank Stowers 26:50, James Shahan 32:45
Kricket Lewis 20:45, Annie Cheeney 27:38, Greg Lewis 17:19, Chad Cheeney 17:44
Tad Elliott 15:35, Robin Guillaume 17:50
1986 was a great year, the Mets won the World Series, mountain biking was gaining steam, and BMX was on the mind of every kid in every neighborhood. It was also the year Rad premiered in the theatres. It plays at the Abbey Theatre this thursday night at 9pm. Thats all I know. I’m there!
It was sweet. Try to watch this amazing film the next chance you get.
The sweet, sweet Alien Run mountain bike race returns this sunday. Aztec, New Mexico’s Alien Run Trail will be the track for this weekends shred fest. To register, show up at HWY 173 mile marker 2, a left turn coming from Durango before downtown Aztec, in the 8-9ish hour. The fee is $30 and it is so worth it. This is a great race for beginners and professionals alike. The Beginner race course does not do the Alien Run trail. See you all there. DEVO!
News my friends. Iron Horse Bicycle Classic weekend is a month away. Kids racing will be sunday morning downtown on the crit course. It sounds like the TommyD junior race will be there as well this year, taking place in the morning before the usual kids race. Get ready JrDEVO’s!
A week or so after on June 9th, Ivan Unkouskoy will be leading the yearly Shalona Hill trash cleanup at 530. Bring your own gloves and meet near Timberline Academy. Durango Wheel Club has been cleaning up after lame trash throwing cyclists for years. Do Not Ever Throw Your Gel Packets!
This sunday there will be a Mercy/DWC Crit Race at Mercy Medical Center. I believe it starts at 9am and the last group races at 11am. Check Durango Wheel Club for better informaton.
October 11th at Three Springs will be a running and a mountain bike race, both taking a back door approach to Horse Gulch. The event is to be called Tour of Durango. On sunday October 12th will be te actual “tour,” which will take cyclist all over Durango’s tasty trails. The ride will start and finish at Carver’s.
Local bike polo film Mallethead has been added to the list of films at the Telluride Mountain Film Festival. The event organizer has assembled a team of locals to take on the Durango crew during the festival. The film fest takes place over memorial day weekend and also features Fruita photo honch, Anne Kellers’ photographic work with recently paralyzed, former world ranked slalom star, Tara Llanes.
In related news, Mallethead has not been accepted into the world traveling Bicycle Film Festival. We are very sad to hear this news, but sometimes you need to get shot down. We are currently working on the complete DVD package and will be available to the public this summer. Polo; Sunday’s at Park Pologrounds, 2hrs before sundown.
Thanks to Seth Lander for buying the 1986 VW Van that Mary Monroe and Travis Brown of Trails 2000 donated to us last winter. The money will go towards a team vehicle in the future. Nice work team! In related news, Travis placed 1st in the singlespeed xc and 5th in the Sea Otter super D event. Travis is the man…..and Mary is the man too!
DEVO friend Todd Wells paced 11th today in Houffalize, Belgium, at the World Cup season opener. Todd is on a mission to compete in the upcoming summer Olympics in Bejing. Julien Absalan, last Olympic gold medalist, took the victory.
Three weeks under the belt so far. It is amazing how fast they learn and progress. We think it also helps the learning when they are amongst their peers. The big groups are tough at times, but for the most part, they offer more models to the skill of cycling. We all get better when we ride with our friends.
The mud hasn’t been too bad so far, and sorry if it has. Kids like riding straight through as it actually is the proper trail edict when spring riding.
Parents, ask your kids how to brake, climb, mount a bike or descend and see what they have to say. Let them teach you a skill if the timing is right.
I guess we really do not have any “news’ at the moment. The rides have been going great so far and the coaches are having a blast riding with your children. Keep up the good work parents and we’ll see you next week for more riding. Thanks Coach Chad
Oh yeah, Bike/garage moving sale at Anne and I’s house this saturday 10-5, tons and tons of bikes and parts. Check it out.