Check out the USA’s model High School racing league. These guys are so organized and make cycling dreams come true for hundreds of Northern California youth. Rock Onward! Colorado has just begun getting something similar called CMBL, Colorado Mountain Bike League. DEVO head coach Chad Cheeney is one of the board members for the upstart HS/MS league, so contact him at email@example.com if you have any ideas.
What a great weekend of racing. Here are some photos Jeanne Pastore shot while DEVO was on course. Jeanne has been photographing the team throughout the years and her work is used frequently on this blog site.
Top pro BMX rider Kenth Fallon will be conducting a 3 hour clinic from 9 am to 12 pm this Sunday (April 20th) at Durango BMX. The picture is not Kenth, but local super star Grady James, why…I do not know. The cost is $30. Riders of all ages and ability levels (including beginners) are welcome. Kenth has been to our track multiple times in the past and is a great teacher. Our first race of the season will follow the clinic. If you would like more information, contact Field Blevins (970-759-5700).
Everything must go! This Saturday the 19th of April marks the Cheeney’s big garage/bike shop sale. The landlord wants his casa back, so Anne and Chad must unweight and move out. Weighting was the result of 14 combined years of living in the Childress home at 1015 E 5th. The sale is worth stopping by and seeing the cycling history before your eyes. There is not that much good stuff, but the great stuff is pretty sweet. Please stop by and buy some stuff, you will not be disappointed.
This is week three my friends. Our first team race has passed and our next is May 2-4 in Nathrop, CO. We will be camping as a team at a sweet campground. More on that soon. This friday the 18th is our first U-14,19 skill sesh at the factory trails. We will be working on our fundamentals so be prepared to relearn. Next friday the 25th will be our first monthly Telegraph Hill Climb Time Trial. Get ready to feel that feeling. April 27 is the local race Alien Run in Aztec, NM. It is always a fun scene and I recommend we all give it a go. Start saving your old bike parts to sell at the Velo Swap on May 23rd. It will be DEVO’s spring time fundraiser. Thats about all we got for now. Have a nice spring day.
Hey. We all have wind burnt lips and red noses, but the real news lies within the realm of team results. Durango DEVO riders placed well this weekend in Saturdays individual time trial and Sundays cross country. Here are the results; Alicia Rose Pastore 1st jrExpert TT and 1st jrX XC, Kaila Hart 1st JrSport XC, Joan Walker 3rd JrSport XC and Super Coach Kricket on full factory support.
More; Stephan Davoust 1st JrBegginner XC, Chris Blevins 2nd JrBeg TT and 2nd JrBeg XC, Gino Pastore 1st jrSport TT and 2nd jrSport XC, Sepp Kuss 3rd JrSport TT and 3rd JrSport XC, Chase Orrick 8th JrExpert XC and Howard Grotts 4th JrX TT and 10th JrX XC.
More; Alumni Tad Elliott 8th Pro TT and 7th ProXC, Alumni Joe Schneider 24th semiproXC, Coach Chad 24th Pro/Semipro TT and 29th XC and DEVO Director Annie Cheeney 6th SportXC. Camp Friend Robin Guillaume 3rd Singlespeed TT and 2nd XC, and Jr DEVO Volunteer Dylan Stucki 5th ProTT and 10th ProXC.
It was a well played weekend for all in attendance. We camped together and worked together and smiles made themselves present. Fruita has amazing trails as both courses left us all chatting up race commentary, long after the timing chip ripped from our ankles. Thank you parents of DEVO for all of your amazing support. Our program would not be what it is without you and your children. You made good ones!
Fellow mountain bike mecca Fruita, Colorado will be the first stop of the season for the DEVO cyclists. A first year event, the Rabbit Valley Rampage consists of a individual time trail on saturday morning and a cross country on sunday. Attending the race will be; coaches Anne and Chad Cheeney, Kricket Lewis and riders, Alicia and Gino Pastore, Sepp Kuss, Howard Grotts, Taylor Borucki, Chase Orrick, Kayla Hart, Joan Walker, Chris Blevins an Stephan Davoust. Wish us luck and have fun roosting in DTown while we are gone.
Sorry Jr DEVO folks, the rain will take our ride away today. Practice will be cancelled for all jr wednesday rides. We will do a make up on may 28th. Ride leaders will still show up at meeting spots to keep confusion to a minimum. Have a nice day. All U-14,19 teams will ride rain or snow.
Sweet local race Alien Run will take place sunday april 27 in Aztec, New Mexico. This is one sweet race that has more corners than a store that only sells corners. You can register and find info on this race by showing up sunday morning before the race. This is a classic local roostfest for ages 12 and up.
DEVO’s team race in Telluride on August 1-3 was officially cancelled last month and will be replaced by Escalante Days in Dolores on August 9th. This is an amazing local race with a town festival surrounding the event. With traveling expenses skyrocketing, this will be a welcome team event. Mark it down as a go all you U-14 and U-19 DEVO racers, we are Dolores bound! The race covers the Boggy Draw singletrack area located just outside of downtown Dolores. The festival includes numerous BBQ’s, waterfight and random small town activities.
Hey there U-14 and U-19ers, its time to kick off our 2008 Mountain States Cup campaign. Check out the racemsc website for all the sweet info on Fruita’s series opener. This is our first DEVO team race.
We are all done accepting DEVO riders for the spring session. Sorry if you are late getting this news. The fall season starts in Sept and we usually get started registering a month before the actual rides start. Keep it real and ride your bike.
Cycling has carried me far! From a wobbly spin around the yard as a 6 year old, to a ride around the block at 8, the boundries grew. At 12, my buds from the hood and I did a hilly 30 mile round trip to the lake. Many moons later, the miles piled on and and associations gained through involvement in cycling led me to world travel. Most recently, I completed a ride from Durango to Costa Rica through Mexico and Central America, to pursue a dream formulated 35 years ago. And why stop now? NO WAY!!!!!
Perhaps a bicycle will carry you in the direction of your dreams. The training, the suffering, the comraderie, the rivalries, the elation of successful, personal acheivement are all potential byproducts of our chosen activity. And winning races would be nice, but not necessary to gain a great result. Ride on!!!!