Trails 2000 Donates VW Van

Local trail work powerhouse Trails 2000 dropped a 91ish VW passenger van into the lap of Durango DEVO late 2007. Buried in snow as of now, we at DEVO would like some suggestions of what to do with this sweet beast come spring. Any ideas or comments would be appreciated.

DEVO Secret Training Camp March 28-30

Super top secret. March 28-30. Base camp style team training and super special dynamic effects by Russ, Shishim and Jon. Open to DEVO u-14 and u-19 team riders. Each team will have a special agent ride leader to shred with. Team arrival on friday 430pm in the desert base of Choke Cherry Wash. Sunday departure will be 5pm from desert base. More top secret info to come around Feb 1st. Map


DEVO Welcomes New U-14 Ladies Coach Jess Reed

jesspic.jpgjessreedweb.jpgHi everyone! My name is Jess Reed and needless to say I am beyond excited to be coaching the U-14 Ladies team. I bit about Jess…I have been riding bikes and working with kids in various capacities for most of my life. I grew up eating cheese in Madison, Wisconsin. Since then I have lived and ridden in many part of the country as well as in Southeast Asia. The riding in Durango is unmatched, between that and the back county skiing you couldn’t pay me to leave! I started road biking with my mum at 6, mountain biking at 15 and downhill biking at 29. At 33 I have just purchased my first single speed frame(yeah!) I’m on a bike just about everyday during the season. My other passion is working with kids. From volunteering at UW Hopsital pediatrics unit to teaching young monks English in Kathmandu, kiddos have always been a big part of my life. I am a Liscensed Clinical Social Worker and have a private psychotherapy practice here in Durango where I work with kids, adolescents and families. Combining cycling with hanging out with kids is a dream. Riding for me is all about fun, so get ready ladies and parents for an exceptional season!

Snowdown Adds New Cycling Event

  1. Wednesday, January 30th at 6pm at Rec Center, Roller Races
  2. Saturday, February 2nd at 10am at DMR, Bike Snow Slalom
  3. Saturday, Feb 2nd at 11am at Parking Lot near river, Enchanted Trail Bike Race

Roller racing is a sweet sport. Head to head for 15 minutes, on rollers, unassisted. Record is close to 11 miles. Speed record is 62mph. The Snow Slalom is a classic. Snow conditions are a big factor in this event. Russ Zimmerman has been the man to beat for a decade, on a cruiser. The Enchanted Trail is a new event for 2008. Radio Broadcast will join a sweet course designed by DEVO head coach Chad Cheeney. A time trial event, open to any two wheeled ripper, pits one man on the course at a time to lay the fastest time. Course will be mostly amazing with times landing in the 1 to 2 minute range. Good for all ages!

Chris Furer is DEVO's Structural Analysis Friend

If you plan on riding your bike for the rest of your life, a little attention paid to your body, might keep the wheels rolling. Chris has offered to help DEVO out with some super sweet body work. Riders on the team get the pro treatment, so get on the pager and page him pronto. We have a sweet race season ahead of us. Chris Furer Certified Massage Therapist 970-946-2776

Durango Winter Triathlon Was Very Good

Ben Sonntag took the victory in the first winter triathlon to be held at the Durango Nordic Center. Brian Smith of Boulder came in second and Spencer Pawlison was third overall while Jennifer Smith also of Boulder, took the tops for the women.  Molly Hummel of Durango placed 2nd with Kate Chapman in 3rd. The conditions were brutal for all. Soft, sand like straightaways, blown out corners on the bike course that were littered with rookie-esque swerve lines and slow, deep ski track that left all edges cutting deep. Thomas Millerman from Cortez was ripping a Surly Pugsly during the bike leg, letting the witnesses see the beauty that is fat supple tires. DEVO head coach Chad Cheeney placed 8th overall in his first tri event. The race was a qualifier for the world championships, while the national championships will be held in Bend, OR two weeks from now. 

Opinion on the Wilderness Options for the Columbine District

There is no option that will work best for our Columbine district. The San Juan Public Lands’ draft management master plan is just another step closer to turning our sweet, sweet forest lands into Wilderness. There is no problem with over use or conflicting user groups in the area stated for Wilderness. How many people do you see on average in the Hermosa drainage per visit? There is no development, oil and gas or anything bad going on in our woods. We, as cyclists, must join forces with the other user groups, motorized and non, to stop this. The messed up thing is that oil and gas companies back this master plan. Its sad how they sell us “good” ideas. The best thing we all can do is make a specific and educated commentClick here to send a comment. Remember None of the Options are Good. Our Forest is Ours to Save. Just a concerned citizen.

Gino Pastore and Tad Elliott Take Gold at Soldier Hollow

DEVO u-14er Gino Pastore won two gold medals last weekend in the second biggest ski race in north america. Taking the top spot in the sprint skate and 3k classic. Teammate and fellow DEVO neighbor Sepp Kuss placed 6th and 9th respectivley. Tad Elliott coming off his rookie season on the MTB professional circuit, took gold in the 15k classic 103 man field. Evan Elliott, Durango DEVO’s top downhill racer from the 2007 season, placed 9th behind Tad. The previous day in the sprint Evan placed 10th while Tad came in 7th. Alisha Rose Pastore 6th in the sprint and 2nd in the classic, with DEVO U-19er Hannah Madden 8th and 14th. Paige Elliott in the J1 took 24th in the sprint and 10th in the classic. U-14 ladies Amy Katz, Stephanie Oiger, and Lily Oswald took it to the J3’s as well.  Jr. DEVO riders, elementry aged rider, Charlie Greenburg also places well in the event. Nice work. The Durango Nordic Team is one of the top junior ski programs in the nation. Durango Nordic placed second behind Sun Valley Idaho.

Durango DEVO Film, Part 1

Chase Orrick will be installing his film in three chunks of youtube action. If you missed the full length premiere in october, this is your first chance. Your second chance can come in a few weeks when his video is for sale on DVD. Info about that later.

U-19er Chase Orrick Directs

Chase Orrick has entered the world of youtube and will bring us sweet cycling vids throughout the year. His latest is a headcam approach with coach Chad Cheeney.  

Updated Durango Area Cycle Race Schedule For You

June 6-8 The Sol Survivor SolVista, CO XC, MX, DS (MSC)

June 20-22 Wildflower Rush, Crested Butte, CO XC, SD, DH (MSC)

June 16-22 MTB World Championships, Val di Sol, Italy

June 22-28 Bicycle Tour of Colorado, DGO/ Telluride loop

June 29 Dear Valley, Park City, UT XC, ST, SD, DH (NMBS)

June 11 Three Springs Circuit Races, Durango, CO STXC

June/July/Aug Wednesday 6pm DEVO Short Track Series

July 4 MTB Marathon National Championships, Breckenridge, CO

July 11-13 Blast the Mass, Snowmass, CO XC, SD, DH, MX (MSC)

July 19 Mt Evans Hill Climb, CO HCRR

July 17-20 MTB National Championships, Mt. Snow, VT

July 26-27 Hermosa Off Road Classic, Hermosa, CO XC, CAMP, ST

August 9 Escalante Days MTB Race, Dolores, CO XC

August 15-17 Keystone Climax, Keystone, CO DH, DH, SD (MSC)

August 24 Dirt Lovers Rally, Durango CO XC

August 23-24 Eldora Escape, Nederland, CO XC, STXC, HC (MSC)

August 23-24 Singlespeed World Championships, Napa, CA

August 29-31 Sol Squared, SolVista, CO DH, SD, DH (MSC)

August 31 NORBA Finals, Brian Head, UT XC, SD, ST, DH (NMBS)

September 6-7 The Fall Classic, Breckenridge, CO XC, HC, CR (MSC)

October 4 Road Apple Rally, Farmington, NM XC

October Durango Wheel Club Championships RR

October 11-12 Tour of Durango, Durango CO XC, RUN, TOUR

October 26-28 Collegiate National Championships, Banner Elk, NC

November Durango Coffee Cup Cyclocross Series

November 30 Russell the Musclecross, Durango, CO CX

December 11-14 Cyclocross National Championships, Kansas City, MO

2008-race-scedule-copyClick on the colored thing and see the DEVO season race schedule. Team races are in bold.  Mountain States cup web site.