Archive for August, 2009

Ship Your Steed

Posted in Uncategorized on August 25, 2009 by Chainsaw

HCS MTB ADClick on the link to the right to get to the info

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These Guys are Coming

Posted in Uncategorized on August 23, 2009 by Chainsaw

Calling All 2010 Potential Promoters

Posted in Uncategorized on August 22, 2009 by Chainsaw

We are doing some wierd stuff and we need to know ahead of time who wants to host 2010. Please email chad@durangodevo.com if you are thinking of having a crazy busy 2010. Remember it has to land outside the US. Canada, Italy and Budapest so far. You must be at the friday night prelim host comp if you want it. No clues are present at this time.

Raequel the Housing Coordinator, the Interview

Posted in Uncategorized on August 21, 2009 by Chainsaw

Cruising Tough

Cruising Tough

Q: Your husband is in the race, what is it with these singlespeeds, what’s

the big deal?

 A: For me, riding without training wheels is a big deal… I feel like an

idiot. I ride a 3 speed. Honestly, I don’t know what the big deal is, but I

am ready to find out. BRING IT ON!!! 

 

Q: So housing, what is the scoop thus far? Is there much host housing

available at the moment?

 A: I have few a sweet spots here and there. If you haven’t booked

accommodations yet, email me.  Groups are difficult to place, unless they

are willing to stay super far away, like Bobby’s creepy camping compound. I

have a nice guest house for 2 in town that still available for the right

lucky riders. 

 

Q: Are the dorms sweet or what? Why are they so cheep?

A:OMG, I totally want to get down in the dorms. It’s like a dream/ flashback

come true. The dorms are located in town. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!

School will be in session. FRESHMEN RULE!! It’s a chance to party all night,

wake up and not go to class, just in case you missed that opportunity. 

 

Q: What is the camping situation in Durango? Can you car camp without

getting hassled?

A:Camping in Durango proper is limited. The United Campground is a few miles

from the river trail, a bike path to town, and then a few more miles to get

to the race course. It’s an easy ride. It’s a nice facility, with a pool and

old people in RV’s. Yay shuffleboard!  You can also camp at Junction Creek-

that’s 4 miles from town. CottonWood Campground & RV park, 970-247-1977, is

located in town. Great location, but honestly, I know nothing about them.  I

have a few willing hosts that will let people camp in their yards, but I am

not so sure you can make a fire.  Bobby, a local racer and totally hot babe,

has plenty of camping on his creepy land miles, but its miles from town. 

 

Q: What are the best hotels to look into? Where would you stay if you were

traveling to town for the big race?

A: Since I gave up smoking crack, I can no longer recommend Spanish Trails.

If you want to drop $200+ per night, I recommend the Strater in the heart of

downtown. It’s close to my favorite 5 Star restaurants and has running

water. More reasonable accommodations, that include light breakfast are the

Comfort Inn & the Best Western. There is also the new hostel. It’s even

cheaper than the dorm  and also a great location.

http://www.durangohometownhostel.com Most any hotel on north main is great. If you

have a question about a property, feel free to email me prior to booking. 

 

Q: Can you give us some contact info for those looking to ask questions? And

that booking company, what about them?

A: My email is Raequel@durango.net or sswc09lodging@durango.net I will be

happy to answer your questions about hotels, hook you up with the dorm

experience or try to find you a host. Gateway Reservation is another great

resource. Gateway is a reservation service affiliated with the Chamber of

Commerce. Gateway can look for availability and rates of most local hotels &

It’s free. Call 800-409-7295 or http://www.gatewayreservations.com/


Volunteer Action is wepile@frontier.net

Posted in Uncategorized on August 17, 2009 by Chainsaw

Please get ahold of Mr. Bill Pile if you are interested in helping out for SSWC09. His email is wepile@frontier.net and his number is 1-800-rad-dude. We still need a solid crew to help us, so get in touch and let Bill know if you want in. We are also asking for groups to manage sections on the course and have a good time. We need, drummers for the climbs, hula girls and guys for the open flats, and other random sweet things like that. If you have any ideas, lettuce know.

SSIT09 Clashes with SSWC09

Posted in Uncategorized on August 14, 2009 by Chainsaw

The Italian singlespeed championships have been causing us some grief. It appears they’ve double booked the world championships in Durango on Sept 19th. We are pissed and need more time to sort this problem out.

The evil SSIT09 promoter

The evil SSIT09 promoter, Drago Duilino

There Are Shuttles to be Had

Posted in Uncategorized on August 13, 2009 by Chainsaw

 

unloading

unloading

The week of the big race, be sure to check out the shuttle action offered by Hermosa Tours. We choose our 2 favorite sweet downhill rides and they are  delivering. Its 10 bones a person for the Champions Venture and 20 for Blackhawk Down.

 

spots

Wednesday 16

3:00pm Hermosa Tours Shuttle, Champion Down, 25 spots approx 4 hour ride chillin

4:15pm Hermosa Tours Shuttle, Champion Down, 25 spots

Thursday September 17th

8:00am Hermosa Tours Shuttle, Blackhawk-Hermosa, 25 spots 5 hour ride average

3:00pm Hermosa Tours Shuttle, Champion Down, 25 spots

4:15pm Hermosa Tours Shuttle, Champion Down, 25 spots

Friday September 18th

8:00am Hermosa Tours Shuttle, Champion Down, 25 spots

9:15am Hermosa Tours Shuttle, Champion Down, 25 spots

 

  1. Colorado Trail/Champion Venture Start – Approximately 20 miles.  Lots and lots of downhill with a 3.5 mile uphill on the final stretch of the Colorado Trail.
  2. Blackhawk Pass – Approximately 15 miles.  Very up and down high country XC ride to Blackhawk Pass with an amazing descent back to the shuttle vans.


 Hermosa Tours Info:

 Phone: 877-765-5682
 email: info@hermosatours.net