Archive for September, 2009
That was so much fun. It takes a serious possy to make that stuff happen.We would like to thank all the folks who helped this thing look and feel great. Thanks to Hagen for the super perfect race course management. That was top notch.Carol and Kristen of EcoLogic Events making us look pro. You both are so fun to plan stuff with. Bill and his help with volunteer coordination. He was solid, thanks for the results as well. 800+ hand written! Annie for the super smooth registration flow. The vibes were good. Russ and his creative backing love. The Durango Cyclery gave us some serious love. Dave at Ska for the amazing passion and insite for the saturday night goodtime. Raequel and her housing hookups. There were many friendships being made with her connections. Helen and her magazine editing. We threw it out there and she made it make sense. Edward at New Belgium for being so down to have a good time on bikes. Been with us since the beginning. Hb, Elke and Dave for the amazing announcing action. Ron Andrews and Doom for the finish line bike arch and sweet stage. Mary and Trails 2000 for the sweet trailwork in the months before the race. DJ Igene for the smooth tunes at the finish line.
Drew and Wade at Boure and Kate for the so rad custom bball unis. Those things were tight. DJ Tricerahps for the tunage throughout the weekend. The godfather of Durango racing, Ed and Patti Zink for letting us tap into their amazing race management infrastructure. Kelly of Lighting Comunication for the great sound and lighting at the parties. Vik. The VOA thrift store for the perfect costumeage for the D9 crew and after party. Marc for the afterparty, and sweet future film. LuLu for housing the 3 bands.Chris Giles Scott Smith and Devon Balet for all the sweet photo help. The magazine thanks you. Jay Huwang for the insurance help. The DEVO board for the discussions. Zia for giving us a nice full stomach throughout the weekend and at the volunteer party. Marc for letting us throw a sweet party on his development. Cliff an his crew for working on a sweet freeride course and throwing down on friday night. Suzette, Mandy, Shana and Bret for letting us all see that big companies can kick ass and make cool fun stuff. Thanks Chrome for the bball kicks. To the STomparillaz for the endless creative action. The boombike was always bumping. Fishbone for the good looking tshirts. To the city and county permit peeps, thanks for believing in a good thing. Jake for the sweet ridgeline trail. Chad at Oskar Blues for taking the finish line to another level.
Yo Team. There will be a volunteer/post sweetness party out at Ska Brewing at 530pm on monday the 28th. If you were involved in producing any of the SSWC09 action, please come and talk about it with us. We the D9 crew are so very appreciative of the people that came to lend us a hand throughout the entire process. That thing was a giant beast of an event and we all made it look and feel tasty together. We’ll see you there.
We the D9 crew ask if you could all please check your cameras and film for the thief that walked off with the donated Sweet Bike 29 wheel set. The wheel box was taken after the awards on saturday night with Ross and Heather on stage, receiving their Fizik saddles. The man was said to be wearing an orange jacket, possibly a rain coat, a messenger bag and around 5 feet 9 inches in height. The box was to the left of the stage when it was taken. The time of the heist was approximatley between 1030-1130pm. There will be some sort of sweet award for the capture of the criminal.
Here are the top 20;
1. Ross Schnell, 2. Matt Shriver, 3. Carl Decker, 4. Ned Overend, 5. Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski, 6. Joey Thompson, 7. Carlos Creme, 8. Aren Timmel, 9. Whit Johnson, 10. Cale Redpath, 11. Travis Sheefer, 12. Nathan Miller, 13. Josh Kelley, 14. Mitchel Hoke, 15. Skyler Trujillo, 16. Cameron Brenneman, 17. Trevor Downing, 18. Drew Edsall, 19. Gregg Stone, 20. Brian Reipe
Here are the top 20 women;
1. Heather Irmiger, 2. Shonny VanLandingham, 3. Kelli Emmett, 4. Dellys Star, 5. Jen Gersbach, 6. Lynda Wallenfels, 7. Jess Reed, 8. Christina Begy, 9. Karen Tremaine, 10. Sarah Tescher, 11. Lyra Parker, 12. Rebecca Tomawicki, 13. Linden Lane, 14. Kristen Johnson, 15. Irene Mercer, 16. Shanon Gibson, 17. Amy Hermes, 18. Hillary Hienton, 19. Jona Bollinger, 20. Julie Trimble
In one of the most dramatic and passionate games in Women’s Polo History, Buff Pleasuredome members Anne Cheeney, Jess Reed, Sabina Kraushaar and Helen Lee defeated the Slammin’ Sistas after coming back from an 0-2 deficit early in the game.
The Slammin’ Sistas players, Shannon Gibson, Jenn Gersback, Terina Tafoya and Rebecca Tomawiski, could not contain Buff Pleasuredome’s dynamic offensive strikes. Pleasuredome kept heavy pressure on the net and kept the Sistas on defense for most of the second half of the game. Sistas’ team member Rebecca Tomawiski played courageous Polo throughout the match and asserted herself as one of the top Polo players in the western conference.
Buff Pleasuredome is now preparing to defend their international SSWC09 Polo Crown next year in New Zealand.
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There will be a trailwork day this thursday with the D9 crew and Trails 2000 from 4-7pm. To jump in, meet at the Skyline Trail with your clothes on. Get there from the end of Jenkins Ranch Road. In an amazing feet of trail sustainability, the track is in great condition with most of the damage being trail widening on the Skyline climb/hike. Take note that 2000 riders over the SSWC09 track left little long term damage. For those attending the thursday group ride, please meet at the trailwork party at 630. We’d like to thank Trails 2000 for the help with the easement that allowed us to race along Raider Ridge and the fresh rideable track that took off 15 minutes of hiking. That course was bad.
During our awards ceremony on Saturday, a man wearing an orange jacket walked up behind the stage, grabbed these $800 wheels with white Stan’s rims and King ISO disc hubs and disappeared into the fray.
This wheelset was donated by Bike29, a company that thrilled us with their generosity toward the SSWC09.
We were about to give these out as a prize when they disappeared. When the winner got on stage, we probably gave them some crappy t-shirt or a sticker instead of the 29er SS wheels of their dreams.
Here at SSWC09, we believe in redemption. If you have these wheels and feel bad about stealing them, or perhaps you don’t want to face the music when we see you riding them on our trails, bring them back to the Durango Cyclery in the middle of the night. Put them under the bench or something.
We are offering a no-questions-asked policy on the return of these wheels.
Do the right thing.
We at Passion Productions think this weekend was a stellar success. During all of the events, some very fine photographers and artists contributed their time and skills to document the event and make SSWC09 the ultimate eyegasm.
We have been talking with some of the photographers, artists, writers and designers about publishing a book. If you would be interested in purchasing one, please let us know in this poll. This information will be very useful when it comes time to print.
Thanks- Passion Productions and SSWC09.
The Cleveland Browns, SSWC09 Spingle Seed Polo Tourney Championship team, have begun contract negotiations with Rotzgutzen Beer to become America’s Hot New Boy Band.
On Saturday, the SSWC09 blog reported that Jacquie Phelan placed third in the women’s division of the Main Event.
The cycling world was upended by the news of this extraordinary comeback. The fact of the matter is that Jacquie did not cross the finish line in third place, nor did she cross the finish line at all.
Here at the SSWC09, we do not count anyone but the first man and woman to cross the finish line. Every person noted in our official results was there for reasons beyond the realm of ordinary pedal work.
Jacquie Phelan did not place third in the pedal race, but she placed first in Wacky Awesomeness, and thus claimed third place behind Harriet Tubman, who finished first in Shreddy Gnarliness.
After a grueling, no-holds-barred SSWC basketball showdown, New Zealand emerged victorious over Italy 42-37.
The New Zealand squad played 40 minutes of diehard b-ball and exhibited stellar passing, blocking and rebounding. Italy fell behind early in the first half, and despite their efforts in making a late come-back, they shamefully let their fellow countrymen down.
The results are official, and Radical Ross Schnell is the new SS WORLD CHAMPION! Ross finished the impossibly impossible course of radical impossibility in a whopping sixtyish seconds and blurtyfive minutes!
“I couldn’t have done without the help of my spirit guide, Terry Bradshaw,” said Rad.
Here are the results in the men’s category:
1. Rad Ross Schnell
2. Chi Chi Rodriguez
3. JORDAN (Jordan was seriously ripping today, even while battling a stomach flu).
In the women’s category, there was some fantastic SS battle action, with reports of at least six knock-em-out drag-em-down catfights on the course. The meanest lady of all, Heather Irmiger, crossed the finish line with blood under her fingernails and a string of freshly assembled teeth around her neck.
Official SSWC09 Women’s Results:
1. Heather Irmiger
2. Harriet Tubman (not the fastest girl, but she had some serious secret shortcuts assembled).
3. Jacquie Phelan
For those of you looking for race updates, I have nothing for you. There are at least 2900 people somewhere out in the gulch running amok!
Last night the party was delayed by rain. The organizers put tarps over the stage and got the show rolling in full SSWC09 style.
In SSWC10 news, Italy and New Zealand pulled a major upset over local favorite Canada. Budapest withdrew consideration after the rest of Hungary expressed a major disinterest in helping him. The Basketball game shall be the great decider…
Holy cow. Tomorrow it’s on, if you have mad basketball skills and want 2010 worlds to go to NZ or IT, let them know by 530 after the race tomorrow. Issac and John have moved on and need to get a team of racers to win the big game. This is for real as two 20 minute halfs of cutthroat basketball will determine the host for 2010.
This is our friend Roger Seliner. Many of you may not know Roger, but those that do know him also love him.
Roger is a man of many facets and talents. He is also Vishnu: Destroyer of Flesh.
Should you choose to win tomorrow’s SSWC09 Main Event, Roger will be waiting for you with a needle and a cup of ink.
Roger hates the way plain old skin looks and he is fully primed and inclined to destroy your flesh and make it beautiful.
I promise that he will drop the fucking hammer on your flowery epidermis…
God Bless Your Souls.