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Boys Drool

Posted in Uncategorized on September 23, 2009 by durangodevo

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

Women Rule

Posted in Uncategorized on September 23, 2009 by durangodevo

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

Buff Pleasuredome scores 5 straight goals in Spingle Seed World Championship Win!

Posted in Uncategorized on September 23, 2009 by durangodevo

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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Cycle Squawk Wrap Up Show

Posted in Uncategorized on September 22, 2009 by durangodevo

Today from 1130 to 12pm, Cycle Squawk, KDUR Durango’s very own cycling talk show, will be live on air to talk just a little more about the sweetness that occurred. Check in at 91.9 and 93.9fm or on the computer at kdur.org. Peace.

Article from the Denver Post

Mountain Flyer Magazine story

Trailwork on Thursday

Posted in Uncategorized on September 22, 2009 by durangodevo

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.

Durango Herald

Posted in Uncategorized on September 21, 2009 by durangodevo

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A Correction from the Editor.

Posted in Uncategorized on September 20, 2009 by durangodevo

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.

Jacquie Phelan, First in Wacky Awesomeness, by T. Herb Belrose.

Jacquie Phelan, First in Wacky Awesomeness, by T. Herb Belrose.

!VIVA NEW ZEALAND SSWC10! Italy gets destroyed in final showdown.

Posted in Uncategorized on September 20, 2009 by durangodevo
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An Italian player neckchops his teammate while NZ scores.

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.

New Zealand Rocks the Jumpshot

New Zealand Rocks the Jumpshot

Jubilation in Durango after New Zealand takes the next SSWC home.

Jubilation in Durango after New Zealand takes the next SSWC home.

SSWC09 Declaration of Riptasticness!

Posted in Uncategorized on September 19, 2009 by durangodevo
Rad Ross Schnell by T. Herb Belrose

Rad Ross Schnell by T. Herb Belrose

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).

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Heather Irmiger by T. Herb Belrose

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

Oh Canada…

Posted in Uncategorized on September 19, 2009 by durangodevo
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Eric from Canada by T. Herb Belrose

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…

SSWC09 T. Herb Belrose 2009

Italy vs New Zealand

Posted in Uncategorized on September 19, 2009 by durangodevo

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.

Alterations by Kate. She kicked butt

so rad

so rad

Alterations by Kate. She kicked butt

ATTENTION LADS AND LADIES!

Posted in Uncategorized on September 19, 2009 by durangodevo
Roger Seliner by T. Herb Belrose

Roger Seliner by T. Herb Belrose

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.

Herb Belrose.

NEW BELGIUM SPIN TO WIN STARTS AT 5:30ish!!!

Posted in Uncategorized on September 18, 2009 by durangodevo
Heikki Hall of e*thirteen by T. Herb Belrose

Heikki Hall of e*thirteen by T. Herb Belrose

This is going to be one of the most amazing events ever held. Pyscho dirt jumping, live bands, beer, bear suits, and American Idol live band DEATHMATCH!!!

Our Friend Needs Your Help! NEVER MIND WE FOUND IT!

Posted in Uncategorized on September 18, 2009 by durangodevo

Last night our buddy tragically misplaced his bicycle in Durango, possibly around Main or 2nd Ave.

It is a brown Shand 29er, steel frame, white industries cranks and hubs, USE seatpin, Thomson stem, Hope discs.

Update: Apparently Tom abandoned his bike on the side of the road and walked back to the hostel. He drank enough water to refill his cerebellum this morning and retraced his steps.

The universe is solid.

Bowling for Durango

Posted in Uncategorized on September 18, 2009 by durangodevo

RUN WHAT YOU BRUNG! (is now over)…

Posted in Uncategorized on September 17, 2009 by durangodevo

Just a reminder: The Run What You Brung Handmade Bicycle Show was at The Irish Embassy on 9th and Main.

YOU MAY HAVE MISSED IT!

H-Ball was there and he claimed to have made this bike! WTF!!! Don’t miss the next event…

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Weekend Information Sheet

Posted in Uncategorized on September 17, 2009 by durangodevo

info sheet

Here is some info you might want to check out. This will be available in limited amounts at registration. Peace.

Oskar Blues Will be Around

Posted in Uncategorized on September 16, 2009 by durangodevo

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Welcome to our Living Room.

Posted in Uncategorized on September 16, 2009 by durangodevo
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Jon Bailey by T. Herb Belrose SSWC09

The air is crispy on this fine southwest Colorado day. Tinted clouds hang over the San Juan Mountains. The SSWC09 race organizers are running in and out of the Durango Cyclery; hands full of flyers and cell phones, minds full of untethered excitement and paranoia.

For the past year, these fine gentlemen and ladyfolk have been shredding the dark days and grinding away the bright nights preparing for the apex of the Passion Productions’ race opus.

SS Riders from all over the world have made an exodus to Durango. This town means a lot of things to the world of cycling. I’d make you a list, but that is not why we have come here this weekend.

We are here because cycling is not all about riding bikes, it is about making a community: our beloved town welcomes you, the world, to our trails and our living rooms.

Please take a step back and appreciate all of the hard work that has gone into this event. Some of the finest artists, craftsman, photographers, musicians, designers, film producers, tattoo artists, brewers, mechanics, trail builders, businesspeople and all around bike haunches have put in 110% to make this thing fly sky high.

Forget about the race on Saturday and absorb all the culture and beauty that we have prepared for you in Durango. We love this town. Thank you all for coming to the wild west to hang out with us.

This is going to be one of the best weeks of our lives.

-Herb Belrose Media Coordinator/Rad Padder/Disgraced Derby Champion

Rides Start Today

Posted in Uncategorized on September 16, 2009 by durangodevo

There will be a Hermosa Tours shuttle leaving from Buckley park today from 3-4pm. They will be doing the Champion down shuttle, which is a drive up Junction creek road to the Champions Venture Mine Road, just below Slide Rock. The ride is basically epic dh on the Colorado Trail. There is an hour long climb in the middle of the ride, but it is mainly the raddest dh around. Killer high country singletrack. Total time is 2.5-4 hours from top to downtown.

Then at 5-6pm, more like 6pm from the Durango Recreation Center, we will be doing a town shred fest. Kinda a tour of the town singletrack, to end at a sweet bbq at Seans house. Cant wait to ride.

Then live music at the Derail may or may not happen due to serious stuff.

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