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