Thanks Sean for the sweet kickoff party at your house. That was fun and the dawgs were good.
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