A Big Shoutout

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.

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13 Responses to “A Big Shoutout”

  1. Frank Zappa said it best….”strictly commercial”

  2. Preskit Azz Says:

    1,000 (or 2,000) participants also thank all of you. Despite what those who feel they own exclusive rights to singlespeeding culture believe, you guys couldn’t have done it any better, or any more singlespeedy.

    What a badass team.

  3. Buzz White,

    All-Time and many others said it best, “All You Haters Suck My Balls.”

    Best event ever and by far the most amount of work and dedication to making something wonderful happen.

    Double D

  4. More like: Buzz Kill

    I’m still excited about that whole weekend.
    Thanks for a beautiful and perfectly gnarly time!

  5. eric cudmore Says:

    I was pleasantly shocked at the amount of activities and parties that made it a sweet five day awesome fest. not to mention all the ridiculously cool art and great beer that made it that much more complete. oh, and thanks for letting me sing. Time of my life!

  6. Thanks to the Durango crew for throwing a great event, I’ve run events and know the amount of volunteer effort required, so each and every person that helped deserves a HUGE thanks, because it couldn’t have happened without you. First time in your fair city, and I plan to come back form more fun.

    ..and a big thanks for to my friend Nate for the invite out to race.

  7. Kaveh: the camel jockey Says:

    Thanks you guys. Rock and roll. The best four days of fun and riding. Epic time, so my thanks to all involved. World class!

  8. Tandem Geeks Says:

    SSWC09 was one of our all-time favorite events we’ve traveled to. After driving 18 hours to get there, we were treated to an awesome weekend of great events, parties and people – that made all the driving worth-while. Our free (!!) host housing for the weekend was top notch (Thanks Jessica!) and made the trip possible for us. The attention to detail from T-shirts, to the magazine, to the blog leading up to race day (and afterwards) artwork and event stages was mind-blowing! Kick-ass event all the way around. Oh, and the race itself was about as fun and crazy as they get. Excellent, challenging course and great people volunteering their time for our race. And what other giant mtb race are you ever going to attend that has such a big, friendly bunch of people to race with (and laugh with) out on the course. Thanks Durango!

  9. them's some short shorts Says:

    Loads upon loads of superfun. The Ridge was one of the absofrigginlute best sections of trail I have ever had the pleasure of riding!!!
    To the beer-bacon-twinkies crew: thank you, best cold beer of my life.
    To all the rest, D9’s the best! Thanks for all the hard work!!!

  10. ‘Stritcly commerical’? silly buzzr you must not understand what Passion Productions means. SSWC09 was a laboriously lovely fest and the masses who came and enjoyed far outweighed any sad sacks who did not. ThankYaThankya

  11. Meticulously orchestrated and artistically tantalizing! Authentic to the bone!

    If you could not have fun at sswc09, you have issues.

    Thanks again!

  12. you two are crazy. the entire year went by thinking of you two, climbing on and off the tandem over our course. we thought you were going to be pissed at us. Thanks for loving life and all that shit. we had a 16″ racer, unicycle, cruiser and tandem finish this course, no problem. That says a lot about the human spirit. Booya

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