Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Well we all had quite a killer weekend out there in Durangoland, SSWC D9 has come and gone, I still cant believe it's over!! It all started Friday morn here with Max cuttin some sweet racing stripes in Will's already sick do!!
We pre rode the course with some other single speeders we picked up along the way. In the grey jersey here is John and he is the main man for next years SSWC in New Zealand. What a super cool cat, just riding along enjoying the scenery and the Stompa company. Good luck with your planning dude!! Hope I can make it there next year, better start saving my pennies huh!!!!
Some people said that the course was unridable!? What you don't like to take your bike for a hike!!?? Any time I go hiking in the woods it's much better to bring your bike, cause the way down is much more enjoyable!!
What a view from the top of Raider Ridge, we had to stop for a while to soak it all in. Some cool dudes from Salida were already there hanging out and enjoying the sweet scenery. At this point we had no idea what Raider Ridge was all about but it sure was a killer view.
Fast forward to the party/Jump Jam on Friday night, it decided to rain but that didn't stop all of us from hanging out in the rain watching these guys kill it!! In the air, in the background is Glenwood local Shawn Schuman (sp?) completely setting the bar much higher than the rest of the fellas. Here he is in the middle of a 360, the only one doing 360's that night!! Way to represent bro!!
They had a foot down comp later that night, and these are the three people left after everyone else already touched the ground. Ya Ya (Stompaz) is in the orange coat, the guy with the black coat/reflective stripes on shoulders is a messenger in Cali and Will (also a stompa) is in the sweet purple and black pimp jacket. Will ended up winning this sweet ass vest made by Doom (www.republicofdoom.net).
Saturday was an incredible experience, though I don't have any pics of the race, left my camera at Charlies, I did get some more pics of the party at Ska Brewery. With an art show on the second floor and live music/food/basketball outside it was sure to be a killer night. Here's Brad chillin in the hot seat.
Some of the pieces from the art show on display were from of us Stompaz - Rhonda, Max, and Devon all had stuff there, nice rubber work there Rhonda!!
This incredible 36" wheeler made by Black Sheep Bikes was raffled off on Sat night and my buddy Scotty Harris won it!!!!! Siiiiiiiick!! Tear it up buddy! He Was pretty much smiling ear to ear for the rest of the weekend and probably is still smiling, couldn't have happened to a better dude!
Ross gettin' his tattoo work done, first one he has on his body and it represents WORLD CHAMPION!!!! Good job Ross, lightning fast!!!!
Finally after a weekend of parties and bike ridin' we turn to polo (more partying and bike ridin')
Here's the ladies semi-final match, can you believe that it was pouring rain just a couple of hours before this and now bluebird skies and fun in the sun. Well for my first trip ever to the town of Durango, it's gonna be hard to top that experience, but its not gonna stop me from headin back there, the drive from Glenwood is absolutely amazing and the people of Durango are even more amazing. Thanks again to Passion Productions, the people who made this happen, and thanks to Charlie Noone for letting us crash on his floor and use all his toilet paper :) until next time, niRad