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Old 08-24-2009   #11
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Did CMac paddle a Wavehopper?

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Old 08-24-2009   #12
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Yep. From what I can remember, here's what some of the top 10 were paddling:

1. Charlie MacArthur - 20:27 - Perception Wavehopper
2. Ken Oliver - 21:01 - Phoenix Savage
3. Jakub Nemec - 22:03 - Wavesport Habitat 80
4. Behind the 8 Ball - 22:10 - 14' Sotar raft
5. Will Rawstron - 22:24 - Dagger Nomad 8.5
6. Tim Kennedy - 22:26 - Dagger Green Boat (prototype)
7. Christian Cook - 22:45 - ?
8. Leif Anderson - 22:54 - Fluid ?
9. Ben Copithorn - 23:14 - ?
10. Alex Clayden - 23:20 - Perception Pirouette


Also, thanks to all the organizers, sponsors, supporters, safety crew, BLM, CO State Parks, Union Pacific, Youst Ranch, and participants and spectators who made it all happen. It was a great event and weekend.

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Old 08-24-2009   #13
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Paul St.Ruth was there with me as well. Thanks Struthy. Actually enjoyed the sidelines this go around. Next year fellas, next year. My personal favorite moment was Charlie Ebel calling Billy "a little girl" because he got down in the shredder at Tunnel. To funny. And the PM mellow float with many friends and family was a highlight. And the whiskey, that was good too. And I almost forgot, Leif wore a jersey with bib #303 on it. Priceless.

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Old 08-24-2009   #14
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Many thanks to all the aforementioned, especially all the volunteers!

Its been fun to see the race from different perspectives over the years. Certainly slightly less frightening this year and last, than when I used to be forced to take the raft line at gore with no skirt.

Thanks to toilet bowl for handing out redemption to Tom Aex after he made up two minutes and passed me above Tunnel, ouch. Keck was drafting pretty much the entire race, so you're welcome. Is that something Kevin schooled you on?

Second Hobie on the fine scotch at the finish line. Nice. Dewars with a duct tape label out of a nalgene, just so you don't get confused. Btw, didn't see you wearing the buckle Christian, what's up with that? I know you got some new skinny jeans for your back to school shopping, but you gots to get some Jnco's, strap on the gnarrows buckle and represent!
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Old 08-25-2009   #15
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Thanks to all the people who helped organize the race. Awesome time with good folks.
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Old 08-25-2009   #16
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I'd like to thank the machinegun-toting, powertripping Border Patrol Nazis for not showing up. All of the BLM rangers that I dealt with were cool and friendly. A warning in place of a speeding ticket was nice. Awesome time.

Grif for President!
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