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    The 'Puff makes the front page!

    Not just front page of sports, either. It was photo above the fold this morning.

    The whole thing is online: http://www.registerguard.com/news/20...bike.0627.html


    I JUST got most of the race equipment and trash cleaned up and put away with the help of the many, many volunteers headed by Sasquatch, General Coonskins and several non-mtbr friends. Plus Impy and UncleMTB drove up just to help! I could not have done it without them.

    The event went off great. the weather broke just in time to make the trail conditions prefect. I am dog tired and I have a job interview in the morning.

    Thanks and kudos to everyone that rode and helped.

    122 starters
    33 in the singlespeed class plus at least 4-5 other SS in other classes
    108 finishers

    Results to be posted on the 'Puff site in a few days.
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    1x1 Girl and mom before the start
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    Rudi Nadler. He looked this fresh and happy after 11hr28, too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Bottom of the first climb
    About a mile from the end of loop 1 (60+ miles)
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Rudi Nadler. He looked this fresh and happy after 11hr28, too!
    Bottom of the first climb
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    Roger__ near the end of Loop 1
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    Great job to all who attempted and to all that finished!
    1x1 girl made us SoCal'ers proud!
    Roger good to see you on a bike... you still riding much???
    Rudy did you ride over to the race?? :-)
    congrat's to all!

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    That race seems so laid back and cool. It is on my to do list within the next couple of years. Maybe next year? Anyways, good job Shig on what sounds like a success!
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    Great little write up Shiggy. Congrats on organizing such a cool event.

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    Great work Don!
    Leslie's mentioned over and over how well organized the event was.
    She said it was the most well marked race she's ever done...

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    Hey Rut!

    Yep still riding a bunch...did my first 24hr solo earlier this year too.

    Puff was great this year, excellent job Don! I had a great time, minus the speeding ticket!

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    Definitely laid back and cool!

    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil
    That race seems so laid back and cool. It is on my to do list within the next couple of years. Maybe next year? Anyways, good job Shig on what sounds like a success!
    I've never raced it and have no desire to, but I've been volunteering forever and it is a blast. It's more a Gathering of the Tribe than a race. To me, it's like a holiday -- I was going around saying "Happy Cream Puff!"

    Great job Shiggy, and also to Volunteer Studmuffin Sasquatch. Looking forward to next year already.

    Happy Cream Puff!

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    Stupendously Awesome

    I had such a great time, I hear there was a race...

    Albee and I had the "tough" volunteer part of pre-riding the entire Alpine Trail Sunday morning just before the leaders came thru. Shuttled to the top and flying down on "Big Squish" was almost a dream come true.

    Hanging out at Aid 2 afterward and quaffing homebrew that an Oakridge local was pouring as well as grilling burgers and cheering on all the riders as they came thru, INSPIRING.

    Many props to shiggy and sasquatch for a great weekend, they put in many many hours before, during, and after the event.

    Was great to meet and be met by many mtbr folk. Mrs. Padre was spectacular finishing on her SS and still looking very fresh and ready for another 100miles. Had fun talking to Rudi and cheering him on while on the trail. Impy and unclemtb, was lots of fun to see and play with them again too. Took Impy and her friend Josh on a tour of Hood River and Post Canyon Free Ride trails on Monday, whooo hooo! Many others that I can't remember right now. Whooo HoOOOO!

    After "volunteering" at this PUff I am now inspired to try to enter and complete next year, I just need a picture of a hat for inspiration!

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    ps-took some pics but lost my camera on the Alpine trail, probably at a fall on a switch back somewhere in the lower section of alpine trail...already looking at replacement camera...hehehe
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    Quote Originally Posted by red-haze.com
    ...After "volunteering" at this PUff I am now inspired to try to enter and complete next year, I just need a picture of a hat for inspiration!

    bike ON
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    ps-took some pics but lost my camera on the Alpine trail, probably at a fall on a switch back somewhere in the lower section of alpine trail...already looking at replacement camera...hehehe
    I can not supply a hat pic. Gave them all out and ordered more for the final few finishers today.

    I had forgotten about your camera. May "have to" go look for it tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger___
    Yep still riding a bunch...did my first 24hr solo earlier this year too.

    Puff was great this year, excellent job Don! I had a great time, minus the speeding ticket!
    Roger,
    So was that speeding ticket on the bike?
    We are planning on heading up to Downieville for the Classic this year. Will we be seeing you? Hopefully, but doubtfully, behind me this year.
    Are you just driving up for the day?

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    Dville Classic is in my plans

    just want to see how my knee feels during the next week. I'll have to make a decision soon before they fill up. Hopefully, I'll see up here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger___
    just want to see how my knee feels during the next week. I'll have to make a decision soon before they fill up. Hopefully, I'll see up here!
    Hope the knee's feel better. Great job at the Puff! (I'm guessing)
    If nothing else come to D-ville for the party!!!!!!!!
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    Thank Ya Kindly...

    Shiggy and a bunch of other really cool folk that put on an event that reminds me of the good old days...good people having a great time, pushing themselves and others in such a positive fashion.

    Bert, thanks for the trip to the swimming hole, that was some chilly water. I heard about your last trip through Aid2...hehehehehehehe

    SSisy, it was good seeing you as always.

    The people at the aid stations were awesome. The riders are all supportive and super chill.

    Riding behind Rudi on a bit of DH was just amazing...cool fixie skills.

    hhhmmm, next year...Shiggy, are you adding that one loop back on lap 1??

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAK


    hhhmmm, next year...Shiggy, are you adding that one loop back on lap 1??

    ciao for now
    We will be making some minor course changes to keep it interesting.

    Remember we may be adding the "UNIpuff" next year, too. Twenty miles, more than half on trail - on unicycles!
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    Stella - Having fun!

    Stella second place woman at The Cream Puff - Railing down the single track.

    Another truely Great 100 mile race !

    Thanks to Don and everyone else!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Yup, I rode as passenger in a jeep, Andy. It was a great time. The little white rhino (aka the jeep) was a treat. I spent the week before camping on the Oregon coast. And the Puff was great. Thank you Shiggy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudi
    Yup, I rode as passenger in a jeep, Andy. It was a great time. The little white rhino (aka the jeep) was a treat. I spent the week before camping on the Oregon coast. And the Puff was great. Thank you Shiggy.

    Peace and Love,

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    Rudi, glad to have you here. It was a true joy!

    A couple of questions:

    What gear did you use?
    What size Twisters?
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