Leslie Living and Running Behind the Redwood Curtain -------------
Trail Runner Nation
Do you ever run any of the Pacific Coast Trail Runs events? (www.pctrailruns.com) They have the best aid stations I've encountered yet, and Sarah and Wendell do a great job. There aren't any fancy awards at the end, but the community I've encountered there is really great. Maybe one of these days we'll catch up with each other at one of their events.
I'm not a butt floss guy. I'm more commando as well. That would have been my suggestion. But your wrong on the guy thing. Some do wear that stuff.