Update: Peter Graham's Status...

"At this point, Peter has no use or feeling in his left arm. He is heading to the Mayo Clinic in a couple of weeks to find out if they can successfully graft nerves from his leg to fix the nerve damage in his arm. Best case, he's looking at having 40-60% of the use of his arm if the surgery is a success. If it's not, he will probably never have the use of his arm again, and will more than likely have to have it amputated. It sucks. I'm helping him list Titus Racer X on Ebay tomorrow. -Chino


The homeless pirate found a home...

Matt broke down, got back in step with the man and signed a lease on a condo in Fort Collins. He is, however, still without a seatpost on his suspension rig. Does anyone know what exactly Matt is doing to or with his seatposts that keeps causing them to break? I guess some things are better left unsaid.

bye... bye... Avalon - Patapsco

Josh-n-Lacey ride their back yard trail for the last time before shipping the bikes back out West. Good bye Patapsco and thanks for all of the good times.


24 Hours in the Sage... 2 Teams & Free Beer

The Sonoran Pirates performed swimmingly in the 2007 24 Hours in the Sage, in Gunnison, CO this past weekend. There are various podcasts called in by Ray, Brad, and Matt before, during, and after the race (scroll down). If you would like a .kmz file of the course for Google Earth click the [Contact Josh] link to the right and I'll have Ray send it to your email address.


24h in the Sage... "once it hits my lips I can't stop"

What follows is the text conversation between Brad (at the 24 Hrs in The Sage in Gunison, CO.) and Joshua (at a Jazz concert in Columbia, MD.)

6:36 PM - Brad
"dude. the riders here are all bad ass."

7:54 PM - Joshua
"like you? got your post... little windy... site had 24 hits since
you started so call when you can... having fun?

8:46 PM - Brad
"having fun but need a couple extra lungs and new set of legs"

8:49 PM - Joshua
"altitude kicking your ass?"

8:49 PM - Brad
"among other things."

9:06 PM - Joshua
"ask ray how it compares to the big bear course"

9:07 PM - Brad
"not as long or slippery. this course is faster. and its better without you crying about bears. says ray"

9:24 PM - Joshua
"yeah... I can be annoying about bears... I'm f'n jealous you bastards :-("

9:25 PM - Joshua
"though I am drinking Dave's Pale Ale at a outdoor jazz concert so I got that over you... "

9:25 PM - Brad
"nice. have fun. get drunk."

9:36 PM - Joshua
"getting there... how are diane + alexus holding up?"

9:37 PM - Brad
"they are doing good. diane has done two already. they are done until morning."

9:38 PM - Joshua
"awesome... tell them we said good luck, eh... and ah... call into the blog..."

9:51 PM - Brad
"stopped by new belgium tent and talked the girl into a beer. its so tasty."

9:54 PM - Joshua
"beer equals slow brad... when is your next lap?"

9:55 PM - Brad
"Prob. 4 hours. I'll just have one. carbs dude."

9:56 PM - Joshua
"alcoholic. you can't have just one. good luck. says lacey."

10:03 PM - Brad
"once it hits the lips. i can't stop"

10:06 PM - Joshua
"that goes for anything that hits your lips"

No response...


2 teams @ 24 Hrs in the Sage this weekend!

The Sonoran Pirates have two teams racing the '24 Hours in the Sage' in Gunnison, Colorado this weekend. Ray, Brad, & Matt have pledged to call in and leave podcast messages throughout the race. Scroll down and check the SPMBT Podcast throughout the weekend to see how the race is progressing.

#1. Sonoran Pirates (4 man) Ed, Matt, Brad, Ray
#2. Sonoran Pirate Wenches (female duo) Diana, Alexis


This seatpost used to be straight...

Until I let 'Wild Boy' Pete borrow the guest bike for a couple weeks. Do not fret future riders of the guest bike... it has a brand new seatpost...
Titec El Norte


Losing Access... Continental Divide Trail

The US Forest Service is taking steps to restrict &/or remove mountain bike access to the Continental Divide Trail. The trail is 3,100 miles long and runs along the Rocky Mountains from Canada to Mexico.
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