Merry Christmas pops... here is your xmas present from JnLnS...
Frame: Titus Motolite
Suspension: Fox RP23 Shock / Fox Talas RL Fork
Brakes: Avid BB-7 Mech Disc
Drive Train: SRAM X.9 Shifters, Rear Der, X.7 Front Der
Wheels: Mavic 717 Rims / XT Hubs
Crankset/Chain: Shimano LX
Handlebars/Stem: Easton EA-70 / Vice
Seatpost: Richey Pro
Tomorrow is the official start of our training for the 2010 24 Hrs ITOP. In honor of this milestone we decided to try out the new In&Out burger off I-10 in South Tucson for lunch. Masa went big and took down a 4x4 Animal Style Burger, Fries, & a Chocolate Shake. Congratulations Masa on your momentus achievement!
In&Out Secret Menu
Current team is a 5 person Coed and consists of:
Masa, Magellan, EL A, Bus Stop, & Belgarath are registered as a 5 Person Coed team named "Sonoran Pirates Monkey Mastication" in the 2010 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo. Lance Uppercut is riding solo (crazy bastard). Looking for a team? Add a comment... I am helping to coordinate team formation.
I just confirmed the design with our graphics designer. I expect to receive the package of high quality files in the next week or so. I will figure out how to make them available to everyone on the team. All team members are free to use the graphic. We will be working on a team jersey based on this design soon. Cheers!
Chainsaw & I installed a new Yakima rack system with 4 x Sprocket Rocket bike trays on the new Honda Pilot this afternoon (thanks bro!). I am very pleased with the design and the overall quality of the system. I'll report back after the system has some use.
yakima sprocket rocket
I am happy to announce that the winner and new sonoran pirate logo is... E. Thank you very much to all of the other letters for your participation.
A few have suggested the need for minor changes to this design. I now open the forum (via comments to this post) and will go with what I consider to be the consensus on Wednesday morning. If there is strong disagreement I may use the voting process to settle the difference.
Chad's selling his Rocky Mountain Switch. This bike is in excellent shape and saw very little use. He has to make room for his new Ellsworth so his loss is your gain. This is a great inexpensive way to try your hand at some freeriding.
mtb tech manuals
It's great to be back in Tucson. I'm surrounded by great friends, who love to ride! Their attitude is contageous my inner fire and pashion to ride are back with a fury! Sadly they were nearly burnt out over the past five years of living in Phoenix, the city with a average tempature that is 3 degrees cooler than hell.
Im selling the M1A1 Switch I have been struggling to pedal, and am currently in the build process of my new Ellsworth Evolve! Hearing all the great things Magellan has to say about this bike I figured it would be impossible to go wrong! Build should be done in a month!
Im ready to RIDE.
The pirates had 7 participants in the Tour of the White Mountains on Saturday. Please welcome "MK" to the pirates on his first event.
35 Mile - Men's Open (132 riders)
L.Uppercut - 9th / 03:29:46.29
McLovin - 42nd / 04:12:28.12
Pescadito - 58th / 04:28:15.80
Magellan - 59th / 04:28:16.84
El Hefe - 105th / 05:33:03.93
35 Mile - Single Speed Male (18 riders)
Sen. Masa - 11th / 04:11:00.53
15 Mile - Men's Masters (17 riders)
MK - 11th / 02:35:45.72
Results Note: Pescadito & I ended in a 200 meter sprint finish that he won by a wheel length. However, the time keepers screwed up & gave me the win.
'He's the creation of a guy called Chris who, challenged by his son to create an electric tandem that worked via pedal power, more than satisfied the brief.
The nuts-and-bolts robot is powered by a PMG-132 electric motor and, unlike most lazy-assed back-end tandem riders, does all the work himself.'
Yeah but no but no. As much as I do hate pedaling myself, I'd rather walk my bike up a hill than have this jerk do the work for me. You hear that, Lance Failstrong? YOU WILL NEVER PEDAL ME!"
During Daylight Savings weekend (hence 25 hours). Halloween Night, I can only imagine the outfits. In the desert, weather normally 70s day time, 40s nights during this time of year. Charity for this race is: 50% for local trail building and maintenance and the other 50% to the IMBA. The race is in Hurricane, Utah.
25 Hrs In Frog Hollow
The road walks up to the bartender, orders a drink and asks, "Hey, what's the twitchy guy's problem?"
The bartender says, "Stay away from that guy. He's a cycle path."
We now have several fool proof and redundant security systems established to safe guard our bicycles... the next prospective thief won't be so fortunate.
I converted my Surly Cross Check from a flat to a drop bar set-up.
Hey team... my ride was stolen from my garage on Friday... please keep your eyes open on the trail & on-line for it... Black, Large, Ellsworth Evolve w/ Brookes Saddle, X.9 & XT, Fox Fr & Rr, King & Thompson etc. Get a license plate and call the police if you think you have spotted the bicycle. I do not want anyone getting physically hurt.
This was a Class 3 Felony in Arizona for which a person can be sent to prison for a maximum of 8.75 years or put on probation and sent to the county jail for a maximum of one year. The maximum fine is $150,000.00.
#1. Downhillers are not trendy metrosexuals wearing shants, chainlink jewelry and festooned with soon-to-be regretted tattoes related to bike exploits.
#2. By the time you put a DH tire on a 29er you would have to register it as a carnival attraction.
#3. The only thing worse than a 29er evangelist is a fixed-gear poser.
#4. The 29er is like parachute pants.
Now that's some funny shit right there.
So Derek and I went for a ride here in Denver, in the Green Mountain area. Cool place, neat trails, little bit rutty with some loose stuff. We are about 50 ft from the car when I hit one of those ruts and the loose stuff. The Lizard Skin Lock-on Grip made an impression when it came in to contact with my thigh. The grip went in 2 inches, missed arteries, but it left a nice hole for the doctor to sew up after the ambulance took me to the hospital. I thought that Derek was gonna pass out from seeing my open flesh wound. This is on my front left thigh half way between the knee and the hip. There are 14 external stitches and about 5-6 internal stitches to sew the muscle together where it was torn. I wanted a before shot but the hospital wouldn't let him take one..Damn! It will be a couple of weeks before I am riding again, but in the mean time I'll be looking for less evil grips!