The Sonoran Pirates (aka Son-Rats) is a team of mountain bikers from AZ, MI, CA, CO, MD, PA, UT, TX, ID & The U.K. The team was established in 2004.
Across the ranks they try and hold true to their fundamental belief that... "the only thing that matters is that you ride... not how fast you ride... nor the gear upon which you ride."
IBIS Demo in Prescott
Ibis will be at the Whiskey for Demo rides. You guys should check them out if you get the chance, they are fun bikes!
No bikes on New AZ Trail Section
Justin and I confirmed today that the new section of the AZ Trail starting a few miles NW of X9 to Saguaro East is off limits to bicycles. I'm a fan of multi-use trails and am not a hater of the equestrian users. But I gotta tell you... the trail leading up to the "off limits sign/gate" was rutted and torn to hell from horse hooves. Why are bikes not allowed? We don't do that kind of damage. Ugh.
Last call... Sonoran Pirate Jersey in Gray
This is the last call for the new Gray Sonoran Pirates Jersey. Sending in order at the Thursday night. Send me an email if you want a jersey and haven't already told me.
Ellsworth Contest - Name it & Win it!
Ellsworth is introducing a new 180mm travel mountain bike. They don't have a name and are currently running a contest where you can provide 3 potential names for the new bike. If they pick your name. You get the bike.
Click here... Name It & Win It
Same Crash, better Angle
More exciting than any MTB race
Check out the Eagle Mountain Bike Park
The link is to videos from the Eagle Mountain Bike park... Really awesome place to be near!
CLICK >>> EAGLE MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK
CLICK >>> EAGLE MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK
bike rack stolen!
Roof rack stolen from my car last night sometime between 10 pm and 7:30 AM. It was locked on so the thieves may have a bit of experience doing this. Filed a claim with Tucson police and insurance. For anyone going to the swap meet this weekend or who likes to look around on craigslist, the setup is above.
the jersey color winner is...
Charcoal Grey wins by a very narrow margin.
Here are the write in comments...
- Ocean is cool...Oranges...I like orange!
- redesign the entire jersey
- Redesign, dark green with a bolder blacker logo
- Yep definatley royal for the uk pirates
Please send me an email with the sizes of the jerseys you would like to order. You can find sizing info here... Primal Fit Guide
Custom Steel Frame Video: Soulcraft
Thanks to cousin Sean for sending me a link to this video.
Here's what we bring on MTB rides...
Thanks to those who participated in the survey. Click the pic to make it bigger.
Write in comments...
-Cell phone, Helmet...
-Raging calf muscles
-Tweezers, 3 X 16oz air canisters and 2 scopes1st Endurance EFS in water bottle with ice
-When in Idaho the needs are the same except the comb, no cacti here. When we rode in the mountains near Sun Valley we did bring bear repellant, too many sightings of bears not to be cautious.
E-HUB... is it the future?
Ekstundo LTD. is a company out of Slovenia that has released an interesting new bicycle hub design. Basically, it looks like Ekstundo's E-HUB uses an internal spring to help redistribute power to the drivetrain during the "dead spots" of your pedal stroke. The company claims their E-HUB increases efficiency and performance (by reducing your required power output) by 7-10%.
It doesn't look like they have a US distributor at this time... but the hubs are showing up on EBay (presumably sold by Ekstundo) for around $600/ea. They have both road and mountain versions, currently being used in UCI sanctioned races, compatible with 8,9, & 10 speed Shimano, SRAM, and Campagnolo drivetrains. They also custom build the hubs to match your skill and yearly mileage specs. I couldn't find a weight for the hubs listed on their website, so I sent the company an inquiry. I'll let you know what they say in the response.
Esktundo LTD Website
E-HUB Discussion Thread
Vote! Color options for Pirates Jersey.
These are the color mock-ups we got from the guys over at Primal today. Please take a second to review the color options and vote on which color jersey you would like us to choose for the next run... click here
Lets Revisit Some Good Times
Good Times! Lets get another Sedona trip together soon
Nate Dog with some tricks to show us!
What do you bring on mtn bike rides?
Have you every struggled with a decision to bring or leave a piece of equipment on a mountain bike ride?
We're gathering some info and are interested in what you bring with you on every ride. Take 60 seconds and fill out this one question survey.
Click here... survery
You Should Probably Register For This!
LANDIS CYCLERY BARN BURNER 104
Endurance Mountain Bike Event
Solo, 2-Person, 4-Person Teams
August 27th, 2011
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