The North is rockin' again.
I hope a lot of you show up.
The Last Day of League Play
On Sunday August 7th 2005, in Kellenbach as always, it was all or
nothing. It was the last day of league play, the day that would
determine whether or not we would make it to the German Final, the
day on which only two of us have time to play... wait a minute,
this is the story of two BSN-Pirates, ever crazy "Mady"
and Pirate Captain "Ubi Blutsventje", that made their
way to Thaleischweiler-Fröschen in Palatinate on August 6th.
Mady was there to strike fear into people's hearts at "Sleepless
in the Saddle" and I was there to (get naked) and strike fear
into people's heart at the "German Singlespeed Championship"...
Giro Dolomiti 07/31-08/06/2005
Today I got back from the 29th Giro Dolomiti in Bozen, Italy, which
I had participated in with three other guys from Freiburg. All in
all, there were 6 legs of about 435m/700km and 39370 vertical ft/12000hm
for us to overcome. Every day there was a mountain time trial with
ramps up to 18%.
dear community of blessed bike excursionists,
apparently these crazy psychos that inflict multiple 24h races on
themselves exist. However, no one could resist the location, it
made my fingers twitch!
the DH race in Ritterhausen a freerider would have been completely
sufficient. Next year I'll pack one to be on the safe side.
After the starting line, which was at a meadow incline, the track
went over a jump that has been higher in past years, in my opinion.
After that we there was an unimpressive part of forest and then
we got back to the meadow. Now it was time to pedal and uphill no
Pit Bike Enduro Harry Kloss Automobile Recycling in Oststeinbek/Hamburg
At 2:04pm Marco Heinrich started the 4h race under bad conditions.
Right before the start it had rained again quite heavily. The crew
around Marco had pumped out the biggest of the water holes with
an old THW pump. 15 bikers accepted the challenge. The track was
outfitted with various special. So, for example, one had to ride
through an old Renault Traffic.
WM 2005 in Paris Bercy (short report)
......right after Bremen I remembered that ….I left my camera on
my desk.....But who cares, I didn't have an official assignment
for the BSN or anything…. So "just fo fun", off to Paris for the
BMX World Championship.
- take one!
The first part of this mega newsletter includes a short review of
the 1st Alpina-Bikeweekend in Bikepark Bischofsmais. Fun guys from
the optics industry got together from the 15th to the 17th of July
to practice "seeing ahead"… and, of course, to bike and work on
their riding technique.
the second time this season...
I rode the short distance - Bad Wildbad advertised a lot of trails
and a good, old track. Well, I started out with my new vehicle in
a great mood and first we went 1312 vertical ft/400hm up into the
Black Forrest and trails were nowhere to be seen.
Does a hotter trainer than Maxi exist?????
I think not, but if someone is of the opinion that there is, feel
free to send me some pics as proof.
searching for prey in Swabia............
On July 3rd the time had come again: everything was on the line!
The victory in the overall rating of the single and double races
of the German cup of the SG Stern Germany!
don't just do well in the studio…
After 23m/37km in 3.5h and 6561.6 vertical ft/2000hm we arrived
on Großglockner Street at 8215.2 ft/2504 m.
Regina & Harald
sThey've done it again, well almost.
Michi is the EUROPEAN CHAMPION in the BMX 20" 17/18 division
and came in in 4th place in the Cruiser division.
In the 19+ Men's division, out of 200 participants, Markus ...
came in in 6th place of the final 8....
6th Indoor Cycling Marathon in Münster
With the friendly support of Tomahawk Indoor Cycling and the Pirates
from Hamburg the 6th Indoor Cycling Marathon in Münster will take
place on Saturday the 19th of November 2005 , in the sports park
Roxel. Among the top presenters the following will be there: Tom
Nürnberg (Saak), Hardy Garski, Simone Nürnberg, Stefanie Frankenbusch,
Carsten Bäumker, to name a few... The starting shot for this 5 hour
event will be fired by Tom Nürnberg around 1pm.
Great --- f..... up carbon helmet
That started out fantastically! The German Championship in Bischofsmais
is awesome, I thought to myself. The have a lift so you don't have
to push all the way to the top. So far so good. On Thursday I took
advantage of the nice weather and looked for a good route. Luckily,
since the forcast for Friday was rain all day long. But funnily
enough we could ride the same route as on the day before and barely
any bikers got lost on the course.
Pirates on the way……………
After forcing ourselves out of our berths at 5 o'clock in the morning
on Sunday, we hoisted our sails in the direction of the south on
the A7 autobahn. We stopped for a marathon at the height of Kassel.
It started at 9am, so we had enough time for an easy warm up. At
exactly 9 o'clock the peleton was on its way uphill over slippery,
enrooted forest trails and wet meadows.
A cool article in "Radsport"
the team organ of the League of German Cycling.
On one whole page "handicapped cycling" and the success
of our new team mebers is discussed.
Take a look....
Winter Triathlon in Bad Tölz
The lake was so cold at 54°F/12°C (air 64°F/18°C)
that the distance was shortened to 0.6m/1km. Everyone was grateful
when they could leave the water again. The reward was a sexy bike
track, where constant ascents and descents prevent pedalling evenly.
goes Triathlon and Svenja goes Iron(wo)man
The preparation triathlon competitions for the Ironman in Zurich
are over and the new Pirate-Triathlon-Collection has proved its
worth!!! 2 good events for me and great clothes from Ron!! The tri-outfits
are really awesome and totally cool, thanks Ron!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
After the fractionalism around the remake of the Mega P-Weg Marathon
Weekend 2005 in Plettenberg, the "preventors" have been
Within the framework of the fair of the Plettenberg marksmen community,
the beer-court of the "Hegeringsvorsitzende" (the hunting
director) convicted Robert L. on the stage of the high court on
Monday, with the help of two bsn - Pirates.
He and his hunting colleagues had vehemently fought against the
second edition of the P-Weg Marathon Weekend in these past few months.
with obstacles........or whatdo you call a triathlon without swimming.....?!
Since I wanted to test my new time trial and triathlon bike in a
competition before the upcoming weekend, I thought a sprint triathlon
a week before hand is exactly what I need!
06/19/05 Knax Race at the Kiel-Week-Races.
Domenic Karrasch came in 3rd place (age group 98-99), after rolling
up the field from 30th position.
The trip was undertaken with the proud dad's new team bus.
Hello friends of good taste!
The time has come again. On July 30th 2005 a 4 hour hardcore enduro
is taking place at Harry Kloss'.
Info about it can be found on the flyer or, starting 07/01/2005,
on my newly designed homepage:
Sincerely yours, Marco Heinrich
oh yeah right, the black forest ultra...
report: with the ultra long marathon, 72m/116km, came the ultra-long
journey to the marathon... we went through stuttgart did a little
sightseeing, tübingen too. this was not voluntary. apparently
my boyfriend was not able to read the map all to well, due to my
driving skills. i would get nauseous riding shotgun with myself
Bilstein Bike Marathon Großalmerode
Three in the same boat... that was our motto. After we had decided
to capture more than one event on this worthy weekend, we immediately
tossed our grapling hooks. While some infiltrated the 24 hour race
in Munich, others went to the European Championship in Framersbach
and we were off to the Dutch Käs-Kopp Championship in Großalmerode.
You wouldn't think that 24 hours are 86400 seconds...
and who had the moronic idea to participate in 24 hour race
in Munich soon became evident.....
Thomas will be stranded on the next island that we sail past!!!!
US cars rock, but there's more...
Our speeding reporter Melina in search of the holy grail (see
left) finally made a discovery.
BONN TRIATHLON – a hot race and a crash
Last Sunday Sveny, as a single starter, and the Captain, on
the relay team with the Dolphins Angelika and Christoph Clausing,
participated in the 19th Bonn Triathlon under midsummer weather
conditions. We had to swim in the Rhein for 2.5m/4km, ride bikes
for 37m/60km and run for 9m/15km.
Kirchzarten Ultra Bike Marathon 06/19/2005
It was hot, very hot and the sun burned my salty skin. I have
never before looked death in the eye as clearly as I did last weekend...
Friedrichsbrunn and the National Association
Championship in Clausthal-Zellerfeld
On Saturday Friedrichsbrunn in the East Harz was initially only
supposed to be preload. But everything turned out differently. During
the first lap I got a snakebite. My extra hose was flat just a little
while later, so I rode 6m/10km until the lap was over with a flat
front tire. When I got there I needed two more hoses until, after
15min of dawdling, I could finally ride on.
On Sunday Mike participated in the Herdecker City-Run. First in
the 3m/5km run and then in the 6m/10km run. In the 3m/5km he came
in 3rd in the age division 40 in 20:20, in the 6m/10km he ended
up in 8th in 42min. in the same division.
The track is a 1.55m/2.5km lap with 4 hefty ascents...
of the jumps in Hamburg - Mini Bike Show 05/14/2005
On the Saturday of Pentecost the time had come. At 10:30 in the
morning the first pit bike demo race began. Some of the starters
were: Marco Heinrich, Carsten Kupka, Stefan Hens, Mirko Lembke,
Jens Hilbrands, Luc Ackermann, Dirk ( no idea ).
a girl on a speedway is rare. A girl on a speedway in Pirate gear
is unique. The girls name is Jessica Bilgenroth. She is 24 years
old and rides speedway.
Last Saturday Kerry and I helped
out the team Fortune of the mid-DPL, because the guys were short
a few players that day. (In paintball jargon we affectionately call
this "being mercenaries".)
ADHM Cross Country 2005 in Bayreuth!!!
This weekend two other students from Freiburg and I undertook the
230m/450km ride to Bayreuth, because that is where the German University
Championship for MTB CrossCountry was to take place. In order to
become the German champ, one had to pedal in the Cross Campus race
on Friday and in the CC race on Saturday.
Altenau… three gold medals for Pirate.
...Altenau 2005, it's time to see that order is restored to the
native region. So we were off to teach others what fear is. Jörg
Hüter, Melina Sen, Liv Susanne Bachmann, Mark Slaby and myself,
Steffen Kempendorf were part of the crew.
great article in the BSN !!
... obviously, I wrote it.
So, for all of you who have now become curious, run right to the
next news stand and buy a BikeSportNews fresh from the printer!!!
Actually, we really wanted to...
...kick some ass, make our muscles burn and our tires smoulder...!!!
Of course we neglected to make the calculations with the weather
conditions and the Swiss mountains...
Sveny und Jörn
Look who it is...
...no it's not an archive photo of Jörg Hüter, but the
races really do seem to be repeating themselves where the consistency
of the ground is concerned
Freestyle perfection in Hamburg...
...also known as: the elegant decay of the world. Once again we
decadently treated ourselves to a VIP lounge to turn the FMX in
Hamburg into a kick-ass party.
smallest and most successful Pirate...
is, at the time, definitely Luk Ackermann on his pitbike. Once again
he outshone all the experienced adult crossers at the show race
on the occasion of the Louis Summer Party.
BMX Teambikes 2005
On Sunday I couldn't stop myself and took my BMX team's (or what's
left of it) new bikes to the federal league run in Bremen.
morning Pirates of all the world's oceans
The 2nd start-up of the Plettenberg race www.p-weg.de seems far
off on the horizon. But hurry up. 85% of the positions are already
given out. There's only room left for 150 people.
the cog is full.
Hey, because the weather has started
getting nicer and nicer we decided to report back with a few
pics of us in training.
The last practice before the league took place on Saturday May 7th,
everyone was looking forward to an awesome day with sunshine and
outdoor paintball on the Red Baron Field in Griesheim/Darmstadt.
Unfortunately, rain thwarted all of our plans for outside and we
were forced to migrate to the Paintballparadise/Babenhausen, which
is in a gym.
24h race in Kehlheim
5 persons at the most per team, 10.5m/17km per lap and all you have
to do then is pedal until you collapse.
The people from left to right: Dantl Bernd, Bremicker Kai, Spießl
Bernhard, Berger Tom, in front Hacklsberger Markus. Info about this
race at www.race24.de
It's a kick ass time!!!!!!!!!!
Of course we're gonna be there this year, with a small change in
BMX training camp in Kolbenmoor
Winter break is finally over for the BMX bikers and I hardly have
the time to write it all down. But I'll do my best. Like every year
the season began with a one wekk training camp in Kolbermoor over
Easter. The first BMX race, "the Kawasaki Cup", is already
planned in order to wake everyone out of their hibernation.
1st Pit Bike Enduro on April 23rd 2005
Under a bright blue sky 18 hardcore pit bikers gathered at Harry
Kloss' in Oststeinbek by hamburg for a 4 hour endurance contest.
4 trikers of the Affenbande (monkey brigade) Hamburg and a quad
from the company X50s.de were also present.
Gutz...well a courier race
From April 30th to May 1st, a 13m/21km alleycat took place in various
cities worldwide. This happened for the first time in 2000 and the
major award is a plane ticket for the male and female winners east
of Greenwich and those west of Greenwich, to the courier world championship.
USA 2005 or Ron
goes on board the Seaotter Classics...
once again my self-assigned mission sent me abroad... this time
into the promised land of California to check out the Seaotter Classics,
where the totally insane Pirate team and I will return to in 2006
and leave a trail of destruction in this holy land.
Sweatbands are hip??
contact me if this would be an interesting item for our online shop....
Amstel Gold Race with the Dutch folk…
Amstel Gold Race, it's not just big in Holland! But they sure do
So, we thought we'd check it out! After a good and thorough brunch
we met in Vaals, in order to ride to the course together! Of course,
the weather was shitty! Foggy, damp, slick streets and definitely
near freezing... fantastic...!!
The direction is correct…
On Saturday at 11am we arrive at the forest inn, in some little
podunk village in the Kellerwald. The beds haven't been made yet.
Whatever, we throw the bags inside, put on our biking clothes and
are off to the course.
On the podium at the 5th Rheinenergie
Marathon in Bonn …One
week later than in years past the 5th Bonn-Marathon took place on
the 2nd weekend in April, in typically cold and damp April weather.
The preparation actually went well. We stuck to the training schedule
pretty consequently and so expectations were high, that we would
be able to run the 26.218m/42,195km in under 3h for the first time.
We just got back from Kirchenhausen
from the SOG Forestman marathon. I came in 3rd overall!!! Out
of about 400 participants. 36m/58km, 4265 vertical ft/1300hm. Time:
2:04?? hours. In our team I came in 2nd together with Matze.
A round trip of Flanders for "Wheeler-tourists"
The Flanders round trip is came around again and about 14 000 bikers
from Belgium and the rest of the world came to Merbeke to experience
the last real adventure in cycling. After taking a break for a year
there was noway that I would miss riding my racing bike over the
harshest ascents paved very badly with the world's worst cobble
Photo(s): Jan Mertens WR
behind the guy in red!
This weekend the MTB season 2005 finally started for me too. In
Goseck by Weißenfels I raced for the Mid-german Cup. After
a few problems with the navigation the village was found. The course
(2 laps of 7.5m/12km) had all you could wish for. Singletrails,
fast descents, steep ramps.
Rain in Chief's Face" forgot how to make the rain...."
03/13/05, it is 8 o'clock in the morning and our ship "Air
Berlin" brought us ashore safely. Our feet had barely touched
solid ground before we were off again, towards the north, in order
to relieve Sveny and Jörn on guard duty at our base camp in
landlubbers! Dear wedding guests! Questions about questions???
Freshly in love and just married, I stood at the airport in Palma
de Mallorca on Sunday March 20th at 6:10am with my bride "Terrace-Philipp"…
we hopped into a taxi and made our way to the hotel as fast as possible.
Right into bed with my "honey buns", I thought…
Faber, Air Time Timo and other boozers from Hamburg not only have
their own track, but also their own very fitting website: Sprungparadies.de
Check it out…
Frederik broke out,
kidding, of course I mean broke away to attack some kilometers,
so that he can join the starters in Plettenberg. Obviously, he's
taking the laid-back approach to all this. ;-)
first marathon on skis:
on February 6, in the morning, it was ice cold, cloudy and windy
on the way from Toblach to Cortina. Suddenly I found myself in the
third of four starting blocks, between tense racers, that were nervously
sliding back and forth on their skis, trying not to freeze solid.
test on MTB-Extreme on the website MTB-Extreme.com
there is a nice test report on our Gloves PIT and NEO online. Check
it out. It's done really well.
belongs to the Pirates,
at least the largest of the Baleary Islands, Mallorca, belongs to
the Pirates this March. At the beginning of March Sveny and Captain
Klotz (Jörn) were the first to enter the northern side of the island!
On March 13 Nina and her crew came to take over and this week Ubi
Blutsventje and Terrace-Philipp are here on their "honeymoon". However
they are on the south side of the island! Oh well, the island is
brand new Montreal single is in stores now.
for a measly 4.-€
P-Weg registration will be activated
To all PIRATES - get ready to attack! On Sunday March 19th 2005
at midnight, the registration for the P-Weg marathon, the official
PIRATE team championship will be available at www.p-weg.de! All
landlubbers, PIRATES or those that want to become PIRATES should
get cracking on the registration. The Woodgurus and Kitkillers only
have a total starter number of 1000 bikers on Sunday and 1000 runners
in the Pirate Shop:
Fit the Beat Choreographed CD for aerobics, step, etc.
Pit Bike Enduro Challenge
On April 23rd 2005, a 4 hour endurance race and a subsequent cross
race will take place at Harry Kloss'. Last chance for registration
is the 15th of April 2005. Information and registration: Marco Heinrich,
tel. 0162-8435863 or at www.marco3.de, firstname.lastname@example.org. The fee is
20.-€. Of course we have trophies and prizes for everyone. Spectators
pay 2,50‚-. (rider + 1 helper free) We have also taken care of your
and Bike in rain and snow,
yup, while the Pirate crew with Captain Ron and Ubi Blutsventje
are frolicking in the Canary islands with their MTBs, two Pirates,
Svenja and Jörn of team www.team5spinner.de and Bernd were at the
cross-run, in a foot race in the rain! On Sunday we did a little
MT riding, in the snow!!!