News Part 2"
How I found my new princess at "Biking under the Half Moon": our
group of ten, including Katrin Schwing, Tanja Wittig, Matthias Ball
and my own heartbreaking bloodthirstiness began our season finale
in Side on the Turkish Rivera. Besides the many biking miles, there
were also many social events.....
Hey landlubbers, last Sunday, at the end of the season finale "Biking
under the Half Moon" in Side on the Turkish Rivera, I found time
to introduce Katrin Schwing of the TREK Team www.katrin-schwing.de
to the PIRATE beach apparel before the flight... .
GPBA Final in Mölln
On November 4th 2006, the time had come. With us this time: the
Newcomer Division and the Women's Division, as well as the Open
Division. Overall, there were 28 female and male bikers, as well
as little old me at the starting line.
I would like to take this opportunity to say congratulations to
Raymond Rhigetti, who has fought and won the title of Swiss Vice-Champ
(Sen.1) for the second time. I wish you success for the next season!!
You have to believe me, even without photographic evidence, that
Biebergrund 2006 a mud-festival of epic proportions, really happened.
75m/120km on moist ground in constant rain. I have to say though
that after a while, the mud kinda grows on you.
kollegas de biciclettas,
It's been a long time since there has been any news from Bonsai,
but here's a whole load of it! Thanks to the god of weather, who
bestowed a few more summery days on us, we had two more riding technique
courses in the Nürnberg Steinbrüchlein. While a "classic" course
for Abby-Average-Biker was scheduled for SA, we got hardcore on
SU and tips and tricks were given for riding in sections, back tire
jumping/shifting and Northshore trials for fun, to all those interested
in riding trials…
Indoor Cycling Instructor Training 10/06
Saturday morning at 9 o' clock, the first Pirate Indoor Cycling
Training began in the Dortmund studio "Health city"......10 aspiring
instructors from the blind apprentice to the Tomahawk A-license
instructor reported to take part in the schooling.
my last race of the season took place last Sunday: I stood at the
starting line on time at 9am at the Europapark Rust Marathon "Happy
Bank1Saar MTB Marathon 2006
On 09/03/2006 the time had come - one of the sweetest marathons
was on the horizon. For someone from the Saar/Pfalz region it's
a obligatory date anyway. Amilcar
Years of Pirate Party WE in Bad Hamburg on the Elbe
On the 14th, a hardcore family get-together Pirate style took place
in Hamburg by the Elbe Auen. Pirates swarmed there from the whole
republic and even from far away Toulouse… and Cape Town to take
part in the excellent festivities.
October 7th 2006, the 7th run of the GPBA took place within the
framework of the Freestyle Show of MC
Lübtheen. The highlight was the floodlit finale.
There were 28 starters. There were 3 preliminaries. The 28 riders
were divided into 2 groups. The first 4 bikers out of every group
were directly qualified for the final.
your helmet off for prayer....
aka: Langenberg Marathon 2006. So, the time had come again, after
Plettenberg a few weeks ago, to tackle the Langenberg Marathon.
I left Moers shortly before 7am and made my way to the Sauerland.
Once I got their, I went to where they were handing out the starting
numbers, then to change and warm up. Unfortunately, the warm up
ride was quickly interrupted , when the front V-brake jammed and
blocked the front wheel.
on the Black-Forest-Bike-Marathon on 09/10/2006
During the 10th edition of the Bike-Marathon all the starters were
exceptionally honored with perfect weather conditions, which are
an absolute rarity in Furtwangen. That's how 430 other bikers and
I felt at 9:15am on the 37m/60km marathon that was quite technically
a new "Princess" at the start for every race weekend… at the Cross
Country Schuttannen-Fun Race in Hohenems/ Vorarlberg it was the
cute 2RC-Merida Princess Ruth Hagen, www.ruth-hagen.com, from the
I left on Thursday evening, after a five hour drive I finally arrived
in Tabarz. First off, pitch the tent and then get some sleep. I
need to be relaxed and ready for the morning training session.
...and again this blatant fool in the car of our innocent British
cycling fans. But with a soundtrack composed of Hip-Hop and psychedelic
hippie sounds this is obviously the best time of the day to turn
Years of Piratism
Hey Pirate community, on October 14th there's gonna be a huge party
in Hamburg for our 20th anniversary. For our followers of the mountain
bike scene, we will also be offering a comfortable 2-3 hour tour
over the Hamburger Rockies with me at 1pm (BE SURE to sign up for
this beforehand). Afterwards we will indulge in a relaxing swim
in the pool that Pirate rented specifically for this occasion.
ready to rumble!
The time has finally come again! Next weekend, September 08-10,
the Pirate team championships will take place within the framework
of the 3rd international P-Weg Marathon weekend in Plettenberg.
Hour Race in Todtnauberg
On August 26th, the starting shot was fired under good conditions
at 8am, for the 12 hour ride in Todtnauberg. This is my home race,
where three others (that unfortunately aren't exactly part of the
elite) and myself form a team of 4.
These were the numbers and Nordseeman was the name of the event
in Wilhelmshafen. This weekend my first medium distance was on the
456 triathletes met last Sunday at 8am for the popular Tutzinger
Triathlon. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't quite as nice and summery
as it had been on Saturday. After swimming 1312yds/1200m in the
Starnberger Lake, which was quite cold, I got on my bike for the
challenging 32m/52km lap around the entire lake.
July 8th I took part in my first triathlon
of the year. In Gatow am See, I took the Olympic distance. After
the always annoying swim, I got onto the bike track in 30th position.
I was able to pass a few people and ended up in 13th place in the
overall ranking after 2h and 15min.
of the year was in the Thülsfelder dam (1-42-10). The water temperature
of 66°F/19°C, sunshine and a little wind made good conditions for
some masochistic torture. And, like so often, at 8am the world was
Masters European Championship 2006 Graz (Statteg)
This track did a European Championship more than justice. 52m/84km
and 10712 vertical ft/3265hm, steep ascents and hardcore descents
and a "PIRATE" in the middle of it, who was able to keep up with
his age division pretty well, considering that this race was for
for the Pirates at the 24 Hour in Duisburg
The problems for this race began with the preparation....
Sam Baeten was ordered to join the Belgian Nationial Team that weekend...
our replacement "Fish Pit" (acting Northern German Champion
in his time trial age division) was suddenly struck down by a cold...
for the Pirates at the Ruhrbike Festival
After a long while Captain Stedebeker returns to report on a race.
This one is about the Ruhrbike Festival in Wetter. Last Saturday
the Sauerland Pirates, Zimbo, Stedebeker and "Rookie"
Marc Johannes, sailed to Wetter for the Ruhrbike Festival. 28m/45km
was the mission of all three Pirates.
this is my conclusionof the most hardcore singlespeed weekend in
Thaleischweiler-Fröschen: ...in order to make a time of 2:06min
in the team time trial on Friday, I wobbled through the Palatinate
for 124m/200km on my PIRATE-SMART.
Triathlon in Großweier on June 25, 2006
Better late than never... it was a while ago, but it was definitely
worth the report and my participation - the sprint triathlon in
the pretty village Großweier near Achern! Early in the morning at
t 6:30am we began our 75m/120km trip in the direction of the Black
Forest. The weather and the mood was excellent and so we happily
began setting up the transition area....
are the Cologne Pirate Cyclers!
The mama-team from Cologne has been online and "onbike"
for PIRATE in the IndoorCycling/Spinning division since January
jecke (which is Cologne lingo for "four crazy") IndoorCycling
instructors formed a team after receiving the TOMAHAWK Trainer B-License
together. We will be presenting the PIRATE label in classrooms and
at some crazy events in the IndoorCycling scene.
screw around, ride your bikes!"
2nd Nordenau MTB, July 29, 2006
So many pink Pirate jerseys in one forest, that's pretty sweet.
So was my 2nd place (see pic). It's going well this year!
2.666 participants that took part in 4 competitions and thousands
of spectators, celebrated the Tralthlon Fest in the Riemer Park
So, I was kneeling on the ground for 30 minutes, fumbling around
with the tiny lock nut of my UST valve. The track supervisors stood
around me, giving me well meant advice - but the only thing that
I needed right then was a damn wrench to loosen that stupid little
It's like Christmas, Easter or a birthday... or like everything
at the same time !?!?
Anyway, it's once a year.
The Hamburg Cyclassics ...the street race for everyman that supposedly
has 22000 starters this year...and we're right in the middle of
on Saturday a large number of Plettenberg Sauerland-Pirates were
deployed for hardcore racing in Nordenau once again. On the technically
and scenically second best MTB track in the Sauerland (Plettenberg
is no. 1, of course.), the "Young Pirate" Marc Johannes)accomplished
July 29/30 GPBA Run in the MotoX
Park Oststeinbek. On Saturday July 29th 2006, 11 bikers made their way to Hamburg.
At 1:30pm on the nose the first preliminary began at the same time
as the apocalyptic rain. Various nautical passages of at least 12in/30cm
in depth, made things harder on man and machine. The Pirate boss
was happy and did a rain dance to keep it from drying up again.
He even had the new Pirate umbrellas with him for a fair price.
Report from the Worldclass-MTB-Challenge-Marathon,
in Offenburg on May 21, 2006. When the starting shot was fired for
the 29m/47km race at 12:10pm, in relatively bad weather, we, about
750 cyclists, had to cover the distance of 3m/5km to Rammersweier
in a neitralized fashion, before the race really began.
Pirate Indoor Cycling Company
The certified way of Indoor Cycling
The Pirate Indoor Cycling Company was founded in May 2006. Here,
two exclusive branches compliment each other through cooperation;
Ron Prinzlau with Pirate Fashion as a sales specialist for cycling
wear in Hamburg and Matthias Weber as a specialist for the sport
of cycling with the Indoor Cycling Company in Viernheim.
Report Part 3, Rated R,
Dear parents, I think that you should decide for yourself what you
and your children look at on the internet!!! Warning "Explicit
Content" PINK PIRATES are not only sought-after because of
their wonderful jerseys....
So, after Alex brought up the question whether or not the forest
inhabitants had developed a language over the course of evolution,
in his article about Siedelsbrunn, we bring you proof. Being one
of the inhabitants that were spoken of myself, I succeeded in making
contact with the others.
hey /Part 2,
Mady's not the only one who made it....
The fistful of Pirates that made the trip to Bad Goisern obviously
rode with the knife between their teeth...
in the Taunus!
Due to the travel time of a little more than half an hour and a
start scheduled at 11:30am, most participants seemed to be unusually
relaxed upon arrival.
I finally made it through hell and with a bike that was completely
wrong for the track too!!! At 3:33am my alarm clock began to wake
me up. A quick shower, the fast change into the pink BSN-Pirate
outfit and a little breakfast later, I was on my way with the starter
July 8, 2006
The Odenwald and the horror in the mud! It all started quite harmlessly.
Phil drove us to the pinnacle above Wald Michelbach.
presented itself in its diversity...
After another fun filled bike-festival-weekend in Willingen (with
the obligatory sniffles arriving afterwards) and my capacity as
organizer at the ultra triathlon in Moosburg, I made my way to Ischgl,
in order to be present at the Feel your Bike season opening with
a trial show and a bike simulator.
I was registered for the third time, but whether or not I would
compete there for the first time still remained to be seen... (the
last two times I was "suddenly" pregnant ;-) and then
the year after I was totally stressed out with the baby), because
the rear brake was hardly budging, after I I got the bike out of
the trunk. Luckily, our master mechanic Jürgen was with us
and after a lot of swearing and some choking it worked fine again.
on June 18, 2006
The weather was dreamy and the race was a real challenge. This track
wasn't easy to ride, but it still worked out for me pretty well.
It's kind of unfortunate that some organizers have no idea about
racing and that they've probably never sat on a mountain bike before
in their lives. That would be the only way to explain the fact that
the only seniors' division began at 30 years of age and that was
run for the German Motocross Trophy in Reil
In sweltering heat, in the Mosel Valley, in between the vineyards,
the 5th run for the German Motocross Trophy took place last weekend.
Aside from the trophy riders, a few riders from the German Automobile
Association (DAM) participated as well and so 24 teams showed up
to the mandatory training to compete for the positioning. We only
made 12th place, due to a problem with the carburator, where the
motorcycle would turn off during the fast laps.
15th, Bad Goisern !!
On July 15th in Bad Goisern everything will be about the Salzkammergut
Mountainbike Trophy, which will be handed over for the ninth time.
The longest track for the trophy is 126m/203km long and has a craziness
of 22965 vertical ft/7000hm. The drop out quota is betwenn 30 and
50 percent, which earns the race the respect of hardened adrenaline
junkies such as Wolfgang Fasching or Stefan Danowski.
Finally, I had an almost-home-game, at the Allersheim MTB-Cup on
July 2nd, so I spent a week training in my old home the Weserbergland,
which would come to an end with the race. The rides during the training
were a lot of fun, finally I was alone in the forest again (that
isn't really an option in my current home of Stuttgart, also I was
allowed to ride paths that were less than 6.5ft/2m wide ;-)). I
registered for the short distance; 15.5m/25km and about 1968 vertical
and 4th run of the GPBA
After our summer hiatus, we will now continue full throttle. This
is a mandatory date for all pit bikers. Guest riders are very welcome.
See you there.
12 hours of Buchholz
The first race in the series of long distance races, has been attended
and we were able to come in in 1st place in the quadruple 12h ranking
and in 3rd in the double 4h ranking!
Our newcomer SuperCat a.k.a. Frank R. from HH was proud as punch.
After failing in Fuerte, he really kicked some ass here and came
in in 3rd place with me.
Must one participate in the Trondheim-Oslo at least once? This and
other more or less important questions could be mulled over by my
teammate Andres " Don " Sicken and myself, last weekend during the
long distance bike ride Trondheim-Oslo over 335m/540km. We had the
and Sabrina in their second home, Malle,
here with their contribution to the new developments in the science
Because, if you're participating in tours like this when you're
almost 80 years old, you can't be on the wrong track completely,
laugh - you die" or "Welcome to the club"
On Sunday June 18th, I stood at the starting line of the 8th Rheingauer
MTB Marathon, in the new daring BSN-PIRATE outfit for the first
time. I came in 6th in my "nursing" division ll, 32nd
overall, a clear improvement to last year. I improved by 16 places
on the 38m/61km track with 4921 vertical ft/1500hm.
ride through the Black Forest
The Black-Forest-Ultra-Bike-Marathon on June 18 2006 in Kirchzarten:
early in the morning, at 8:15am the starting shot was fired for
the 48m/77km lap right through the Black Forest, in awesome weather.
The first 6m/10km went pretty smoothly and I tried to make my way
to the front of the leading group, which was pretty hard considering
the number of licensed riders.
I don't want you guys to think I'm keeping secrets... first I procrastinated,
then in the end I plain forgot... but how could anyone forget something
The highlight of the year :)
A small but choice number of participants (about 80 starters). A
3m/5km run, a 15.5m/25km bike ride and another 3m/5km run. Jürgen
Meyman (35th place overall at the Iron Man Hawaii 2005) was the
winner after 1:10h. Various other fast people were at the starting
line: the NRW duathlon champion, etc, etc, etc.
Lucky, Pink Jersey
After having to scrape the ice off of the speedometer last week
in Willingen, the Würzburg-Marathon promised summerly weather.
Obviously, our nifty, new, discreetly pink summer outfit had to
be tested! I quickly felt ver discreetly pink... wherever I went,
people whispered "Pirate- PINK????!“, "Oh dear, a pink
Pirate...", "So they're pink now?". Oh well, in one
ear and out the other and I bravely made my way to the starting
triathlons and doin' good
The first two triathlons - olympic distance in Harsewinkel and middle
distance in Bocholt! And Sveny of the Pirate triathlon team was
doin' good! Sveny began the triathlon season on May 28th in Harsewinkel.
An olympic distance consisting of a .6m/1km swim, a 25m/40km bike
ride and a 6m/10km run, was the plan. Unfortunately there aren't
any pictures, but there are awesome results. 6th place overall out
of the women and 3rd in her age division!
could say it goes: hot, hotter, Bispingen.
Okay, let's begin with Saturday.
First, I started riding on the track that I hate on the 20"
kiddie-bike. However, during training, I noticed that I was sweating
like crazy and I had to give my Pirate pants into expert hands,
to take out the inner lining (oops, old model).
on June 11 2006 (or should I say Waldhaus-Fun-Bike-XC-Race!?)
Everything was going so well, shortly before the marathon began
at 12:30pm;, awesome weather, good legs and righteous motivation.
In the beginning I did well and after 12m/20km, I was riding in
the second group that included places 15 through 25. That was enough.
We all worked together and the distance between us and the front
got smaller and smaller.
almost rode this race.
In Ilmenau they finally had the big, wooden steep face at the end
of the last slope. That's why I was the first one there fro training.
It was fantastic as always. (at least it was on Friday)
Facts: - Date: July 8 2006 - Location: Neugablonz (near Kaufbeuren)
behind the pool - Start: noon - Price: 5 € for riders, but
you get a free soda (100% goes to aid the sport!) - a DJ will supply
the sound - there's room to camp - barbecue party afterwards - open
I had received it during every marathon event for two years, a flyer
for the 1st Diba Ing. Night Marathon Luxembourg. It must be an athletic
challenge with a long name like that.
race in Homburg
The Biker Friends Homburg Saar invited us to the Homburg race of
the Pentecost oxes.
I figured: you'll fit in well and the sun is shining.
So, I packed up my car and made my way to the Saarland.
the weekend of Pentecost the time had come once again:
On Sunday May 4 2006, the race for the 8th Stevens Cup took place
in Buchholz. The weather could have been a bit warmer, but at least
it was dry, despite the harsh wind and only 53°F/12°C. Three
riders for the Pirate team stood at the starting line and their
new pink outfits were the topic of conversation.
Hesse-Forest-Straight-Up, Ronshausen - that's close to the zonal
border, umm does that still exist? Anyway, the bike club Germania
05 Ronshausen organized a good event. The price was moderate - 13€
, not like that rip off in Willingen, 50.-€ - the cake was yummy
and, oh yeah, the boys and girls presented us with a good track
victims in Gorleben....
The month of May began with a duathlon, where racing is concerned.
On May 7th, I made my way to Gatow near Lüchow/Dannenberg,
where I took on the distance of a 3m/5km run, a 18m/30km bike ride
and another 3m/5km run. Motivated by the neighboring village Gorleben
(not a joke), I began to radiate after the first run.
On Saturday, I participated in the duathlon in Greven. 2.2m/3,5km
run, 12m/20km bike ride and then another 2.2m/3,5km run. A circular
course with 328ft/100m of cobblestone had to be run/ridden around
12 times. A crazy downpour on the 4th bike lap and a lot of narrow
turns. Out of about 100 starters, I came in 17th overall and 5th
in age division 40.
Federal League Esselbach.
A truly awesome performance by the Pirate crew. On Saturday and
Sunday it was time for the 3rd and 4th runs of the Federal League
in Esselbach, Hessen. Let's forget about the weather on siad weekend
and concentrate on the storm that was the Pirates, during the races.
Saturday was big, but Sunday was like a hurricane.
in Forst, 05/22/2006
Finally the time had come: my first triathlon of the year! The Heidesee
Triathlon is the highlight of the beginning of the season every
year and is also the first triathlon in the year to have an outside
swim in Baden-Württemberg. This is why people such as Lothar Leder,
Nicole Leder and Timo Bracht were there, even though this is more
of a "familial" event with a relatively small number of
run of the GPBA on May 13 2006, Moto-X Park Oststeinbek
21 riders waited for the beginning of the 2nd run of the GPBA in
the glaring sunshine. Moto cross mode was the name of the game.
There were 3 preliminary groups. Each group rode 3 preliminaries,
in which the first 2 riders were directly qualified for the final.
after the hardcore "Mad East Challenge 3" in the Ore Mountains
last weekend and the following ride to Trentino, we took the bike
shuttle up onto the Tremalzo totally relaxed. What took place then
was downhill-rock-'n-roll of the highest degree, all the way to
first flight on the chute weekend in Plettenberg....
was ....when we were thrown out of the bar :)
Our troupe had barely arrived in Plettenberg-Küntrop for our
parachuting class and we had already been kicked out of the air
field restaurant, because the owner had apparently gotten out of
bed on the wrong side.....
on Sunday I rode in my first race of the year. However, I quit after
half of the distance.
It wasn't my day or my race :-(
saw a lot of Pirates...
but only in the party tent. On the track: negative report! I guess
it was a little bit to cold for the gang from Plettenberg. So, it
was up to the old farts to make the best of it.
It is well known that you can go a little faster when there isn't
any snow on the ground, and there was no snow...
1, Labor Day and the Bavarian Championship in Erlangen
Last weekend. in beautiful but cold and windy weather, the Bavarian
BMX Championship took place in Erlangen. Since it was our first
race of the season, the tension was high. Steffi's strongest competitor,
Nadja Pries, was on her home turf and had had some training advantages,
because the track in Garmisch had been covered in snow for so long.
The swimming took place in the Olympia pool, 1312ft/400m, in 10sec
Maybe that's why there weren't any slipstream issues during the
12m/20km bike ride that followed and which consisted of 4 laps around
the Olympia Park.
(April 22-29) in South Africa with RAF-Andreas and Frogeater-Thomas
with the goal of riding 572m/921km and 54478 vertical ft/16605hm
in 8 stages, in 8 days.
...having just gotten back from Italia, Sveny and Captain Klotz
of the Pirate triathlon team, ran in 3 top rankings within 3 days...
kinda crazy - huh??!!! Sveny and Jörn
at the Bike-Marathon Garda Trentino the Ronda Granda and Extrema
went through 2in/5cm fresh snow. I was spared that and was allowed
to make my way down the descents, with freezing feet at a temperature
of 39°F/4° and fight my way into 16th place at the Ronda
triathlon team training camp the 3rd
After Nina and Gregor (January), Thomas (March), and Sabrina and
Rainer (March too) entered Mallorca in order to train, Sveny and
Jörn of the Pirate triathlon team were finally also off to
bike and train, for 10 days in bella Italia…
Sunday at the Hermanns Run
From the Hermanns Monument in Detmold to Bielefeld to the Sparren
Castle. This race is hardcore with 19m/31km and 1968.5 vertical
ft/600hm. Additionally there are 128 steps at mile 13/km 21. It
went well. I don't have the exact results yet. The time was 2:57h.
I took on the role of the "bunny" for an aquaintance during
this race and pulled her under 3h.
spawn on the podium
The time was right... the two blondes could not be dissuaded; they
wanted to go out to sea.... Captain Stedebeker had no choice but
let his pirate daughter Désiré (10 years old) and his godchild Maleen
(11 years old) loose on the racing world in Sundern at the Megasport
Mountainbike in their Pirate outfits. The comment that Captain Stedebeker
was more nervous as a coach than he ever was at his own races, is
after a start into the biking season that was so-so, due to the
weather, we took our bikes on an Easter Bunny hunt on April 15th!
... first, a four hour long martyrdaom had to be absolved, in the
form of a ride technique course. 5 people, who were undaunted by
death made their way there. Some of them had been there before (record
for Ralph: 4x, Gabi: 2x) and with "Forest Master" Tanja
Wittig an XC racer was among the group. Unfortunately, two people
had to move their appointments to the next time... that was the
Sunday April 23, the time had finally come.
The duathlon season of 2006 began for me with the Powerman-Holland.
This race was also evaluated as a Powerman European Championship.
While any soccer fan has to wash his mouth out with soap at the
mention of the word Holland, I can merely out myself as a Holland
and also Belgium fan. The starting shot was fired promptly at noon.
For 250 athletes this meant running for 9.3m/15km, cycling for 37m/60km
and then running again for 4.6m/7,5km (or as the Dutch would say:Loopen
- Fietsen - Loopen).
Finally, it has warmed up and we can get out of those smelly gyms!
Said and done: we went to the 2die4 Cup in Solms witha new team
formation, so that we could get the new team accustomed to each
other, have fun and get used to the great, wide (infinite?! oO )
outdoor fields in the open air again.
April 15 2006 the time had finally come.
The weather god was totally on our side. Radiant sunshine, 57°F/14°C,
a slight easterly wind. 19 riders found their way to Harry Kloss'
automobile recycling yard in Osteinbek. Two 1.5 hour enduros were
on our GPBA motto plan. This time some parts of the track seemed
like an Enduro World Championship for Big Bikes. (Marco's version
of the article about Easter Saturday.)
The BMX scene has awoken. After a long winter break and a cancelled
National Association Championship two weekends ago, we competed
in the first race of the Federal League in Erlangen with a new team,
Berlin on March 25/26 2006
Last Saturday and Sunday, it was time for the NOTJ ans this time
it took place in the Max-Schmeling gym in Berlin. It was an at-home
game for me.
Triathlon Team Newsletter
Sveny comes in 2nd overall in the women's division and is the best
German woman at the 7th Rhein Energie Marathon in Bonn 2006! An
awesome achievement with little Rene and myself. Captain, working
as the speed rabbits from time to time!
here is the whole truth, the whole and entire truth, the whole,
entire and complete truth, no euphemisms, makeup or abridgement
of data: overall results for the OPEN MTB-Marathon Gran Canaria,
I'm back in the country and slowly but surely the sun is coming
out again, even in Germany - yipeeeeeee!! But LaPalma was pretty
sweet too at 77-86°F/25-30°, with a view from the terrace of the
nearby ocean. Single trails in the sunshine, black beaches and a
new jump slope that was built by downhill-cannon Daniel Schäfer
After the first part oft the PIRATE Bikeweek La Palm/Gran Canaria
our adventure in island hopping began with a captured Binter-Canarias
machine on rollercoaster course over the open sea to Gran Canaria…
Once we arrived, my bride "Terrace-Philipp" and I were immediately
kidnapped by the marathon organizer Petra Wonisch and taken to the
"Sun-Radio" studio, where we gave our first live-radio interview…
bla, bla, bla, hardcore gravel track, a lot of Bitter Lemon and
we shall see who can keep his nose out front….
- Gold in Zons ….
…huh, where the heck is that…??? ...and it wasn't just in Zons that
we got the gold…! Svenja and Jörn of the Pirate Triathlon Team also
won in the mixed division of the relay marathon in Pulheim! Jörn
of the Jumps" in Mannheim
Of the four ramps that we had at our disposal, two stood at 66ft/20m
(26ft/8m radius), a 30ft/9m radius ramp at 72ft/22m and the kicker
with the funbox in front of it stood st 36ft/11m or so. The start-up
and breaked run were typically not exactly overly proportionally
designed, but didn't prove a problem. Florian
Bike Week Fuerteventura 2006 Back on Fuerte!!
The Pirate Bike Crew returned and everything was like it always
has been?? ……… no - because after our last visit and the renovations
of our accommodations that commenced after it, the eyes nearly fell
out of the old Pirates head,…………
team quarters al la carte!!!
At the beginning of the year 2006 the Pirates founded their own
Pirate-Triathlon-Team. This is short introduction....
on the 3rd and 4th of February in Kiel
Last weekend I was off to a show once again. This time to the north
for the ADAC Sx-Cup in Kiel. Jimmy Verburgh, Rémi Bizouard, Chris
Birth, Fabian Bauersachs and I were the riders for the FMX Show.
Bike Marathon - it's time to tango, muchachos - it's payday!
Actually, Captain Aalbörner had already taken his seat on the Pirate
afterdeck with his age division, in order to behold the evening
sun over all his successful raids, while drinking red, 1489er Tortuga
wine with a milkmaid with 34 DD cast-bronze. Actually, until top
buccaneer Ron sent a dead carrier pigeon to Hannover by catapult……………
The time has finally come , it was talked about and planned at length.
The preparations for the Pirate Skydive Weekend are all wrapped
up. From the 12th to the 14th of May the Pirates will enter the
majestic air over Plettenberg.
on snow - or… the seven dwarves found their Snow White…. Once again the Sauerland Pirates went skiing in the small,
introspective village of Jerzens in Pitz valley, in order to balance
the disharmony of the musculature… Had I known before what all would
happen, I would have sold the tv rights to a daily soap. I'm sure
the ratings would have killed.
camp 06, Volume 1
When the weather here got really down and dirty, we decided, "We're
outta here!" Our goal: Playa de Palma. And when people in Germany
were jittering at below freezing temperatures, we had the best weather
and a temperature of 64 deg. F/18 deg. C. Gregor
fear of Don Karrasch and the black gang, …….
Unfortunately, why unfortunately?? complete fear, pure heart pounding
in the pants of the islanders lead to the change in the date for
the marathon in Fuerteventura, from 02/25 to 02/18/06. Don Karrasch
has been the victor of this event twice already, the other victors
in all these years also didn't have Spanish names, which lead to
the sneaky tactic about the date!!
At this time a series of thefts has been taking place in Saxony
that screams to high heaven, so we put a campaign into action. We
were victims ourselves at the beginning of December (5 crossers).
Furthermore, 3 other crossers were also stolen in December, that
I know of. In January (which is only half over…) 7!!! Crossers (worth
Years may be over, but……….......,
we're going to the biggest New Years run in Europe and it's taking
place right in front of my door. So strap on your wooden legs, take
off your eye patches and let's go. Bernd
Pirates Steffen and Sabine have created a befitting location for
beach Pirates in St. Peter-Ording. Of course the attachment includes
a link and the current program they're offering. Have fun and check
the final training tour to the Garajonay, the highest elevation
at 4879 ft./1487m, is planned for tomorrow.
January 27th to the 29th,
2006, the Hamburg Motorcycle Days will take place in Hamburg. I
hereby invite you to participate in the show program. We still need
bikers for the following shows: pit bikes, super moto, quads, poket
bike. See the attachment to view the flyer.