Saturday MX Rd3 Nov 19 2016

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We finally had cool fall weather for round 3 of the Saturday MX race at Arizona Cycle Park. Six motos down and two to go. Who will win their class and have a chance to win a set of graphics from Dynamic Designs? We will find out at the final round on December 10th. In the meantime, enjoy the Dynamic Designs race gallery.

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Try Out – Alpinestars Techstar Riding Gear

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I may be an old fuddy duddy, but I haven’t once yelled at kids to get off my lawn (but I have told my daughter to turn down her music).  I like to think that being a more “experienced” rider does not preclude me from being fashionable.  I like the simple things: solid colors, crisp lines, and above all function. If being old means I like my riding gear to fit well first, be durable for many-a-moto second, and lastly look good, then make room for me at the retirement active adult community.

So when I got the call from Alpinestars asking if I would like to try out their Techstar line, I remembered what looked like a Pollock and Picasso painting splashed on the jersey and leathers of Justin Barcia and Eli Tomac. But when I took a look at the 2017 Techstar lineup, the patterns were subdued. The colors more solid. The lines were crisper.  This was a look right up my ally! And Alpinestars claims a 30% weight savings to its predecessor. But, will this stuff fit and perform to my standards?  Read on to find out.

First impression is that the jersey is light and airy, the pants well made and padding in the right spots, and the gloves not so thick to ball up in my hand and thin enough to maintain feel.  Techstar looked good and felt good, but will it perform well enough?

Kevin Scott Photo
Kevin Scott Photo

The Techstar jersey is probably one the most comfortable I have ever worn. While the trend in riding jerseys have been more form fitting for that athletic look, the Techstar jersey is light and airy. It feels flowy and the collar rests perfectly around my neck and shoulders. It did not feel like it wanted to crawl up my neck and strangle me. The cuffs are like they are non-existent, and that’s a good thing. If you are the type of rider that does not like any type of constriction around the wrist, the Techstar is the jersey for you. It is very loose around the wrist without the feeling of a lot of fabric flapping about. The mesh inserts are in the right spot to move air and keep you cool. So how does it feel while riding? It doesn’t, and isn’t that really what we want? You want to focus on the track  ahead, not the feeling of the back flapping in the wind or the sleeves constricting your arms and wrists, or that core temperature creeping up. You don’t get any of that with the Techstar. You get to focus on your riding.

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The Techstar pant is well constructed. The zipper enclosure is heavy duty (and who can’t use a little heavy duty with the holidays coming up?), and Velcro waist adjusters on the sides help dial in the fit.  Pulling the pants on it appeared to be very bulky in the knees, i.e. a lot of material. And when putting my Tech 10’s on, the ankle cuffs are loose and bulky when fitting the inner booty on.  I wear knee braces and there was plenty of room and wear a ½ size bigger Tech 10 so the bulk in the boot was not an issue. While riding the bulk in the knees were not noticeable nor did the pants hang up on any part of the bike. In fact, movement was very easy and air flow was excellent. However, if you just wear knee cups or have a snug fitting boot, the excess in materials may be an issue. And for you trail riders, there is an inner hip pocket for safe key/coin storage.

Gloves are that fine line of feeling comfortable on the bike or fighting it over every jump and through every corner. And gloves can be a very personal preference from those wanting as much padding as possible to those minimalists that prefer something akin to a thin layer of Elmer’s glue that had dried on your palms. Me, I am a middle man. I do not like bulky gloves that when gripping the bars it feels like material is balling up on the palm of my hands. And the fact I don’t get to ride as much as I would like, my hands are as soft as newborn’s cheek. So, I need some protection there but not so much where I can’t feel what I’m doing.  The Techstar glove meets those requirements. The stretchable layer on top conforms well to the back of my hands while the single-piece palm reduced material that protects yet offers good feel on the bars.  After a day of riding, my soft hands were none the worse for wear.  These are good gloves, but if I did have to pick out one thing that I did not care for was the cuff. Where the Techstar jersey had very loose fitting cuffs, the glove is snug around the wrist. Pulling them on and getting them over the butt of my palm almost made the glove seem too small. But once on, the fit was good as was the feel of the bars during riding.

Kevin Scott Photo
Kevin Scott Photo

Overall, the Alpinestars Techstar line of riding gear fit well, felt comfortable while riding, and looks good too. With Alpinestars pedigree in quality, it definitely worth consideration. If you are looking to have that unique look at the track and stand out from the other gear companies, the Techstar line can only be purchased through Alpinstar’s website : www.alpinstars.com

Tested:

Techstar Venom Jersey: $49.95

Techstar Venom Pants: $179.95

Techstar Gloves: $39.95

 

 

Cactus State Rd3 Nov 13 2016

The third and final round of the 2016 Cactus State wrapped up at Arizona Cycle Park under a beautiful November day.  Longer laps were greeted with a longer track as the upcoming AZ Open layout was being tested. Great job to all that raced and congratulations to the series champions!

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Cactus State Rd2 Oct 23 2016

So, how are those extra laps feeling today?  It was a hot one yesterday for round 2 of the 2016 Cactus State at Arizona Cycle Park. Check out the action!

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Saturday MX Rd2 Oct 22 2016


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Round 2 is in the books and the series is half way over. Dynamic Designs was onsite for all your jersey, t-shirt, and sweatshirt printing needs. If you need to freshen up your look for round 3, be sure to hit them up. But in the meantime, check out the racing action in the Dynamic Designs Race Gallery!

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Cactus State Rd1 Sept 25 2016

Arizona Cycle Park sure did not ease into this year’s Cactus State series. Seven lap motos and a longer track is the cauldron the riders were tossed into when they lined up. We could sure see who was prepared and those who may need a bit more training under their belt for round 2. Regardless, the racing was great and fun had by all.

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Saturday MX Rd1 Sept 17 2016

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Summer is finally coming to an end and the race season is under way. The first round of the 2106 Fall Saturday MX series kicked off at Arizona Cycle Park!

Dynamic Designs was on hand to support the riders. They provided onsite jersey and apparel printing to make sure you had that factory look going to the starting gate.  If you need to freshen up your bike or gear, be sure to contact them before round 2!

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Buckeye Sand Drag & Mud Bog August 2016

It seems the hotter it gets this summer, the more people come out for some good ole fun at the Buckeye Drags. Mud and sand were on the menu that was served up with a side of motocross.

Buckeye Sand Drag & Mud Bog July 2016

Sand, mud, and moto is what happened  at Arizona Cycle Park when the sun went down. The mercury dipped below 100° but the fun meter was pegged! Check out the action.

Destry Abbott Ride Day – June 4 2016


A few weeks ago Destry Abbott announced he was diagnosed with Leukemia. Smash cut to today and it was a tremendous turn out and show of support for the ride day fundraiser at Canyon Motocross. The amount of product donated for the raffles was enough to fill the Kawasaki Team Green semi! Check out the fun that was had while supporting one of the good guys! And if you want to support Destry even more, head over to the GoFundMe page: