The Elephants Perch http://elephantsperch.com people powered sports specialist Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:31:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Elephants Perch Specialized Mountain Bike Demo http://elephantsperch.com/featured/elephants-perch-mountain-demo/ http://elephantsperch.com/featured/elephants-perch-mountain-demo/#respond Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:31:47 +0000 http://elephantsperch.com/?p=3930 The Specialized Test the Best truck is rolling into town! Grab your helmet and shoes and join Bike Peddler from 10AM-4PM on Sunday, August 24, 2014 To test ride the latest performance Mountain bikes from Specialized.   What should I bring? Printed or digital ticket confirmation – reservations only – Click here to register Pedals […]

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Specialized Mountain Bikes

The Specialized Test the Best truck is rolling into town!

Grab your helmet and shoes and join Bike Peddler from 10AM-4PM

on Sunday, August 24, 2014

To test ride the latest performance Mountain bikes from Specialized.

 

What should I bring?

  • Printed or digital ticket confirmation – reservations only – Click here to register
  • Pedals
  • Appropriate footwear – cycling shoes or sneakers
  • Helmet
  • Credit Card as collateral
  • Photo identification

What to expect?

Upon arriving check in with the Field Marketing Rep. They will have you fill out a waiver, collect your credit card and ID, and set you up on your bike.

What bike should I test ride?

Chat up your field marketing rep! They have a plethora of knowledge and will be happy to assist you in finding the perfect bike for you. See below for a full list of available bikes.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Anyone can test a bike. Children under the age of 18 will require a legal parent or guardian present. Parent or guardian must accompany the minor during the ride. You will need a valid photo ID and credit card.

What bikes will be available?

EPIC SW WC:  http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/mountain/epic/epic-expert-carbon-wc

With 29-inch wheels, carbon fiber frame, and Brain inertia valve damping technology in both the Fox/Specialized shock and custom RockShox SID fork, the Epic Expert Carbon 29 has the speed to tame any cross-country terrain.

 

CAMBER EVO:  http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/mountain/camber/sworks-camber-29

The CAMBER is the perfect bike for everything from weekend trail rides to all-day epic excursions. We developed the Camber to give trail riders everything they need, and nothing they don’t. What exactly does that mean? The answer is the perfect blend of performance, capability, and value. The 29-inch-specific, 110mm-travel Camber delivers a lightweight frame (both alloy and FACT carbon), Roval wheelsets, a trail-specific build and geo for confident riding at speed, and ultimately the ideal balance of efficiency and plush suspension performance for every rider.

 

STUMPJUMPER FSR EXPERT CARBON EVO 29/650b:  http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/mountain/stumpjumper-fsr/stumpjumper-fsr-expert-carbon-evo-29

Aggressive trail riding meets 29″ wheels in the form of the Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon EVO 29. The 135mm-travel Expert EVO 29 features a Fox Float CTD Factory shock with AUTOSAG and Kashima coating, RockShox Pike RC 29 fork, and Roval Traverse 29 142+ wheelset mounted to 2Bliss Ready Specialized Butcher and Purgatory Control 29 2.3″ tires.

 

S-WORKS ENDURO 29/650b:  http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/mountain/enduro/sworks-enduro-29

A true all-mountain machine, the top-shelf S-Works Enduro FSR Carbon 29 has 155mm of rear wheel travel, a FACT IS-X 11m carbon front triangle, a Custom Cane Creek Double Barrel air shock, RockShox Pike RCT3 fork, SRAM XX1 11-speed drivetrain featuring XX1 carbon crankset, and thru-axle Roval Traverse SL 29 142+ wheelset for an ultra-lightweight ride.

 

TURBO:  http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/ebike/turbo/turbos

Sexy. Clean. Smart. Integrated. You want it all. Not a bike with a gas tank tacked on—a truly innovative electric bike with the soul of a commuter and the heart of a sports car. The Turbo. You like to think all those people are looking at you, breezing down the street on your way to work, but you know deep down, it’s the bike. It turns heads whenever it rolls by with its speed, agility and downright sexiness. Turbo. It’s you, only faster.

 

RUMOR EXPERT:  http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/mountain/rumor/rumor-expert

The Rumor is true; the ultimate women’s full-suspension trail bike has arrived. From flowing singletrack trails to technical terrain, the Rumor is designed and engineered to give active-lifestyle riders the best-fitting and most-capable bike in the sport. With 110mm of FSR suspension, AUTOSAG tuning, Command Post dropper seatpost, and dialed geometry, the Rumor puts riders in complete control of their summertime mountain adventures.

 

For more information, click HERE

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Sawtooth & White Clouds Slideshow http://elephantsperch.com/featured/sawtooth-white-clouds-slideshow/ http://elephantsperch.com/featured/sawtooth-white-clouds-slideshow/#respond Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:58:53 +0000 http://elephantsperch.com/?p=3920 Please join us on Thursday July 31st For - Trails of the Sawtooth and White Clouds Slideshow By: Ed Cannady Date: July 31st Time: 7-8pm Where: The Elephant’s Perch Trails of the Sawtooth

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Please join us on Thursday July 31st For -

Trails of the Sawtooth and White Clouds Slideshow

By: Ed Cannady

Date: July 31st

Time: 7-8pm

Where: The Elephant’s Perch

Trails of the Sawtooth and White Clouds Slideshow

Trails of the Sawtooth

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2014 Backcountry Run Race Results http://elephantsperch.com/featured/2014-backcountry-run-race-results/ http://elephantsperch.com/featured/2014-backcountry-run-race-results/#respond Sun, 20 Jul 2014 16:05:40 +0000 http://elephantsperch.com/?p=3908 The 2014 Backcountry Run Race Results are IN!! Great job EVERYONE! It was a beautiful day, spirits were high and  adrenaline was pumping!! Many, many thanks to all of the volunteers, participants and spectators who cheered on the runners and helped make the 2014 Backcountry Run a spectacular event!   Backcountry Run 10 mile age […]

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The 2014 Backcountry Run Race Results are IN!!
Great job EVERYONE!
It was a beautiful day, spirits were high and  adrenaline was pumping!!
Many, many thanks to all of the volunteers, participants and spectators who cheered on the runners and helped make the 2014 Backcountry Run a spectacular event!

 

Backcountry Run 10 mile age group results

Backcountry Run 10 mile overall results

Backcountry Run 16 mile age group results

Backcountry Run 16 mile overall results

 

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Peak a Week with Sawtooth Mountain Guides http://elephantsperch.com/featured/peak-week-sawtooth-mountain-guides/ http://elephantsperch.com/featured/peak-week-sawtooth-mountain-guides/#respond Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:48:22 +0000 http://elephantsperch.com/?p=3901 Bag a Peak a Week! Saturday Summits With Sawtooth Mountain Guides  

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Bag a Peak a Week!

Saturday Summits With Sawtooth Mountain Guides

 

Peak a Week Sawtooth Mountain Guides

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Holy Speedy Marathon Batman!! http://elephantsperch.com/featured/holy-speedy-marathon-batman/ http://elephantsperch.com/featured/holy-speedy-marathon-batman/#respond Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:03:43 +0000 http://elephantsperch.com/?p=3889 Marathon Nationals Race Report Team Perch Brings Home 3 Golds and a Silver! Congratulations to Michelle Anderson, Muffy Ritz, and John Reuter for age-group Gold and a Silver for Brad Walker. Kyle Rafford (5th) and Jedd Young (8th) also showed true excellence and grit to get through a really tough day. The men’s group 30-34 […]

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Marathon Nationals Race Report

Team Perch Brings Home 3 Golds and a Silver!

Marathon Nationals Ketchum IdahoCongratulations to Michelle Anderson, Muffy Ritz, and John Reuter for age-group Gold and a Silver for Brad Walker. Kyle Rafford (5th) and Jedd Young (8th) also showed true excellence and grit to get through a really tough day.

The men’s group 30-34 started at 1:17 in the searing July heat for a 5 hour race of attrition. Despite aspirations for an easy first trip up cold springs, the pace was fast. John, Brad, and Adam Greene climbed together substantially behind the lead 3 who seemed unaware there was 40 miles to go. The descent separated Brad off the back and brought sweet relief to the heat while approaching the day’s biggest challenge – 2.5 miles up the Bald Mountain trail. Adam began to slip back, and Brad successfully made up time lost on the descent. It was sheer misery for 30 minutes to the summit, but strong climbing from Brad and John had gained another place in the field. The short climb up Little America invited the first twinges of cramps before an epically long downhill to the pit-stop at River Run. John had gained 2.5 minutes on the downhill over Brad but it wasn’t enough to stay away. Brad caught John three quarters of the way up Cold Springs who was desperately fighting migrating leg cramps and they moved into 1st and 2nd on the course by passing two more rivals. They hit the saddle together and tried to spin the downhill to avoid cramps at the Little America climb – which kind of worked. The final climbs were pure torture and the race was decided by the River Run downhill as John let go of the brakes and Brad held off 3rd place by 15 seconds. Adam and Jedd followed after.

Brad Walker and John ReuterMarathon National Race Champions Brad Walker John Reuter National Champions National Champions Brad Walker and John Reuter

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Backcountry Run Volunteers Needed http://elephantsperch.com/featured/backcountry-run-volunteers-needed/ http://elephantsperch.com/featured/backcountry-run-volunteers-needed/#respond Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:04:02 +0000 http://elephantsperch.com/?p=3884 Saturday July 19th THE ANNUAL BACKCOUNTRY RUN HAPPENS JULY 19TH., AND WE NEED SOME VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH THE START FINISH AREA, ONE SHIFT STARTS AT 8:30, AND ANOTHER SHIFT STARTS AT AROUND 9:30AM PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP, YOU CAN EMAIL ME OR PHONE MY CELL, I WILL SCHEDULE […]

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Saturday July 19th

THE ANNUAL BACKCOUNTRY RUN HAPPENS JULY 19TH., AND WE NEED SOME VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH THE START FINISH AREA, ONE SHIFT STARTS AT 8:30, AND ANOTHER SHIFT STARTS AT AROUND 9:30AM

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP, YOU CAN EMAIL ME OR PHONE MY CELL, I WILL SCHEDULE YOU INTO A SLOT TO HELP OUT.

THANKS BOB ROSSO….THE ELEPHANT’S PERCH

EMAIL:  brosso@elephantsperch.com

CELL #:  208-720-2879

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Baldy Buddy Hike Results http://elephantsperch.com/featured/baldy-buddy-hike-results/ http://elephantsperch.com/featured/baldy-buddy-hike-results/#respond Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:03:07 +0000 http://elephantsperch.com/?p=3873 The 1st ANNUAL BALDY BUDDY HIKE for CAMP RAINBOW GOLD had 39 two person teams hike the 3 miles and 2,000 vertical feet up the cat track to the Roundhouse.  32 teams were timed and competed for overall prizes.  All entry fees and donations ($850) will be given to CAMP RAINBOW GOLD. Click photos to […]

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The 1st ANNUAL BALDY BUDDY HIKE for CAMP RAINBOW GOLD had 39 two person teams hike the 3 miles and 2,000 vertical feet up the cat track to the Roundhouse.  32 teams were timed and competed for overall prizes.  All entry fees and donations ($850) will be given to CAMP RAINBOW GOLD.

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Baldy Buddy 2014 Hike results Baldy Buddy 2014 Hike results Baldy Buddy 2014 Hike results

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Baldy Buddy Hike 2014 Results

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Ronde Van Ketchum | Cycling Event in Ketchum Idaho http://elephantsperch.com/featured/ronde-van-ketchum-cycling-event-ketchum-idaho/ http://elephantsperch.com/featured/ronde-van-ketchum-cycling-event-ketchum-idaho/#respond Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:37:39 +0000 http://elephantsperch.com/?p=3867 You have no doubt heard of the Ronde Van Vlaanderen, the famous Belgian Spring cycling classic where the pros go up and down every hill in central Belgium.  Well, we’ve put together our own version right here in Ketchum. This summer, Durance and The Elephant’s Perch invite you to participate in a fun and unusual […]

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rondeYou have no doubt heard of the Ronde Van Vlaanderen, the famous Belgian Spring cycling classic where the pros go up and down every hill in central Belgium.  Well, we’ve put together our own version right here in Ketchum.

This summer, Durance and The Elephant’s Perch invite you to participate in a fun and unusual cycling event.  Via an ingeniously circuitous route stitched together by Richard Feldman, the Ronde Van Ketchum will take you over every hill of any size in the North Valley.  Beginning at Durance, 131 Second Street, at 9am on June 22nd, we’ll roll over nearly every street in west Ketchum, up and over Phantom hill, back toward town and out Trail Creek to the end of the pavement, up nearly every road in the Sun Valley and Elkhorn area, and finish at The Elephant’s Perch.  By the end of the day we will have traveled more than 130 kilometers and pedaled up some 1300 meters worth of hills.  Some of the hills are silly and short, and some of them are long grinds of as much as 1.6 kilometers.  Food and drink in the front yard at The Perch will follow.

This is a non-competitive ride.  You can ride all or part of the course and still come to the party afterward.  Because the ride is organized into a succession of loops (a Warm Springs Loop, North of Town Loop, Trail Creek Loop, and an Elkhorn Loop), you can skip a loop and rejoin the group if you choose.  We just ask that you ride the loops in order to avoid confusing other participants.  We will stay together for the initial roll out and then various groups will naturally form.

Even though this is not a race, it is a formal event and we need you to pre-register at The Perch or Durance.  The entry is only $10 and you’ll get a water bottle for your effort as well as food and drink after the ride.  Sorry, there will be no registration on event day.

CLICK HERE FOR A GRAPHIC OF THE ROUTE AND HERE FOR A GRAPH OF THE ELEVATION

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Team Perch http://elephantsperch.com/featured/team-perch/ http://elephantsperch.com/featured/team-perch/#respond Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:01:02 +0000 http://elephantsperch.com/?p=3859 Team Perch is smoking hot on the racing circuit! Team Perch headed to the classic cycling town of Mountain Home, Idaho feeling confident after a podium sweep at Wednesday’s Wood River Cup. A field of about 15 riders headed out for 56 miles of gravel paradise. A slow atrophy whittled down the group. At 35 […]

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Team Perch is smoking hot on the racing circuit!

Team Perch headed to the classic cycling town of Mountain Home, Idaho feeling confident after a podium sweep at Wednesday’s Wood River Cup. A field of about 15 riders headed out for 56 miles of gravel paradise. A slow atrophy whittled down the group. At 35 miles Cameron Lloyd attacked with two Boise riders on a hard climb and split the field. It wasn’t long before local Kryki riders Joel Brazil and Adam Greene put on the gas and reeled them back while Brad Walker and John Reuter enjoyed the ride. The effort was too much at the next big climb as Lloyd executed a break away off the back and straight to a PBR feed station. Greene first and then Walker began doing power yo-yos off the back magically regaining the group, until the elastic snapped and it was down to four riders. Then a loud “expletive” from Brazil as his front tire flatted. Now it was Boise x2 and Reuter. The course turned into the wind for the final 3 miles. Pain games ensued until the attack for the line. Boise 1 went too early. Reuter in second, other Boise in third. Boise 1 got passed, but an unintentional lead-out for Boise resulted in a win over Reuter by about 18 inches.

Back to Wood River Cup on Wednesday.

Wood River Cup

 

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Sun Valley Ski Club http://elephantsperch.com/featured/sun-valley-ski-club/ http://elephantsperch.com/featured/sun-valley-ski-club/#respond Mon, 09 Jun 2014 23:42:41 +0000 http://elephantsperch.com/?p=3847 2014 SUMMER EVENTS SCHEDULE RSVP by calling Lynne at 721-0018 Click link to download: 2014 Summer Schedule

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2014 SUMMER EVENTS SCHEDULE

RSVP by calling Lynne at 721-0018

Click link to download: 2014 Summer Schedule

 Sun Valley Ski Club Summer Schedule

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