Posted: 08/11/2013 at 12:47
CRAB. If you may, of course there is a connection between the Pirates, COLT and the book, no doubt. If people however, affiliated with the Pirates, bought the book because of the kit in the pictures, that was a by-product.
The book is about someone who raced ironman and it is about him. He just happened to race in the aforementioned kit. I do not see the connection between Pirate association familiarity and book marketing here.
I do not think the group is big enough anyway to matter (yet) or that it was ever marketed indeed. This is not LIVESTRONG we are talking about that he was using .
I am specially sorry that there are feelings this strong about pretty silly circumstances, and that for a collective that is so proud about the open frontiers. But, alas, without moderation, it was to be expected was it not?