The Sonoran Pirates (aka Son-Rats) is a team of mountain bikers from AZ, MI, CA, CO, MD, PA, UT, TX, ID & The U.K. The team was established in 2004.
Across the ranks they try and hold true to their fundamental belief that... "the only thing that matters is that you ride... not how fast you ride... nor the gear upon which you ride."
Is anyone out there
What's up Pirates? The blog appears to have been dormant for almost 6 months. What the heck is everyone doing? Andy is apparently riding around in Alaska. I am just busy crushing the Strava records of a former Tour de France winner (or a Tour de France winner later to be stripped of title). No big deal.
24 HITOP in photos
Check out McLovin's album: Best of 24 HITOP
"Everything in America wants to kill you." - Burnsey
Glen Byrne (aka The Great Pumpkin, aka Burnsey) hails from East Anglia, United Kingdom. He moved with his family from Ireland to England when he was 5 years old. He rides bikes in the rain. He drinks beer in the rain. On Saturday, he made the 25 1/2 hour trip from East Anglia, U.K. to Tucson, Arizona. He's here for a visit & the 24 hours In The Old Pueblo.
Likes: Pumpkin Lib Balm, Women, & Lager
Magellan: Is it true that you are the "god father" of the Sonoran Pirates?
Burnsey: No, I'm the "god father" of soul.
Note: Burnsey did introduce Megellan & El LA to mountain biking in the forest of Thetford, UK (no-where) near Robin Hood's stomping grounds.
M: What do you think about the U.S.A. so far?
B: Everything wants to kill you and there are lot of places to eat.
Note: Burnsey visited the Sonoran Desert Museum where he noticed that all desert creatures are pretty marly. He also saw an old guy with a pistol on his belt in Safeway and a "knife" vendor on the side of the road.
M: What kind of bike do you ride?
B: Cube Stereo Pro
M: What the hell is that?
B: Cube is a German bike company. You can't go wrong with German engineering.
M: What's the #1. biggest thing in your life?
B: Easy, gotta be my 8 year old son, Kiernan.
M: Is it true that since Brad Pitt trained for the movie Snatch in Red Lodge that you often are mistaken for him?
Note: Red Lodge is just a couple from miles Burnsey's stomping ground in Mildenhall, England
M: Do you like dags?
M: Yeah, Dags.
B: Oh, Dogs, yeah I Iike Dogs.
M: Anything else you want to tell the world.
B: Just get on with it.
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