I have a pretty fun job. On Sunday night, father son duo Jim and Paxson tried a new bike set-up on Mt. Tam. Meerkat Chat I met them with my twelve-year-old son, who videotaped and edited all our footage, and my two-year-old son who rode like a boss down Diaz Ridge on his Starfish. We had smoothies together after.
The Plus size tires on the Meerkat proved crazy fun. I realize as I write this that four of us took turns pumping the bike into turns and jumping over rocks and we didn’t have any flats. Good thing because I didn’t bring back up tubes. The kids had fun. With their parents!
And, that seems like a decent place to begin with Cleary Bikes. I had a light bulb moment when I first thought of a line of kids’ bikes – and I was with my kids when I had it. Kids have always been the most important part of our bikes. If you see me running toward your child one day, please don’t be alarmed. I introduce myself to every kid I see riding on one of our bikes. They usually ignore me, but I get a huge charge out of it.
As this marks the first of our new regularly scheduled posts, I’m committing now to share in my next post my light bulb moment. Hopefully, I do see you on the trail and you’re not alarmed. Maybe you’re even cruising along on Plus tires.
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Our little bike company enjoyed our 4th Sea Otter this year. Amazing.
The two Hedgehogs pictured here are each three years old and they still ride smoothly and look great. It feels like we started a little pedal revolutionwhen we rolled into Sea Otter in our VW Vanagon loaded inside and out with bikes. Our first conversations were: