Crazy to think there is a 2019 version of a Taj signature bike (my first one was in 1996). I'm so washed up and old that it's not even me riding the bike in the video, but they're still making it! It really is a fun cruiser just to pedal around and perfect for someone who doesn't want to deal with a lot of finicky bike technology. Just good ol' BMX parts and spec on a 26" wheeled size make this bike easy to keep rolling. The video is a bit heavy on the BMXin' and jumpin' around, but really, this bike is a lot of non-serious fun to just ride around.
I have two books out. You can find them anywhere you might shop for books and they are available worldwide. Ask you local book store to bring one in for you (easiest to just search "Taj Mihelich"), or find them on Amazon, Target, Barnes and Noble, Bookshop.org and more. Bernie the Bike Builder is a children's book. Bernie is a master bike builder. The bikes he designs and builds are sought after by bike racers all over the world. However, none of his close friends seem interested in riding bikes. After a discussion with Monty the Corgi he realizes that his friends think they can’t ride bicycles because no bikes fit them. Bernie takes on the challenge to build his motley crew of pals custom bikes that they can ride. It takes all of his creativity and skills to design and build special bikes for T-rex, Bat, Shark and more! Enjoy a free downloadable and printable Bernie the Bike Builder activity book here. The book is available worldwide from where ever you buy
A new animation project... https://youtu.be/8WhWQu747WU I listened to the PinkBike Podcast with Greg Minnaar and I could see animations in my head. I reached out, wondering if he’d want to record a story for a project. And, a lot of drawing later here it is! It was nice to get to know Greg a bit through our video meetings. He was so laid back that it was disarming. A couple of times I found myself nodding in agreement, “Oh yeah, the same thing happens to me on my bike.” But of course, it’s not the same. I was talking about the super smooth flow trail behind my house and he was talking about going full throttle down this year’s extra gnarly Val Di Sole track. Thanks to Greg for working on this with me. Thanks to Sarah and Gaspare for the bonus interviews. Thanks to David Jack who worked on the first round of recording that we eventually scrapped because of microphone issues. Thanks to Jeff Frenette for doing sound on this version. Thanks for the music Niall (Able Drugger) and