I went on a Fairdale bike trip over the alps. Well... over a tiny little corner of an alp anyway. It was such a good adventure but somehow after I got home one project turned into another, months went by, and I never managed to write up the story. With the help of Chris Cotsonas (who pedaled with me) we finally got the story posted today.
You can download a PDF here, or, check out the web version here.
Hopefully this will be some inspiration for times ahead when we can all get out and travel and ride again!
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