ESPN wrote a really nice piece about Fairdale and me that I’m very honored by. I guess it sort of chronicles my riding career and leads into the creation of Fairdale. Thanks guys -Taj
“Over 25 years ago, a BMXer by the name of Taj Mihelich started a path through BMX that few had ever ventured to explore. A racer in his early years, Mihelich quickly discovered dirt jumping and proceeded to combine his abilities to boost and stretch jump variations with his roots as a racer. By his teens, Mihelich was sponsored by the local BMX shop and traveling to regional contests in the Midwest. Still clutching to his race setup, Mihelich stood out for more than his riding style…”
Read the full story and check out Sandy Carson’s photo gallery shoot of the Roger video here: Fairdale and Roger Create New Bike
We better hurry up and put this bike out right? Geared Fairdale we are calling the “Weekender” is coming in early 2012!
ESPN’s write up here.
Jim Cielencki long time BMX pro and head of Sunday Bikes (and a Fairdale rider by the way) has an interview over on ESPN about making bike frames overseas. He’s my office mate here at OTX Design (which house’s the engineering studio for Sunday Bikes, Odyssey, and of course Fairdale). I found it really informative even though I share an office with him! On my recent trip to Taiwan I was blown away by how incredibly high tech the manufacturing facilities were. It was sort of bike building heaven where it seemed like whole cities were devoted to creating bikes. …. ah… but… I am from near Detroit and with a family in the auto industry I fully understand the desire to keep manufacturing in the states. Anyway, JC’s interview has some really interesting points on building bikes and its cool to hear about all the technology that goes into a really high end BMX. Its tech we can eventually apply to Fairdale too so its good to know.
Check the story here.
NOTE: I fixed the above link so it actually goes to ESPN now… instead of back to this same post… oops.
We got a little mention over on ESPN and over on Fuel TV. Thanks guys! Very nice of you.
Fairdale on ESPN story and on Fuel.
Also the art I did for the No Comply skateshop skateboard finally arrived printed on some skateboards.
Pretty stoked to have a new board so big thanks to the guys over at No Comply too. They also let me do some measuring on a bunch of different style boards so we could get some final dimensions for our skateboard rack. Got everything finalized now and so hopefully we’ll have a final prototype made soon (and then they will be available).