“Having a kid is terrifying, stressful, and exhausting. The murky waters you have to navigate as a first-time parent are full of uncertainties, self-doubt, and restless nights. I can also say that being a parent is unequivocally the greatest, most fulfilling experience you can ever imagine. The love I felt for my son actually shocked my system when I first met him. Every day has been an adventure since, and watching his charming and hilarious personality develop over the past 15 months has been a gift.
Being a parent also means that the life you knew is gone; which is not a bad thing. In fact, I’d say it’s downright amazing. I’m incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to forge a career based on riding bikes in the woods, but priority number one for any parent is the well being and development of their kid(s). I came up with ‘The Window’ concept to celebrate that, and pay homage to the parents who are doing their best, and enjoy every precious second on the trail when they’re not enjoying every precious second with their children and family. Naptime might not be enough time for a full day of bike park laps, or a 50 mile backcountry jaunt; but it’s more than enough time to go out and feel like a superhero for an hour or two on your local trails.” - Brice Shirbach