As always, we like gossiping and name dropping - but we only do it with nice words for awesome action that are worth mentioning.
So IT’S OFFICIAL!!! our friend Erik Zo , 4 times freight bike world champion, is now officially part of Team Bullitt. He will be taking part in CMWC Tokyo next month.
Last Friday when I heard the news I was really excited, and without hesitation I hopped on my bike and rode to Erik’s house for a more quality chit chat time. Funny thing was, when I entered his workshop the first thing I saw was a brand new Belinky freight bike in the middle of workshop. Erik won the Bilenky freight bike from CMWC 2008 Toronto and it finally made it way to him yesterday.
But back to Bullit business. I have long been fascinated with this rather spacey freight bike. Please stay tuned when I can convince Erik to give a first impression and review on Bullitt. The only thing I can say from looking at their Website, is that the lower center of gravity definitely gives me a solid feeling when hauling ass, and I can tell you, the lower the better. Think about this: would you rather lift a keg of beer just a mere foot from ground to the cargo bed of this Bullitt? or three feet up to a trunk of SUV, get it? I would love to ride one, maybe here or maybe in Tokyo next month. Look at it! mmm Red or Black??? or both…
Below is what Larry VS Harry had to say on their first phone encounter with Erik, quite awesome indeed. Also the picture is Erik grandfather Danish passport.
“I had a call the other day from San Francisco. The guy in the other end was pretty enthusiastic;i t sounded like he was jumping up and down, screaming and laughing. Despite this his presentation was clear. “Myname is Erik Zo and I am the reigning freight bike world champion!”. In the discussion that followed, I realized that he wasn’t only the reigning champ, but four time world champion. What he wished from me was to be allowed to be a part of Team Bullitt at The World Messenger Championship in Tokyo 2009!
We are honoured to be chosen by this legend!!
Not only a pair of excellent legs but also a fantastic personality and best of all: His grandparents were Danish citizens.
So during the championship, Erik will be as Danish as redgred and Bullitt.”