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, explains Brice Shirbach, Pivot-Reynolds enduro rider and father.
“I can also say that being a parent is unequivocally the greatest, most fulfilling experience you can ever imagine,” says Shirbach. “The love I felt for my son actually shocked my system when I first met him. Everyday has been an adventure since, and watching his charming and hilarious personality develop has been a gift.”
“Being a parent also means that the life you knew is gone,” adds Shirbach. “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). The “Window” concept celebrates that, paying 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.”
Nap time 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.