If you've called Airborne to ask questions or order a
bike, chances are you've talked to Eric Mckenna or Jeremy
Mudd. Eric and Jeremy combined have 35+ years in the bike
industry. They even went to the same high school together and raced
on the same teams in the past. They don't do it all by themselves;
they are backed by a dedicated staff of folks at Airborne that help
them make it look easy.
Here's your chance to get to know them a little better,
in 20 questions.
Name: Eric Mckenna
Official Title: Customer Service and Tech
Representative, Airborne Bicycles
Name: Jeremy Mudd
Official Title: Product Manager, Airborne
1. What is the first thing you think about
when you get up in the morning?
EM: Getting Rory (daughter) up and getting
her ready for school
2. What is the last thing you think about before
you go to sleep?
EM: Did I lock the front door?
JM: Did I answer that last email that the
factory sent me?
3. What makes you awesome?
EM: I didn't know I was AWESOME…. I guess
being Rory's PAPA.
JM: I figured out a way to make people pay
me for playing around with bikes all day.
4. When you look in the mirror, what do you
EM: A very tired old man!
JM: A guy brushing his teeth.
5. When you enter a crowded room, what theme song
begins to play in your head?
EM: Clint Mansell - Lux Aeterna (Orchestral
JM: The theme-song from Shaft.
6. If you could party with one person, who would
EM: Don Gentile
JM: Samuel L. Jackson
7. What's your best excuse/justification for not
trying something on your bike?
EM: I have a kid to take care of.
JM: I have a photo-shoot in the
8. What motto would you write on your top
EM: Sau Sponte
JM: THIS SIDE UP.
9. If you didn't work in the bike industry, where
would you be?
EM: Graphic Design
JM: Archeologist and/or Professional
10: What's the next piece of bike technology that
needs to be improved?
EM: Clipless Pedals
JM: Shifting systems
11: What's the best bike you've ever
EM: New Goblin ( 2013)
JM: JMC Andy Patterson signature
12. What's the best thing or experience riding has
EM: My Good Health
JM: I thought I was going to make a career
out of racing bikes when I was a teenager, but
(fortunately) riding and racing led me down a career path
instead and here I am now!
13. Five websites you visit every
14. What's your worst moment or experience on a
EM: Watching Emily ( girlfriend) crash in
front of me and not being able to help or stop it.
JM: State Road Race in 2000. Brought one
bottle thinking that race was shorter, had no hand-ups. Race was
twice as long as I thought; ended up so dehydrated I was looking at
spent waterbottles along the side of the road hoping some had
enough liquid in them to get a drink.
15. What's the strangest item you've purchased
JM: I can't put that in print,
16. What fad or trend do you want
EM: Hanging pants off your butt
JM: Honey Boo Boo, but dubstep is a very
17: Favorite type of riding?
EM: DH.. close 2nd XC
JM: Anything with 2 wheels.
18. Last time you surprised
EM: Aug 25th 2012 at Snow
JM: When I said something out loud last
week that I shouldn't have.
19. Last time someone surprised
EM: This morning..
JM: People surprise me every damn
20. Last meal request?
JM: Any kind of pasta, with some sort of
meat, smothered in cheese.