20 Questions with the Airborne Guys

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 Bicycles


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

JM: Coffee.


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 see?

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 Version)

JM: The theme-song from Shaft.


6. If you could party with one person, who would it be?

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 morning.


8. What motto would you write on your top tube?

EM: Sau Sponte



9. If you didn't work in the bike industry, where would you be?

EM: Graphic Design

JM: Archeologist and/or Professional Photographer


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 had?

EM: New Goblin ( 2013)

JM: JMC Andy Patterson signature frame


12. What's the best thing or experience riding has given you?

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 day?

EM: Vital/MTBR/yotatech/Google/Yahoo

JM: MTBR/CyclingNews/Google/FaceBook/SRAM


14. What's your worst moment or experience on a bike?

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 online?

EM: What?

JM:  I can't put that in print, sorry!


16. What fad or trend do you want dead?

EM: Hanging pants off your butt

JM: Honey Boo Boo, but dubstep is a very close second.


17: Favorite type of riding?

EM: DH.. close 2nd XC

JM: Anything with 2 wheels.


18. Last time you surprised yourself?

EM: Aug 25th 2012 at Snow Shoe.

JM: When I said something out loud last week that I shouldn't have.


19. Last time someone surprised you?

EM: This morning..

JM: People surprise me every damn day.


20. Last meal request?

EM: Salmon

JM: Any kind of pasta, with some sort of meat, smothered in cheese.



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