3-12-09 // Squirrel Earns a Merit Badge

One hundred and fifty pounds of fury; the drive to fact-check through the night; the ability to scamper across Baja, Mexico on the beam-bedeviled Sh*tbike. Today, Squirrel earned yet another honor—the Redneck Tubeless Merit Badge.

It’s a way to make your own tubeless tire out of an old tube, any old wheel, any old tire, some soap, some ammonia, some elbow grease and a really good air compressor, and it’s part of the “DIY” issue we’re working here at the Bikemag Mothership, where safety always— ALWAYS—comes first, as young Squirrel here is so ably demonstrating.

(We haven’t been able to get him to take off the new Troy Lee Designs D2 helmet since it showed up at the office last month…)

Merit Badge