This has been a strange winter for sure. Just yesterday I actually had pulled out shorts to go dig in. I shut my trails down for the season a couple of months ago but there is no doubt that we could have gotten in quite a few more sessions. Jäunt‘s owners Mike Potoczny and Josh Pekich decided to take advantage of the crazy weather and squeeze in a third “last session” at JP’s trails.
A couple of months ago I started to see something called Jäunt popping up in my feeds. I was immediately drawn in by the clean logo and wanted to find out who or what exactly Jäunt was. To my surprise it was a new clothing brand headed up by none other than Mike Potoczny. For those not familiar with Mike, he's quite the radical dude! He's one of the nicest people you will ever meet and he kills it on a bike. The first time I ever met him was at one of the Welcome Jams a few years back. I was walking around checking out the lines and he came up to introduce himself and thank me for coming out. I'm not sure why that stood out so much to me, but it did and it left a resounding first impression. Over the years I've gotten to know Mike, and he's become one of my favorite people to ride and hang with. He just graduated college and has dove head first into creating this new brand. I was pretty curious about Jäunt so I shot a few questions over to him to find out more and to get some insight into his new venture. On a side note I couldn't remember what his degree was in so I sent him a text. His response, "History Pimping. Pimping all the hot historical chicks. Give me Cleopatra." Mike rules! Check out the interview after the jump. (more...)