Join us and owner Danny Wang at Caution Brewing Company today in Aurora, CO for their First Anniversary Party! $4 craft brews and High Roller adult size big wheel racing. What more do you need? http://www.CautionBrewingCo.com
The High Roller Adult Size Big Wheel Drift Trikes are going to be featured on the Steve Harvey Show this Monday morning! To find a station in your area check http://steveharveytv.com/watch/
The High Roller Adult Size Big Wheel Drift Trikes were featured on the Steve Harvey Show in Chicago recently. They had me come out for two days for a taping in their studio at the NBC tower. Steve Harvey showcased the High Roller on the segment of his show called “Just One More Thing” and raced it around the stage. He did a fantastic job of powersliding and drifting the High Roller. The audience was going nuts and he had so much fun that he was still riding it long after the segment was done. Thanks, Steve!
Al Brody commandeering both lanes for some sweet sub-freezing power slides! On our way to the Sea Otter Classic bike festival in Monterey, CA to ride the High Roller adult size big wheel trikes. Hope the weather’s a little different there…
And not just any luggage, but the High Roller Adult Size big wheel trike! We’ve been flown out to Chicago for a morning show taping first thing in the morning, and no High Roller. Here’s hoping it arrives on the next flight…!
Come over to booth 108 and take a ride on the High Roller Adult Size Big Wheel Trikes! Sign up to race at 4:00 for prizes! #bikexpo
Just got into town for Seattle Bike Expo. The @High Roller Adult Size big wheel trikes will be featured at the Saturday races! If you’re in the area stop by the #bikexpo and sign up for the races!
Well folks, we finally dug our way out of the boxes and post holiday rubble to look up and realize we had shipped over 135 High Rollers in time for Christmas!
Here in January, orders continue to pour in during what is usually a completely dead month. I think that means we need to grab hold of something solid and get ready for the rocket sled ride that’s coming this spring!
As always, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for your unwavering support during this adventure!
The High Roller is featured today on the front page of the Money section of the USA Today. The tone of the article initially seemed a little bleak (“Crowd funding’s dark side“). But as we read it, High Roller again came out smelling like a rose. Evidently we were the only ones they could find that actually answered the phone and are shipping product (September, by the way)!
What you don’t see in the online version is that glorious front page cover photo of the High Roller!
Things have been cranking along here in the High Roller Labs, and while January is usually a notoriously slow month, this year it’s gone by blindingly fast with tons of work being done in the background.
First, let me wish you a Happy Chinese New Year! Did you know that yesterday was the start of the Chinese New Year? Either did we until recently. This is one of the things you find out when you’re working with Taiwanese partners and they mention that they’re taking 10 days off for New Years. Turns out ALL of the Chinese and Taiwanese do this and go back to their home towns for New Years. Evidently it is the largest annual human migration on Earth. The upshot is that the whole country shuts down.
Luckily we were able to make great progress with our manufacturer before the holiday and we’ll be able to use this time to refine our design and processes.
If you’re wondering why we’re using manufacturers in Taiwan you can check out the explanation in the blog on the main site.
Here’ a summary of what we’ve been up to:
If all goes well, we should see first deliveries about May-June. When people say things like “if all goes well” or “in a perfect world…” or “best case scenario” it means they’re about to launch themselves into an endeavor with a great amount of optimism and only about 80% of the information they need. Fact is, this is a development and manufacturing project with associated risk. If all doesn’t go exactly well, we’ll roll with the punches and take care of the issues as fast as humanly possible, keeping you informed every step of the way. Here’s a sobering account of what can happen during manufacturing by the creators of the Pen Type-A. It’s a great but harrowing story of expectations, cultural oddities, communication, and unrelenting dedication to exceptional results. All that being said, rest assured we are 100% committed to completion and any other result is unacceptable.
In the frenzy of the last couple months in trying to get the manufacturing on rails I failed to get your thank you gifts out in December. Fear not, we’ve got our graphics ready to go and shirt and jacket orders are imminent.
Here’s things we still have to do that you may not really care about but will take up a big portion of our brain time:
As always, if you have any questions feel free to drop me a line.
Big Wheel Rally is proud to annouce that it has has been granted patent pending status for it’s High Roller Adult Size big wheel trike.
It’s a big step for a small company, but one that foretells of larger ambitions and markets. So keep watch for more innovations in the coming months as the High Roller enters production.