In 1978 I received a telegram from the future. The message was simple. "Do not fear the bearded weirdo". I spent the next 38 years trying to figure out what that meant. The first time I rode my Balthazar in 2016, it all finally made sense. This bike with 4 inch tires is faster than any other mountain bike that I have ridden. My weekly Speed of Light times are proof that Bearclaw bicycles can give a B team guy wings.