This isn’t just a hat. To many it is, but to me it means the past two years of my life. To many people, Pearl Velo is a bike shop. To me it is a person, Tyler. He is the reason Berkeley Supply exists. He’s the reason I did this, the reason I said fuck it. For 16 months my shop was 6 inches from his. It didn’t matter what advice I needed, how small of a question or how silly it was, he would always humor me and give me incredible advice. He is the greatest father (other than my own), husband and guy that I have ever known. If I can amount to even half the human being he is, I’ll call it success. Becoming besties with Scarlett and really getting to know Kelsey, makes me understand why he wants to spend more time with them. Seeing Pearl Velo shutter its doors at the end of this month brings me no sadness, it’s just a new beginning to even cooler things to come. I wish you the best of luck, my friend. Don’t be a stranger around these parts, you built all of this.