• The Eki Chronicles
    The Eki Chronicles A "blue collar" cyclist's adventures from the saddle of a bike.
  • The Eki Chronicles
    The Eki Chronicles A "blue collar" cyclist's adventures from the saddle of a bike
  • The Eki Chronicles
    The Eki Chronicles A "blue collar" cyclist's adventures from the saddle of a bike.
  • The Eki Chronicles
    The Eki Chronicles A "blue collar" cyclist's adventures from the saddle of a bike.
  • The Eki Chronicles
    The Eki Chronicles A "blue collar" cyclist's adventures from the saddle of a bike.
  • The Eki Chronicles
    The Eki Chronicles A "blue collar" cyclist's adventures from the saddle of a bike.

LIFE ON AND OFF THE BIKE AT THE 46TH PARALLEL

I was born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota and still call it home.  I have always had a passion for competition and seeking my own extremes.  Although I’ve participated in
many sports my true love lies in the woods.  Out in the

wild is where I can clear my head, where I find my peace,

and I prefer getting there by bike.

Upcoming Races

Race Name: Fat Bike Birkie
Date: March 8
Website:
http://www.birkie.com/fatbikebirkie

Race Name: Renegade Gent's Race
Date:  April 5 
Website: http://gravelgrindernews.com/event/renegade-gents-race/

Race Name: WEMS Canopy Challenge *
Date: April 26  
Website: http://wemseries.com/2013/10/31/wems-2014-schedule-coming-soon/

Race Name:  WEMS Northern Kettles Endurance Challenge *
Date: May 10 
Website: http://wemseries.com/2013/10/31/wems-2014-schedule-coming-soon/

Inspiration in Kansas, Part II

b2ap3_thumbnail_P5300674.JPGEventually the 100 mile check point came into view. I had a list running through my mind and knew exactly what I needed to do once I arrived. My strategy has always been to take care of the bike first with the thought that without the bike I am nothing. Once I had all of the bike’s needs tended to I concentrated on what I needed, fresh bottles and nutrition. With these items taken care of I was on my way in short order. The mid part of the race was upon me and this is typically when I struggle mentally and physically the most. As if I were in a "no man's land" I had nothing to connect to. The thread connecting me to the start line had stretched so thin that it snapped long ago, while the finish lie so far ahead that I could not yet feel its pull. It was and has always been a very lonely time for me.

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Racing The Sun

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See and feel the physical and emotional demands of endurance cycling as Eki takes you with him from start to finish.

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Cher Ami

Cher Ami, the World War I carrier pigeon that didn't know the meaning of the word quit. She was the last chance for more than 500 men trapped behind enemy lines without food or ammunition. Thrust into flight she carried a message tied to her leg back to head quarters.

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Sponsors

My sponsors have helped me turn ideas into experiences. Their support enables me to push the limits of what I think is possible.
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Salsa Cycles

Salsa Cycles
Salsa Cycles has been instrumental in my quest to find what is around the next corner or over the next hill. They lead the way in adventure based cycling. VIEW SITE

Schwalbe Tires

Schwalbe Tires

Simply the best tires on the market! The Nobby Nic and Racing Ralph with SnakeSkin protection have taken me through the harshest terrain and back again. These are my "go to" tires when I need speed and can't afford flats. 
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Rudy Project

Rudy Project
Rudy Project helmets and optics are the standard by which all others are judged.

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Ski Hut

Ski Hut

Specializing in high quality sports equipment and clothing, the Ski Hut keeps me grinding through the seasons.    Visit Site