• 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/

Bones will Heal, Bikes will Wait

b2ap3_thumbnail_P7050082.JPGAs many of you know, about two and a half weeks ago I was involved in a serious bike crash caused by a car. I was fresh back from completing my 2nd Vapor Trail 125 out in Colorado. The Vapor proves to be some of the most rugged and difficult mountain biking I've ever done in my life, I didn't fall once. Then, the day before my home town's Heck of the North gravel road race I hit the deck on a section of road I've ridden hundreds of times, because of an illegal turn made by the driver in front of me. The four broken ribs I suffered took me to a new level of pain as well as a serious case of the "downs".  A lot of people have been telling me that it could have been a lot worse and when I'd hear that I'd nod, agree and say to myself, "yeah, but it still really sucks".

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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.
Click on the tabs below for information on my sponsors

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