• 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 2016

Race NameFat Bike Birkie
Date: March 5, 2016

Race NameDirty Kanza 200
Date: June 4, 2016

Race NameLutsen 99'er
Date:  June 25, 2016

Race NameWEMS Stump Farm 100
Date: July 16, 2016

Race NameMaah Daah Hey 100
Date: August 6, 2016

Race NameHeck Epic
Date: August 20-21, 2016   

Race NameMarji Gesick 100
Date: September 24, 2016

ALONE

Ready to go. The shoe placement ended up getting changed, but overall the bike was packed well.As the Dirty Kanza 200 looms ominously in the not too distant future I’ve been determined to knock out some significant training miles in an effort to reduce the “hurt factor” of that race. I know it will hurt, but I’d really like to avoid throwing up in the bushes near the finish area like last year. So, with that in mind I put together a plan that included some pretty hard efforts. One of those e


fforts would include a solo overnight bike packing trip to the quaint, eccentric Madeline Island. Madeline is located just off the south shore of Lake Superior and belongs to Wisconsin. It’s pretty much the closest thing to Jamaica that can be found in the northern regions of the Midwest. It’s one of, if not the biggest of Lake Superior’s Apostle Islands. Beautiful sandy beaches touching crystal clear, ice cold Superior water, complete with a vibe that Bob Marley would be proud of… that’s Madeline Island. That’s where I was headin

 

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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