• 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

Into the Sunset



Some say when one chapter ends another begins. I guess that's true, but it's never easy to say what that new chapter will look like. Not to mention, it's never easy to say good bye to that last chapter. As I head into the 2017 bike season I will still be riding as hard as I ever have, but I'll be without the Salsa Cycles family that I have grown so fond of. Salsa decided to go a different way than the way I was heading. I'm o.k. with that and I have nothing but gratitude toward them. So many friends were made and so many experiences were experienced. Seven long (but quick), years I rode with their logo strapped across my back. I wore that logo with pride! I still remember the day I licked the envelope containing my bike resume and sent it off to Bloomington, MN. I certainly had no idea what lay ahead of me after that envelope landed in the mail box. "Adventure By Bike" was going to be the new slogan. Hell, I was already having adventures on my bike, it was a perfect fit.

 

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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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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