• 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

Heck Epic: Northern Minnesota by Bike


Fatigue layed over my body like a wet blanket as I casually put my point and shoot camera into the back pocket of my jersey. Feeling good about the shot I just got of my three riding partners a peculiar sense came over me, something was different. I looked up to see Todd McFadden who had been riding first position shooting up a sharp rise with an intensity that had gravel spewing from his rear wheel. Ross Fraboni was second wheel and was now out of the saddle giving chase.The wheel I was connected to belonged to Matt Lee who was now laying the coals to his pedals. "This is it!" I said. Slamming the camera home in frustration, I had allowed a gap to form. Jumping from my saddle I went from tourist to full on bike racer in a split second. Fifty meters was what separated Matt and I, while at least one hundred lay between he and Ross who was stuck to McFadden's wheel like glue. "Don't get dropped, Don't get dropped..." I repeated to myself as I took huge risks while slamming through an ATV trail somewhere north of Two Harbors, Minnesota. It was day two of the 2 stage, 200 mile, Heck Epic.

 

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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