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When I am not teaching, shooting, or spending time with my family, you will find me on my bike or in the gym. I am far from a certified trainer, but this is a glimpse into how this “old guy” trains and races. I have the privilege of racing with the best group of guys I know. Erik’s Bike and Board is the shop that supports my need to stay healthy, feel like a kid, fulfill personal goals, and go really fast!

Specialized Fatboy Loop to the Coon Rapids Dam

If you don’t own a fat bike and you live in Minnesota you’re doing it wrong. Where were these things when I was a kid? Of course there are times when it’s too cold to ride, too icy to ride, or it’s thawing and riding would ruin the trails. However, for those times...

Did the Fulton Grand Fondo Live up to its Reputation?

Of all of the events and races I was forced to miss last spring due to my broken collar bone, the Fulton Grand Fondo was the one I missed the most. Since it was a new event in 2014, I didn't really know what I was missing, but it sounded like a fantastic time. After...

THK: Were There Any Surprises in the 40+ Race?

THK (Thoren Heuval Kermesse) was the first race on my 2015 calendar and I didn’t know quite what to expect from my fitness at this point in the season. I can’t believe this is the start of my sixth year of racing road bikes. This was never anything that I thought I...

Another March Fitness Funk

can pretty much set my watch to how my body will feel around the end of March. After just over three months of trainer workouts and lifting weights, my body and mind always has a hard time transitioning to...

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