State your name:
When did you start working at Great Northern Bicycle Company?
Spring of 2014
What are you best known for around the shop?
Probably for tinkering! I can’t leave well-enough alone when it comes to my bikes.
They’re fun, they’re efficient, they don’t get stuck in the snow. Why not bikes?
What was your first bicycle and what do you remember about it?
It was some Red 20” Walmart-special. It took me a few years to learn how to ride it, but it didn’t take long to learn how to do sweet skids.
What is your favorite local bike ride?
Gooseberry is always fun, especially when you take a non-mountain bike through it!
What is the coolest place your bike has taken you?
Moab was a pretty cool place, but I spent an afternoon biking around Tulsa, OK, of all places. That was about as much fun as I’ve ever had on a bike!
What is on the horizon? Describe your next great cycling adventure.
I’ve got a few trips to MPLS planned this summer, and I intend to do as little driving as possible.
Favorite shop tool?
The Park Tool HHP-2 Headset Bearing Cup Press. I don;’t get to use it very often, but it’s always extremely satisfying when I do!
What is your favorite kind of pizza?
Pineapple, jalapenos, and cream cheese. Get it at Rhombus Guys or Dempsey’s!
Words to live by?
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take -Wayne Gretzky”
Current bike stable:
2017 Specialized Sequoia Elite
1994 Paramount Series 90 - Larry added disc tabs to the frame, so I put 650b wheels on it. It’s my winter-commuter/lockup bike.
‘Huffy’ - 650b disc basket-bike made in some guys garage.
1989 Schwinn Duo Sport Tandem