Great Northern Bicycle Company - Fargo Bike Shop

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State your name:

Steve

When did you start working at Great Northern Bicycle Company?

Fall 2015

What are you best known for around the shop?

Playing around with cameras and always trying to ride wheelies.

Why Bikes?

I feel more comfortable on two wheels than my own two feet. Life is simple on a bike.

What was your first bicycle and what do you remember about it?

A little 16” or 20” red Huffy. At first there were many falls, scrapes, and tears as I learned to ride on gravel roads. I eventually figured it out and then learned that I could go fast and hit jumps and do sweet skids, and that was so fun!

What is your favorite local bike ride?

In the summer I like to wake up early, hop on my mountain bike and ride to MB Johnson, spin a couple laps, then ride to Gooseberry and do a couple laps, then ride home. It’s a great way to start the day. Other than that any ride with friends is a great time. On a road ride anything that finishes with “7 signs road” coming back home. There’s just something about that stretch of road…

What is the coolest place your bike has taken you?

The French Alps. Watching the Tour de France race by within arms reach of me (I pushed Peter Sagan up the hill) and riding historic climbs like Alpe d’Huez and Col du Galibier was a dream come true. Cross that off my bucket list! Honorable mentions include San Francisco, CA; Santa Cruz, CA; Denver, CO; Beartooth Pass in Montana; Lucca, Italy; Black Hills, South Dakota.

What is on the horizon?  Describe your next great cycling adventure.

I’d love to bikepack the Colorado Trail on a mountain bike, Denver to Durango.

Favorite shop tool?

The dental pick when used to scrape grime off jockey wheels. Super satisfying.

What is your favorite kind of pizza?

Hawaiian

Words to live by?

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” -Albert Einstein

Current bike stable:

  • Specialized Camber Expert Carbon 29er

  • Specialized Epic Comp Carbon

  • Specialized Tarmac Comp

  • Specialized AWOL with dynamo light, pizza rack, and #basketlyfe