State your name:
When did you start working at Great Northern Bicycle Company?
What are you best known for around the shop?
I am the tandem girl! My fiance, Brian, and I can be seen riding around Fargo Moorhead almost every evening, with really great wheel lights.
I could go on and on! Bikes are affordable, a carbon-free form of transportation, accessible to everyone, and great for staying in shape. At my full-time job, I am known for being a bike commuter, and I always say there is no such thing as bad weather, only inadequate clothing! Driving to work builds tension for me, while biking offers a quick workout and a way to clear my head before and after the workday. I LOVE BIKES!
What was your first bicycle and what do you remember about it?
It was a dark purple Huffy, and my parents surprised me with it for my 5th birthday. I grew up on a farm, so I learned to ride it in the dirt field and on the gravel roads!
What is your favorite local bike ride?
Anything that includes biking along the river near Lindenwood & Gooseberry Parks.
What is the coolest place your bike has taken you?
My favorite ride was a weekend trip to Theodore Roosevelt National Park with our tandem. We biked the North and South park loops, saw the beautiful landscape, and had lots of close encounters with prairie dogs, wild horses, and TONS of Bison!
What is on the horizon? Describe your next great cycling adventure.
Brian and I have a few goals for biking over the summer! We would like to do our first official organized race or ride, do our first century ride on the tandem, and track all of our mileage.
Favorite shop tool?
So far, it would be a ball-end hex key wrench! It makes hard-to-reach places much easier to maneuver.
What is your favorite kind of pizza?
Margherita, Taco with beans instead of meat... or anything else vegetarian from Rhombus Guys!
Words to live by?
Your greatness isn't what you have, it's what you give! and, I always tell everyone that they should treat themselves the way they treat a close friend :)
Current bike stable:
Raleigh Cadent Tandem
A 197? Fuji Special Road Racer