Erik is an original member of the car club that grew into the bike group that Scott roped into trying the Leadville 100 MTB race in 2005. Always tough and a strong racer, Erik not only finished the LT100 on his first try, but did so through a terrible asthma attack that put him in the hospital after the race! Since then he's finished again in 2006, raced hard in the Winter Park series moving up to the Sport class last season and continually improved throughout two seasons of racing the Cherry Creek time trial series.
Last season a bunch of the team also joined Erik on one of his yearly traditions, riding to the summit of Mount Evans on the forth of July. Erik organized a big group and it was a lot of fun climbing above 14,000 feet on a bike! This year you're equally likely to find Erik on his road bike, time trial machine, singlespeed mountain bike or his full suspension rig. Let's see what else he's got planned...
Do you have any nicknames? Not that I know of--and that's probably a good thing.
What's your favorite trail or ride? Any ride is a good ride! No way I could pick just one.
How long have you been racing bikes? Aside from some sporadic here-and-there races over the years, really just the last two years.
What is one riding goal for 2008? Ride more. I'd like to cut a few minutes off my Mt. Evans time, so my goal is 2:45 this year.
What is one goal you would like to see the team achieve? I'd like to see RATM turn some heads in the WP team competition this year.
What is your favorite cycling related product? Our sweet RATM kit!
The thing I enjoy most about riding is...when I wave to a passing cyclist and get a wave and a smile in return. That's what cycling is about!
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