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Erik Carlson

Position:  Owner/Operator

Years at QSBS: 6 ish…?

Favorite bike: Ever? –  Kona Explosif Hardtail.  Right now? – 2016 Fuel EX 29

Favorite trail:

McLovin and Dr.s tie for first.  Love those descents.

Favorite trail not in Marquette:

Reno/Flag/Bear/Deadman Loop, Crested Butte, Colorado.  It’s like 3 of the best trail rides in one… so good.

Place ridden in: California, Utah, Arizona, Colorado,  Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan,  North Carolina, Austria, Whistler Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland, Taiwan, Spain.

Thing you aren’t good at fixing: Canti brakes. They are dying for a reason…

Favorite thing to fix: Rock

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Philip Ott

Recently added to the Past Proud Owner Club. 2005- 2010; Now Remote consultant for the QSBS and Toule Werx West Site Manager.  I did everything from sweeping to book keeping. My favorite thing is to work on bikes, and see the smile on someone’s face after a job well done.
Since: 2006, maybe 2007

First job? 
My first job was at Fontana outdoor sports, I turned wrenches, cleaned up (a lot), and helped on the sales floor.

What kind of riding do you do?
Mountain

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Brian Dietsch

Stand #1, Sales Associate, Overseer of All
Since: Pretty sure I started before Kytta Kat was born, 2000 or so.

First job? 
First shop job was 1995 at Kinetic Systems Bicycles.

What is your other Other job(s)?
Full-time Dad.

What kind of riding do you do?
All-terrain bicycling, kid hauling.

Favorite bike?
Spooky Bandwagon.

Favorite place to ride at home?
I enjoy a nice ride down Art Sharp which people unfortunately have renamed the Flow.

Favorite place to ride outside of Marquette?
Bend Oregon or North Crack-a-lacka raise up.

What do you eat for

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Nevin Brownell

Chief Mess-Maker/Bomb Defuser
Since: 2008?

First Job:
Paper Boi (Mining Journal).

What is your other Other job(s)?
TapSlinger/Can Wrangler at Blackrocks Brewery.

Little River Boy

What kind of riding do you do?
Single Track, Adventure Touring, Cyclocross and Around-Towning (new category).

Favorite bike?
2017 Trek Remedy 9.8 (Frick, I want one so bad).

Favorite place to ride at home?
South Trails!

Favorite place to ride outside of Marquette?
Sedona, AZ.

What do you eat for lunch?
Uh, I dunno? What you got for lunch?

Coffee, Tea, or MTN Dew?
Coffee, every single time.

Favorite repair?

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Thomas Sheridan Hayward 

“Seasonal Employee” 
Since: April of 2010.  

First job?
 First job was making pizza at the Villa Capri.  

What is your other Other job(s)?
I am currently an Adjunct Welding Instructor at NMU

What kind of riding do you do?
Bikes. Touring, Mountain, Breakfast, Commuting, Coffee.

Favorite bike?
Kona Explosif

Favorite place to ride at home?
On a trainer.

Favorite place to ride outside of Marquette?
Birchfield Park, Holt, MI.

What do you eat for lunch?
Pork chop.

Coffee, Tea, or MTN Dew?
Coffee.

Favorite repair?
Any clean bike where cost is not an issue.

If you aren’t working where

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Chris Bloom

Grease monkey/resident recycling expert/(former) BMX overlord
Since: 2004.

First job? 
First job was dish dog at Bonanza Steakhouse (RIP)

What is your other Other job(s)?
Other job, Social Studies teacher at the Marquette Alternative High School

What kind of riding do you do?
BMX, touring, mountain biking, wheelies, skids, hauling stuff on bikes that isn’t meant to be hauled on bikes. 

Favorite bike?
Currently, Surly ECR. Also, any mountain bike made in the late 1980s or early 1990s. Ancient road bikes. Every BMX bike I’ve owned has a special

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Collin Kytta

New guy trying to work his way up the totem pole
Since: Summer of 2012.

First job?
Yes.

What is your other Other job(s)?
Ski instructor in the winter.  Insulation blower for K2 Insulation.

What kind of riding do you do?
Trail!

Favorite bike?
Trek 920

Favorite place to ride at home?
Your Mom.

Favorite place to ride outside of Marquette?
Ishperming.

What do you eat for lunch?
Whatever mom packed me for lunch minus whatever Nevin stole.  Thanks Mary.

Coffee, Tea, or MTN Dew?
Surge.

Favorite repair?
A bad attitude.

If you aren’t working where are you?
In my Dads garage.

Race,

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Mike Cortright

Mechanic, Sales, Shop Stud 
Since: February 2014.

First job? 
Prior shop guy at North Country Cycle Sport (first job).

What is your other Other job(s)?
Current other jobs: ski instructor (Marquette Mountain), race department guy (Marqeutte Mountain), Photographer (Harbor House Publishers). 

What kind of riding do you do?
Mostly dirt, some pavement. Love the technical stuff! Climbs, drops, roots, rocks, ruts, mud, jumps, berms, etc! Anything with hero dirt! 

Favorite bike?
My first high-end bike: 2005 Gary Fisher Ziggurat. Current: Trek Remedy 9.9 29er 

Favorite place to ride

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