Tuesday, December 13, 2011

"I'm Erik"

In 1977 at age 13, Erik Saltvold started repairing bikes in his parents' barn in Richfield. Today, he owns 18 bike shops and has 200 employees. "Erik the Bike Man" posed with a 40 pound Surly snow riding bike outside of his shop in Town Centre in Eagan.

10 comments:

  1. Good for him. Love entrepreneur stories!

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  2. Good for him to have built a childhood pursuit into a successful business.

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  3. I add my applause to that of your first two visitors. We all like success stories.

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  4. If you can make a living doing what you love you are a lucky guy.

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  5. What a hero for those 200 families. May time and life continue to treat him kind.

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  6. Now that's what I call enterprising Leif! Good on him, hard work definitely pays off!

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  7. Nice looking guy, and definitely a good businessman. I like the bike, too! Snow bike...never heard of those, but why not?!

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  8. A snow bike?! How cool is that!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog & leaving your kind comment about my pottery.... I have a weakness for it too! I think I am clay addicted :)
    It's snowing here now in Santa Fe, though we don't get the snow that you do in Minnesota! Happy Holidays!

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