Aaron Erbeck

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What’s your name, nickname, age, birthplace, hometown?
Aaron McCaig Erbeck | The Doctor / LPC | 38 | Green Bay, Wisconsin | Seattle, Washington

Favorite phenomenon?
Tamping.

How do you like to tell stories?
Drunk & Loud.

Pivotal moments in life?
My babies.

Why/how did you start riding?
Necessity.

Family life, or home life; kids, wife, girlfriend, pets?
Two beautiful boys; True & Luca, Gorgeous wife; Tracy, Girlfriends; several.

What’s your special talent/gift to the world?
Huh?

What’s the continental project mean to you?
Camaraderie, wonderful friends, beautiful places, and exceptional people. 

Why are you interested in documenting rides?
I want to hit refresh on perspectives. There are few truly amazing things in life that should go undocumented.

What do you want a riding guidebook to feature (what’s missing from what currently exists out there), and how will you contribute to that end goal?
A.  A notes section

B.  Nearest accessible “lavatories”

C.  Showing folks the beautiful rides that are in all of our backyards.  In short, there are legendary rides within all of us and in all locations.

What’s style mean to you?
Style is in the heart, it is not predetermined or contrived, it is a part of who we are as an individual.  Each person pulls it off in their own special way.

Who’s your favorite local rider and why?
Uncle Lincoln; he gets up at 4am to butter all that bread.  Daily.

Where in the world would you like to ride next and why or what group ride if you could do any would you do?
I really need to ride in Nebraska again. The Lincoln, Nebraska ride repeats in my dreams.

You need anyone reading this to know…?
I try hard, I promise. 

Why cycling and not, running or shot put or speed skating?
It’s unconfined.

Your favorite ride/moment ever, just the details?
Being on the bike is special; whether it’s a Gentlemen’s Race from The Oregon Coast to Portland or a spin around the block with my 3 year old, it all feels really good.

What’s your job all about, why does it fit you?
Product development/construct/tinker/source.  We are a small medical education company.  I am surrounded by folks that come to work on a daily basis wanting to improve and help do their small part to help save lives.

Where you live and why it suits you?
Seattle, Washington; it suits me just fine. It is more “than an entry level city”. 

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