FIVE THINGS is a new weekly feature on the Banjo Brothers Blog and it's a short interview about life and bikes with a notable person. This week we feature Minneapolis resident, Eddie Rittler. Eddie is a student at Southwest High School, a member of 612MTB, the schools mountain biking team, and the drummer in 612LIVE , winner of the Minnesota State Fair's Teen Division Talent Contest. Enjoy Eddie's take on FIVE THINGS.
BANJO BROS: WHAT ARE YOU RIDING?
ER: I ride my cruiser and tall bike most often, I also rode my mountain bike for the 612 Mountain Bike Team a lot this fall. My tall bike is custom built, I welded it with the help of Leonardo’s Basement. I bought two bikes at Sunrise Cyclery: a Schwinn cruiser and a Huffy and welded them together. It’s cool to see the sights from up high. I ride my Sears cruiser to school every day. I also bought it at Sunrise. It’s a cool light blue. I cleaned it up and put on monkey bar handlebars.
I ride my Sears cruiser to school every day. I also bought it at Sunrise. It’s a cool light blue. I cleaned it up and put on monkey bar handlebars.
BANJO BROS: WHERE ARE YOU RIDING?
ER: I ride to school, to mountain bike practice, and to hang out with my friends. This fall, I rode the Pretty Filthy 24 and am planning on the Filthy 50 next October. I sometimes like to bike around Lake Harriet just for fun on my tall bike. I also bike with my family on forced family fun days.
BANJO BROS: WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING/READING/LISTENING TOO?ER: I most recently read the book: It’s Kind of a Funny Story. It was both serious and entertaining. It’s about a boy who checks himself into a mental hospital and his experience in it. It sounds depressing but it really wasn’t.
BANJO BROS: WHAT ARE YOU COOKING/EATING/DRINKING?
ER: My favorite thing to cook is seafood: I love Shrimp Scampi and Salmon. I also recently baked a birthday cake for myself with my grandma. It’s called a Dobos torte and it’s like layered pancakes with chocolate in between the layers
BANJO BROS: WHAT’S STUCK IN YOUR CRAW?
ER: Right now I love to challenge myself to learn new Kendama tricks. I have 8 Kendamas and am expecting more for my birthday on December 7.
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A big Banjo Bros. thank you to Eddie Rittler for participating in this week's edition of Banjo Brothers' Five Things. These short interviews about life and bikes will appear every Friday on the Banjo Brothers Blog.
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