Thursday, 09 May 2013 20:38

10 Things You Didn't Know About Todd Mueller

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The craziest thing I’ve ever seen is watching a black lab jump 6 stories off the top of a building . . . long story! My first motorcycle was a Honda 350F street bike – 4 cyclinder – purred like a kitty! I cook Thanksgiving dinner every year – everything from scratch! My favorite professional cyclists are Levi Leipheimer and Chris Horner. I finished 36th out of over 550 entries at the 2011 Run Crazy Horse Half Marathon! I rode bulls in the Roughrider Rodeo Association in North Dakota! My high school graduating class had only 11 kids! I am…
Thursday, 18 April 2013 13:24

10 Things you didn't know about Lori Hodgin

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    Meet Lori, one of our awesome and passionate STRIDER Sales Representitives. She recently started training to run her first 5k race and is never afraid to try new things. "Hey, Lori! Tell us about yourself!"...  After 20+ years working in the Athletic Department at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, I left to accept a job as a U.S. Sales Executive at STRIDER.  It is the best decision I have ever made!! 1st kiss – 4 years old…..he taught me how to ride a bike. Sang a duet with Jimmie Van Zant (unbeknownst to him)…”Give me Three…
Thursday, 11 April 2013 06:00

How Do You Eat an Elephant?

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  How do you eat an elephant?One bite at a time. This is one of my favorite sayings and I found it to be my mantra yesterday morning as I was shoveling the four foot snow drifts off of what felt like the biggest driveway in the tri-state area. Nothing in life comes easy. It takes persistence, patience, and hard work, I think as I am shoveling, one scoop at a time. Scrape, toss. Scrape, toss. Scrape, toss. I thought about Ryan, (Founder and Chief Enthusiast of Strider Sports International if you didn't already know this) and wondered how he…
Thursday, 04 April 2013 06:00

Feeling Fuzzy

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  One of my favorite things about working Strider is the certain random things that give me warm fuzzies every single day. You know, that happy feeling you get when something makes your heart melt or you have a sense of pride so sudden that your body literally feels like its warming up and your guts are all gushie inside. (In a good way of course.) Maybe I’m over sensitive, I have heard that once or twice, a happy crier. It’s so annoying and embarrassing but I can’t help it. I have to bring an entire box of Kleenex to…
Thursday, 21 March 2013 06:00

The White Room

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  U.S. Sales Manager, Kent Jacobs had an amazing opportunity to attend the annual Telluride Ski Resort event “The White Room” for some networking and media contacts, oh and fun. This is Kent Skiing… oops! I meant to say working: Here is Kent eating stellar food and drinking spirits in a Yurt…. Oh shoot, I meant to say working: (Photo by Ben Eng Photography Portfolio) On a serious note, Kent said he made some great contacts like Megan Mulligan, from AIM Outdoor Trade Network  and Jeff Evans with Mountain-Vision and had a really good time. He spread the STRIDER word and…
Thursday, 28 March 2013 06:00


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Let me tell you about a real life super woman. Her name is Chenoa. Wife, Mother of 4, devoted Strider Product Development Specialist, and a PHENOMINAL cook. I'm talking, the real deal. When Chenoa brings chili to work she has spent two days preparing all of the ingredients, roasting the peppers, preparing the steak (not frozen hamburger, steak.) soaking the beans and making them fresh. (Turns out they aren’t just for counting)putting who knows what other magic into it to make it the chili that came straight down from heaven into my little white paper bowl and straight to my happy…