Eric Odell and Meegan FlennikenName / Age / Location / Nickname
Eric Odell / 38 / Fort Collins, CO / Odie
Meegan Flenniken / 38 / Fort Collins, CO
What is your core sport(s)?
Backcountry skiing, road cycling, hiking, backpacking, fly fishing, stroller walking.
What other sports do you participate in or sort of fun do you enjoy?
Hockey, lacrosse, tennis, ultimate frisbee, running, mountain biking.
When/what was your first memorable "outdoor" experience?
Meegan: It was going with family as a kid and cooking breakfast on the open gril at the Garden of the Gods park and then going for hikes afterwards.
Eric: Being taken by a babysitter on a 2-mile hike as a 5-year old and then going to McDonald’s afterwards and washing it down with a big mac and a coke.
What is your most epic outdoor adventure to date?
In 2000, we were co-leaders on a backcountry hut to hut trip in the 10th Mountain Division Hut System in Colorado and met up with challenging weather coupled with inexperienced participants that left us 1/4-mile from the hut at dark....we found the hut and learned a lot in the process. Don’t plan to repeat that element of a backcountry ski again!
Thai food/Indian food - we’ve both travelled extensively globally and love sampling local cuisines.
What is currently playing in your iPod or cassette deck...because cassettes are coming back, you know?
CD 1; track 1 is "daddy’s taking us to the zoo tomorrow" which we’ve now listened to over 500 times.
If I could do anything, I would most likely...
Take helicopter pilot lessons.
How do you take your coffee?
Meegan: I like a little coffee in my cream and sugar.
Eric: Any way, everyday.
What is your "go-to" Deuter product?
The Kid Comfort III and the Starlight EXP.
Do you like the nightlife? Do you like to boogie?
Right about 1 a.m. or 2 a.m. every night there is a feeding and rocking to sleep - that kind of night life we have regularly.