Fit For Duty: Firefighter Is World-Class Cyclist

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As a firefighter, Daniel Casper must be prepared physically for perilous events that may happen just once a year. Fortunately, the captain within the Minneapolis Fire Department is also a multiple World and National Champion on the track.

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At 49, he is one of the fastest guys in the state of Minnesota on a bike, regardless of age. TC Worley and  made this film to show what goes on inside the mind of the athlete-firefighter and in the basement of the fire station that allows him to perform his job and his passion at the highest level.


Editor-in-Chief Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.