Brian Hansen

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Chicago-CU Boulder-Milwaukee--2010 and 2014 Olympian--Speed Skating. Lake Surfing. Exploring.

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Practicing J-Turns with @toyotaracing, this is how I’m backing out of my driveway from now on
Met @Daniel_SuarezG with @JoeGibbsRacing, gave me a few driving tips for tomorrow.  #NASCAR
#tickettoride 2018 Toyota Camry @toyotaracing
Arrived to the @kansasspeedway bright and early! Here we go! @toyotaracing
Honored and excited to be driving the Toyota Camry pace car this coming weekend!  I sure hope that this car isn’t stick shift, otherwise the race isn’t going anywhere.  This is gonna be awesome!! #NASCAR @toyotaracing
Raced the 1000 and Mass Start #2 today to wrap up the World Cup qualifiers.  Overall it was a good weekend, this mornings 1000 qualifies me for the world cups and was a lot better than what I expected for the weekend.  Next up are 4 world cups in Heerenveen, Netherlands; Stavanger, Norway; Calgary, Canada and then back to Salt Lake City, Utah. Thanks to everyone for the support! Also congrats to my teammate @jswiderpeltz for qualifying in the Mass Start!
Raced Mass Start #1 yesterday and finished 3rd, happy with the results for my first one of the season. #TB to my first mass start race.
It was a shock to find out that Bob Fenn had passed away this morning. He was still actively coaching and very involved in the sport. Many skaters I knew always wanted to have Bob hold their lap board and coach them down the back stretch  because of the way he would yell at you.  He had a big and booming “Come On!” By the end of long competitions he had usually lost his voice. And it was motivating, he was truly passionate about speed skating and one of the toughest “old school” coaches around. At one point or another he coached almost every long track skater that I know of who has trained in Milwaukee.  He was a true character and contributor to the sport.  The Pettit will not be the same without him. RIP Bob.
Nice training with my mom the other day! #TakeYourMomToWorkDay
When I first met Darren 6 years ago I thought he was the weirdest dude I ever met...still do. Since then he’s been my training partner, roommate, and one of my best friends.  We’ve shared some incredible memories from surfing in the winter until we can’t see anymore to training camps in Germany and competing against each other on the ice.  Today he left for China to continue his final preparations for the World Cups in hopes of being one of the few people from Taiwan to make the Winter Olympics. Things definitely won’t be the same without Darren but I wanna wish him best of luck for the next 8 weeks and I hope that @jswiderpeltz me and him are all on the World Cup competing together soon!  #YouKnowPeopleSayTheyCanBelieve #TaiwanWeHaveASpeedskatingTeam
Great way to end a bike #explorewi 📷:@JSwiderpeltz
Great way to end a bike ride #explorewi 📷:@jswiderpeltz