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Paul Ziegle
Brand Manager, Head Zeigle Scout, Beast Tamer

Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Rockford, Illinois the home town of Cheap Trick. My grade school principal who got me hooked on cycling was their original drummer.

Interests? Hobbies? Do you even have any?
I am interested in most activities that get me into woods and on lakes and rivers: camping, fishing, canoeing, skiing, trail running and most forms of cycling. I also get satisfaction from replacing grass turf in my backyard with gardens.

Who do you think you are, anyway?
Pete Geigel or Pintz Guzld depending on the state I am visiting.

Top ten factoids about you that even your co-workers may not know. Go.

  1. I build large snow sculptures in my front yard
  2. I sometimes find excuses to dress up in costumes in months other than October
  3. I enjoy the challenge of using low cost fishing gear
  4. I rode a Surly before it was a Surly
  5. I broke my collar bone twice in the same spot. It is much stronger now.
  6. Fire is my friend
  7. Unlike many Minnesotans, I look forward to Winter.
  8. Riding slow sometimes is more enjoyable than riding fast.
  9. I started making home brew in 1989
  10. I carve spoons and muddlers out of Buckthorn

Who or what influences your behavior and why?
My 5 older brothers have had the most influence on my behavior. In some ways the have modeled the best path and others the riskiest. The writings of Aldo Leopold and Edward Abby have inspired my thinking about the world we live in.

What would you say your job is around here?
My job is about rallying the Surly crew to sustain an environment that encourages creativity, innovation and staying true to the Surly ethos.

One sentence to say what you want to. Go.
Bikes are freedom.