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This year, we're celebrating our 19th anniversary of being a thing. We'll probably forget to do it next year for our 20th year, so while it's in our collective heads we figured we'd better act.

We'll start off the thanks with us. That is, all of the us who have officially worked under the tattered Surly umbrella over these nearly two decades.

Those us are:

Wakeman

Grayboy

Hurl

Nick Fucking Sande

Corson (Randy Chu-Hi)

Sov

Peter

Emily

Trevor

Jim

Pie Plow

Fleck

Johnny

Alix

Bob the Animal

Cate

Wood

Verdoorn

Kate

Adam

Ben O

Greggers

Tyler

Christina

Alex

Thor

Skogs

Jeff

Amy

Ben J

Joel

Jesse

Aaron D

Jandora

Pintz Guzld

 

Then, there are the Honorable Mention Us:

Yafro

Brauer

CoFlo

Blake

Billy D

Tanner

Gage

Stone Tone

EK

Chewey

Captain

Manderson

Grace

Leeche and Joe

Gene

Chipps

Maurice

Brad Q

The Wizard

Reed

Chef

Bama

Jessica

Hjerpe

Cass

Zito

Pat Irwin

Rie

Colby

The Peters

Charlie Bikemonger

Pat Joscelyne

BRose

Duke

B Wolfe

The Corys

Coast Kid

Nate

McGruff

Kopish

Cheever

The Wrexican

Bootsy

Bernie

Deep

Wes

Kid

SSBS

Steve Freakin' Flagg

Flasky

 

And, finally, we could not have become who we are collectively without:

The color black

BMX

Funny cars

Bars without windows

Red Fang

Sabbath

Conan

Freddie Mercury

Ibuprofen

Neil Young

Flat Pedals

Fruita

Denim

Five gallon buckets

Sweet jumps

Fire

Ramen

Wednesday Night

Thursday Morning

Highway 1

Coffee

Surabhi Buffet

Tom Waits

Small rectangular stickers

The MC5

Guitar solos

Chopsticks

Drum solos

Deer paths

RUN DMC

Leather

Ninja stars

Toob sox

Bowie

Brown liquor

Gary Gygax & Dave Arneson

Jorts

Custodians of Lake Harriet picnic area

Full moons

Tin foil

Skinny dipping

Casa Flores

Von's

Office reorgs

Kaoliang

El Rancho Boulder

Dog tennis

The Sharpie

Coaster hubs

The endo

Bill Hicks

The ridiculousness of humanity and humor in general

Chiggers

Horizontal dropouts

News Radio

 

We specifically want to call out the people without whom none of this would be possible:

You

Bike shops everywhere

Our international distributors

The people at Q who pay the bills, keep us out of jail, answer the phone, keep the computers computing, make the building work, wrench the demos, and keep the spreadsheets.

And, finally, all of the people from day one until today who pick, pack, label, and ship all of the things to all of the places. Without you, there is nothing.

 

So, thanks. Really.

 

 

-Skip

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Eric is a pretty ok guy. Tall, loud, personable, slightly annoying, mostly harmless, law-abiding, easy-going, longitudinal, forthrightly wishy-washy, slightly bent, wigged out, dopey, and marginally accident-prone. He lives on cold cereal and American macro-brews while occasionally fighting the good fight. He's fallen down in front of big crowds before, and he'll likely do it again. He sometimes zigs when he clearly should have zagged.

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