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Bikes are Neat: a poem in free verse

I like bikes

Pieced together from junk bins and spare parts


Fancy and shiny


Old and rusty and look like they were ridden in the Crimean War

I want to ride them all

Bikes that people love

Bikes that people make their own

Bikes that people ride and make them look and function exactly how they want

These bikes below are bikes like that


1x1 is my favorite

Trucker Trike Time Trials?

Custom colors are neat

Sov hates poems




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About Gern Blanston

A rider-slash-Surly fan who somehow bounced like a quarter at a drunken college mixer into what he thinks is pretty much the swellest job a fella could have, it is Tyler’s job to determine how Surly should seek attention to its products and itself generally. He has an extensive background in children’s theater, which is, perhaps not surprisingly, a good fit for the marketing manager of this company.

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One of the things I have always appreciated about Surly (long before I weaseled my way into their ranks) is the flexibility of the frames they make.  I don’t mean the flexibility of steel as apposed to other materials to build bikes out of (but that too), what I mean…

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We have a Surly retreat coming up where we are packing up the bikes like donkeys and riding southwest to camp out, drink tea and wax-poetic about bicycles for a few days. I was onboard when the idea was tossed out but also intimidated. I’ve always had a negative view…

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