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im - 1/23/2006 01:05:00 PM

Hello droogs. The trails around here are fast. The snowpack makes them almost as fast as hardpacked dirt, with some ruts and ice patches doing the part mud would in summer. I rode a 20 minute loop at Wirth yesterday. My average summer loop time is 17 minutes. Not bad. Not that I keep track of that sort of thing. So I got an email today letting me know that MPLS protorocker Dale T. Nelson is once again having his birthday bash at The Entry. His band, Otto's Chemical Lounge, and a spate of to-be-determined loudbands will be playing there the evening of Saturday, February 18. This is QBP's Frostbike weekend, frostbike being a dealer show sponsored by our distributor and Big Brother (take that how you will) Quality Bicycle Products, so if you're in town and want some loud music MPLS style, show up. Doors at 8, and the email says Otto's plays at 11:30, but puh-leeze, this is ROCK, and rock rolls when it wants to, or at least when it stops barfing in somebody's guitar case, so show up early and stay late. I asked (and by asked I mean begged using a lot of exclamation points) them to get the Mighty Mofos on the roster, but regardless it should be good and loud. This show comes with the official Kenny Bloggins Double-Thumbs-Up-Like-You're-Shootin'-Pistols-With-A-Cheesy-Grin-And-A-Wink seal of approval. And for those of you following the progress of SSWC 06 (if I have to spell that out for you you have not been following along): the date is set. Get thee to Singletrackworld.com, where the fine journalists from Singletrack in the north of Wales have secured an interview (of sorts) with Tobias, one of The People sadist enough to take this thing on. Enjoy. Make plans now, espcially as I understand from mulitple sources that Sweden is expensive, especially the liquor. But hey, this is the world championships of being an idiot, so come get one in the yarbles. If you have any yarbles, that is. -Billy Boy -----
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When not writing some of the words that Surly uses to convey information about their products and life position, Chest enjoys a stunning array of adventurous and rewarding endeavors. He is an internationally known entrepreneur and businessman, an award-winning architect, and has trekked the perimeter of China, unsupported, overland on bicycle, on foot, and on skis. He fluently speaks eight languages, including Icelandic, which is considered to be one of the world's most difficult languages to master. He is an avid skydiver. He designs spacecraft for NASA. He has been in no less than twenty-one feature films and is considered the world's leading authority on the healing properties of snake venom. He has built a popular reputation as a funnyman, appearing in cameo roles on various popular television shows primarily in the U.S., Europe, and Japan, and is the author of sixteen books about achieving one's potential. He is a motivational speaker drawing on his experiences in combat, for which he was awarded two purple hearts, and is a personal life coach to celebrities and notable figures worldwide. In his spare time he enjoys music, bicycles, writing, and spending time with his family. In other words, he's totally perfect, so don’t worry about it.

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im - 1/24/2006 02:44:00…

Now that the ass bruise from my close encounter of the vehicular kind has subsided into a hazy interpretation of Picasso's Guernica, it's time to move on to other things. Mostly riding bikes and tipping back warm beverages. Yes, it's that time of year when the single-speeders of the greater…

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im - 1/18/2006 02:06:00…

My butt hurts. Yesterday, while I was riding in to work I had a little run-in with a little car. Now, there have been many occasions in my riding life where I've witnessed a dumb-ass behind the wheel pulling idiot moves, but yesterday was a new one for me. Suffice…

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