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im - 1/25/2008 11:04:00 AM

Things are happening. Here in MPLS you gotcher Snowball's Chance in Hell: Snowball's Chance in Hell And then you gotcher Stupor Bowl, also right here in the MiniApple. Organizers say: "Once again, the Minneapolis Bicycle Messengers are at it again, organizing the 11th Annual Stupor Bowl alleycat to be held in our fair city on the 1st and 2nd of February, 2008. Last year, depite the starting temprature -2 F, over 300 people braved the cold to race in what has turned into one of North America's biggest and longest running alleycat races." Then there's the Broken Heart Alleycat coming up in Bellingham, WA. Broken Heart Alleycat Oh, and in April there's the first ever New Zealand Single Speed Championships. Wouldn't want to miss that. I hear it's bee-yootiful there. SSNZ O.k., that's enough shilling for one day. -----
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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 - 2/01/2008 11:24:00…

The natural scavenger in a cyclist can be rewarding, especially this time of the year when the snow melts and reveals all sorts of wonderful goodies. The best ground scores are tools, probably from the back of a work truck. This winter I nabbed two nice sidecutters. Two weeks ago…

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im - 1/16/2008 05:26:00…

Apple-cheeked Demanda, a friend who I would describe as a Scenester (something I doubt she'll be happy about, although I bet she'll dig being mentioned here, which strikes me plainly as scenterism), sends this story, about how to identify and deal with infestations of Hipsters. Viz: "Hipsters are freakishly antisocial;…

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