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im - 3/25/2008 06:20:00 PM

wake up little susie When last we left our intrepid hero Brauer, or rather when last he left us, he looked like Merle Haggard, in that he looked, well, haggard. See above photo. What's with that schmaz on the wall behind his head? Things are looking up for our hero. He headed west on a train with his bike and he's been riding around, meeting people and hanging out with old friends. His last missive found him in Santa Cruz, where he was treated to a hot bed and soft meals at Devon and Surly-4-Lifer Yafro's domicile. He also got scratched by some Swede he met there, a forearm-length meat gully. And most classy of all, he got to hot tub with worldwide celebrity Borat in Yafro and Devon's jacuzzi. We don't expect him back any time soon. In fact, we keep brushing off the pesky idea of heading out and joining him for a week or two. Living the dream. egad -----
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About Chest Rockwell

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 - 4/03/2008 10:05:00…

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im - 3/20/2008 12:16:00…

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