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im - 5/05/2006 11:26:00 AM

From the mailbag this morning: hey you surly folk - started with a 1X1 a few years ago. it rocks at going over rocks, around rocks, even under rocks occasionally when i'm in the right place. then rock gardens started getting easier and i thought a fixie might make them more challenging. what better ride to fix than a karate monkey. one speed, drop bars, fixed 38X17. damn thing goes over rocks too, and around them, but not yet under them - no trips to moab with the km yet. then i thought road rides might build the muscles a little better so i could do longer offroad rides. picked up a pacer. friggin' thing goes over rocks too (little tiny ones packed down in asphalt form). dirt roads with a spattering of small rocks. gravel roads. bottom line - your stuff rocks. now i got my eye on a steamroller. i've seen what they do to rocks. work hard. play harder. be surly. ray Damn straight, Ray. Thanks. -----
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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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