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im - 7/16/2008 12:29:00 PM

You know, I don't post about every bike that gets stolen around here. It would be mostly futile, the bikes don't usually get found (though sometimes they do), and you'd get as sick of seeing these sorts of messages as I get hearing about them. But I know many of you share my deep dislike for bike theft. So when I read something like this, I get steamed. This is MPLS local: My friend Katie's son has a brain injury so he rides an adult trike - but some fucker stole it while he was at a park. Hendrix is a big boy and his parents finally had found a bike that fit him well, and this happens. And they really don't have any money. If you could keep an eye out for it, and spread the word, that would be awesome. If anyone has seen it, they can e-mail Katie at larkingurl@aol.com. Thanks much. Here's the email I got from her: Here is a front view of the 3-wheeler that Hendrix used to ride all the time. It sits up higher than the chopper one that we have that needs repairs and was much more comfortable for his size. It was stolen from the stop sign on 34th and Pleasant Ave So. (Minneapolis) The bike is red, made by RETRIKE, has a small black pouch on the back seat and two plastic tubs were recently bolted to the back for carrying stuff. There is a hand brake on the left side and I believe it has 5 gears. Hendrix and I appreciate you sending out the picture to your cycling community. Trust me I look for it all the time when I'm out biking. Maybe just maybe someone will spot it. thanks again, Katie Hendrix's bike If you see this bike, consider following the lead of others who have confronted the rider, explained that they know whose bike it is, and given them the option of returning it or having the coppers called on their sorry ass there and then. -----
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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 - 7/11/2008 09:54:00…

First, one of Surly HQ's favorite regally letarded window lickers Zito, aka The Milwaukee Mouthbreather, has been riding around a lot and finally got a Flickr photoshare account, so he's been sending updates. For instance, he made a new acquaintance while visiting his old stomping grounds: Yikes. While there, he…

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