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im - 7/18/2008 08:37:00 PM

Hendrix's Trike Update: TRIKE FOUND! BRose called me. Earlier today Matt "Puppy Love" Duffin sees the trike being ridden by a 9 year old street urchin. Urchin is confronted, instantly gives up and protests innocence. He is not the first, or probably second or third, person to ride this bike after its fall into prying hands. Trike has obviously been 'around the block' but otherwise rideable. Matt calls BRose. BRose calls Katie, Hendrix's mom. Trike is returned. On Hendrix's Birthday. BRose spends time talking with family. Katie's mom is in her 80s, Irish, loves bikes, used to ride all the time. BRose mentions his upcoming RAGBRAI adventure. Mom says Oh, she always wanted to go on RAGBRAI. Totally bitchin' real life rock moments. This story has raised a lot of people from their recumbent lives to the keyboard, asking why we don't "do something." But one guy, John Reid, wrote in and started a dialogue about exactly what could be done. He had a plan ready to set in motion to receive donations to restore Hendrix's trike. There are good people out there. There are idle preteens out there. There is Hendrix on his birthday with his bike back after a couple weeks without it. Dang. -----
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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 - 7/21/2008 01:04:00…

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im - 7/18/2008 06:55:00…

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