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im - 7/28/2008 06:56:00 AM

I have been away for a week. I returned yesterday. This morning I began going through 8 pages of emails and looked up the Surly blog to see what's what. I read John's last post, twice in fact, but I still am not sure what he said. I can't tell if that's due to the vacation or what. Everything feels different. I also reread the last post I wrote before leaving. "Me too, but it isn't in my job and/or cops on its ear"? I wrote that, seriously? And misspelled Whose? For the luvva Pete, I really did need a holiday. The cracks were beginning to give. During my time away many miles were traversed roughshod with friends and compatriots met along the way, etc. But those tales are not to be shared, for they are too personal and esoteric to be useful or harmless. What I can tell you is that we were baggers, and the bagger life can be pretty sweet. I am not a professional or even natural bagger, so for me now that lonely freedom is slipping back to shadow and once again I must do what I must do, though that feels good too. The important thing is that I can once again put together coherent sentences. More on that as events warrant. Now back to your regularly scheduled programming. -----
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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 - 8/05/2008 12:14:00…

A brief aside today as we take time to bid a fond adieu to Reid Gosmire III, friend, cyclist, and consumate superfreek. He will be moving soon to pursue a career in the body ink industry. MPLS will miss him. Find below his recent birth announcement. Just born, and he's…

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Dummy Stock

18" Big Dummy framesets are going into stock at our distributor as I write this. More 18" framesets, 22" framesets, and 16" framesets will arrive next week. 20" and more 22" framesets will arrive near the end of August/beginning of September. They cost more now. $1050 is retail. Life is…

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