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im - 8/08/2006 04:06:00 PM

Typhoon Days In Tokyo I think I might just have found the most bad-ass bottle opener ever. I found it at a souvenir shop near Asasuksa Temple in Tokyo. No one will ever mess with my bottle opener again! Today a typhoon is blowing through the Tokyo area. There are no high winds in this area but it's dumping a ton of rain. My Karate Monkey has been sitting outside in the rain for about 24 hours. This makes me happy and I can't really say why. I guess it's because in the past I have always been so anal about my bikes: never leaving them outside in the rain; washing the mud off after every ride; cleaning the gunk off the chain on a regular basis. These are not bad habits or anything. I mean, most people don't have as many bikes as most of the people I work with, so taking good care of your bike is very important. I just think personally I don't want to fuss too closely about such things. Anyway, about five minutes ago I stopped writing this to go outside and move my bike into the garage. I feel a little better now. -----
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Peter is Surly’s general manager. It is his duty to go to meetings and to herd this motley crew of creative, mostly anarchistic introverts into a somewhat organized unit aimed in one general direction, and that is cause for at least some reflection. Peter occasionally takes lovingly artful photos of his own stereo equipment and shares them on Facebook in much the same way others post pictures of their children or pets.

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im - 8/12/2006 10:33:00…

Friday morning, about 4:00am, was perfect for a run to the 24-hour grocery store on the longboard; the temp was about 21C and the moon was almost full. So I set off on one of my usual routes. There was a slight headwind, but I knew I'd appreciate it on…

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im - 8/07/2006 08:17:00…

Friends of Surly Japan - Taiji Korenaga I met Taiji Korenaga last night for dinner and drinks in Chiba. In case you don't know, we have been producing our catalog translated into Japanese for the past two years. Korenaga san is our translator. He has also done translation for the…

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