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Well, the third annual Bike Night at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts has now come and gone, and by all accounts it was a smashing success. Thanks to all the hardworking folks who made sure everyone had a good time. There were a lot of those people, too many to recount, so my suggestion is that we all support them by visiting their actual or virtual places of business and spending money there. For sure this group includes Freewheel, Angry Catfish, One On One Studio, Twin Six, Nice Ride MN, and of course the MIA. The Bicycle Film Fest launched last night at Bike Night and continues through the weekend. Don't miss out, or you might miss out.

In real news, Surly Bikes superfan Yasutake Enomoto -that's him on the bike- specifically ignores our admonishment against hauling live critters on a Surly Ted trailer, and in so doing creates a spectacular image with which we may all get a good chuckle going. Thanks to concerned citizen and excellent looker-outer Anna for bringing this to our attention.

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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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