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Portland Design Works sales doof Kevin Murphy, known to much of the world as Murph (a man who looks and behaves like a Jackie Gleason muppet on ether), wrote this morning to remind us of PDW's new mud guard for fat bikes, Dave's Mud Shovel.  The accompanying video illustrates in vivid color how amazingly, even effortlessly, this fender sheds overspray thrown up by 4" tires even in deep mud holes (it seems like a Luby's mom joke should go here).  My mind was blown.

The Dave of Dave's Mud Shovel fame is none other than Surly's own Dave Gray, an inventor of bike stuff and bon temps, an irrationally commited commuter, and the dude behind, among other notable Surly models, the Pugsley.  The fender even sports his actual signature should you need it to forge travelers checks. 

To sum up, I love this fender.  It is the best fender ever, period.  I encourage you to go out and purchase one right now. 

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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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