Name The New Ride

Help me name the new ride

That’s right, above is the new 700 x 47 CC Surly Long Haul Trucker (in Blacktacular) I recently purchased for some long-range, self-supported action I have planned. As is the custom in my house I need to name this ride. The bike it replaces is an elderly gelding that has been rolling for almost as long as me. It was named Scout after Tonto’s horse.

I’ve since stopped naming bikes after famous horse (although Mr. Ed has occurred to me). Its companion, a plus-sized version is my 2011 Surly Necro Pug, is named Rosie from Farley Mowat‘s 1963 autobiography Never Cry Wolf.

“Bored to death!”

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Selling Rosy

You read that right. I am selling my 2012 Surly Necromancer with both wheel sets (size large). There are no problems with this bike, and I truly love to ride it. The problem is that for the foreseeable future I am in transition mode. Everything has to fit in my truck (which has a small bed) and be ready to go at the drop of a hat.

That and my focus is on raising my son, writing more books, and running. I just don’t have time to ride. The bike has been featured on Fat-Bike.com and is ready to roll.

Racks and bags stay with me (they’re in storage), but both wheels sets go. Leave a comment below if you’re interested. You can get all this for the incredible bargain of $1,400 USD.