Pop quiz, hotshot. When I say Surly, what do you think of? Beer, right? Well, maybe this was a trick question. After all, anybody who reads the SurlyBlog has a pretty good idea that, when they're not making some fine bikes, the folks at Surly like to have an adult beverage or two. But now, some local upstarts have started a brewery bearing the same name. Kismet? Coincidence? Only the shadow knows. But it is eerie that two of my favorite things are now sharing the same name and are both based right here in the Twin Cities. It almost makes me want to rethink this whole "intelligent design" thing.
In other news, I didn't ride yesterday because I woke up feeling weird. I spent most of the day at work wearing my jacket because I was chilled. I climbed into bed last night about 10:00 wearing sweatpants, a t-shirt and a sweatshirt. I pulled the three layers of covers over me, which includes a down comforter, and froze. I'm officially sick. But, I slept on and off for about 16 hours and other than a lingering sore throat I'm getting better.