Got my bike back from my lbs with the front brakes fixed. There are three places to mount the brakes on the Surly front fork. The original builder put the brakes on the top mount, nearest the handlebar. This made the brakes to tight to adjust the tension spring properly. The 'hand-built' front wheel was out of true as well. These facts make me very nervous.
Anyway the bike is back. My Arkel Utility Bag arrived as well as my Topeak Road Morph G pump and Alien II multi tool. This means that my steed is ready for the inaugural commute to work. The weather is forecast to be a mile 90F with high humidity and a 30% chance of thunder storms. Thunder storms be hanged, full speed ahead!