Friday Inspiration, Vol. 22

Is there a Grammy for Funnest Rap Video?

I can’t do better than this TGR headline: “Gaper Day Snowbladers Are Killing It.

Have a moment of middle-school nostalgia with the news that author Beverly Cleary turned 100 this week.

“Now it’s different. Road cycling has become the orthodoxy. Tedious, competitive, sports cycling has taken over. Cycling has become the new golf. It’s what men of a certain age, men with money and power, chat about after meetings.”
—Tom Marriage, No more hippies and explorers: a lament for the changed world of cycling

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ANNOUNCED IT WILL STOP TYPING WEATHER FORECASTS IN ALL CAPS, which it started doing in 1849 for the telegraph.

This “Han Solo Hands Things to Rey” Tumblr is wonderful—especially the Starbucks cup.

It’s that time of year to watch the 5Point Adventure Film Festival trailer on repeat when you’re supposed to be working.

-Brendan

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  1. Hi Brendan,

    I wonder if you’ve read the article below, a response to that Guardian piece:

    http://singletrackworld.com/columns/2016/04/technical-difficulties-has-cycling-lost-its-wild-side/

    I think, whilst it’s easy to get caught up in that world of selfish nostalgia, the Singletrack response is spot on: if you think the world of cycling has ‘changed’ for the worse, you might well be the problem you describe.

    It’s a wildly overused cliché, but get out there and ride your bike however you want.

    James

    1. Couldn’t agree more, James. We’ve all seen this argument (and nauseating claim to the perfection of the “good ol’ days”) in virtually every outdoor pursuit, and it always baffles me. Just go do what you want, whatever gets you psyched, nobody’s stopping you. And if you’re so insecure as to worry about feeling “looked down upon” by what you see as the prevailing culture…A) that’s on you, and B) well, maybe you’re actually as far outside of the mainstream as you purport to want to be! Kudos! Can’t have it both ways.

      Also, I’m a huge fan of Lael Wilcox and agree with pretty much everything about her approach. However, Marriage seems to conveniently overlook this blatant statement from her in that video: “I wanna do it fast, I’m not just out there to be out there!” There’s nothing wrong with being competitive, trying to go fast; the individual determines what’s a valid experience for him or herself.

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