Friday Inspiration, Vol. 172

“This is your social security dollars at work, basically.”
—Carl “The Omelette Guy” Spring, who feeds more than 1400 Appalachian Trail hikers each year (video)

“[The Blockbuster in Bend, Oregon] has about 4,000 active accounts and signs up a few fresh ones each day … Some of the new customers are tourists who have traveled hours out of their way to stop in.”

Bookstore people: Restoring your faith in people in general

I don’t know how often you get to read a really well-written, touching story about McDonald’s, but here you go

The Concorde airliner, remembered in words and photos

Afghan Cycles, a feature documentary about Afghan women pushing gender and cultural barriers by riding bicycles, is finally available online. You can watch the trailer on Vimeo and find info on where to stream it here.

This little blog got named “Best of the Rockies” in Elevation Outdoors this month

A post from the Semi-Rad archives this week: The Power Of A Fear-Based Fitness Plan