screen capture from RAGBRAI-Bike Party Across Iowa

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 180

Ryan Van Duzer really captures RAGBRAI—“a rolling county fair” (video)

Run 6.55 miles, eat a half-smoke sausage and chips, then run the other 6.55 miles? This is my kind of half-marathon. (thanks, Don)

At a Major League Baseball game: A guy holding a hot dog and french fries dives out of his seat to catch a foul ball, fries and hot dog go everywhere. Later: same guy has a slice of pizza in his hand, a foul ball is hit toward him. I won’t ruin the ending for you.

A great essay about leaving a writing career to wait tables, and not being sad about it.

Hey, if you don’t want to watch this video about the guy who drives the Doggie School Bus and picks up 20 dogs a day to run around on five acres of rural property, that’s your prerogative. But I would advise against it.

Behold the Japanese art of synchronized precision walking (1:35 in the first video)

Nine Times I Got Excited Because I Thought I Saw a Dog, But It Was Actually Something Else—Ranked by How Disappointed I Felt

A post from the Semi-Rad archives this week: Bears Don’t Care About Your Problems

—Brendan

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