Friday Inspiration 273

screen capture from How 15 Years of Bike Adventures Changed My Life

Ryan Van Duzer will make you want to go ride your bike (or at least make plans to when it warms up a few degrees)(video)

And I shared this in 2017 when it came out, but Ryan’s film reminded me of it because it packs a lot of Yay Bikes joy into 2 minutes (video)

We talked about my new book, I Hate Running and You Can Too, on the Off the Couch podcast this week
(and if you missed the announcement yesterday, the book is now available for pre-order )

Twitter is how I discovered that you can now have custom Oreos made with a photo of someone on them, wow

If you want to read an exploration of the positive emotions people have while listening to death metal, here’s a good one

This maybe isn’t the usual type of thing I put in these posts, but I found a lot of really fascinating stuff in this article about the connection between physical pain and anxiety

This essay about White Men Can’t Jump might not be the best entry point into the writing of Hanif Abdurraqib (if you haven’t seen or don’t remember the movie), but it’s a wonderfully written piece about hustling
(Also, I loved his book Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest)

And hey:
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—Brendan

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