Hello! And happy new year! I kicked off 2021 by riding my bike far for fun. Any long time readers wo
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〳 ͡° Ĺ̯ ͡° 〵Nº213 | Week 1 is done, Who's still stoked for 2021? 😅 ∨ 😬
By Jon Woodroof • Issue #213 • View online
Hello! And happy new year! I kicked off 2021 by riding my bike far for fun.
Any long time readers would agree: this week wouldn’t be the 1st time sarcasm was used in the subject line. ; ) And those near to me know that I’ve been joking throughout December that 2021 would feel like a hangover from 2020. But, so far, it feels more like 2020 was a (bad) dream and we haven’t woke up from yet…
Well, after a welcome return to work & the first week of 2021, I decided to spend some time on a Saturday to get through my inbox’s last 2020 leftovers, and to me, shipping this issue feels like a real kick-off to the new year. And with a bike ride tomorrow, I’m back on track!
So, as I do, here’s some fun stuff scroll through to kick-off the issue: 52 things that Tom Whitwell learned in 2020.
I picked my five favorites:
  1. 🌲Most cities plant only male trees because it’s expensive to clear up the fruit that falls from female trees. Male trees release pollen, and that’s one of the reasons your hay fever is getting worse. [Jessica Price]
  2. 🇨🇳In China, 🙂 doesn’t mean happy, it means “a despising, mocking, and even obnoxious attitude”. Use these, instead: 😁😄😀. [Echo Huang]
  3. 🇪🇺 Euro English is an evolving pidgin English used by EU administrators, for example: using ‘Handy’ to mean mobile phone (from German), ‘Non?’ to turn any sentence into a question and unusual plurals like ‘expertises”. [Lindsey Johnstone]
  4. 🛂For the first time ever, Americans are saying they want more immigration, not less. [Mohamed Younis]
  5. 🎛️You can learn a lot from Lego control panels. [George Cave]
as always, thank you for reading,
Jon
p.s.
🎶 While writing this week, I listened to Gwenifer Raymond & Andrew Wasylyk. Enjoy!
This week’s banner image courtesy of Max Riese.
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Cycling
Winter Cycling Clothing Hacks
The International Bicycle Tourism Conference is online this year.
Bohemian Border Bash Race — A race without Borders
Work
How to Lead When Your Team Is Exhausted — and You Are, Too
Having a foreign name decreased chances of being called for a job interview by 25 per cent
Playing chess is an essential life lesson in concentration
Friends
Cyclists, Bloggers & Content Creators - Ride Punk Ride
Tom Onda Consulting's New Website
Good Night 2020: A New Year Biosphere
Radness
How Bad Is Your Spotify?
Here's to staying stoked for 2021!
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