Tai Lam on a Bike

Tai Lam's adventures on bikes

The 2021 edition of the DJ Ripper is an aluminum bike. (There is a 2022 edition, but I think the blue variant of that model, which is set to black, doesn't look as good as the steel finish of the 2021 model.)

I had no idea what I was getting myself into, as I had only my steel adult bike from Target in high school as baseline for my bike experience.

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I am not sure about the origin of this video of a cluster of daddy long legs, called by those who study arachnids (which includes spiders, but daddy long legs are not spiders), but this video of such an aggregate being disturbed has been known since at least 2015.

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My biking group is especially interested in DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) – though TBH we're already busy enough on the daily that this is sort of a back burner item.

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Assume you have a fulfilling volunteer life and you are connected in the community you are a resident of (which is not true for most in corporate America — yes, think of the film Fight Club). This is so that you have a scientific control baseline to compare against your test baseline.

It is time to leave your job if your volunteer life unironically fulfills more of your own professional goals and gives you legitimate professional skills than your actual day job.

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