Saturday Assorted Links

1. How to lose 60 pounds in three months.

2. Cities are transforming as electric bike sales skyrocket.

“Bicycles are the ideal mode of transportation as cities emerge from quarantine, made even more appealing now that summer is approaching in the US and Europe. They’re fast, comfortable, convenient, and allow you to socially distance while being active. When paired with an electric motor, e-bikes can make even long commutes a relaxing and sweat-free experience. They also help maintain the dramatic air quality improvements seen in cities around the world since coronavirus confinements began.

In some US cities, multilane roads and car parking can take up 50 to 60 percent of all real estate. In addition to robbing residents of parks and other open areas, it makes social distancing on congested sidewalks nearly impossible. What better time to rethink transportation models and reclaim space allocated to CO2-belching vehicles from a bygone age? If not now, when?”

3. The man feeding a remote Alaska town with a Costco card and a ship.

“When the barge pulled into Gustavus on a recent Wednesday, it was cause for celebration.

‘It’s like Christmas when the load gets here,’ says Parker. ‘Everyone is waiting for it. Word gets out, and they all seem to know when it’s coming.'”

Too bad Millennials are so soft.

4. Meet the “hot-tub monks” of California.

“. . . you withdraw from the world to return better equipped to live in it.”

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