Happy Friday – Thawing Out

by Andy Amick on January 18, 2013

in Cycling

happy friday links for the week camping kids bikepackingHappy Friday!  Hopefully your 2013 is off to a great start.  If not, make it great.  The cold snap in Colorado has finally lifted and we are seeing temps above freezing and some beautiful sunshine. The blazing sunshine just invites you to go enjoy the outdoors.

Now, on to the articles for this week that may be of interest to you. This week’s edition has old-school snow biking, de-cluttering, and the benefits of exercise.

Half Past DoneCrossing frozen Alaska by bike – a hundred years ago – Half Past Done is a new site that Jill Home has started.  Her personal site and now this new adventure site are two of my favorite sites.  This post recounts the story of some original snow bikers in Alaska.  Heavy bikes, fur robes, and falling into frozen rivers prove that we may not be as tough today as we thought we were.

Becoming Minimalist10 Creative Ways to Declutter Your Home – Joshua goes through 10 options you can try to declutter.  Oprah’s closet hanger experiment is a simple and interesting way to find the clothes you no longer wear.  And hey, Oprah’s now related to cycling after that Lance Armstrong interview 🙂

12 Minute Athlete7 Surprising Ways Exercise Can Make You Happier – The 7 reasons are good, but I personally like this line from the  intro – “I started realizing that no matter how bad of mood I was in, if I fit in some exercise, whether it was a tough workout or even just a walk outside—I felt loads better.”  It’s easy to find excuses to not exercise, but if we make time, each day can be more enjoyable.

About Andy Amick
A little bit nutty in general, a lotta bit nutty about bikes. Each of his boys received a bike helmet for their first birthday and the three of them have been biking together ever since.

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