Handlebars & Headlines: Oct 20, 2023 Picks

Handlebars & Headlines: Oct 20, 2023 Picks

🌍 Whole Earth Catalog: The entire thing, on the web. Explore

The Whole Earth Catalog was the proto-blog — a collection of reviews, how-to guides, and primers on anarchic libertarianism printed onto densely packed pages. It carried the tagline “Access to Tools” and offered know-how, product reviews, cultural analysis, and gobs of snark, long before you could get all that on the internet.

At the time of its initial publication in the late 1960s, the periodical became a beacon for techno-optimists and back-to-the-land hippies. The Whole Earth Catalog preached self-reliance, teaching young baby boomers how to build their own cabins, garden sheds, and geodesic domes after they had turned on, tuned in, and dropped out — well before they grew wealthy enough to buy up all the three-bedroom single-family homes. The catalog also had a profound impact on Silicon Valley’s ethos, and is credited with seeding the ideas that helped fuel today’s startup culture.

🔨 Everything Looks Like a Nail: Marc Andreessen, a man worth nearly two billion dollars, a man who lives in a $177 million compound in Malibu, a man who has been on the board of Facebook and Hewlett-Packard and who likely hasn’t experienced a struggle in decades, wants you to believe he’s a victim. Read on

🌿 U.S. Decarbonization Roadmap: “A sweeping roadmap” towards a greener future. Dive in

🚴 Transgender Athletes Policy: USA Cycling lays down its updated policies. Learn more

🎒 Bikepacking Mistakes: Avoid common missteps on your bikepacking adventure. Read more

🚴 Treehouse Cyclery: Your next bike sanctuary in Denver. Visit

📚 Everybody Needs a Good Read: Indulge in cycling literature. Check it out

🎵 Did you know Alexis Skarda also makes music?: Tune into the rhythm of cycling. Listen

🚴 In Praise of Local Bike Shops: Celebrating the hubs of cycling communities. Read