📣 If it Rhymes, it’s Worth Your Time | Issue Nº200 📢

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Hello! How was your week? I've settled into a bi-weekly summer cadence with these. It took some pressure off and I'm keeping the rhythm. I also knew the 200th issue would feel like a big deal.

And, of course, it really does feel like a milestone but also a turning point: like what will what the newsletter continue to grow to mean and what will it be used for in the future? I'll be thinking on how to make the next 100 better than ever over the next 2 weeks but in the meantime, I'll not wax on with a long intro for this issue but instead share 11 fun facts about the number 200:

  1. The number appears in the Padovan sequence, preceded by 86, 114, 151 (it is the sum of the first two of these).[1]
  2. The sum of Euler's totient function φ(x) over the first twenty-five integers is 200.
  3. 200 is the smallest base 10 unprimeable number – it can not be turned into a prime number by changing just one of its digits to any other digit.
  4. It is also a Harshad number.
  5. 200 is common ISO-standard film speed for photographic films. However, 200 speed film is being phased out in consumer films in favor of faster films. 😬
  6. 200 is denomination of the euro note.
  7. 200 MeV is the temperature of quark–gluon plasma phase transition.
  8. An HTTP status code indicating a successful connection; the code is "200 OK".
  9. The sum of pounds (or dollars) given in the classical Monopoly game to a player passing Go is 200
  10. A cholesterol level of 200 and below is considered "desirable level corresponding to lower risk for heart disease".
  11. its also a year.

As always, thank you for reading and I wish you a radical weekend ahead,

Jon

p.s. to help celebrate 200 issues, please consider sharing this newsletter with your friends and colleagues:

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Bikes

Dropped Magazine on Kickstarter

Dropped Magazine on Kickstarter

I love magazines, especially cycling ones. Dropped Mag is aimed at documenting the untold stories of the wider cycling community. I've backed it and so should you!

100 Women in Cycling 2020

Cycling UK, for the 3rd year in a row, has put together this list of one hundred influential & inspirational women making a difference for cycling in the United Kingdom and beyond

CSG Europe GM, Eugene Fierkens: “The system is broken and we will fix it”

CSG Europe GM, Eugene Fierkens: “The system is broken and we will fix it”

Cycling Sports Group Europe’s General Manager is not just planning to make his mark on brands such as Cannondale and GT, but is on a mission to lead changes in what he calls a broken system; the outdated ‘model year’ mindset in the bicycle industry.

Friends

Confuzine interview with Stan Postmus

Confuzine interview with Stan Postmus

Anyone who follows me on instagram has seen lots of recent action of my kids and me at this park. This interview my friend Kike did  with the guy that made it happen is really inspirational stuff! Grateful for Zeeburg, Stan! And Marnixbowl too! (It's near the Twotone office)

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The Designers of I R I S 's Super Future Females Collection

The Designers of I R I S 's  Super Future Females Collection

Last week, I R I S launched five brand new tees, with illustrations made by five talented artists along the theme ‘Super Future Females’. They’re not just cool tees, they’re intended to raise awareness for women’s cycling and address the inequality in the sport.

The Alvento limited edition cycling cap by Cento Canesio

The Alvento limited edition cycling cap by Cento Canesio

The Alvento cycling cap was designed by artist and ultracyclist Cento Canesio to celebrate the release of the interview with him on in their latest issue.

Also, Cento recently did a T & sweatshirt with OPEN!

Learning

Associazione Gianroberto Casaleggio thinks time will no longer govern society
The Future of Time

The Future of Time

The video above is about a world after Coronavirus but Associazione Gianroberto Casaleggio. It's pretty wild. Here are their predictions.

Been wondering why times feel so weird in 2020? Here is a set of simple perception tests to illustrate some factors that can distort our sense of time.

Opinion | I’ve Seen a Future Without Cars, and It’s Amazing

Opinion | I’ve Seen a Future Without Cars, and It’s Amazing

Why do American cities waste so much space on cars?

Why venture capital doesn’t build the things we really need

Why venture capital doesn’t build the things we really need

The funding model that made Silicon Valley a global hub excels at creating a certain kind of innovation—but the pandemic has exposed its broader failures.

unrelated: a handy guide to making great presentation decks!

Radness

#IRIDEENVE | Mattia Paganotti of Legor Cicli in Barcelona
Mattia Paganotti of Legor Cicli in Barcelona

Mattia Paganotti of Legor Cicli in Barcelona

Grateful to call Mattia a friend and if this 'day in the life' edit doesn't get you itchin' to shred, you may already be dead.

Here's to making things rhyme and worth your time next week!

Written by
Jon Woodroof
♥️ @Kristyspark✨, Otto, Mira, Errol, Simone, Brayden & Rowan 💡 living the dream @Workspacesix & @Twotoneams 💌 I love to send special stuff to special people weekly.
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