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Before this book came across our proverbial desks we never really thought about bicycle headbadges. The tiny addition to your bike headset kind of gets lost in the grand scheme of everything else about the bike, but it shouldn’t. These little works of art generally predate car badges, and collecting them feels like a cooler version of stamp collecting. Which brings us to Jeff Connor, a biology professor from Michigan with an obsession for headbadges. After hooking up with the design studio Carter Wong, Connor’s collection of headbadges was turned into this, A Cycling Lexicon. It’s 400 gold-leafed pages of bicycle art that calls out the craftsmanship and details that, for the most part, went unnoticed until now.

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Pappy Van Winkle is the name in bourbon. Bottles have sent drinkers on wild goose chases and left others with empty bank accounts. While we can’t help you procure any of that elusive elixir, we can bring a little Pappy into your life in another way. Pappy Van Winkle Hot Sauce is aged in actual Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels. The distillery teamed with friends at Midland Ghost to make this flavorful hot sauce, which features the latter’s prized first generation Ghost Peppers. After the sauce was made, it was left to age in barrels that once held Pappy. That means you have a sauce that’s rich, oaky, and full of flavorful heat. Use it on meats, veggies, or, if you’re a special brand of crazy, just drink it straight from the bottle. It’s that good.