Johnny Joins the Freak-bike Gang
In 2002 I was a database administrator living a relatively normal and successful life. By 2003 I had quit my job, was hanging out in a bike gang, and went to Ghana to start a bicycle project. Dan Weissman wrote a Chicago Reader cover story about this transformation, titled "Johnny Joins The Freak-Bike Gang". While the article is a bit sensationalist, it does tell an interesting tale.
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