Category Archives: biking

Just another day in Portlandia

On a recent bike ride to the university, one of my commuter streets was blocked to traffic. Cyclists were steered to the sidewalk while a road crew–looking like worker-bees in their yellow, orange and black vests–loped alongside trucks and trailers. … Continue reading

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How gaze affects our behavior

Researchers are looking at how someone’s gaze affects our behavior. For example, researchers in England placed posters with staring eyes near bicycle racks and found fewer bikes were stolen. My colleagues figure we respond viscerally to a pair of watchful … Continue reading

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Curb that Testosterone

My hypothesis is that biking builds testosterone. Or is it watching killers on TV? One indication is the jerky behavior of the blokes who pass without warning. I reckon one false move and we’d crash.

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