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If you'd like to join me for a walk or a bike ride around Mainz, here are some iPhone photos which do just that! A very spacious, bike-friendly town, full of cute buildings, scattered industrialness, a beautiful big river and a history dating back to the Romans. Temperatures are pushing the sunny, summery 30's. Just bliss! ☀️
What can mountain biking teach philosophers and psychologists? · Here's a peak at a video that will be part of my presentation on this topic at the Cognitive Futures in the Arts and Humanities conference today in Mainz, Germany. The fieldwork for this research basically involved putting philosopher colleague Wayne Christensen (@w_dc) on my bike and exploding his mind with how quickly different equipment changed the way he read and experienced the trails. · Hit my bio link for the full five minutes and brief cameos by a goanna and superman. Good presenting vibes always very welcome too!
Leaving soon to take my research work on embodied cognition in skilled performance on its first European tour (think: emotion regulation, anticipation and other adaptable strategies for guiding our incredible bodies under pressure). 🚴♀️🤸♂️🤩 · First stop Germany for the Cognitive Futures in the Arts and Humanities conference. Beyond excited to hear from others and for the international perspective an event like this brings. · Here's a photo I prepared earlier! ✈️🌏
Two things you may not know about @velocioapparel: the aero looking Ultralight Jersey is made from 100% recycled materials. And the bathroom friendly bibshorts, which originally raised the bar for women's bibs with a zipper on the rear, now acheive this functionality without zips or buckles. Clever selection and use of high-quality materials mean they sit super snug in a riding position, but have enough stretch in the straps and the lower back that you can pee without taking your jersey off. Once you try it you will never want to use bibs you can't pee in again! · The online sizing info has always been accurate and easy to follow for me. For Sydney riders who like to try things on first, drop by @chainsmithbikes on Cleveland St. They stock a huge range, which they've tested over many long rides. · Photos by @thegayesy. 🙏
New kit day! So classy, soooo soft! 🤩 · I've reviewed Velocio apparel several times over the years for various cycling publications. It's not just the pro fit and high-quality materials that keep me coming back. This is a brand that, despite being ahead of many brands when it comes to fit and performance, continues to innovate. They are also driven by strong ethical guidelines in all phases of the design and production process. Follow @velocioapparel or check out the website at velocio.cc if you're curious to learn more. · Thank you to @thegayesy for the photo. We had the most magic ride this weekend, exploring some favourite backstreets and hills around Sydney's North Shore, each of which takes you to habour views like this one. Just wonderful. ✨
How many of you have tried the @ridebontrager Ajna saddle? How was it for you? · Thanks to @trekbikesau for sending me the Pro Carbon model. I've written about this saddle before and have a lot to say about it from a longer term perspective, which I'll be writing in another article. · I'd love to hear your thoughts too. And if it works for you or doesn't, what are some other saddles that tend to work (or almost) for you as well? · In addition to the choice of widths, I personally rate that the Ajna doesn't just have a single sweet spot. And I like that the edges around the cut out are shaped in a very gentle curve, so they don't apply extra rubbing or pressure when the pelvis is rotated further forward. 🕺✌️