Tagged: auckland cycling

Back on the bicycle - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Jul 24, 2019

I am back on the bicycle. The accident and ensuing recovery time, (and some work in China) postponed a return. Nonetheless, I’m undeterred. It’s good to be back on the saddle. The Social Cost of Accidents One of the reasons we give for why motor vehicles produce economic inefficiencies, is their social cost. Some of this is easy to … Read More

When a mum feels depressed, her baby’s cells might feel it too - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 24, 2018

Benjamin W. Nelson, University of Oregon; Heidemarie Laurent, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Nick Allen, University of Oregon This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. An estimated 1 in 9 women experience symptoms of postpartum depression. These symptoms – including mood swings, fatigue and reduced … Read More

The perception that cycling is dangerous - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Sep 06, 2016

I like to bike.  It is my favourite commuting option.  I started commuting by bike in the late 1990s when cycle lanes were non-existent in Auckland.  I’m still cycling. Yet despite working at a University where showers are available, where bike racks are provided, I’m still in a tiny minority.  The option to ride two-abreast for me is non-existent.  Statistically … Read More

Here comes the rain again – #Friding in Auckland - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Jun 10, 2016

The bike has a new chain and gear cables.  It helped yesterday’s ride to work. Under 16 minutes moving time.  Four new records on different segments of the ride.  Today though is Friday, and I’m back #Friding.  I could hear the rain most of the night.  The neighbour’s cat broke into the bedroom and glued himself to my legs.  He … Read More

#Friding on my mind - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Apr 29, 2016

Another Friday and that’s another occasion to participate in the grassroots #Friding campaign.  My goal however, is not to commute to work on the bicycle once a week, but to drive but once a week.  It’s been a good couple of weeks for it.  For one thing, the school holidays has reduced congestion.  That means I don’t have to brake … Read More

Get fit, lose weight, with just two wheels - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Mar 18, 2016

Once our species used to move.  We crossed oceans, rivers and mountains that were an obstacle to many of species.  We spread into Asia, Europe and the Americas.  In the Pacific Polynesians explored and settled islands as disparate as Hawaii, Easter Island and Aotearoa. We ran. We are such adept runners we can (potentially) run 42 km without stopping, just … Read More

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