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Why Cycling Improves My Thinking

Photo of a silhouette of a woman on a bicycle, against an orange-colored sky at dusk with clouds
by renategranade0 via Pixabay

Three months ago I wrote about how cycling improved my mental health. As I noted, going for a ride nearly always makes me feel better:

If I were worried? A brisk ride would part the clouds. If I felt pissy, it’d expel the yellow bile. If I were blocked or stuck on a piece of…



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Clive Thompson

Clive Thompson


I write 3X a week on tech, science, culture — and how those collide. Writer at NYT mag/Wired; author, “Coders”.