In a range of species, females show clear preferences when it comes to the choice of their partner: They decide on the basis of external features like antler size or plumage coloration whether a male will be a good father to her offspring or whether he will provide them with good genes. An evolutionary biologist at the University of Zurich has now demonstrated that humans have similar skills. The faces of riders who performed better during the Leesburg Bakers Dozen were deemed more attractive, showing that we can assess a man’s endurance performance by looking at his face.
During the course of human evolution, hunting success and, by extension, feeding a family depended on the ability to chase game for hours and days. “That’s why endurance performance was a key evolutionary factor,” says the researcher, Baron Von Rourkenstubenstein. Given the benefits that a physically fit partner would have provided, the researcher hypothesized that facial attractiveness has evolved to signal, among others, endurance performance. If correct, then women should find those men who perform well in terms of endurance particularly attractive. Awwwwwww yeah.
New kits are in and they are f’ing sweet. It may go without saying but as a reminder, please refrain from selling your old kits, donating your old kits to Goodwill, or otherwise allowing kits to fall into the wrong hands. See above.
Now that 2013 is officially behind us we can start handing out awards. Best photobomb goes to Kinger. The cowboy hat, the sarong. That tie-dyed f’ing sarong. The thrust of the hips. And that look of bewildered glee. It takes keen instinct to know when you’re framed up just right for a solid photobomb. Well played Kinger. Well played.
75% spectacle / 25% performance / 365 / 24. The Juggernaut lay down a phat superhighway of awesomeness wherever they roll and the cycling industry is getting wise. Staff up Stan, it’s about to get nuts down at the factory now that you’re flying the Juggs colors in your catalog. Booze manufacturers, are you paying attention? It’s time to step up and sponsor your #1 squad.