Wildmind Meditation News
Jan 14, 2011
Students in professor Kent Menzel’s class watch a peregrine falcon soar at speeds of 180 mph.
These students aren’t bird-watchers – they’re cyclists in the winter term course Science of Cycling. Menzel had started class that day with a nature video to emphasize the falcon’s athleticism.
According to him, both cycling and flying demand natural form and technique. The Science of Cycling class consists of workouts and exercises that develop these skills.
DePauw racing team member and sophomore Aaron Fioritto said he’s learned “breathing, body control, relaxation, and recovery” from his mentor and professor. Students have also skipped in rhythm, worked on posture, and practiced fluid pedal strokes on the bike.
Menzel said he believes the course’s benefits also extend into other classrooms: “How …