No matter what the racer’s nationality or the team is, I notice that people cheer for them all. And I think that’s great because the stress each racer and each team endure is enormous.
By: Victoria Garrett Watching Without Hearing While sitting at a bus stop on Broad St., I chose to do the watching without hearing exercise. Out of all of the exercises I did, this and the hearing without seeing were my favorites. It’s amazing to me that without one sense, our other senses are heightened […]
UCI & Entrepreneurship Assignment 5 video by Shantiva
By: Victoria Garrett Richmond is a very diverse place on a day to day basis. Many people commuting to and from the city as well as the people living within the city come from very different backgrounds. At VCU alone, there are 15 different ethnicities represented within the graduating class of this year. Apart from […]
A map of the soundwaves of the cheering crowd at the finish line of the Elite Mens Individual Time Trials for the last 5 riders in the race. (The final rider took first place.) The announcer’s voice would raise. The other side of the track would begin banging on the fence covering. In unison, then […]
Velo City is the dream of four local cyclists. The creation of a massive bike training facility and resort that would cover 300-acres. The project itself really is a vast one. It would include several amenities that would be a biker’s dream, according to the article. The founders have hopes to include a “indoor velodrome, […]
UCI & Entrepreneurship Assignment 5 video by Cloningerk
On Tuesday as I walked through the race course observing and interviewing spectators I was contemplating the importance or meaning behind studying crowd variation. The main thought that stuck with me was that studying the variation in this crowd can surely help businesses and local government with planning for other similar events down the road. … Continue reading Contemplating the importance of variance in the crowd →
As with any team sport, or group activity for that matter, the mere presence of others dramatically changes the nature of certain psychological phenomenon. Social facilitation, which can be broken down into co-action effects and audience effects, enhances personal performance in a group context. Early social psychology work heavily emphasized the intricacies of group dynamics […]
Have you ever heard of the bystander effect? It’s the tendency where a person will be less likely to help another person in trouble when other people are present. This is very similar to social loafing, where individuals put forth less effort when they are part of a group. This diffusion of responsibility can be
My interviewee is a good friend, who played soccer in high school. He’s interested in watching soccer and baseball now. Some of his hobbies include racing cars, buying boats, and traveling. He knows “a little” about the bike race (not more than the fact that the roads are closed) and rates his interest at a solid 3 […]
I began the 2nd interview with the same question as before, “do you think that some people are born to be great athletes or that with hard work any of us could be competing in this race? He quickly said “hard work.” I interviewed someone very close to me. I interviewed him because he used […]
Well, maybe they did not exactly say this. That’s what I heard. On my way back from a few hours out shooting photos of the Mens U23 Race action down near the Fan Zone, I ran into two of our students (?? Michael and ??) working on their crowd projects Here, let them say it!
Thoughts: To answer this question what makes a city bike friendly, I would have to start out by saying that living in both Richmond and Washington DC has changed my prospective on biking in major city’s. First, living in DC, I found it to be such an ease by biking in DC. Biking in a
Cultural origin: Zaire Place of origin: Zaire Archaeological site: Unknown Town/City: Unknown Country: Zaire Object age: Recent, ethnographic years old Currently resides in the Virginia Museum of Natural History Object details: This animation is an antelope bone that has been carved to resemble a human face with eyes, a nose, and mouth. This particular bone… Read More