1. The bicycles indicate that Garrido allowed the three captors to feel like children to reinforce his pretense that the were a functioning family. However, with his control issues we don’t know if they were only allowed to ride them around the compound and not the outside world. 3. The computer stick shows that Garrido and his wife Nancy allowed Jaycee and her two daughters to develop their brain, hand and eye co-ordination. They were allowing them some form of mental stimulation but it was “the carrot syndrome” where the veiled threat of their situation would have always been in place.
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