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Old 12-23-11, 05:49 AM   #1
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Medical Advice to Bicyclists

It's from JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, so it must be true.

http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/274....full.pdf+html

Please endeavor to avoid "delirium of swiftness" and "bicycle face".
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Old 12-23-11, 06:37 AM   #2
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Please endeavor to avoid ... "bicycle face".
Yes, an ashen countenance caused by the subconscious mind continuing to have to work to keep the cycle in balance. The article Notes that bicycle face would not be a factor for tricyclists. Worthwhile read.
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Old 12-23-11, 06:46 AM   #3
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"Bicycle Face" ... I thought that was my "Oh S**t" look just before my wife made a sudden U-turn in front of me and I ended up broad-siding her and going over the handlebars.
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Well, I certainly am not having to worry about being deleriously swift...the face, well, it is what it is.
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Old 12-23-11, 09:44 AM   #5
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Bicycle face? Is that anything like "puddin' face?"


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Can't be any worse than Guitar Face....


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I don't know, if someone is "watching" me ride up a steep hill, then I might just have, "Bicycle Face", LOL!
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And I guess we will lose all the ladies of Fifty Plus. As Dr. Forbes Winslow says that they run the "danger of serious bodily illness from excessive straining." We all know how delicate women are.
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I suffer from Bicycle body. I have so much scar tissue it keeps me held together. UGLY, but stout!

What a hoot! Great share, 150 bpm on the HR monitor, gotta watch myself.
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It's from JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, so it must be true.

http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/274....full.pdf+html

Please endeavor to avoid "delirium of swiftness" and "bicycle face".
Enjoyable reading... thanks!
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Old 12-23-11, 12:31 PM   #11
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What about Keyboard face? They talked about that in the Dilbert comic strip. Comes from falling asleep on your keyboard
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I don't know, if someone is "watching" me ride up a steep hill, then I might just have, "Bicycle Face", LOL!
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Interesting read; thanks for sharing!
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October 19, 1895 ???? Really??????
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Now just imagine a 2111 reader seeing 2011 articles about the magical qualities of bike lanes and helmets.
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Now just imagine a 2111 reader seeing 2011 articles about the magical qualities of bike lanes and helmets.
Can't resist being the cynic.... just imagine people reading in 2111.
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Old 12-23-11, 02:01 PM   #17
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Now just imagine a 2111 reader seeing 2011 articles about the magical qualities of bike lanes and helmets.
And to be honest--If you had told me about the magical qualities of a bike 25 years ago- I would have had my doubts.
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Jeez, I had no idea just staying upright required such effort. Perhaps the writer was missing the part where you put the bike in forward motion and it pretty much stays upright on it's own. He obviously made his observations of a track standing cyclist.
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Jeez, I had no idea just staying upright required such effort. Perhaps the writer was missing the part where you put the bike in forward motion and it pretty much stays upright on it's own. He obviously made his observations of a track standing cyclist.
Physics had not yet been invented in 1895.
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Old 12-23-11, 08:25 PM   #20
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I'm a very dull nerves type of guy.
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I saw a film ca. 1975 about the positive benefits (as opposed to negative benefits, I suppose) of cycling, and about this wonderful gizmo called a derailleur.

It motivated me to go and buy a Puegeot AO8. It got ripped off within the year by some stupid junkie (as opposed to a smart junkie).
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Maybe the reason it took so much effort to stay up was that they were riding so slowly (less than 12 kilometers per hour).
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Maybe the reason it took so much effort to stay up was that they were riding so slowly (less than 12 kilometers per hour).
More likely is that in the 1890s you'd be likely to see quite a few adults learning to ride a bicycle for the very first time. It's easy to forget how much learning is involved in becoming proficient in keeping a bicycle upright since it quickly becomes second nature once mastered. Yes, a bicycle when given a shove will stay upright on its own for quite some distance, but not if you put an unskilled rider on it. Teach adults, who never had a bike as children, how to ride and you'll appreciate that it takes some practice and trial-and-error to learn the proper technique for balancing.
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Guys, remember that this was from 1895. It appears that best bikes back then were penny-farthings. I don't think they even had pneumatic tires. Balancing on these contraptions does not look too simple.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny-farthing
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Can't resist being the cynic.... just imagine people reading in 2111.
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