John Hughes has some interesting articles on his site. Recently he discussed physical ailments that can lead to a DNF (Did Not Finish). Of course most of these relate to riding upright bikes. Since I started riding recumbents in 2002 I have only ever experienced the last two conditions. Cramping has rarely bothered me, especially since …

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Erectile Function and Cycling

It has often been claimed that cycling can cause erectile disfunction, but is that really true? This study compares cycling with other sports “High-intensity cyclists recorded slightly better erectile function scores than low-intensity cyclists.” Read the article here


Dementia and Exercise “More than 80 percent of North Americans over the age of 85 suffer from some form of dementia.” A study with rats designed to simulate three types of exercise used by humans showed that rats that ran long distances on exercise wheels at their own choice of speeds had the greatest increase in …

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