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Transportation via a device with a rigid or shock-absorbing frame bearing two tandemly mounted spoked wheels covered by pneumatic tyres, which is propelled by the rider whose mechanical force is transmitted via a chain and modified by gears, producing forward movement the velocity of which reflects terrain and volition
Main injuries Pain, numbness and injuries of the knee, as well as wrists, buttocks, pelvis, carpal tunnel and ulnar nerve, skin breakdown of the buttocks due to over-training, pelvic nerve compression, transient sexual dysfunction due to long rides


Sports medicine Main injuries Pain, numbness and injuries, primarily of the knee, but also wrists, buttocks, pelvis, carpal tunnel and ulnar nerve, skin breakdown of the buttocks due to overtraining, pelvic nerve compression, transient sexual dysfunction due to long rides. See Water therapy.

Patient discussion about bicycling

Q. is biking good for as jogging? what do you gain from it any way? health speaking ...

A. As far as it regards the heart, the main aim is to reach your target heart rate (pulse), while the way to achieve it is less important - jogging, biking, etc.

Biking has benefit (not including jumping like running) but also has its drawbacks (issues concerning testicles in long rides). It'd be best, before you start any exercise program to consult your doctor - he knows your body and its diseases better than us, and therefore will give you more suitable answers.

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The 1970s Raleigh Traveler bicycle has 26-inch wheels, three Sturmey Archer gears, and it still has its original hand pump.
However, in this paper, the positive correlation between the passing speed of a motorized vehicle and its lateral safety distance noted previously, as well as the clearance requirement of a bicycle due to the presence of later drift behavior, inspires our study on the relationship between the passing speed and the lateral drift speed in mixed bicycle traffic contexts.
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The violation is a common sight in the densely populated residential area, with parked bicycles chained to poles of street signs and barriers.
HB 4912 mandates each city or municipality to create, through the LBO and the city or municipal engineering office, a bicycle park where provisions for bicycles are present such as but not limited to bikeways, bicycle parking areas and similar infrastructure.
Lucintel's research indicates that increasing fuel prices drives the demand for bicycles as it compels consumers on restricted incomes to change their preferences regarding transportation methods.
Personal psychosocial factors including perception of benefits and barriers, and beliefs related to physical activity and self-efficacy could influence an individual's decision to bicycle (Saelens et al 2003).
Liu expected that the company's bicycle sales in the mainland will hit 6 million units this year, up from last year's 5.
Bicycle riding on sidewalks is allowed, for example, when a sidewalk has a sign allowing such riding, when people aged 70 or older or children under the age of 13 find it dangerous to ride their bicycles on the road or when road conditions are such that it is impossible to ride a bicycle there.