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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
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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.
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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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Paul Dudley White Award, the L.A.W.'s top national award recognizing an individual who is an "inspiration to others for his or her commitment to the future of bicycling and to significant progress in education, safety, rights, or benefits of bicycling."
Zack Furness, One Less Car: Bicycling and the Politics of Automobility (Temple University Press, 2010)
Even among college and university students, a demographic group potentially more likely than older adults to bicycle, the share of bicycling as a commute mode is quite low.
Busy with his medical activities and lacking enthusiasm for bicycling, John was pleased to let Ruth attend the bicycle meetings for him.
(16.) James Townsend, "The Social Side of Bicycling," Scribner's Magazine 16 (June 1895): 704-708.
30 Helmets that meet this standard also may be used for bicycling.
In the United States, federal law now requires every state to appoint a bicycle coordinator and each state and metropolitan area to have a long-range bicycle plan; state and local governments also have new flexibility to provide bicycling facilities with much of the federal fundin formerly reserved for high-ways.
Over one sixth (17%) of the students surveyed indicated that they had not received any instruction about bicycling safety and rules of the road (BSRR) from either their parents or a class.
But Eugene's reputation in the bicycling world has slipped.
Where roads are poorly maintained or nonexistent and cars are expensive, bicycling may be the quickest and most affordable way to travel.
Following the strong direction from the president and the vice president, government agencies have begun to view bicycling as a serious part of our national transportation system.
Florida's 1992 bicyclist death rate of .79 per 100,000 population is the highest in the nation, nearly three times the national rate of .28.[23] Some 28 Florida bicyclists younger than age 15 were killed resulting from collisions with motor vehicles in 1992 and 2,418 bicycling children injured from motor vehicle collisions including 146 cases in the county (Hillsborough) used as the project study site.[23] Hillsborough County, with two other counties, ranks first among all 67 Florida counties in the total number of motor vehicle related bicycle fatalities, and sixth in the total number of motor vehicle related bicycle injuries to children younger than age 15.[23]