There's a new section brewing on the BICYCLING RESEARCH PAGE about the physiology of bicycling, a subject that has been neglected there for too long. I can tell from the search terms people use to reach this site that many folks are seeking information about the effect of bicycling and exercise on the human body. This really is the good news of bicycling, often neglected in favor of the more exciting bloody accidents and things of this nature. The Big Picture is that bicycling is good for you. Of course it's not all good news even in this new section. There's a disturbing amount of evidence that old bike racers have funked-up hearts, and then that whole perineal trauma thing. Which, by the way, has more to do with poor positioning and bike set-up than anything else.

This is just the acorn of the mighty oak this section threatens to become over time. As with the other sections on the page downloadable pdf's have been provided when possible, otherwise there are links to abstracts.

Get out and ride. When you get back, check out the BICYCLING RESEARCH PAGE:

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