Thanks to everyone who still checks in to the INDUSTRIALIZED CYCLIST. Even though I've been less than spotty with updates in recent months, things are heating up again over here. It's time to throw down some fresh info and deeper links to academic research about all aspects of bicycling, and the larger issue of energy.

For the world-famous I.C. BICYCLING RESEARCH PAGE I recently gathered some more full articles which I found very interesting:

 

ON THE STABILITY AND CONTROL OF THE BICYCLE by Robin Sharp, Applied Mechanics Reviews, November 2008.

SOME OBSERVATIONS ON HUMAN CONTROL OF A BICYCLE 2009 article by Kooijman, Schwab and Moore.

WALKING, BICYCLING AND URBAN LANDSCAPES: EVIDENCE FROM THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA 2003 study by Cervelo and Duncan, American Journal of Public Health.

MEASURING THE PULSE OF THE CITY THROUGH SHARED BICYCLE PROGRAMS Presentation by Froehlich, Neumann and Oliver, International Workshop on Urban, Community, and Social Applications of Networked Sensing Systems ("Urbansense08"), November 4, 2008.

FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH BICYCLE OWNERSHIP AND USE; A STUDY OF 6 SMALL US CITIES (pdf) 2008 article by Xing, Handy and Buehler, UC Davis.

EXPLAINING CHANGES IN WALKING AND BICYCLING BEHAVIOR: CHALLENGES FOR TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH (pdf) 2009 meta-article by Krizek, Handy and Forsyth.

 

...And a minor treasure trove of links to journal article abstracts, under multiple headings:

 

LOWER EXTREMITY OVERUSE IN BICYCLING Abstract of 1994 article by Holmes, Pruitt and Whalen (Western Ortho., Denver), Clinical Sports Medicine.

AN EPIDEMIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF OVERUSE INJURIES AMONG RECREATIONAL CYCLISTS Abstract, Wilber et al, International Journal of Sports Medicine, 1995. Based on mail-in questionnaire.

ENERGY AND AERODYNAMICS IN BICYCLING Abstract of 1994 article by Kyle in Clinical Sports Medicine.

ENERGY COST OF RIDING BICYCLES WITH SHOCK ABSORPTION SYSTEMS ON A FLAT SURFACE Abstract, Nielens and Lejeune, International Journal of Sports Medicine, August 2001.

THE INFLUENCE OF BODY MASS IN ENDURANCE BICYCLING Abstract of 1994 article by DP Swain. The abstract alone explains a great deal about the sport of bicycling.

BICYCLIST DEATHS AND FATALITY RISK PATTERNS Abstract, Gregory Rodgers, Accident Analysis and Prevention, April 1995.

WHO IS THE TYPICAL BICYCLIST? Abstract of 2009 article by Birgitta Batersleben and Hebba Haddad, UK. "...responsible, lifestyle, commuter and hippy-go-lucky."

OTTAWA-CARLETON COMMUTER CYCLIST ON- AND OFF-ROAD INCIDENT RATES Abstract. Survey-based study by Aultman-Hall and Hall, Accident Analysis and Prevention, January, 1998.

BICYCLE IN SHANGHAI: MOVEMENT PATTERNS, CYCLIST ATTITUDES AND THE IMPACT OF TRAFFIC SEPARATION Abstract of article by Zacharias in Transport Reviews, July 2002. This is probably outdated already.

FIFTY YEARS OF BICYCLE POLICY IN DAVIS, CALIFORNIA Abstract of article by Buehler, Handy (UC Davis), Transportation Research Board, 2008.

EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT OF A CYCLIST TO PM-10 AND ULTRAFINE PARTICLES Abstract. Berghmans, et al, Science of the Total Environment, February 2009.

 

I understand these abstracts are a little frustrating sometimes, but they're often all that's available to the public. When possible, I'll provide the PDF for downloading or a link to a full article. Of course, anybody who wants to cite one of these articles as evidence for any reason should actually read the article, not just the abstract, as informative as the abstracts can sometimes be. To do this, purchase the full article by following the links on the abstract's page, or go dig the journal up for free at a good public library. What's that you say? You say your public libraries have all been privatized and are now owned by Monsanto Library Systems, LLC and only offer romance novels and fascist-themed coloring books for a fee? Too bad about that...

Next up, I'll go off on the ENERGY & TRANSPORT PAGE. It's difficult to keep up over there. Craaazy. Stay tuned.