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Bicycle Health & Fitness – Cycling to work

Considered before as a career for women, a lot of males have now realized the numerous positive reasons why it…

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Different women may have different side effects or symptoms during menopause. That is because the level of estrogen used by…

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In a world constantly seeking variety and entertainment, hitting the traditional gym where you spend hours on a boring treadmill…

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You may be looking to take care of your skin. There are many ways you can do this, with the…

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You have tried everything. All the fads and trends on how to lose weight but no matter what you do,…

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We need to step under the sun at some point in the day. While it is great for us, it…

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There are many people who ought to look for the more difficult

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Bicycle Bike Cycling Riding Bicycling Tips Tricks FAQ by Jim Langley

CRANK (tips & tricks)

The illustrations for this section are among my favorites, because I love the concept that bicycles make it possible to pedal the earth. But the artist who did such a fine job fitting globes on the bike in the top ad also made an interesting mistake. . . . (more)

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Science of Cycling: Aerodynamics & Wind Resistance

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Aerodynamics


Every bicyclist has to overcome wind resistance. Most recreational
bicycles in which the rider sits up have very poor aerodynamics. While newer
bicycles are being designed with better aerodynamics in mind, the human
body is simply not well designed to slice through the air. Bicycle racers
are aware of the problem of wind resistance and over the years have developed
techniques for reducing it. Bicycle designers and inventors have experimented
in developing alternative bicycle designs and HPVs (human- powered vehicles)
with an emphasis on better aerodynamic performance.

Charley “Mile-a-Minute” Murphy was an early cycling racer. His
“mile-a-minute” feat was accomplished in 1899. At that time he
traveled faster than the fastest automobile. Notice the large windscreen
on the train in front of him which greatly reduced wind resistance.
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Wind Resistance

Every cyclist who has ever pedaled into

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BICYCLE DUTCH | All about cycling in the Netherlands

With the obligation to stay home as much as possible and the urgent advice to only use public transport for important jobs I am not able or allowed to use … Continue reading

Just before the Corona crisis hit Europe and crossing the Belgian border as a tourist became illegal, I spent five days in Antwerp. On one of those days I had … Continue reading

The morning rush hour in Amsterdam is not something I have ever filmed myself (yet). When I started this blog other bloggers were covering Amsterdam but I also never really … Continue reading

The fast cycle route from ʼs-Hertogenbosch to Waalwijk is part of the elaborate system of (planned) intercity cycling routes in the province of Brabant in the South of the Netherlands. … Continue reading

This would have been such a special year for the Netherlands. In 2020 we

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