Cyclist’s Syndrome: What You Don’t Know Might Hurt You
What Is Cyclist’s Syndrome?
The word “cyclists” comes from the Greek words kyklos meaning “of or relating to horses.” A person who rides a bicycle is called a biker. Bicycles are used for transportation, recreation, exercise and sport. They have been around since ancient times. Bicycling was popularized during the Victorian era when it became fashionable to ride bicycles in cities such as London, New York City and Paris.
In the United States, bicycling has become more popular than ever before. There are now over 300 million bikes in use throughout the country.
According to statistics, there were nearly three billion bike trips made across America last year!
Biking is becoming increasingly popular due to its health benefits. Bicycling is one of the most environmentally friendly forms of transportation because it uses little fuel and produces no exhaust fumes.
Bicycle riding helps reduce stress, lowers blood pressure, improves cardiovascular fitness and reduces risk factors for heart disease. Bicycling can also improve balance, coordination and mental alertness. Cycling has been shown to lower the risk of developing osteoporosis and certain types of cancer (such as colon cancer).
Biking is a very efficient way to get exercise because it doesn’t take much effort to go fast. For instance, a person can ride at 8 mph (13 km/h) on a flat road without much effort at all.
This means that biking can also be a form of fun exercise for people of all ages and fitness levels.
There are many different types of bikes, including mountain bikes, cruisers, BMX bikes and recumbent bicycles. People also put all kinds of additions onto their bikes, such as car tires, coaster brakes, kickstands and mudguards.
Many people in the United States participate in a sport called “biking.” Biking consists of a number of timed races in which bicyclists ride as fast as they can against each other.
There are different types of biking events, such as sprints, time trials and hill climbs. There is even a type of mountain biking called “free-riding” in which mountain bikers try and perform the most impressive stunts while going down hills.
Biking can also be a form of transportation. In some larger cities, a person can rent a bike from a shop and ride it to their destination.
This is called bicycling or bike-sharing. Many commuters find that biking to work costs much less than using public transportation and is not as stressful as driving a car in traffic.
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