"RE: recumbent bikes and age. There's a reason recumbents are disallowed in normal competition: they go faster and they don't, ahem, damage your down tube, if you know what I mean." (AG)
Sue's Recumbent Cycling Site
Dr Louis Maharam (fitness advisor to the astronauts and fellow with the American College of Sports Medicine!) on upright biking:
"Some men [cyclists] have had erectile dysfunction...Some women get numbness and complain of orgasmic dysfunction as well ... Usually these things are not permanent, and just by changing the seat it gets better." (in other words, get a recumbent and you'll get better!)
The Lancet study on 45 mountain bikers showed that 43 of them had scrotal damage!
Dr. Ferdinand Frauscher, a urology-radiology specialist at
Check out these cool 'bent
links on the web!
Medical Benefits of recumbent bicycles
Reporter thinks recumbency is the best (Hoosier Times article)
Faq for recumbent bicycles
Human powered vehicles site
Phoenix Electric bicycle
Phoenix HybikesTouring San Diego on a 'bent
Signs we'd all like to see!
Can my recumbent climb hills?
Wink's Saturday recumbent ride