Bicycling With Parkinson

You never forget how to ride a bicycle and the NY Times reports a doctor has discovered Parkinson’s patients can somehow ride without symptoms.

“He said, ‘Just yesterday I rode my bicycle for 10 kilometers’ – six miles,” Dr. Bloem said. “He said he rides his bicycle for miles and miles every day.”

While cycling is connected to Cancer via Lance Armstrong and Livestrong, another great athlete and charity is Davis Phinney. He’s afflicted with Parkinsons and his son just won a World Championship. I never saw Davis race, but did meet him at Interbike a few years ago and expect this news to cheer those at his charity and the people they help.

More on bikes and Parkinsons from the Cleveland clinic in the video below. A doctor there put patients on tandems in 2008


“Buy a bicycle.  If you survive, you’ll never regret it.”—Mark Twain

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