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bicycling & parkinsons

2004-08-01 21:42:24.877767+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Okay, I know the next stage in the snippet manager[Wiki], now that I've got some of the identity structures worked out that I was playing with in that political database I can take care of keeping track of my anonymous correspondents...

Anyway, this regular but anonymous contributor sent me an article about exploring tandem bicycling's benefits for Parkinsons patients:

Last year, Parkinson’s patient Cathy Frazier tackled the ride on a tandem bike, riding with her husband,Atlanta cycling coach Ralph Frazier, and Jay Alberts, a Georgia Tech professor of applied physiology specializing in Parkinson’s research. After 464 miles, she and her Pedaling for Parkinson’s team found they had not only spread the word about the disease, but also may have discovered a relationship between pedaling at a higher cadence and priming/driving the central nervous system of the Parkinson’s patient. At the end of the ride, Frazier could write more clearly for one week.

Alas, no tandeming this afternoon, but I do have to take our new (to us) trailer down to the party store to pick up a tank of helium for tomorrow's helping the folks from The Linux Show set up at Linux World Expo[Wiki] and do groceries, and I'll be trying to keep a good fast cadence all the way.

[ related topics: Dan's Life Open Source Current Events Sports Pedal Power Bicycling - Tandem ]

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2004-08-02 16:52:56.126464+00 by: starbreeze

i think we're going to be at Linux World tomorrow (Tuesday)

#Comment Re: made: 2004-08-03 02:01:10.522255+00 by: Dan Lyke

My cell phone is 415-378-4594. Call me and let's meet.