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A recumbent bicycle is a bicycle that places the rider in a laid-back reclining position. [1]

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Aerodynamics, from Greek ἀήρ aer (air) + δυναμική (dynamics), is the study of the motion of air, particularly its interaction with a solid object, such as an airplane wing.

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Alfred University

Alfred University is a small, comprehensive university in the Village of Alfred, Allegany County in Western New York, United States, south of Rochester and southeast of Buffalo.

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Bacchetta Bicycles

Bacchetta is a brand of recumbent bicycles based in St. Petersburg, Florida, United States.

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A bellcrank is a type of crank that changes motion through an angle.

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Bevel gear

Bevel gears are gears where the axes of the two shafts intersect and the tooth-bearing faces of the gears themselves are conically shaped.

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A bicycle, also called a cycle or bike, is a human-powered, pedal-driven, single-track vehicle, having two wheels attached to a frame, one behind the other.

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Bicycle and motorcycle dynamics

Bicycle and motorcycle dynamics is the science of the motion of bicycles and motorcycles and their components, due to the forces acting on them.

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Bicycle and motorcycle geometry

Bicycle and motorcycle geometry is the collection of key measurements (lengths and angles) that define a particular bike configuration.

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Bicycle fairing

A bicycle fairing is a full or partial covering for a bicycle to reduce aerodynamic drag or to protect the rider from the elements.

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Bicycle handlebar

A bicycle handlebar or bicycle handlebars is the steering control for bicycles; it is the equivalent of a steering wheel for vehicles and vessels.

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Bicycle performance

A bicycle's performance, in both biological and mechanical terms, is extraordinarily efficient.

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Bicycle seat

A bicycle seat, unlike a bicycle saddle, is designed to support the rider's buttocks and back, usually in a semi-reclined position.

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Bicycle suspension

Bicycle suspension is the system, or systems, used to suspend the rider and bicycle in order to insulate them from the roughness of the terrain.

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Bicycle tire

A bicycle tire is a tire that fits on the wheel of a bicycle, unicycle, tricycle, quadracycle, bicycle trailer, or trailer bike.

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Bicycle Torque Coupling

An S and S Coupling also known as a Bicycle Torque Coupling or BTC is a coupling which enables bicycle frames to be separated into smaller pieces, usually to facilitate packing and transporting.

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Blood is a body fluid in humans and other animals that delivers necessary substances such as nutrients and oxygen to the cells and transports metabolic waste products away from those same cells.

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Bradley Wiggins

Sir Bradley Marc Wiggins, CBE (born 28 April 1980) is a British former professional road and track racing cyclist, who competed professionally between 2001 and 2016.

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Brainstorm (1983 film)

Brainstorm is an 1983 American science fiction film directed by Douglas Trumbull, and starring Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood (in her final film role), Louise Fletcher and Cliff Robertson.

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Cadence (cycling)

In cycling, cadence (or pedalling rate) is the number of revolutions of the crank per minute; this is the rate at which a cyclist is pedalling/turning the pedals.

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Catrike is a brand of lightweight tadpole-design recumbent tricycles manufactured by Big Cat HPV, LLC, which is based in Orlando, Florida, United States.

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Chris Boardman

Christopher Miles Boardman, MBE (born 26 August 1968) is a British former racing cyclist who won an individual pursuit gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics, broke the world hour record three times, and won three stages and wore the yellow jersey on three separate occasions at the Tour de France.

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Circulatory system

The circulatory system, also called the cardiovascular system or the vascular system, is an organ system that permits blood to circulate and transport nutrients (such as amino acids and electrolytes), oxygen, carbon dioxide, hormones, and blood cells to and from the cells in the body to provide nourishment and help in fighting diseases, stabilize temperature and pH, and maintain homeostasis.

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A convertible or cabriolet is a passenger car that can be driven with or without a roof in place.

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Crank forward

Crank forward is a term for a category of bicycles distinct from the road bike, hybrid bike, and mountain bike.

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The crankset (in the US) or chainset (in the UK), is the component of a bicycle drivetrain that converts the reciprocating motion of the rider's legs into rotational motion used to drive the chain or belt, which in turn drives the rear wheel.

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Cruzbike is a brand of recumbent bicycles based in Lumberton, North Carolina, United States.

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Cycle sport

Cycle sport is competitive physical activity using bicycles.

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David Gordon Wilson

David Gordon Wilson (born 1928) is emeritus professor of engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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A Derny is a motorized bicycle for motor-paced cycling events such as during six-day and Keirin racing and motor-paced road races.

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Drag (physics)

In fluid dynamics, drag (sometimes called air resistance, a type of friction, or fluid resistance, another type of friction or fluid friction) is a force acting opposite to the relative motion of any object moving with respect to a surrounding fluid.

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An economy (from Greek οίκος – "household" and νέμoμαι – "manage") is an area of the production, distribution, or trade, and consumption of goods and services by different agents.

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Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, is a type of sexual dysfunction characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during sexual activity.

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Feet forwards motorcycle

A Feet First (FF) Motorcycle is a class of motorcycle design that seeks to look at the two-wheeled concept afresh, and create a new form of practical personal transport.

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The femur (pl. femurs or femora) or thigh bone, is the most proximal (closest to the hip joint) bone of the leg in tetrapod vertebrates capable of walking or jumping, such as most land mammals, birds, many reptiles including lizards, and amphibians such as frogs.

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Fliegende Blätter

The ("Flying Leaves"; also translated as "Flying Pages" or "Loose Sheets") was a German weekly non-political humor and satire magazine appearing between 1845 and 1944 in Munich.

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Folding bicycle

A folding bicycle is a bicycle designed to fold into a compact form, facilitating transport and storage.

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France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.

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Francis Faure

Francis Faure was a French bicycle racer who captured the world hour record in July 1933 on a Vélocar.

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Gluteal muscles

The gluteal muscles are a group of three muscles which make up the buttocks: the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus.

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Great Depression

The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States.

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A handcycle is a type of human-powered land vehicle powered by the arms rather than the legs, as on a bicycle.

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Headwind and tailwind

A tailwind is a wind that blows in the direction of travel of an object, while a headwind blows against the direction of travel.

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The heart is a muscular organ in most animals, which pumps blood through the blood vessels of the circulatory system.

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Hour record

The hour record is the record for the longest distance cycled in one hour on a bicycle from a stationary start.

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Human factors and ergonomics

Human factors and ergonomics (commonly referred to as Human Factors), is the application of psychological and physiological principles to the (engineering and) design of products, processes, and systems.

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Human-powered transport

Human-powered transport is the transport of person(s) and/or goods using human muscle power.

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Fluid statics or hydrostatics is the branch of fluid mechanics that studies fluids at rest.

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International Human Powered Vehicle Association

The International Human Powered Vehicle Association (IHPVA) is dedicated to promoting the design and development of human powered vehicles.

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Ischial tuberosity

The ischial tuberosity (or tuberosity of the ischium, tuber ischiadicum), also known informally as the sit bones, or as a pair the sitting bones is a large swelling posteriorly on the superior ramus of the ischium.

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John Kemp Starley

John Kemp Starley (1854Biography at Vestry House Museum, Walthamstow–1901) was an English inventor and industrialist who is widely considered the inventor of the modern bicycle, and also originator of the name Rover.

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Land's End to John o' Groats

Land's End to John o' Groats is the traversal of the whole length of the island of Great Britain between two extremities; in the southwest and northeast.

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Lightning Cycle Dynamics

Lightning is a brand of recumbent bicycles produced by Lightning Cycle Dynamics based in Lompoc, California, United States.

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List of cycling records

This is a list of certified and recognized cycling records as recognised by the Union Cycliste Internationale, International Human Powered Vehicle Association and World Human Powered Vehicle Association, Guinness World Records, International Olympic Committee, the UK Road Records Association or other accepted authorities.

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Long Beach, California

Long Beach is a city on the Pacific Coast of the United States, within the Greater Los Angeles area of Southern California.

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MacCready Gossamer Albatross

The Gossamer Albatross is a human-powered aircraft built by American aeronautical engineer Dr.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.

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MIT Daedalus

The MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics Department's Daedalus was a human-powered aircraftJohn McIntyre,, AeroModeller, August 1988 (in files of Royal Aeronautical Society Human Powered Aircraft Group) (accessed Nov. 13 2012) that, on 23 April 1988, flew a distance of 72.4 mi (115.11 km) in 3 hours, 54 minutes, from Iraklion on the island of Crete to the island of Santorini.

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Monocoque, also structural skin, is a structural system where loads are supported through an object's external skin, similar to an egg shell.

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Motorcycle speedway

Motorcycle speedway, usually referred to as speedway, is a motorcycle sport involving four and sometimes up to six riders competing over four anti-clockwise laps of an oval circuit.

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Moulton Bicycle

Moulton is an English bicycle manufacturer based in Bradford on Avon in Wiltshire.

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The Netherlands (Nederland), often referred to as Holland, is a country located mostly in Western Europe with a population of seventeen million.

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Oscar Egg

Oscar Egg (2 March 1890 – 9 February 1961) was a Swiss track and road bicycle racer.

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Paraplegia is an impairment in motor or sensory function of the lower extremities.

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Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics is a classic magazine of popular science and technology.

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Popular Science

Popular Science (also known as PopSci) is an American quarterly magazine carrying popular science content, which refers to articles for the general reader on science and technology subjects.

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Prone bicycle

A prone bicycle is a bicycle which places the rider in a prone position.

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A quadracycle is a four-wheeled human-powered land vehicle.

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Race Across America

The Race Across America, or RAAM, is an ultramarathon bicycle race across the United States that started in 1982 as the Great American Bike Race.

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Rans Designs

Rans Designs, previously called Rans Inc. (styled all in capitals as RANS), is an American aircraft and bicycle manufacturer based in Hays, Kansas, United States.

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Richard Ballantine

Richard Ballantine (25 July 1940 – 29 May 2013) was a cycling writer, journalist and cycling advocate.

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Rolling resistance

Rolling resistance, sometimes called rolling friction or rolling drag, is the force resisting the motion when a body (such as a ball, tire, or wheel) rolls on a surface.

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Rowing cycle

A rowing cycle is a wheeled vehicle propelled by a rowing motion of the body.

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Safety bicycle

A safety bicycle (or simply a safety) is a type of bicycle that became very popular beginning in the late 1880s as an alternative to the penny-farthing ("ordinary") and is now the most common type of bicycle.

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Sam Whittingham

Sam Whittingham is a Canadian cyclist who has held several world records on recumbent bicycles.

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Sebastiaan Bowier

Jonkheer Sebastiaan Bowier (born August 23, 1987) is a Dutch cyclist.

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Sinclair C5

The Sinclair C5 is a small one-person battery electric velomobile, technically an "electrically assisted pedal cycle".

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Stationary bicycle

A stationary bicycle (also known as exercise bicycle, exercise bike, spinning bike, or exercycle) is a device with saddle, pedals, and some form of handlebars arranged as on a bicycle, but used as exercise equipment rather than transportation.

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Tandem bicycle

The tandem bicycle or twin is a form of bicycle (occasionally a tricycle) designed to be ridden by more than one person.

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TerraTrike is a brand of recumbent tadpole tricycles manufactured by WizWheelz Inc.

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A tiller or till is a lever used to steer a vehicle.

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A tricycle, often abbreviated to trike, is a human-powered (or gravity-powered) three-wheeled vehicle.

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A unicycle is a vehicle that touches the ground with only one wheel.

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Union Cycliste Internationale

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI;, International Cycling Union) is the world governing body for sports cycling and oversees international competitive cycling events.

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Veins are blood vessels that carry blood toward the heart.

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Velocar was the name given to velomobiles made in the 1930s and 1940s by Mochet et Cie of Puteaux, France and colloquially to the company's recumbent bicycles.

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A velodrome is an arena for track cycling.

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A velomobile, velomobiel, velo, or bicycle car, is a human-powered vehicle (HPV) enclosed for aerodynamic advantage and protection from weather and collisions.

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Volae is a brand of recumbent bicycles manufactured by Volae which is based in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.

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The Whike is a recumbent tricycle with a sail, made in the Netherlands.

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World Human Powered Vehicle Association

The World Human Powered Vehicle Association is dedicated to promoting the design and development of human-powered vehicles.

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