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Recumbent trikes, aging, and the immune system
Researchers in Britain studying elderly endurance cyclists have discovered profound benefits to cycling at an older age.
Looking at markers in the blood for T-cells, the researchers found the endurance cyclists in their 70's and 80's were producing similar levels of T-cells as adults in their 20's while a sedentary group produced very few. T-cells are a key element of a properly functioning immune system.
The BBC reported a synopsis of this research which was originally published in the journal Ageing Cell.
Given the difficulties many people have maintaining balance on a two-wheeled bicycle, elderly people riding recumbent trikes have the edge on their sedentary contemporaries when it comes to maintaining a healthy immune system.
AlphaBENT customer JCS, summed it up when he said, It should be almost illegal for old people to ride road bikes. They should ride these...--JCS
Apparently, the researchers agree...
Catrike has discontinued the venerable Road recumbent trike model.
Face-time with ICE. Ask all of your questions. Find out what happens behind the scenes. And, try trikes, trikes, trikes... including the fully automatic ICE Adventure electric trikes.
An inexpensive hitch-mount rack for folded recumbent trikes. For example, the ICE Full Fat big-tired adventure tricycle.
Azub will be at AlphaBENT on Wednesday, October 23 to show the latest Czech recumbent technology. Come to for test-rides, and bent-talk.
Catrike has made wider hubs with through-axles standard equipment on all large-wheel models. This change affects the following recumbent trike models: Expedition, 559, Dumont, and 700. The change promotes laterally stronger wheels and prevents movement within the dropouts under load at the expense of compatibility with equipment such as electric hub moters that are designed to the older 135mm dropout widths.
2019 Norcal FARA (Friedrich's Ataxia Research Alliance) Ride coming up June 1, 2019.
Join Kyle and Team FARA to kick this debilitating disease!