BICYCLES & BIKING
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Bicycles

 Cycling, bicycle riding either as a competitive sport or for recreation. It is popular throughout the world, but especially in Europe

American cyclist Lance Armstrong - Tour de France Riding a tandem - multiperson bicycle
 American cyclist Lance Armstrong grins as he coasts to his second straight Tour de France title. Armstrong battled back from testicular cancer to win the race six times in a row from 1999 to 2004, a Tour de France record.  Riding a tandem, or multiperson bicycle, is an enjoyable way to participate in cycling. Tandem riders must work together. The front rider, called the captain, is primarily responsible for steering and braking, while the back rider, called the stoker, provides most of the pedaling power. Here, a tandem team rounds a corner during a race.


Cycling Activity is Touring  A popular cycling activity is touring, or traveling long distances over consecutive days. Touring enthusiasts usually carry special bags called panniers on their bikes. Panniers hold repair tools, clothing, a sleeping bag, and other personal items. National parks and rural roads are favorite riding areas. This rider is traveling through Yosemite National Park in California.

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