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George Leopold
1/19/2011 06:31 PM EST

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danlutes
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re: Space Log: Wipeout grounds shuttle astronaut
danlutes   1/19/2011 7:46:46 PM
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Was Kopra's bike accident on Feb 15 last year, or maybe last Saturday on Jan 15?

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george.leopold   1/19/2011 10:48:38 PM
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The only person traveling through time was your humble columnist. The correct date of the accident was Jan. 15. Apologies.

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Dave.Dykstra   1/23/2011 5:59:02 PM
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But training on a stationary bike does not provide quite the same level of training and physical tuning as a normal bike - an important distinction for athletes such as the astronauts. This is somewhat similar to the difference between running on a treadmill and running on a track or street.

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WKetel   2/19/2011 5:25:51 PM
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Dave is certainly correct, of course, the difference depends a lot on how hard one rides the bike. Pedaling exercise is good for a few muscles, but the serious effort of keeping the bike under the rider uses a whole lot more muscle groups. At least, for me it does.

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ReneCardenas   3/31/2011 2:46:46 PM
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He is lucky that he did not suffer more permanent and debilitating injuries, while bicycle riding as injuries go; in the DFW area alone there have been many cyclists’ troubles, including pedestrian/jogger into bicyclist and also into each other. http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/dallas/headlines/20101013-Pedestrian-cyclist-injured-in-2-5581.ece There are many other modern gyms with great alternatives and better controlled environments, so it’s somewhat careless to expose ourselves to danger if you are schedule for such a privilege opportunity.

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