Monday, July 25, 2016

Bicycle Face: proof that exercise is bad for you (because a doctor said so)

Gargoyle Sticking Out Tongue Apparently, in Victorian times, there was a disease known as Bicycle Face
Once the bicycling craze took possession of bicyclists, many wheelmen and wheelwomen supposedly began suffering from a disease known as “bicycle face.” Doctors soon gave warnings that women, girls, and middle-aged men should avoid excessive cycling.
Well then. I guess I'll have to stick to the elliptical for a while. Just to be safe.
Exercise du jour:
a.m.30 minutes ellipticalling done!
noon30 minutes yard workdone
p.m.60 minutes ellipticallingdone!
I'm going to sit out on my patio and feel virtuous now.
And maybe a bit smug.
Gargoyle, presumably of the non-cycling variety, by SaraJB (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons


Anonymous said...

I can't believe you're doing 2 hours a day! You're amazing! - GG

The Merry said...

Thank you, GG! Considering how dedicated you've been to exercise these past months, that's a high compliment :)

messymimi said...

Two hours a day is an excellent commitment, you are more than welcome to sit and look smug!

solarity said...

Bicycle face? Is this somehow related to road rash?

Congrats! Smug away!

Mary Anne in Kentucky