Would you ride with lower back pain?

Don Shipp

New Member
May 20, 2005
n crowley said:
Natural pedalling puts the lower back under continuous strain but if you have a perfect lower back it should be able to cope with that strain if you stay clear of the very high gears. It is those with the imperfect lower backs that suffer the torture and further injury which has forced many out of the sport.
I would not describe any part of my body as perfect, I use low gears to save my poor old knees. You mentioned "linear pedalling" and you have done so before, exciting the interest of people willing to try it. But finding out exactly what it is is tricky, do you pedal this way yourself?