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Cycling Osteoderms

Neck support
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Cycling long distances every day can really hurt your neck & shoulders.

As you hunch over, your neck has to support your head as it's cantilevered. Turning your head in this position further tweaks your neck & trapezius.

So, the idea is simple: Support your head some other way:

1) A headband that fits under your helmet.

2) A strap connecting the headband to your tail.

How to connect it to your tail though?

A) Discreet: Put the strap under your shirt, & hook it into your belt loop. (Suspender style).

B) Dragon: Put it over your shirt, with attached spikes for, well, because, OK?

Or, just connect the strap to your bike, so nobody steals your bike.</s>

sophocles, Apr 09 2014


       Is this a tumpline?
bungston, Apr 11 2014

       I would think that either you should use a Dutch style utility bike and sit upright, or, if you must use a racing bike, then do what the pros do and look at your front wheel.
pocmloc, Apr 12 2014

       I like 21's attempt to solve the problem too. They are both worthy additions, I think.
blissmiss, Apr 12 2014

       Why not attach the helmet (which can be redesigned to better support the head) via short tethers to a rigid-ish frame worn on the shoulders, like a HANS device combined with one of those posture correction harnesses.
Alterother, Apr 12 2014

       Why this idea has nothing whatsoever to do with geriatric mastadons on wheels, which makes this annotation completely irrelephant.   


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