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How to ride downhill on a bicycle

Gretchen Reynolds 

Asshepreparedforthe2016SummerGamesinRio,theUnitedStatestriathleteGwenJorgensenknewthatshefacedoneparticularlydauntingliability. "Iwasafraidofgoingfastonabicycle,"shesays,"andIreallydidnotlikedescending."Anaccomplishedrunnerandswimmerincollege,Jorgensenhadlittleexperiencewithcyclingbeforeshebecameatriathletein2010. SoRedBull,oneofhersponsors,askedseverallongtimebikeracerstoworkwithMs.Jorgensenondescending.OverthecourseofthreeintensedaysinCalifornia,thesetwo-wheeltutorsradically ...

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First Published: Sat, September 03 2016. 00:15 IST
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