Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Cycling for Health and Pleasure

How to mount a bicycle as understood 115 years ago - I had never seen this approach. From the rear of the bike? Really?

Cycling - 1895 how to get on

Then there is this overly complex (given that it is intuitive) explanation of how to pedal a bike.

In the early days, even for a general audience there was detailed explanation of the mathematics of gearing -nowadays we probably err the other direction with too little.

There is the inevitable guidance on attire, for women in particular.

Cycling - 1895 womens attire

All from Cycling for Health and Pleasure, published in 1895.

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