When the first diamond frame bicycles became popular in the 1890s they were often called "wheels" - the national cycling association was called the "League of American Wheelmen." We have moved from "wheels" to "bikes," but the bicycles have remained remarkably the same over more than 100 years - elegant in their efficiency and simplicity. And many of the issues that we think are new? They were around then too.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Article about Annie Londonderry Completing Her Trip
San Francisco Call newspaper article about completion of Annie Londonderry's round-the-world bicycle trip.