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, November 27, 2012
Velibe station near the National Library of France
So I am in Paris for some workshops at the National Library of France and going from the hotel to the library and back by bike.