Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Looping the Loop - Another Approach
Patent Drawing for K. Lange's Double Bicycle for Looping the Loop
From 1905, a patent application drawing from the National Archives.
Completely unworkable, one assumes. And oddly, at the same time, a "daredevil" named "Diavolo" was doing loops without any need for a special bike like this.
Diavolo photographed in 1905
I blogged about this before; there are photos of this being done in 1903. So why the special bike idea? It doesn't seem like having wheels over your head would help of the bike fell across the loop.