Category Archives: History

Survived the Cull: Eleven Bicycle Books

Last week I got rid of some books. Easy enough, you think—most of them were old, some of them were simplistic, all of them had to do with bicycle racing. Well, surprise, surprise: I didn’t get rid of all my … Continue reading

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Lanterne Rouge: Eleven Bicycle Books

When one looks at one’s possessions and admits to oneself that it’s All Too Much to Bear, it’s time to clean house. Some things are easier to pitch than others, but let’s not discuss electronics, computers or broken bird feeders. … Continue reading

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The Review on Purpose: H.G. Wells’ The Wheels of Chance

The Wheels of Chance was published in the 1890s, the same decade as The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds. Continue reading

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A few years ago…

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Rebuilt in central Illinois: the Royal Scot

Dave inserted the Royal Scot back into the flow of history, creating something sure to confuse anyone trying to identify this particular model. Continue reading

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Big ride (even though we haven’t been king sized since we were 13 colonies)

Is this a Schwinn I see before me? Let us now praise a big coaster-brake bicycle with full-coverage fenders. Continue reading

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They shoot old bicycle stories, don’t they?

I may be a bicycling dinosaur, but I know dinosaurs with older stories than mine. Continue reading

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