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  •  It kills me they used to race those (7+ / 0-)

    I can't imagine what the crash rate used to be! And I love the OLD photos of racers (after making the change to 'safety' bikes) all stopping at the base of a climb to smoke a couple of quick cigarettes, to 'open up the lungs' and make breathing easier.

    The history of bicycling is a fascinating thing, the machine finally gave anyone (even, gasp, WOMEN!) personal freedom and mobility - much more so than the horse, which was expensive, took training and knowledge to operate properly, a large investment of public and personal infrastructure to keep and upkeep, spread pollution everywhere.... hmmmm reminds me of something....

    Bqhatevwr, dude. Srsly. Bqhatevwr.

    by Fordmandalay on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 07:21:03 PM PDT

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