Saturday, August 1, 2009

Friday Video - Bicycle History

I owe you a Friday Video, even though it's Saturday. Sometimes love don't feel like it should

Anyway, I've been reading David Herlihy's Bicycle: The History, and it's got me wondering about what it was really like to ride boneshakers and penny farthings and all those old, strangely-shaped, direct drive velocipedes.

So I dug this up. Of course, it's from Australia, which is where crazy lives. I find it particularly amusing that all the racers are decked out in lycra. Shouldn't they, technically, be required to wear tweeds and bowler hats?

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