Tuesday, January 28, 2014

CNN: 150 Years of the Bicycle

I happened across a rather interesting brief history of the bicycle, as presented on the CNN website.

"From Boneshaker to BMX: 150 years of the bicycle."

It has some awesome photo illustrations, particularly from early on.  In fact, I wonder if maybe some of them weren't staged in modern times.  (The 1817 Draisine - did they even have cameras in 1817?)  It appropriately points out how many innovations came about in the late 1800s, when bicycles were the leading edge of personal transportation.

(On a personal level, not a lot to report, or to get all excited about.  We've had a particularly dreary January this year - with the sun rarely even making an appearance, and temperatures lingering below freezing.  Hardly ideal for encouraging Bicycle Joy!  But the pavement is dry, and I have ridden each day so far this winter... and warmer days are just around the corner!)

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