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Awesome club ride photo...(18 posts)

Awesome club ride photo...LinuxDude
Apr 16, 2003 6:21 AM
Or maybe it's not a club ride. It's probably a group ride to work. They travel in groups to be able to protect each other from the criminals. It's from the late 1800's in Pittsburgh, attched to Western Railroad.
It still amazes me that the fundamental design of bicycles remains to be the same today.
re: Design: At least they weren't on compact frames! nmSpunout
Apr 16, 2003 6:34 AM
The lead guy's got a bell to let people know when the group is passing (nm) :-)Scot_Gore
Apr 16, 2003 2:00 PM
Talk about drafting??? nmspyderman
Apr 17, 2003 2:38 AM
That's a sure way to avoid wheel overlap :O)Live Steam
Apr 16, 2003 7:13 PM
Very cool find. I love the history of the railroad, hence Live Steam, but I have never seen anything like that. I haven't even read any reference to such a device. I'll have to do a little research :O)
I bet their hats smelled sweet after..bigrider
Apr 16, 2003 6:38 AM
a week or two of riding. Whew yeee. And we think we have problems with helmets getting funky.
paceline training 101 nmDougSloan
Apr 16, 2003 6:43 AM
Paceline? Must be hard to pull thru...nmStraightblock
Apr 16, 2003 8:20 AM
that would be in Pacelines 102 nmDougSloan
Apr 16, 2003 8:23 AM
Cool pic... the only way to get around when no roads...nmrwbadley
Apr 16, 2003 6:45 AM
Campy or Shimano? nm...Tower
Apr 16, 2003 6:57 AM
Shouldn't this be on the Fixed Gear Forum?(NM)Mariowannabe
Apr 16, 2003 7:03 AM
"Retro", actually nmDougSloan
Apr 16, 2003 7:10 AM
"Hold your line!!!! " -nmfiltersweep
Apr 16, 2003 7:10 AM
Coming from a railroad family,mickey-mac
Apr 16, 2003 7:56 AM
I love that photo. I just hope those guys didn't encounter a southbound freight after posing for the picture.
Coming from a railroad family,bicyclerepairman
Apr 16, 2003 11:49 AM
They surely will regret not bringing their coal-gas lanterns once they enter the tunnel.
Bicycling told how to build one of those about 15 years ago...cory
Apr 16, 2003 7:56 AM
Don't remember the details, but about the time my knees and I decided to quit running and start riding, one of the bike magazines--pretty sure it was Bicycling--had a story about building those things. Seems to me it was done by some guy in Montana (Tim Cahill, maybe?) who put a sail on it and used it on the old tracks around the mines.
I didn't know Pearl Izumi made neckties.lc21998
Apr 16, 2003 8:11 AM