|How long have people riding been bike "centuries?" - nm||Squishy|
May 28, 2003 8:59 AM
|first was 1980; dry stretch, then lots last 6 years nm||DougSloan|
May 28, 2003 9:00 AM
|when was the bike invented? nm||Steve_0|
May 28, 2003 9:01 AM
|The were very popular in the 1890's ....||Humma Hah|
May 28, 2003 9:40 AM
|... but were done on dirt roads, on fixed-gear or singlespeed bikes that were essentially cyclocrossers.
Cyclists then were called "Wheelmen", so when you ride a century put on by a "wheelmen's association", you're experiencing cycling tradition more than a hundred years old.
May 28, 2003 10:22 AM
|they were doing them on pennyfarthings back then, eating PB&Js. Heaven forbid you dont have carbon fiber, aeroclothing, and powerbars today.|
May 28, 2003 10:29 AM
|They were smoking cigarettes and drinking wine.|
|It probably helped ...||Humma Hah|
May 28, 2003 10:35 AM
|... getting up the courage to get on a penny farthing was probably easier after a little wine.
Life was cheap back then. Cigarettes and head injuries were not your biggest worries.
May 28, 2003 5:39 PM