|Check It Out: A Wright Bros. Bicycle Visits Washington, D.C.||Gregory Taylor|
Jan 21, 2004 6:31 AM
|Want to see a historically significant cycling artifact? Just troop on over to the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in Downtown Washington, D.C., and check out the recently-upgraded Wright Brothers exhibit. In celebration of 100 years of flight, the Smithsonian has moved the Wright Flyer to its own gallery, and trotted out a fascinating selection of Wright-related artifacts, much of it relating to their days as bicycle shop owners. The neatest piece is a St. Clair bicycle built by the Wrights, which is on loan from Ford Motor Company. It is a magnificent machine, and well worth a visit. I'm going to go back over and get some pictures...|
Jan 21, 2004 7:44 AM
|Would like to see photos of their bikes. Thanks.|
Jan 21, 2004 11:35 AM
|This is probably it. Google is wonderful.
Jan 21, 2004 12:08 PM
|google the evil eye works great.|
|Yup, That's It. The Bike Is In A Plexiglas Case....||Gregory Taylor|
Jan 21, 2004 5:59 PM
|...and very accessible, so I was going to try and snap a few detail photos in the next day or two. I have a polarizing lens that should cut down glare and make this work. My office is about a 15 minute walk from the museum, but I have to schlepp my camera, etc. in my bike bag.
The hubs -- which the Wrights made themselves -- are especially pretty.
|Yup, That's It. The Bike Is In A Plexiglas Case....||pina|
Jan 22, 2004 6:15 AM
|Post some when you get them, i would love to see them. Being an aeronautical engineer and cyclist, i think that bike is priceless.|| |