Thursday, May 1, 2014

Cycling



I love this picture from 1937, as it shows several aspects of cycling that we have discussed this week. First, we can sort of see why girl's bikes do not have the bar . . . it is so a girl can ride the bike wearing a skirt. Second, it shows one of the more ingenious ways to ride double on a bike. The passenger sits on the seat, and the driver rides standing, supported by the pedals. I love how the boy scouts are giving the girls a ride. Note that the bikes likely belonged to the girls as they are girl bicycles.

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for bike week...as a kid, my bike gave me great freedom and joy...that was many years ago...thanks for jogging those ancient memories!

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  2. Do you know where it was taken?

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  3. I wonder if you flash forward 10 years from this photo...if these two friends have survived WWII and are now riding their Harley's together, with the same two women on the back?

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  4. It looks like the rest of the Scout Troop is in the background(Walking!). These two boys must have convinced the girls to let them give them a lift.

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