History: wonderful articles are best recalled

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Reid2, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. Reid2

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    It is 1895.

    We enjoy again the fraternity and the educational entertainment
    of the Cyclists' Touring Club Monthly Gazette

    http://tinyurl.com/4tuglaz
    Page 342, right column, Cycling Innovations.

    -Or, better-

    PDF download of the magazine for free, thanks, Google.
    http://tinyurl.com/4ckqvle

    Excerpt from the opening:
    power prose, forceful and entertaining writing indeed,

     
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    See what is about to happen?





    YOU and THE RUDGE

    Crest ridges in record time;

    http://tinyurl.com/6dm6sun

    WE will not be left behind.


    (advertising tech of 2011 put to 1895 by rw)


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    We are not old, or quaint, or weak,
    in cycling round for what we seek.

    A woman's blush, a rose,
    a bush, is why we ride, and not repose.


    rw



    On The Road For Approval
     
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    The Safety's diamond seems well-honed;
    we think the days of freaks are gone.

    There will be variations, sure, in hanger heights,
    tube lengths, bracket widths. Nonetheless,

    the modern cycle has reached home.


    rw

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    http://tinyurl.com/45nq7dz

    Man is humble as is Dan

    in longing for a cycling plan.

    We endeavor for success;

    does triumph owe to Providence?


    rw

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    (original unpublished photo to appear here)
    Found in the wayside:
    a tintype of a sort
    to typify the urbane
    athlete of an honored day.
     
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