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Very goofy-looking hat on that kid's head. And those bikes had to be torture to ride for any distance and length of time.OUCH! MY TUSHY HURTS!

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The hats were probably the height of cool in 1800.

 

Those bikes? Bicycles were a bit radical in the early 1900's. If you were too young or too poor to afford your own horse a bicycle represented instant freedom. Young men and women found bicycles especially liberating. Young people could get away to remote locations and be by themselves.

A bicycle meant you could go ten or twenty miles from home on a whim, at speeds that seemed fantastic at the time. Only a steam locomotive was faster.

 



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The hats were probably the height of cool in 1800.

 

Those bikes? Bicycles were a bit radical in the early 1900's. If you were too young or too poor to afford your own horse a bicycle represented instant freedom. Young men and women found bicycles especially liberating. Young people could get away to remote locations and be by themselves.

A bicycle meant you could go ten or twenty miles from home on a whim, at speeds that seemed fantastic at the time. Only a steam locomotive was faster.

 


Early bike riders even got speeding tickets from the cops. But they called it "scorching" instead of speeding...and I've always liked that, because it sounds so cool!

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 If you were too young or too poor to afford your own horse a bicycle represented instant freedom. Young men and women found bicycles especially liberating. Young people could get away to remote locations and be by themselves.

 


 A bike also gave me some freedom to get away and be alone from my large family when I was 14.  I was on that3-speed bike every day no matter the weather, piling on the miles.  I would ride until I thought I couldn't go one more mile, then turn around and headed home again.  No one, not even my parents, even noticed I had been gone half the day.  Everyone was a bit distracted with their own issues that year. Long story I won't go into.



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