There’s nothing better than a good, old-fashioned bicycle proverb. And so, here are several from the newspapers of 1896, back when newspapers were the social media of the day. Some of these silly cycling proverbs rhyme and several still ring true more than a century later. Quickly to bike and quickly to spin … Makes … Continue reading A Cheap Bicycle Is Better Than A Dead Horse & More Bicycle Proverbs
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More Cycling Humor From the 1890s
The bicycle craze reached its peak in the mid 1890s. And so did bicycle jokes, which focused on the cost, scorchers, accidents and relationships. Here are several from 1896 newspapers … “I second the motion,” said the man on the rear of the tandem. “I don’t want the wheel, it is too heavy.” “Say, I’ll … Continue reading More Cycling Humor From the 1890s
Do You Have A Bad Case of the Bicycle Face?
In my last post, there was a “bicycle face” joke. And someone asked: “What’s bicycle face?” Well, since you asked … the symptoms, according to an article in the July 29, 1895 issue of the Buffalo Courier, are a face that is “usually flushed, but sometimes pale, often with the lips more or less drawn … Continue reading Do You Have A Bad Case of the Bicycle Face?
This Day In Cycling History: The Funniest Completely True Bicycle Story Ever (Really!)
The best tooth pulling story comes from Ocean Park and involves two boys and a bicycle. This is the start of a November 25, 1912 story in The Republic (Columbus, Indiana) newspaper about what just might be the funniest bicycle story ever! Think I'm exaggerating? Keep reading ... Roy Fosdick, nine years old, told his … Continue reading This Day In Cycling History: The Funniest Completely True Bicycle Story Ever (Really!)