Arthur Roadhouse: The Boy With No Legs Who Rode Like the Wind

Arthur Roadhouse I stumbled across this paragraph in St. Louis Globe-Democrat, from the August 22, 1895 issue ... After reading it, I just had to find out more about the 508-pound Baby Bliss (here’s the link to my story) and Arthur Roadhouse. “Here is the greatest of all bicycle freaks ...” This was the first … Continue reading Arthur Roadhouse: The Boy With No Legs Who Rode Like the Wind

Around the World With Bicycle History: A King, Sultan, Bullfighter, Deadly Duel & the World’s Most Expensive Bike

The bicycle is everywhere, in every country and culture, and can be used for good and for evil, as you'll see. So, off we go on a quick bike trip around the world: Spain, France, Greece, Russia, Morocco, England, back to Spain and, finally, South Africa.  Spain: No Bull Birmingham Daily Post, England, July 2, … Continue reading Around the World With Bicycle History: A King, Sultan, Bullfighter, Deadly Duel & the World’s Most Expensive Bike

Beauty Is In the Eye of the Beholder … On a French Cycling Trip

You never know what amazing piece of art is just around the corner, down the cycle path or in the medieval village when you're cycling around France. The place is full of great art! Like this… This strange (IMHO) statue is in Creon along the Roger Lapebie bike path that runs for 57 kilometers from … Continue reading Beauty Is In the Eye of the Beholder … On a French Cycling Trip