Bicycle History: From the Tandem to the Quintet (5), Double Quint (10), Quindecuplet (15), Quadricycle (20) & Sextet (8) on Ice

The need to increase the number of people you could put on a bicycle was extremely important in the 1890s. Vital, it seemed. One, and then two, wasn't nearly enough. How about five, 10, or 15? No, let's make that 20. I'll start with two unusual tandems, and work my way up to the bicycle … Continue reading Bicycle History: From the Tandem to the Quintet (5), Double Quint (10), Quindecuplet (15), Quadricycle (20) & Sextet (8) on Ice

Bicycle History: Valentine’s Day … A Crime of Passion, the Tandem’s Aphrodisiac Effect & A Barrier-Breaking Bike Marriage

Photo illustration by Susan Cunningham It's Valentine’s Day, so let’s wander through the pages of history and see how the wheeled Cupid has brought people together … and torn them apart. A skirt too short Let's begin with a cautionary tale, a lesson from yesteryear that holds true today: Never criticize the cycling attire of … Continue reading Bicycle History: Valentine’s Day … A Crime of Passion, the Tandem’s Aphrodisiac Effect & A Barrier-Breaking Bike Marriage