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Daemon
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Bicycles

The first bicycle, probably created by the German Baron Karl de Drais de Sauerbrun in the early 1800s, was a form of hobby-horse that was propelled by the rider's feet pushing against the ground. The first treadle-propelled cycle was designed by the Scottish blacksmith Kirkpatrick Macmillan around 1839. By the end of the 19th century, bicycles had wire wheels, metal frames, and pneumatic tires. What did 19th-century suffragists and feminists call the bicycle? More...
bill .t
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freedom machine
TB Turtle
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It is a freedom machine! We have so many beautiful parks in Maine to pedal through.....great fun.
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Freedom Machine

A woman on a bicycle could move around the world in more safety and with more speed than had ever been previously possible. A woman on a bicycle occupies more physical space, she can visit more people and get more done. Every lady who has ever buzzed about town to do her shopping knows the feeling of freedom and power that riding a bicycle imparts.

Ladies back in the 1800s wore clothes more suited to needlework than to chain rings, and it was the desire to make bike riding safer for woman that led to the push for women’s dress to become less cumbersome. The Rational Dress Society was founded in England in 1888 and it wasn’t long before layers of petticoats and skirts gave way to the bloomer, a baggy pair of pants cinched at the knee and named after Amelia Bloomer, an American suffragette who was inspired by the pants worn by fashionable Turkish ladies in Istanbul. When this garment was first worn in the US in the 1850s it caused widespread scandal and great debate, but by the turn of the century it was generally acceptable attire for all but the most posh of female cyclists.


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striker
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i ride everyday in or out
IMcRout
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So do I, striker. But I didn't use it for a few days last March.

Milica Boghunovich
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Bicycles
The first bicycle, probably created by the German Baron Karl de Drais de Sauerbrun in the early 1800s, was a form of hobby-horse that was propelled by the rider's feet pushing against the ground. The first treadle-propelled cycle was designed by the Scottish blacksmith Kirkpatrick Macmillan around 1839. By the end of the 19th century, bicycles had wire wheels, metal frames, and pneumatic tires. What did 19th-century suffragists and feminists call the bicycle? More...

Yes, it allows a lot of freedom especially when we don't have a mountain bike, and peddle uphill. Ha,ha,ha.
Barnacle Barney Bill
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Omar Mariani
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The Freedom Machine
NeuroticHellFem
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I want to open a steampunk gym where the exercise bikes are all penny-farthings. Or should I call them stationary velocipedes? Or better yet, "farcicals/farcycles"!



Anyone want to buy a franchise?
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