"I see that this year is the 170th anniversary of the 'true bicycle', a bicycle you could ride without putting your feet on the ground. After reading on a bit I found that, 3 years later, Kirkpatrick MacMillan rode his new invention from Drumlanrig Castle to Glasgow in 1842, taking him two days to do the 68 miles. When he arrived there, he knocked down a wee lassie and was fined.
Is this not a perfect opportunity to promote cycling, especially this years Tour of Britain Cycle Race?
Get people on their bikes.
Dumfries & Galloway are having a bike fest in May.
rico wrote:I saw an interesting post on the Mercian blog about headtube badges[/url]:
Dugald wrote:rico wrote:I saw an interesting post on the Mercian blog about headtube badges[/url]:
An interesting array of headtube badges Rico. The only ones I can identify are the two Raleigh badges shown, but this is because its outline shape is readily distinguishable. I thought I might have seen a Hetchins too, but i don't think there's one there; well not that i could see anyway, even with the use of my magnifying glass.
Dexter St. Clair wrote:
Clean the specs Dugald there's a Flying Scot in there, a Reg Harris a Condor and a BSA.
Actually if you go to the link and then hit the photo you will see the big picture.
Aulyin wrote:Thanks a lot Dugald (I think). I Googled - Glasgow "Habble" - to see what you were talking about:
Urban Dictionary: habble rabble ... habble rabble - 1 definition - The meaningless rambling often associated with elderly history teachers.
I posted a "Pedal Power Project" suggestion onto the project board seeing as though you're the only one interested here. Cutting it fine just now if we expect to get anyone to take the idea seriously this year.Thanks for the input. Cheers, Aulyin
floweredpig wrote:Jacques Anquetil five time Tour de France winner liked a smoke as did Eddy Mercyx who enjoyed a few Cubans off season.
Aulyin wrote:So, Dugald, Sharon & LP, how do we get people interested in an annual Pedal Power Project race-day from D&G to Glasgow, without going through the same rig-ma-roll (ending up with no interest) of previous failing projects?
It's either a good idea or a bad idea.
It either needs to be promoted or needs to be forgotten.
I am not a cyclist, but this interests me and I believe other closet cyclists (you/we know who you are!) would like to be included in something like this; something which will build up over the next three years to become part of the history of Scotland 2012 (b a b b l e on). I think I've said enough. ssshhhh.
I was beginning to hit the keys a weeee bit hard, getting a weeee bit too excited about bikes. What next?
See what you/s can do. Cheers, Aulyin
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