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Old 07-09-14, 06:05 PM   #1
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'Bicycle Face' (the big scare of the first bike boom!)

I'm not making this up!

http://the-19th-century-health-scare...-about-bicycle

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Old 07-09-14, 06:14 PM   #2
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Fixed link: The 19th-century health scare that told women to worry about "bicycle face" - Vox
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That would be a good name for a blog.
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Just remembered - it's the name of an infrequent internet comic
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Funny stuff, proof that people will argue the most ridiculous point if given any audience. Great article.
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When I opened the link, I thought it was going to be more like O-face.
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Tragically, it's a real thing.

My beautiful wife, before bike face:


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I still love her, and we still ride...
but damn.
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I heard that at the time it was said bicycling was dangerous to other parts of the female body too.
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The women who did ride faced a huge list of rules. Among the New York World's 41 rules for female cyclists printed in 1895: "don't refuse assistance up a hill" and "don't emulate your brother's attitude if he rides parallel toward the ground."
The first instance of the Velominati rules?
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Stoker?
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Studies concluded five out of six woman had bicycle face.......

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Yes, Bram, from the looks of it.
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