I know most of us can't remember more than 30 minutes ago, but what is your earliest bicycle memory.
I remember 1954 (or 55) I'm 6 or 7 , my aunt giving me her 'Gasp" girls bike, and riding it down our steep gravel drive way, about 200 yards. I was in second grade. I took a broom handle, cut it and tried to make it into a boys bicycle. Yep you guesed it, No Go- I didn't have bar clearance. I had to stand up to pedal, seat in full down was too high.
I was deprived as a child since I never got to ride a trike, lived on a farm way back in the sticks, too impractical.