Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-11-05, 10:49 AM   #1
palmertires
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Chicago, IL
Bikes: Beater 8000 custom
Posts: 124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I thought some people may be interested in this article which appears as part of a larger online encyclopedia (which I had a part in creating...), explaining the history of bicycling. It is focused on how bicycling developed in Chicago, but still looks at the larger picture. Anyway, thought it might be of interest...

Bicycling entry from the Encyclopedia of Chicago

All of the images are "zoomable". Click on the thumbnail of the Lakeview Cycling Club, and zoom in to see their bikes.

Last edited by palmertires; 05-11-05 at 10:55 AM. Reason: adding info
palmertires is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-05, 02:08 PM   #2
Trsnrtr
Nefarious Reprobate
 
Trsnrtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Central Illinois
Bikes: Colnago CX, Giant Propel, Co-Motion Supremo
Posts: 7,942
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 484 Post(s)
I heard that there was a lot of bicycle racing in Sherman Park in Chicago when it was first built afer the turn of the century (last one, not this one), however I've not been able to confirm it. Anyway, I raced USCF a couple of times there in the late 1980s and was told that the course we raced on was a popular one in the early 1900s.
__________________
Dennis T
Trsnrtr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:56 PM.