Is that a 1944 bike?
somehow the front tire is new???
also, what side was he fighting on?
http://www.mortythedog.com/2011/07/v...e-mystery.html one of the many stories attributed to it's origin.
“Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson in His Journals
Kind of an old tale and I can't remember the specifics but the 1914 story was proved bunk. Regardless, an awesome image and example of nature "prevailing."
Well, at least according to the image, a 1914 - at least 18 years bike. Perhaps an 1896 bike.
Also, bike is way too small for an 18 year old.
Cap-hits, not Caf-its
Plus the fact that the US didn't enter that war until 1917...theoretically, he could've enlisted in another army, but unlikely.
The newspaper article above is probably the way it happened.
Demain, on roule!