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Old 06-28-09, 07:52 AM   #1
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Gentlemen, permit me to introduce you to Miss Annie Londonderry

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Chasing Annie Londonderry

On an early summer day in June 1894, a young woman carrying only a change of clothes and a pearl-handled revolver climbed onto a Columbia bicycle before a crowd of 500 people on the steps of the Massachusetts State House in Boston. Then, declaring she would circle the world, Annie Londonderry, according to one newspaper, "sailed away like a kite down Beacon Street." It was, The New York World declared a year later, "the most extraordinary journey ever undertaken by a woman."
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I tried to listen to a book about her, got bored by it and wasn't able to finish it. According to the part that I read, she was a self-promoter and may not have done many of the things she claimed to do.

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I tried to listen to a book about her, got bored by it and wasn't able to finish it. According to the part that I read, she was a self-promoter and may not have done many of the things she claimed to do.

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I find it a facinating story, whether she did fudge or not.

Part of the video on Miss Annie Londonderry
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Annie Londonderry Kopchovsky




"I'll get you, my pretty."

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Londonderry Lithia Springs Company

(Information about the company that sponsored Annie)


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Is that a Brooks saddle?
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I do not know, but the bicycle was a Columbia ladies bike she rode from Boston to Chicago before being presented the Sterling in this pic.

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A great article from Biking Bis on Annie Londonderry.
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I tried to listen to a book about her, got bored by it and wasn't able to finish it. According to the part that I read, she was a self-promoter and may not have done many of the things she claimed to do.

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I read the entire book and I agree with all of your conclusions. Little is known about much of her foreign travels. Some of the USA parts were interesting. But by the time I finished the book, I was underwhelmed and concluded that the subject didn't merit an entire book.
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and now for a different perspective...........
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Where can I get that seatpost!?
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Where can I get that seatpost!?
It comes free with a 10,000 donation (tax exemption) to the Annie Londonderry Kopchovsky Appreciation Society.........

Please make your check out to "Airwick Londonderry"

(on another note, it appears the dvd was never completed on Londonderry?)
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