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Old 12-09-21, 02:41 PM
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Old 12-10-21, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by caloso
George has 10 beautiful routes all worked out, but Paul and John say he's already had his 2 routes this trip, so maybe next time.
S'alright. When they go their separate routes, his will turn out the best.
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Old 12-10-21, 08:08 AM
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Hmph! This didn't come up in thread search. Henry Ford:


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Before he was America's most famous automobile racer, Barney Oldfield raced bikes:


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Hmph! This didn't come up in thread search. Henry Ford:


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Don't know if he qualifies as a celebrity - however, there are streets, coins and stamps dedicated to him and he certainly deserves to be.


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Don't know if he qualifies as a celebrity - however, there are streets, coins and stamps dedicated to him and he certainly deserves to be.


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Don't know if he qualifies as a celebrity - however, there are streets, coins and stamps dedicated to him and he certainly deserves to be.




by the one and only



The bike used in the upper shot ("Our Hospitality", 1923) is on display at the Smithsonian

https://americanhistory.si.edu/colle...t/nmah_1322521

"According to biographer Rudi Blesh, Keaton once visited the Smithsonian to see his velocipede on display. He quoted Keaton recalling "I was playing Washington in Three Men and a Horse. I said, 'Eleanor, I've got something to show you.' We went to the Smithsonian, and there it was -- the Gentleman's Hobbyhorse, a replica of the first bicycle ever made. There hadn't been one left in existence, so we built it from an old print.""
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Old 12-10-21, 03:58 PM
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Marty Feldman was more of a motorcycle guy.

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Old 12-10-21, 04:54 PM
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RIP Michael Nesmith.

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Old 12-17-21, 05:18 PM
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House of Cards actor Michael Kelly
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Old 12-17-21, 06:36 PM
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1978 Miss Sweden, Cecilia Rodhe:



These days she's a notable sculptor (bronze) in NYC.

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Old 12-25-21, 01:37 PM
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Old 12-26-21, 07:04 PM
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I re-visited The Miracle Worker film with Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, which reminded me of this photograph of the real Helen Keller riding a tandem. Please note that despite riding in the front, she is not the captain. Note the rod extending back from the fork crown, which is a linkage to allow the man in the back to steer. This was not a customization to accommodate Keller's blindness. It was quite common on many 1890s tandems. Primarily utilized by couples, tandems presented the social issue of whether a woman should ride up front or on the back. Theoretically, a tandem is more efficient with the stronger rider in the back. However, for a pairing of the opposite sex, that means that the woman would in the front and responsible for the steering, which put her in a position of control over the man. Some tandems solved the dilemma by providing a linkage from the front fork to a 2nd steering column for the rear cyclist, thus allowing the man to maintain control. As women gained social stature, this approach died away, due to the added complexity, associated cost and extra weight. I'm also including a circa 1894 poster of a Rouxel and Dubois tandem, as it better shows a typical rear steering linakge, which is mostly obscured by Keller's skirt.

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Old 12-27-21, 11:15 AM
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Tough guy. Reminds me of the guide we had on an 8 day high school canoe trip in Quetico Park; every portage, he carried a 40lb canoe pack in front around his neck, another 40lb canoe pack in back from his forehead, and a not-so-light aluminum canoe on his shoulders.
There is a team that does the Missouri River 340 paddle race that tows their long canoe to the start in Kansas City by bicycle, stows the bike and trailering rig in the canoe for the race. After the race they tow the canoe home by bicycle.

This is a grueling canoe race, 350 miles nearly non stop by some teams and individuals. The record is I think 35 hours and change, essentially ten miles an hour average. I did it with my son in 62 hours, with about 2.5 hours of sleep. It takes about a week before you recover after the race.
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Old 12-28-21, 12:32 PM
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Woody Guthrie and Burl Ives, 1940
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Originally Posted by thumpism
Not so much a celebrity on a bike as a celebrity with a bike as prop. This is from the December issue of Vogue, featuring Harry Stiles's controversial photo shoot. Looks like an interesting Raleigh with Tourist stem/bar combo with only the front brake lever and no rods, on what appears to be a chromed Sports frame; with thimble fork and without the bolted-on seatstays of the Tourist. Nice shiny disc covers on the wheels.
It's a 1950's Dawn with the rods ripped out of it. Note the plain lug cut and the hole in the lower lug for the rod brake linkage.

Strange choice of bike to chrome and build up like this, but it makes for a superb looking prop. A bit of extra work on it could make it a completely ridable piece of art.

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Woody Guthrie ... 1940
Niiice. There should be a bike decal with the words "this machine kills fascists."
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa
Niiice. There should be a bike decal with the words "this machine kills fascists."
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Il Duce on his velocino



And with more standard bicycle equipment.

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R.I.P Betty White. She holds the record for longest running female on TV.
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Betty White



Is that the actor Michael Ansara with her?
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