I am re-reading David Herlihy's excellent history of the bicycle, so expect to see some history-heavy content from this account in the coming weeks. Herlihy's book is chock full of wonderful old posters and advertisements from the early days of the modern bicycle, including this one. The bicycle was part and parcel of the development of many social movements in the 19th and 20th centuries, including first wave feminism. The bicycle helped usher out the formality of Victorian dress and led to such things as "bloomers" that allowed women the chance to actually ride a bike and not get all bound up in the machine. This meant freedom of mobility for women. Susan B. Anthony was famously quoted as saying, "Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel... the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood." 🙌🙌 🚲 #spokepoughkeepsie#poughkeepsie#poughkeepsieny#poughtential#bicycle#bicyclehistory
Tour de France in #zwift totday.
We did the Alpe du Zwift ride.. I started in the front.. ended in a +-50th place. Not bad.. knowing I didn’t go full gas. Won the sprint of a very little group at the end. It was great fun, that’s what count!
Если вы думаете, что грозный вирус испортил нам лето, то нет. Говорят же: Не было бы счастья, да несчастье помогло. Это наш случай. Наконец-то осуществилась давняя мечта. Мы купили мужу и сыну велосипеды. У дочери был уже свой, а мне достался по наследству от сына😂😂😂. И мы готовы покорять просторы нашего любимого края. Ждите увлекательных историй и фото интересных мест, которые можно посетить в наших краях. Мы, как начинающие велосипедисты, будем рассказывать вам все о трудностях и о радостях жизни на велоколёсах😉
If you think that a terrible virus has ruined our summer, then no. They say: After a typhoon there are pears to gather up. This is our case. An old dream has finally come true. We bought bicycles for my husband and son. My daughter already had her own one, but I inherited it from my son😂😂😂. And now we are ready to conquer the expanses of our native region. Wait for fascinating stories and photos of interesting places you can visit in our region. We are going to tell you about the difficulties and joys of life on bikes😉