Revolutionary influence of the bicycle
The bicycle has been responsible for more movement in manners and morals than anything since Charles II. Chaperones, long narrow skirts, tight corsets have wilted, strong nerves, legs and language, knickers, knowledge of make and shape, equality of sex, good digestion and professional occupation have bloomed. In four words, the emancipation of women. — John Galsworthy (1867-1933), quoted on Ockhams Razor.
For a dose of nostalgia, spend US $4,999.95 on a penny-farthing bike, made in the Czech Republic. Then follow the useful riding instructions to be found on a Japanese website.
For a dose of the here and now, read about the wonderful way Brisbane’s roads accommodate one commuting cyclist. I’m proud to be a cyclist in this city.