Image from page 323 of "The bicycling world" (1881)
Title: The bicycling world
Publisher: Boston : [s.n.]
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being accepted all over the country. The mileniummay come some day and then we shall all live under one universallaw, based on justice and common sense. Then we shall have noabsurd inconvenient sentiment which now makes possible all suchsilly bothering bosh as States rights. The hackmen at Niagara Falls when they beheld Mr. Duckerand his wife on their Columbia tandem could see that their occupa-tion would in a few years be gone, for when tandems become a littlemore common there will be no use for hacks. Since goimg toBuffalo Ducker has become quite a wheelman, and he seems to en-joy the asphalt roads with a good deal of relish; almost every even-ing he can be seen out for a spin with his wife and daughters, andit is said that on his tandem that he does not intend to take anyones dust. The indefatigable is laying up a great big stock of ex-pectations at being able to engineer Buffalo into being the cyclingracing centre of America, vice Springfield. 3H THE BICYCLING WORLD 26 Aug., 1887.
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ENGLISH LETTER.SENATOR. My last letter, I believe, was fromBirmingham, and since then the N. C.U. championships have been decidedover the Aston track, and IIIston has wonall, with the exception of the fiftj miles,and even in that he demonstrated thefacft that he can stay and even make pace when mounted. I thinktwenty-five miles is sufficient to show a mans staving qualitiesunless you want to see how far a man can go in a six-day or so!The fifty miles could be judiciously dropped from the list of cham-ship distances. From Birmingham the American team went to the --Sprino-fieldof England, Long Eaton, where Furnival made his famous mtle in3.30, dead. I saw a dozen persons there who held stop watches onthe famous Beretta rider that evening, and they all declare Furnidid 2.30 or a shade inside. I have no reason to disbelieve theirstatements, or the officials who officialed on the occasion, as withpoor surface conditions and a nasty wind. Temple of my team did3.37 in a handicap from scratch
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