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BaD Jul 28, 2020 - Bicycle Act

28/31 Blythe A Day

 

Frank Kauffman, trick cyclist, was the co-inventor of the high-chain drive unicycle in the 1890s. In the early 1900s he toured the world with his uncle Nick Kauffman's bicycle troupe. He formed the cycling trio, The Cyclonians, in 1912.

At age 92 he was still able to ride a unicycle.

classic.circushistory.org/History/BiosK.htm

 

In the 20th century the Wallendas, a family of high-wire artists originally from Germany who debuted with the Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey show in 1928, helped set the standard for acts of skill. The Wallenda family was renowned for balancing three-high on bicycles on the high wire!

www.britannica.com/art/circus-theatrical-entertainment/Ac...

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Taken on July 28, 2020