11 May 2010

Thank a Cyclist

Next time you are driving your car down a paved road, thank a cyclist: The League of American Wheelmen (later changed to the League of American Bicyclists)  were the prominent advocacy group behind the Good Roads Movement  back in the 1880's - long before the advent or popularity of the automobile.

Next time you get on an airplane bound for far-off destinations, thank a cyclist: Orville and Wilbur Wright opened a bicycle repair shop in 1892, and later the Wright Cycle Company began manufacturing their own brand of bicycle

So, next time you are getting frustrated because a cyclist in the lane in front of you is adding less than 10 seconds to your commute, just think what travel would have been like if it wasn't for a cyclist.

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