Interesting Trip Report from our predecessors
For any of you who are interested, I came acroos this nice trip report for the Brighton Bicycle Club in the archives for “Outing” from 1885. For those of you who don’t know, Brighton is a small neighborhood at the corner of Central Ave and Harrison Ave in Cincinnati. It used to be home to a large German population. There were a number of breweries here also. Bikes and Beer have been pals for a long time. Here is the excerpt:
I believe “Outing” may have been an early name for “OUT” magazine, but in the 1880’s these brawny lads rode bicycles and lunched rather than sitting around in their underwear or figure skating. There is a book of their photos at the Historical Society that I’m going to go take a look at. Might find Glenn in there somewhere. Hell, I might even be in there. I’ll post up when I get a chance to scan it.
Here is a picture of a nice affordable bicycle from a few pages later in the journal:
On long trips you could use this bicycle to provide you with valuable shelter:
Let’s be sure to present a handsome appearance this season dear chaps.