Thursday, May 12, 2005

Interview with a 102-year-old bike-racing pioneer

Florida Today has an interesting interview with 102-year-old bike-racing pioneer Jack Visco.

An interesting angle I have never realized before was the importance of bicycling for the women's movement in the early days.
... the women's movement was gaining momentum behind leaders like Susan B. Anthony, who said, "The bicycle has done more for the emancipation of women than anything else in the world" because it was their first means of independent travel. (And because they had to throw away those blasted corsets to ride one.)
Get more bicycling history straight from the horses mouth.

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