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Bicycling Through the Ages: A Look at How Bikes Have Evolved Over Time

  Bicycling has been a popular form of transportation, recreation, and exercise for over a century. The modern bicycle as we know it today has undergone numerous changes and innovations since its invention in the early 19th century. In this blog post, we will take a look at how bicycles have evolved over time, from the early days of the penny-farthing to the modern-day e-bike, and how seniors have played a role in the evolution of cycling. Early Days of Bicycling: The Penny-Farthing The first bicycles, also known as velocipedes, were invented in the early 19th century. These bicycles had a simple design, with two wheels connected by a wooden frame and pedals attached to the front wheel. However, it was the invention of the penny-farthing in the 1870s that revolutionized bicycling. The penny-farthing was a high-wheeled bicycle with a large front wheel and a small rear wheel. It was named after the British penny and farthing coins, which were of different sizes. The penny-farthing was po

Who is the Greatest American Cyclist of all Time?

I love long-distance touring cycling where you put your gear in a trailer or panniers and hit the road but when I think of the greatest American cyclists of all time, I think of the racing cyclists because they are the ones who get the attention. Of course, the Tour de France is a tour but it really is more racing than they kind of riding I do. Nonetheless, here are some thoughts about the greatest cyclists in American cycling history. Cycling has a long and storied history in the United States, with many accomplished athletes who have left their mark on the sport. From Olympic champions to Tour de France winners, American cyclists have achieved great success on both the national and international stages. In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at some of the greatest cyclists in American history. Lance Armstrong is undoubtedly one of the most well-known American cyclists of all time. His seven consecutive wins in the Tour de France from 1999 to 2005 captured the attention of c